Sixth Floor Museum
Located in the famous building that was once the Texas School Book Depository, the museum is dedicated to the life, death and times of John F Kennedy. You can see the actual window from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed America's 35th president on 22 November 1963 and trace the events of that fateful day.
Texas State Fair
Going strong since 1886, the annual Texas State Fair (26 September-19 October) draws over three million people to Fair Park to enjoy three weeks of rodeo competitions, car shows, cooking contests, pig races, outdoor music events and college football matches. There's also a huge amusement park, including America's tallest Ferris wheel, and every type of fried food imaginable.
Holidays to Dallas are the perfect choice for serious shoppers. Shopping is a way of life here and you can hit every type of store from the original Neiman Marcus to Wild Bill's, which stocks cowboy gear. Upscale Highland Park Village is the place to head for designer labels; the Shops at Park Lane mall has outlet bargains; and the North Park Centre has something for just about everyone.
Anchored by the huge collection at the Museum of Art, the Arts District also includes the fabulous Nasher Sculpture Centre with its world-class works by artists including Miro, Giacometti and Picasso Performance arts are on tap here too, with the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Centre, the Winspear Opera House and the Dallas City Performance Hall all in the area.
Thrill seekers can get their kicks at the Zero Gravity Thrill Park, complete with extreme rides including a 16-storey free fall. Adrenaline addicts who prefer something a little less terrifying can opt for the Six Flags Over Texas theme park in Arlington.