Dallas is a city full of culture and history. There are many fun facts about Dallas Texas that people may not know. Here are some of the most interesting ones. Did you know, for example, that Dallas was founded by John Neely Bryan in 1841? Or that it was home to the world’s first 7-Eleven store? Keep reading to find out more!
Fun Facts about Dallas Texas You Might Not Know
Dallas is known for its barbecue, Tex-Mex, and Cowboys football fans. While these stereotypes are true, Dallas has many other great qualities. Even if you think you know the second-largest city well, these fun facts about Dallas Texas may surprise you.
Nation’s largest urban arts district
The Dallas Arts District is the country’s largest. Downtown‘s 68-acre performing and visual arts district inspires creativity. Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theatre Center, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and Nasher Sculpture Center are highlights. AMLI Design District and AMLI Quadrangle are one mile from the Dallas Arts District.
With five championships and eight Super Bowl appearances, the Dallas Cowboys‘ success is enviable. In 58 years, the club has had three home fields and hundreds of players. Its franchise hasn’t changed since its debut. Dallas’ NFL team was the Steers, then the Rangers, before Tex Schramm named them the Cowboys.
The Cowboys have called AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, their home field since 2009. The stadium has the largest column-free interior in the world. The Statue of Liberty can be made in the stadium with the roof closed.
The Dallas Zoo
In the year 1888, the City of Dallas made a purchase from a local of Colorado City consisting of two mountain lions and two deer. The animals were initially housed in enclosures within City Park, which led to the establishment of the Dallas Zoo. Today, the zoo that has won numerous accolades is home to almost 2,000 animals belonging to more than 400 different species.
Largest model train exhibit
On the two-story model railroad that is permanently displayed in the foyer of the Children’s Medical Center Dallas, eight trains move concurrently on both levels of the layout. The free exhibit is one of the most engaging and family-friendly in Dallas–Fort Worth.
Hosting in Dallas
AT&T Stadium was chosen to host Super Bowl XLV before the teams were known. The Cowboys didn’t win. After the Packers beat the Steelers in Arlington’s first Super Bowl, the Mavericks brought three NBA finals to American Airlines Center. Dallas won the Sports City of the Year in October. The Rangers offered more championship action days later. The Cardinals beat the Rangers in 7 games. The Rangers’ American League title gave Dallas a championship trifecta.
Highland Park Village
Dallas, a pioneer, and leader in retail innovation and sales, has a well-deserved reputation as a shopping destination. Highland Park Village was the first and only planned cluster of retail businesses in the country. DFW has more retail space per capita than any other metro region in the country.
World’s third-largest airport
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is larger than Manhattan. The world’s third-busiest airport is also the third-largest. Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, LAX, and O’Hare in Chicago experience higher airline traffic.
Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were born outside Dallas. They spent 21 months robbing banks, gas stations, and restaurants. They hid in Fort Worth‘s iconic Stockyards Hotel. The “Bonnie and Clyde suite” is still available. Both outlaws were buried in Dallas, in separate cemeteries.
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