Dallas: “Big things happen here”

The skyline of Dallas at night.

Dallas, home to many UMHB students, boasts many attractions for the casual tourist or the history buff. From museums to restaurants, gardens to galas and shops to theaters, this bustling city has a lot to offer.

For the lover of the arts, there is the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit hosts 18th-20th century European and American art, ancient Mediterranean art and art from the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. In addition, visitors can observe scientists preserving and restoring the museum’s collection with the latest technology in the Paintings Conservation Studio.

The new AT&T Discovery District outside of the museum is the perfect destination for food and entertainment. It provides watch parties for sports and local musicians, gallery exhibits and showcases, and diverse meals from destination-worthy food.

Downtown, the Dallas Arboretum displays 66 acres of beautiful gardens all year round. It is the home of Dallas Blooms Spring, the largest outdoor floral festival in the Southwest. Tourists can stroll through dainty cottages, meadows of flowers and Japanese-style gardens.

If you are feeling a little daring, the Zero Gravity Amusement Park is the only amusement park that features five different thrill rides, this includes the “Nothin’ But Net,” the “Bungee Jump,” the “Skycoaster,” “Texas Blastoff” and the “Skyscraper.”

The Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament exists for those fascinated with the culture of the Middle Ages. Costumed knights demonstrate jousting and sword-fighting in an arena similar to what one might expect from that time period. Guests root for the knight of their choice as they enjoy medieval meals served by clever jesters.

Finally, Reunion Tower offers a spectacular view of Downtown Dallas. Atop the rotating restaurant, guests get a 360-degree experience of the city.

With these tourist spots and many more, it is no wonder that Dallas is the place to be in North Texas.

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