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North Texas at a Glance

North Texas at a Glance

The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is a thriving, diverse and dynamic place to call home. From a day at the park to a night at the symphony, the area is many things to many people. We have some of the most charming and friendly people in the nation while maintaining a leading-edge business climate and a booming real estate industry.

Fortune magazine has called the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex the nation's "dream location" for business and "the most diverse and dynamic economic base in the U.S." With roots in agriculture, oil and manufacturing, today the area is a major center for real estate and development, banking and finance, electronics and high technology, wholesale and retail trade, health care, aviation, transportation and shipping, international commerce, conventions and tourism.

Downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth are 25 miles apart with booming suburbs surrounding the two cities. The suburbs are filled with recreation, entertainment and quaint communities to suit a variety of taste. D/FW International Airport is the largest airport in the nation and the second busiest in the world. The Metroplex offers championship professional sports, exquisite shopping, exciting nightlife, educational museums, beautiful homes... There is something for everyone. If you are looking for a night at the rodeo or a night at the opera, a barbeque lunch or a five-star restaurant, a day of shopping or a day in the country, you will find it all in Dallas/Fort Worth!

 

North Texas at a Glance

Mesquite Rodeo
Mesquite Championship Rodeo is home to the greatest Rodeo in North Texas. From PBR Bull Riding to Steer Wrestling, MCR is fun for the whole family!

 
North Texas at a Glance

Cowboys Stadium
Cowboys Stadium is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it's a world of facts and figures about the world's largest domed structure, an art museum, a classroom. The things you can do inside Cowboys Stadium are endless, and with Cowboys Stadium Tours, you can experience them all.

 
North Texas at a Glance

Sundance Square
Sundance Square is full of artistic expression - find yours among our many choices. You can catch a movie, enjoy improvisational comedy, dance the night away, attend a theater performance, visit art galleries, listen to live music or attend an event at the Bass Hall.

 
North Texas at a Glance

InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival
An action packed weekend of skydivers, hot air balloons, concerts, a huge kid's fun zone, merchandise vendors, corporate exhibitors and a variety of foods—young and old have much in common when they are enjoying the colorful balloons that will fill the skies over Plano.

 
North Texas at a Glance

Kimball Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. Designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, the Museum has won wide acclaim for its classic modern building since its opening in 1972. It is a museum of international art with collections ranging from antiquities to 20th century contemporary art.

 
North Texas at a Glance

North Texas Lakes
If you are looking for lake fun, water sports, fishing, or a home on the lake, consider our DFW Metroplex and North Texas areas lakes.  Some of the most popular to enjoy are Cedar Creek Lake, Eagle Mountain Lake, Joe Pool Lake, Lewisville Lake, Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Ray Hubbard, and Lake Texoma.

 
North Texas at a Glance

Byron Nelson Golf Course
TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, home of the HP Byron Nelson Championship, is a challenging par-70 that demands attention immediately off the tee.

 
North Texas at a Glance

Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum, one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Dallas, features 66-acres of spectacular display gardens that showcase incredible seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections in a serene setting on White Rock Lake.

 
North Texas at a Glance

Dart Rail System
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, HOV lanes and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express.

 
North Texas at a Glance

Bass Hall
Bass Performance Hall is a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and a premiere venue for other attractions so as to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region.

 
North Texas at a Glance

Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post-World War II art in all media.

 
North Texas at a Glance

Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas, the flagship attraction in Arlington, TX, is the most popular attraction in the state. The park has the gravity-defying roller coasters, a parachute drop and a number of thrill and entertainment shows.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Winspear Operahouse
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is an opera house (one of four venues in the AT&T Performing Arts Center) located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas. The facility is the home of The Dallas Opera and the Texas Ballet Theater. The AT&T Performing Arts Center also produces original programming and partners with local and national organizations to present a wide range of other cultural performances at the venue. These offerings include music, dance, Broadway shows, concerts and lectures.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Myerson Symphony
The Meyerson, designed by winning architect I.M. Pei, is located in the Downtown Dallas Arts District and is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other Dallas-based cultural organizations like the Turtle Creek Chorale, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Nasher Sculpture Garden
Architect Renzo Piano designed this more than 10,000 square feet of indoor gallery space, and the one and a half-acre sculpture garden that is designed to frame outdoor works. More than 170 trees, including cedar elms, live oaks, crepe myrtles, weeping willows, and magnolias, together with stone pathways, pools, and fountains, define intimate landscapes for quiet reflection and contemplation of works, and create a verdant oasis in downtown Dallas.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Globe Live Park (Formerly Ranger's Stadium)
Globe Life Park in Arlington is a ballpark in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. It is home to the American League's Texas Rangers, and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame.The stadium contains 5,704 club seats and 126 luxury suites.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Lone Star Park
Grand Prairie horse track offers clubhouses with dining and grandstand seating with concessions.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Texas State Fair
Big Tex is the 52 foot tall icon of the annual State Fair of Texas held at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. He wears size 70 boots, a 75 gallon hat, a size 100 180/181 shirt and 284W/185L XXXXXL pair of Dickies jeans. Big Tex has presided over every State Fair of Texas since 1952.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Calatrava Bridge
The under construction structure will be located between the Continental Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad bridges, and will link West Dallas and North Oak Cliff with downtown Dallas. World-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava is designing the bridge.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Trammel Crow Museum of Asian Art
Located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, The Crow Collection is a permanent set of galleries dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. The museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection and learning.

 

North Texas at a Glance

DFW Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, It is one of the busiest airport in the country. It generally serves the larger Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, with carriers providing regional, national and international flights.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Dallas Love Field Airport
Dallas Love Field provides the best that can be offered in convenient, efficient airport, servin gboth commericla airline and corporate user needs.  Located in the heart of Dallas, Cedar Springs at Mocking bird, the airfield is 20 minutes from the Downton Convention Center West End, Infomart, and the Dallas Market Center. 

 

North Texas at a Glance

American Airlines Center
American Airlines Center - A premier sports and entertainment venue located in Dallas Texas. Home of the 2011 NBA champions - The Dallas Mavericks.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Rough Riders Baseball Field
In their first year in business the RoughRiders ranked fourth in overall attendance among the 176 teams in Minor League Baseball. Plus, the top-notch ballpark has one of the better atmospheres encountered.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Klyde Warren Park
Currently under construction, the Klye Warren five acre park of public green space is located in the heart of Dallas.There will be a 15’ wide path shaded by Pond Cypress trees down the center of the park connecting areas such as the Children’s Garden, the Botanical Garden, Reading and Games Courtyard, open garden Pavilion Restaurant, Muse Family Performance Stage, the east lawn for park activities and events. The Icon Fountain, a signature feature of the Park has various cascading water compositions. Completion date is the Fall of 2012.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Museum Tower
The Museum Tower is a luxury high rise of 42 stories designed by world-renown architect Scott Johnson. The 122 residences are located in downtown Dallas’ cultural district surrounded by the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Winspear Opera house and fronting the proposed Woodall Rodgers Park. Museum Tower is a contemporary masterpiece of urban living that is coveted for its irreplaceable location, its inspiring architecture, its wide array of refined luxuries and its profound connection to all things cultural. Completion scheduled for Spring, 2013.

 

North Texas at a Glance

Omni Hotel-Dallas
The new Omni Dallas Hotel, located in downtown Dallas and connected via sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center is the newest and much needed convention-convenient hotel. In addition to numerous meeting rooms and an outstanding "sports bar" one can enjoy the biggest commercial art gallery in North Texas and most of the 6,700 are works for sale. A visitor to the Omni will be close to restaurants, shops, entertainment and more!
 

 
 

North Texas at a Glance

Perot Museum
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science was designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and has been named in honor of Margot and Ross Perot.  Located just north of downtown Dallas on a 4.7 acre site, this 180,000 sq ft museum features five floors of public space with 11 permanent exhibit halls.  Its mission is to “inspire minds through nature and science” and fully embraces the natural world and the manmade world, focusing on earth and space sciences, life and natural sciences, chemistry, physical sciences and engineering.  The building demonstrates scientific principles and is used as a teaching tool that provides “living” examples of engineering, sustainability and technology at work.

 

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