Dallas Attractions -

  The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm Street, Suite #120, Dallas, TX 75202, phone: (214)747-6660, toll-free: 888-485-4854, fax: (214)747-6662. Open daily from 9am - 6pm. The 6th floor museum is by far the most interesting thing to do in Dallas that is always available. An unfortunate part of Dallas' history is that it is the site of the assassination of President Kennedy. The Texas Book Depository is the site where shots were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald, and the museum is located on the sixth floor of the same building. It is an incredibly moving experience with videos, full-wall descriptions and photographs, along with artifacts from the event. I've taken people there three times, and I have always found something new and interesting to see. For an alternative viewpoint see the Conspiracy Museum below. 
  The Conspiracy Museum The Yang to the Sixth Floor Museum's Yin, it presents alternative information regarding the conspiracies around JFK's assassination. Website appears to be down for now, but Margaret Cho wrote an interesting review.
  Dallas Museum of Art - 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201, see for location/driving directions, phone: (214) 922-1200. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11AM-5PM, Thursday 11AM-9PM, Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Great works of art from eastern and western cultures, from all ages. $6, but admission is free on Thursdays from 5pm to 9pm.
  Nasher Sculpture Center 2001 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201 214-242-5100, see - be prepared for Flash. This collection of sculpture provides a fantastic outdoor oasis in the heart of the downtown arts district. The Renzo Piano designed facility pulls in the surrounding light and energy of the district but does not overwhelm. The indoor outdoor collection of renowned Dallas collector Raymond Nasher is truly world class. Ask about the combined admission ticket to see the Nasher and the DMA.
  State Fair, In September and October, State Fair is held at Dallas. It takes place in Fair Park, which is a 277-acre city park that is just two miles east of downtown Dallas, and is held for 24 days every year. The fair is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. You can come to the fair by car and the parking is only $8 per car. This year (2004) it was held from September 24~October 17. The ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $8 for kids under 48" tall, children 2 and under, seniors 60 and older are free. At the State Fair, there are many entertainments and events for example, "Looney Tunes Hollywood Screen Test", "Budweiser Oktoberfest", "Backyard Circus", "Milking Parlor", "College Football", and "Hot Diggity Dog Shows". Not only kids but also adults can enjoy the events. Next year, which will be held from September 30~October 23, there will be more interesting and exciting events. For more information about the State Fair of Texas go to the Official Web Site of the State Fair of Texas
  Dallas Mavericks, There is a professional basketball team in Dallas. That's the Dallas Mavericks. They play the game at the American Airlines Center, located at 2500 Victory Ave in Dallas, Texas. You can come to the games by your own car, by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Dart), or by Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The ticket prices vary from seats to seats. The cheapest seat is $10 and the most expensive seat is $240 which is very close to the players. Watching the Mavericks' games will be exciting because we could watch the fantastic plays of Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, Jason Terry and Jerry Stackhouse. In 2002-03 season the team went to the conference finals.

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