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Things to Do in Dallas

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Dallas is one of Texas' largest and most popular cities. The 'Big D' is full of modern attractions, as well as natural attractions such as lakes, parks and more. And, of course, sporting events, namely 'America's Team,' the Dallas Cowboys, are always a big draw. Regardless of what time of year you visit Dallas, you can be assured there will be plenty to see and do.

1. See the State Fair

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Running for 24 days through late-September and early-October, the State Fair of Texas is the largest fair and stock show in the state. During the nearly month long event, everything from live music to carnival rides and good eats to art shows are offered. Of course, the highlight of the Fair is the annual Texas-Oklahoma football game.

2. Catch the Cotton Bowl Classic

An annual post season college football tradition since 1937, Dallas' Cotton Bowl Classic pits top college teams against each other every New Year's Day.

3. Cheer on the Cowboys

The official site of "America's Team." Don't miss a chance to see the 'Boys in action or tour the training facilities while you're in Dallas.

4. See the Infamous Six Floor

This museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating information on John F. Kennedy's life, career, assassination and death. Located on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building - the very spot the sniper's gun was found - the Sixth Floor Museum let's you gain a feel for how things happened in 1963.

5. Visit Oldest Zoo in Texas

Founded in 1888, the Dallas Zoo is not only the oldest zoo in Texas, it was the first zoological park in the Southwestern United States. Today it has grown to encompass more than 100 acres, making it the largest zoo in the Lone Star State as well.

6. Take a Ride at Six Flags

Open year around, Six Flags Over Texas offers rides, shows, and more to Dallas area visitors. With a variety of rides geared to visitors of all ages, Six Flags is a fun destination for the whole family.

7. Spend a Day at the Lake

A favorite spot for Dallas watersport enthusiasts, Lake Lewisville offers visitors a variety of activities, including fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, sailboarding, and more.
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