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    Visit the world famous Mary Kay Corporation HQ

    by BLewJay Updated May 3, 2004

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    You read about, see and utilize the products...the pink cars are everywhere, so when visiting Dallas, why not stop by the headquarters facility and visit the offices of Mary Kay. The building is gorgeous and Mary Kay's office is magnificent...not to mention she had a wonderful view of the city.

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  • Airport Observation

    by e2w Written Mar 8, 2004

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    See planes up close and personal

    See the DFW Airport Observation Area. Exciting takeoffs, landings, and radio chatter abound at this marvelous must see for tourists. Admission: FREE (Best Deal around!)

    From SH 183, take the 2nd road after entering the South Entrance. Continue to the Airport Admin. office, and take a left. Continue a half mile, and the observation area will be on your right.

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    Mary Kay Cosmetics...

    by principesa Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Mary Kay Cosmetics manufacturing plant
    1330 Regal Row
    at I-35
    Dallas, TX 75247
    214-638-6750

    If you've ever wondered how lipstick is made, you're in luck – you can find out during a tour of the Mary Kay Cosmetics manufacturing plant. Even if you've never wondered such a thing, the answer might be more interesting than you'd think.
    At the 275,000-square-foot Mary Kay plant, you can watch the process in action as assembly-line workers, conveyor belts and giant-size vats go to work. Various creams and foundations are mixed in kettles so tall that cranes are needed to pour in the ingredients. Empty bottles parade past on conveyor belts as steel nozzles move up and down like carousel ponies, filling each container as it rolls by. After a perfume bottle is filled, the sprayer has to be put in by hand, and then it's tightened by machine.

    The lipstick line might remind you of the ''I Love Lucy'' episode in which Lucy and Ethyl attempt to wrap factory candies. Here each ''bullet'' that comes down a conveyor belt has to be put into the tube by hand. The belt moves so quickly that it's amazing the workers don't get behind.

    Guided tours of the factory are free, but space is limited, so be sure to make reservations in advance.

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    Mary Kay Cosmetics...

    by pobrecita Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Mary Kay Cosmetics manufacturing plant
    1330 Regal Row
    at I-35
    Dallas, TX 75247
    214-638-6750

    If you've ever wondered how lipstick is made, you're in luck – you can find out during a tour of the Mary Kay Cosmetics manufacturing plant. Even if you've never wondered such a thing, the answer might be more interesting than you'd think.
    At the 275,000-square-foot Mary Kay plant, you can watch the process in action as assembly-line workers, conveyor belts and giant-size vats go to work. Various creams and foundations are mixed in kettles so tall that cranes are needed to pour in the ingredients. Empty bottles parade past on conveyor belts as steel nozzles move up and down like carousel ponies, filling each container as it rolls by. After a perfume bottle is filled, the sprayer has to be put in by hand, and then it's tightened by machine.

    The lipstick line might remind you of the ''I Love Lucy'' episode in which Lucy and Ethyl attempt to wrap factory candies. Here each ''bullet'' that comes down a conveyor belt has to be put into the tube by hand. The belt moves so quickly that it's amazing the workers don't get behind.

    Guided tours of the factory are free, but space is limited, so be sure to make reservations in advance.

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    Romantic hideway in Big D

    by BLewJay Written May 8, 2004

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    Reminicent of the Ponte Vecchio in Firenze

    Located across the street from the Mustangs of Las Colinas is the Mandalay Canal Walk (a tree-lined cobblestone walkway, reminiscent of a European village with eateries, shops and gondolas).

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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