John F. Kennedy Memorial
Dallas one of the most famous places known not only in US. Tell you the truth, I was not impressed by this monument, too large and too squary. As the explanation says the memorial symbolizes the freedom of JFK's spirit. I guess I don't understand the art
Texas State Fair
This annual event is held in Fair Park. It offers all sorts of memorials, galleries, exibits, shows and (extremely-bad-for-you-but-good-to-you) fried food. It normally runs from the last week in September to the last week in October. Oh, and who could forget Big Tex :-)
If you want a good feel of Texas culture, this would be a good place to visit (when that time of year comes around).
Cotton Bowl - New Year's Day
One of the most exciting sports activities to do throughout the year is to go to a College Football Bowl Game.
If you are in Dallas for New Year's, you can expect a 10am kick off at the Texas State Fair Park, home to the SBC Cotton Bowl. This New Year's tradition has been around for 69 years, and is still going strong.
The 2005 contest featured the Tennessee Volunteers taking on the Texas A&M Aggies.
The Vols came out ahead 38-7, but fun was had by all that attended.
Tickets are about $75 USD, which may be worth it just to see the pageantry. Your school colors, fun loving attitude, and cash... since the line for the ATM machine is ridiculous!!!
Start your trek south... Waco
There are various reasons you may head South when you leave Dallas. Most people want to do the Texas trifecta, heading from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, south through Austin to San Antonio. On this journey, there are a ton of neat little towns to stop in, including Luling, Salado, Gruene, New Braunfels, San Marcos, and many others. One of the places that is often missed is the slightly larger town of Waco. I would recommend that you do make a stop in Waco on your way down South, as this town does have quite a few things to peak your interest.
Waco is home to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame for those interested in real cowboys. It is also home to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame for the sporting nuts in your group. If you would like a taste of down home flavor, the Dr Pepper Museum is worth an hour of your time, and if you love Dr Pepper, you should also stop by the Elite Cafe, which serves the best Dr Pepper Ribs in the world. Of course, I am a little biased as I lived in Waco for 4 years while attending Baylor University.
If you would like to learn more about Waco, visit my Waco page using the link below:
West End Marketplace
The marketplace contains several floors of restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
The building is a former cracker and candy factory. You will find galleries, clothing, western wear, antiques, jewellery, Texas style souvenirs and clothing and more.
Open Mon - Thurs 11 am to 10 pm, Frid -Sat 11 am to midnight, Sun noon to 6 pm