Dallas is a huge sports town. The Dallas Burn is a new major league soccer team. The Dallas Cowboys , the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Dallas Sidekicks, Dallas Desparados and the Dallas Stars are some of the professional teams in Dallas.
There are 4 local college teams (SMU, TCU, UTA, and North Texas). Local high schools also have their fans, and there are T-ball through player pitch little league and other recreational sports leagues both for children and adults.
Several area Olympic athletes participated in Athens in 2004, including Khadevis Robinson - Track and Field, Dana Vollmer - Swimming, Jeremy Wariner - Track and Field and Carly Patterson - Gymnastics
The Dallas area hosts two PGA events, and the Texas Motor Speedway is also in the vicinity
Dallas Facts & Legends
A POW camp was operated at White Rock Lake in Dallas between November 1944 and October 1945. 'Camp White Rock Lake' housed about 300 German POWs reportedly captured from General Rommel's Afrika Corps. The POWs were 'imprisoned' in a collection of old CCC barracks at Winfrey Point on the lake.
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Dallas is such a lanlocked and industrial city that any park or lake is going to be an off the beaten path sight. For those visitors who get tired of seeing only buildings, Whiterock Lake is only minutes from downtown. There is a jogging trail that circles the lake and its a nice spot for a picnic.
830 East Lawther Drive
Perkins Chapel was built in the 1950’s originally for the worship needs of Protestants. In the lat 1990’s the Perkins-Prothro family consulted with the Catholic campus ministry and donated funds for a complete renovation. The renovated Perkins Chapel has come to unite both Protestants and Catholics at SMU. The chapel has earned a Preservation Dallas Achievement Award winner for the restoration.
Address: SMU Campus, 6425 Boaz Lane
Deep Ellum used to be a warehouse district East of downtown Dallas but evolved into a district of nightclubs, bars and late-night dining.
Hear some live music, do a couple shots, and dance the night away... then eat breakfast at a 24 hour diner. Dress however you like. Deep Ellum is a little on the alternative side with more leather, tattoos and piercings per acre than elsewhere in the generally conservative 'big D' but, with very few exceptions, most places accept you however you are. Photo: Dallas' own Speedealer live at Galaxy Club.