Pioneer Plaza is more than just your ordinary park. A bronze ensemble of lifelike cattle punctuates this 4.2-acre park overlooking City Hall and the Dallas Convention Center. Nationally-acclaimed artist and native Texan Robert Summers is the artistic force behind the unique sculptures. The 70 bronze steers memorialize the cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail back in 1854.
This Dallas landmark has graced the downtown skyline since 1978. Three levels of activity top the 50-story structure, which are encircled in a dome of lights. The triangle formations of the structural cylinders encase the elevators that carry passengers to the top levels in 68 seconds. For the more actively inclined, an 837-step stairwell is located in the middle of the tower. Over 200 lights add shimmer to the geodesic dome, which can be programmed to form an infinite number of patterns. Some of the more famous include "The Electric Moon," "Texas Raindrops" and "Dallas Disco Fever." The tower opened in 1978, just two years after construction began and only five years after its conception. The Lookout is the lowest of the upper levels and provides both an indoor and outdoor observation area. Visitors can view many points of interest throughout the Dallas area from 360-degrees.
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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.
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.
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 area attracts beautiful, exotic species. The panorama of verdant landscapes that enclose calm waters is the very definition of tranquility.
Off the shores of White Rock Lake lies the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The 66 acres (267,093 square meters) of lush, perfectly manicured landscapes hold a treasure trove of trees, bushes, and flowers that are sure to make anyone green with envy. 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 are all 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.
Artist Square is an open air outdoor facility that lends
it space for the hosting of several events. The Annette Strauss Artist Square is a park cum staging venue that comes under the administration of The City of Dallas ...
This historic site sprawls over 227 acres (918,636 square meters)
and has one of the nation's largest collections of Art Deco buildings. Built in 1936, Fair Park is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It was built by the ...
Make it a point to visit the gallery if you
are an art lover. You will find works of different artists on display at this place. Mull over the strokes of Bill Reed, get a child's perspective from the ...