A larger than life city Dallas Texas
AT&T Stadium – On a clear day, you can see the Dallas Cowboys’ $1.2 billion football palace in Arlington from the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower (details below) in downtown Dallas, 18.5 miles to the west. That’s how big it is — 3 million square feet, to be exact. You might be surprised by the beauty of the place and by the collection of world-class art that adorns it. Take a tour to see the field, the Cowboys’ and Cowboys Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, postgame interview room and more.
George W. Bush Presidential Center – Putting all politics aside, the museum at this venue offers a fascinating look at the eight years when the 43rd president was in office, including an especially poignant section on 9/11. There’s also a good deal of unexpected humor — would you have expected a video of a presidential impersonator trying to teach Bush to say “nuclear proliferation”? Get your pic taken in the replica of the Oval Office.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza – The venue’s permanent exhibit on the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy occupies the sixth floor of the circa-1901 former Texas School Book Depository. Curators here have taken an evenhanded, just-the-facts approach to the assassination, neither trumpeting nor dismissing conspiracy theories (forensics have made it a near certainty that Lee Harvey Oswald did, at the very least, fire three shots from the sixth floor).
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