Dallas' Western Heritage

Start your western adventure

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The Texas Horse Park, just 10 minutes from Downtown, is the perfect start for your western adventure. Enjoy a trail ride through the Trinity Forest and see the Dallas skyline from atop your horse!

Step back in time

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Just south of downtown, at Dallas Heritage Village, visitors are invited to discover Dallas as it was during the 19th century; every house and building are original from the era and each one comes with its own history.

Follow in the Pioneer's footsteps

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Head to Pioneer Plaza, an outdoor art display covering 4.2 acres of bronze steers depicting the cattle drives on the Shawnee Trail which passed through Dallas.

Everything is bigger in Texas!

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And the State Fair of Texas, the largest fair in the USA, is no exception. Say howdy to Big Tex, the world's tallest cowboy. The annual Fair runs from mid September to mid October. If you come at another time, visit Fair Park's Hall of State and learn about the six flags that have flown over Texas!

Visit the Ewing Mansion

Southfork Ranch is home of the legendary "Dallas" hit TV series, and take a guided tour of the ranch. See "Dallas" memorabilia from the TV sets.

Rodeo!

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Those looking for the best rodeo showcase should consider a visit to Dallas in November when The Elite Rodeo Association will host their annual 5-day rodeo competition at American Airlines Center. The ERA will only showcase the best rodeo athletes in the world, representing 118 World Champion titles collectively. And the prize is at least 3 million dollars! If coming in June, July or August, head to Mesquite Rodeo, presenting professional and televised rodeo every Friday and Saturday!

Country Dining

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Country dining is the icing on the cake for your trip to Dallas! The Rustic creates a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining experience with live music Wed-Sun. At Tillman's Roadhouse, the traditional Texas roadhouse is updated to provide guests with a lush dining experience. Pecan Lodge offers one of the best BBQ experiences you will find in Texas. Those looking for upscale Texan cuisine can't miss Stampede 66 by chef Pyles and the bold flavors of chef Dean at Fearing's.

Two-stepping time

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End your evenings by dancing the night away at the largest dance floor in Texas, Cowboys Red River . Visit the Jack Daniel's Saloon at Gilley's, and ride the mechanical bull from the blockbuster movie "Urban Cowboy." Or experience live country music at Adair's Saloon.

From Bonny & Clyde to JR Ewing

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Don't miss a visit to the West End district, visit Dallas Founder's original cabin and enjoy the morning at the Old Red Courthouse. This historic landmark in downtown Dallas is home to the visitors' center as well as a museum highlighting Dallas' rich history, see an original Bonny & Clyde pistol, JR Ewing's hat and more!

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