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Nasher Sculpture Center Admission
"Welcome to the Nasher Sculpture Center – a museum oasis in the heart of downtown Dallas and home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. Explore the luminous indoor and outdoor galleries to discover works by t including those by Matisse Picasso and Giacometti as well as to view special exhibitions featuring modern masters and contemporary artists. Complete your visit with lunch on the terrace at Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck and be sure to stop by the award-winning Nasher Store for one-of-a-kind gifts jewelry and décor.The Nasher Sculpture Center presents rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher family collection as well as special exhibitions drawn from other museums and private collections. In addition to indoor gallery space the Center contains an auditorium education and research facilities
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Dallas Arts District Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins at the Meyersen Symphony Center and takes you on a well-designed course among historic and cultural sights past great artwork and through the city’s most active park. The tour requires approximately 1.75 miles of walking with numerous stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows parti leaving time to stop for some Dallas BBQ or simply enjoy the city and the scenery. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn the Dallas Arts District into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone
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Dallas Segway Tour
"1-Hour Sightseeing TourThis 1-hour Segway tour is more geared towards sightseeing and makes more photo stops to let you savor the views. Departing at either 4pm or 5:30pm from Downtown Dallas you'll receive a brief safety instruction to get you comfortable on your Segway. Then it's time to hit the streets! Cruise around Downtown Dallas and visit Dealey Plaza John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza (also known as the JFK Memorial) Victory Park and the Dallas Convention Center. Your guide will entertain you with fun facts about Dallas throughout your ride.1.5-Hour Historical TourThis 1.5-hour tour focuses on the history of Dallas. Departing at either 12pm or 2pm from Dow you'll receive a brief safety instruction to get you comfortable on your Segway. Then
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The First 7-Eleven

The very first store was originally opened in Oak Cliff, Dallas (corner of Edgefield and 12th) in 1922 . An resourceful employee of the Southland Ice Company decided to start selling eggs and milk on Sundays and evenings at a time when other stores had closed for the day. The original name given to the store was Tote'm which was then changed in 1946 to 7-Eleven which related to the stores operating hours.

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Nov 23, 2003

Facts on the 'BIG D'

Facts on the 'BIG D' :

Dallas has more shopping centres per capita than any other major U.S. City.

Dallas Market Centre is the worlds largest wholesale merchandise market.

Dallas has the largest Urban Arts District in America.

Dallas/Ft Worth Intl Airport is larger than the island of Manhattan and one of the busiest in the world.

Dallas is #16 city in America for overweight people (Houston is #1).

Dallas lays claim to having invented the Frozen Margarita Cocktail and the Chicken Fajita.

The Dallas Public Library in downtown Dallas has on permanent display one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independance printed July 4,1776.

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Sep 01, 2003

Legal Drinking Age

The legal drinking age in Dallas is 21. Many nightclubs have all-ages or 18 and over shows, but you'll have to show ID at the bar. If you are in a dry area and at a restaurant, you will need a Unicard. Ask the waiter and he can give you a temporary one - just fill out the info. I got one without having to produce any ID, I guess I looked over 18:-)

The legal blood alcohol limit in Texas is .08.

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Nov 24, 2003

Dallas is the eighth-largest...

Dallas is the eighth-largest city in the United States, yet it has more restaurants and more shops per capita than New York. It combines the traditional flavour of the Southwest with the sophisticated, contemporary corporate and cultural amenities of one of the country's key business centres.

Local culture and customs

Dallas is a sophisticated city where you will see designer clothes alongside casual clothing, much like the rest of the country.
When Texans say 'Barbecue' they mean grilled meat with a spicy sauce slowly cooked on an outdoor grill.
A night out for authentic Tex-Mex cuisine is a favourite pastime, especially when accompanied by a frozen Margarita – a tequila-based cocktail.
Dallas Cowboy football games at Texas Stadium are an all-day social affair, beginning with brunch and often concluding late in the evening with dinner.
Locals enjoy a variety of year-round outdoor activities, from sports events to water sports, running, hiking and golf – taking advantage of the area's naturally temperate climate.

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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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Sep 04, 2002

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If you are planning to visit the Dallas / Fort Worth area see some of the attractions that are popular - try downloading some discount coupons at the site below. Any kind of saving helps.

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Museum of Art

I find it fun to stroll around here to look at Art. The have special exhibits, but for me my favorite paintings are their house collection. I especially like the American Art on the Fourth Floor, I...
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World Aquarium

This place gave me a pleasant surprise, I had never really heard of it so I thought it would be a rather small collection. However it winds through 3 floors and provides an excellent collection of...
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The Majestic Theatre

The Majestic Theatre was built it 1921 and in its day, hosted a variety of acts from Houdini to Mae West and Bob Hope. When talking pictures came about, the Majestic Theatre began screening movie...
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Majestic Theater

This is a lovely old 1920's movie theatre which has been restored and is still a very much respected venue for entertainers and their shows. Still very much in keeping with its earlier days, with the...
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Nasher Sculpture Center

The Dallas Museum of Art and The Nasher Sculpture Center combined facilities to present an exhibit on Henri Matisse recently. We spent a wonderful afternoon enjoying the artwork of this well known...
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Trammell Crow Center

We viewed the Trammel Crow Sculpture Garden when our son was visiting. The Crow Collection of Asian Art is located to the rear of Trammel Crow's garden area. An immense Buddha overlooking a...
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