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Dallas' Reunion Tower GeO-Deck Observation Ticket
"An icon of the Dallas Skyline since 1978 the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck offers visitors a 360-degree view to Dallas.Start your journey by having your photo taken at Reunion Tower's PIX photo experience. As part of the ticket price you will receive a free digital photo. A Reunion Tower Ambassador will take a photo of you at the bottom of the tower and by the time you reach the top you can share it with the world. You can view your image at the PIX kiosk choose a background share it through email or social media
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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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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
From $39.00

Ellis County Jail Tips (1)

The Old Jail

This structure with the two story bay window, turret and brick dentil molding wasn't built for pleasure, but for serious business. It's the Old Ellis County Jail (1888).

This building held twenty 4x8 two prisoner cells. Solitary confinement and death cells were located in the basement. The sheriff's family residence was on the first floor.

According to historical references, "this jail held one of the few rotary systems in the entire United States". Escape was almost impossible! Before the rotary system blood hounds patrolled the yard as a deterrent to escape.

There are several cells still remaining made of hand hewn sandstone blocks. A dungeon area contains the remnants of hand and foot manacles. There's not doubt that incarceration was a grim situation in those days.

A new jail was built in 1929. This building is currently being used as attorney offices.

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Things to Do Near Waxahachie

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Ellis County Museum

After hearing that my husband and I were interested in antiques, someone encouraged us to see Waxahachie. We drove there one weekend afternoon and wound our way about town, visiting antique shops...
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Chautauqua Auditorium

The Chautauqua Auditorium is in Getzendaner Memorial park and is the only survivor of the turn-of-the-century occurrence - The Traveling Chautauquas . It is listed on the National Register of...
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World Zoo

This mid size zoo is a great way to spend a few hours. it has a great expansive elephant enclosure, gorrillas and chimps. When you get tired there is a monorail that winds through the zoo to rest your...
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Heritage Village

Not all of the buildings in the Old City Park are actually from Dallas proper. For instance: The 1847 Miller Log Cabin is from Oak Cliff This tip is still under construction as I've got so many...
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Reunion Tower

Reunion Tower observation area is expected to reopen sometime in 2012, but no expected date has been given. In the meantime, you can either eat at the restaurant or go up to the bar to be able to get...
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Convention Center

The Dallas Convention Centre is like everything else in Texas – big. It features the world’s largest column-free exhibit hall at a size of 203,000 sq ft with a ceiling height of 40ft. Dallas is a big...
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200 North Rogers St., Waxahachie, Tx.

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