Thriving, Diverse, and Dynamic
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 tastes. D/FW International Airport is the largest airport in the nation and one of the busiest in the world. The Metroplex offers championship professional sports, exquisite shopping, exciting nightlife, educational museums, and beautiful homes... There is something for everyone. If you are looking for a night at the rodeo or a night at the opera, a barbecue 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!
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!
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.
Sundance Square is full of artistic expression - find yours among the 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.
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.
Kimbell 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 Lakes
If you are looking for lake fun, water sports, fishing, or a home on the lake, consider the D-FW Metroplex and North Texas lakes. Some of the most popular are Cedar Creek Lake, Eagle Mountain Lake, Joe Pool Lake, Lewisville Lake, Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Ray Hubbard, and Lake Texoma.
TPC Four Seasons
Home of the PGA's Byron Nelson Classic, TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas is a challenging par-70 that demands attention immediately off the tee.
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.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 North Texas cities with rail, bus, paratransit, HOV lanes and ride-share services. Light rail service to D/FW Airport begins August 2014.
Bass Performance Hall is a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and a premiere venue for other attractions, contributing to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region.
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.
Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas, the flagship attraction in Arlington is the most popular attraction in the state. The park has gravity-defying roller coasters, a parachute drop and a number of thrill and entertainment shows.
Winspear Opera House
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House (one of four venues in the AT&T Performing Arts Center) is located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas. The facility is home to 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 cultural performances at the venue. These offerings include music, dance, Broadway shows, concerts and lectures.
The Meyerson, designed by 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.
Nasher Sculpture Garden
Architect Renzo Piano designed this more than 10,000 square feet of indoor gallery space and the 1½-acre sculpture garden 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.
Globe Live Park
Globe Life Park in Arlington is a ballpark in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. It is home to the Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame.
Lone Star Park
This Grand Prairie horse track offers clubhouses with dining and grandstand seating with concessions.
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 and a 75-gallon hat. Big Tex has presided over every State Fair of Texas since 1952.
Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge links West Dallas and North Oak Cliff with downtown Dallas.
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.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. One of the busiest airports in the world, it offers flights to hundreds of regional, national and international destinations.
Dallas Love Field Airport
Dallas Love Field provides convenience and efficiency,serving both commercial airline and corporate use. Located in the heart of Dallas, the airport is minutes from downtown Dallas.
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.
Rough Riders Field
In their first year in business the RoughRiders ranked fourth in overall attendance among the 176 teams in Minor League Baseball. The top-notch ballpark has one of the best baseball atmospheres anywhere.
Klyde Warren Park
The Klyde Warren 5-acre park of public green space is located in the heart of Dallas. It features a Children’s Garden, Botanical Garden, Reading and Games Courtyard, open garden pavilion restaurant, Muse Family Performance Stage, and lawn for park activities and events.
The new Omni Dallas Hotel, located in downtown Dallas and connected via sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center, is the newest convention-convenient hotel. In addition to numerous meeting rooms and an outstanding "sports bar" one may enjoy the largest commercial art gallery in North Texas. A visitor to the Omni will be close to restaurants, shops, entertainment and more!
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 it fully embraces the natural world and the man made 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.