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This beautiful freshwater lake offers a nice oasis in the city. Bachman Lake is a man-made lake was originally to be Dallas' water source, but that idea was later rejected because the lake was too small. Today this lake is perfect for fishing and sailing. If you want to fully enjoy the scenery then take the 3.3 mile (5.3 kilometer) trail that surrounds the lake.
Frontiers of Flight Museum is an assembly of artifacts celebrating the chronicles of flight. From the Wright brothers to the space age, each display is carefully organized to provide in-depth information on aircraft history. Exhibited models are on loan from the University of Texas at Dallas' Collection of Flight, one of the largest aviation archives in the country. Highlights include Hindenburg artifacts and the Apollo 7 spacecraft. You'll find the exhibits fun and engaging for the whole family.
The Dallas Firefighters Museum is a historical landmark in the city. Built in 1907, this building was a functioning fire station for more than 60 years. The museum has over 2000 exhibits, including photographs and trucks. The most famous exhibit here is a steam pumper from the 19th Century which was pulled by horses. The visitors here are mostly kids, with several school trips coming by.
This 22-block area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the homes represent several architectural styles, including Mediterranean, Spanish, Georgian, Prairie School and English Tudor. Approximately 200 carefully preserved and restored homes line Swiss Avenue. As modern amenities became necessities, water, sewage and telephone lines were installed in alleys to preserve the authentic architecture of the area. The district includes portions of Bryan Street, La Vista Avenue, Live Oak Street, Swiss Avenue and Bryan Parkway.
Off the shores of White Rock Lake lies the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The 66 acres of lush, perfectly manicured landscapes hold a treasure trove of trees, bushes and flowers that are sure to make anyone green with envy. Quaint and quiet walkways meander throughout the grounds with countless coves. The DeGolyer House, a 1940s-style Spanish mansion, is also located on the grounds. Tours of the house and its sculpture garden are offered. The Jonsson Color Gardens, A Woman's Garden, and the Lay Ornamental Garden with water walls are exquisite features of the picturesque grounds.
Bath House Cultural Center was the city's first neighborhood community cultural center. Once a bathhouse for swimmers at White Rock Lake, the serene setting offers a step away from the ordinary. Focusing on multi-cultural art and music programs, exhibits offer a glimpse into other lifestyles and beliefs. In their 3-gallery space they present 16-20 art exhibitions each year. Some of their exhibitions include 'Corazon', 'Digno' and 'Zoomorph'. In addition, live music performances of jazz, harp and saxophone are scheduled to accentuate current displays. The museum remains open until 10p on nights with theatre performances. Concerts carry a separate charge to be determined by performer or sponsoring group.
Lakewood is an area and neighborhood of the city of Dallas. Close to scenic White Rock Lake, Lakewood offers a mix of history and modernism. Its streets house many historic structures, estates and buildings dating from the 1920s and 1930s eras. The prominent entertainment venues here include the popular Lakewood Theater, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Art Deco Lakewood Post Office and the Wine Therapist (a popular wine tasting room and shop). Matt's Rancho Martinez and Angelo's Spaghetti House make for the neighborhood's gastronomic history, while the shops and retail outlets represent urban development.
Dallas' favorite winetasting facility, Times Ten Cellars, hosts some of the best wines from premiere regions in California. You will want to enjoy some of the close to home grown. Wines are also created from the Cellars' very own Cathedral Mountain Vineyard in Alpine, Texas, and the finest wine equipment is shipped from Italy and France. The Cellar's tasting room is a blend of modern and old world decor, where guests can sample their favorite wines. There are 7000 vines grown in the vineyard, some of which include Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Wines can be purchased by the glass or by the bottle.
White Rock Lake sprawls over 1,015 acres (5 square kilometers). It boasts picturesque picnic spots and recreational areas that provide great respite from city life. Numerous waterfront trails are popular among local hikers and bikers as well as those visiting Dallas. A complete loop around the lake takes about three hours. The adventurous can indulge in an array of outdoor activities on offer like fishing, sailing and horseback riding. Bird enthusiasts have reason to rejoice, as the inland attracts beautiful, exotic species. The panorama of verdant landscapes that enclose calm waters is the very definition of tranquility.
This historic landmark, built from 1898 to 1902 by an
architect whose identity remains a mystery, is the sentinel to not only the Catholic Church, but also the essence of a bygone era. This Gothic Revival church has survived ...
Named after the couple who donated their sculpture collection to
it, the Nasher Sculpture Center on Flora Street is a significant landmark of Dallas. The gallery, designed by Renzo Plano, displays works by Rodin and Picasso. This monumental structure ...
Cotton Bowl stadium plays host to an array of sports
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