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1800 Rodeo Drive Mesquite TX
~9.61 miles from Forney city center
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Experience the authentic excitement of events straight out of our nation's past. The rustic atmosphere of Resistol Arena is modern, air-conditioned, and a great place to host an event. It is also the venue of the popular Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
~15.79 miles from Forney city center
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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre (267,000 m²) botanical garden located at 8617 Garland Road in east Dallas, Texas (USA), on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake.A faint afternoon view of the Dallas skyline across White Rock Lake from the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical GardenThe arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline. The majority of the grounds were once part of a 44-acre (180,000 m2) estate known as Rancho Encinal, built for geophysicist Everett Lee DeGolyer and his wife Nell. Mrs. DeGolyer's interests included her extensive flower gardens. The DeGolyer Home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1976, the DeGolyer estate has formed the largest portion of the Dallas Arbor...
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Firewheel Town Center
~16.91 miles from Forney city center
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Firewheel Town Center is an open-air, mixed-use development with an exciting array of department stores, specialty retail, unique restaurants, and an 18-screen AMC Theatre that complements the fast-growing areas of northeastern Dallas and southern Collin County. It is an architecturally distinctive property: a pedestrian-friendly Main Street town center that feels neighborly and inviting. With over 1 million-square-feet of retail space, the super-regional shopping center also offers more than 75,000 square feet of upscale second-level office space, a large park with a Koi pond and fountain, a children’s play area, and other appealing public spaces.Firewheel Town Center is a 785,000-square-foot (72,900 m2) open-air regional shopping mall in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The mall...
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~17.39 miles from Forney city center
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Superpages.com Center is an outdoor performing arts center in Dallas, Texas (USA). The stage/production area and covered pavilion seat 7,533 persons while a sloping lawn accommodates another 12,578. Completed in 1988, it is part of the Fair Park complex, which includes museums, an aquarium, gardens, and the Cotton Bowl football stadium. While the site is owned by the City of Dallas, operation of the amphitheatre is contracted to a private leaseholder.The venue opened in 1988 as the Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre. After Coca-Cola's naming rights expired in 1998, the venue was known simply as Starplex Amphitheatre. In 2000, naming rights to the amphitheatre were sold to the Smirnoff vodka company as a result of a corporate sponsorship agreement with The House of Blues, which currently ope...
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Cotton Bowl Stadium
~17.60 miles from Forney city center
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Dallas Aquarium At Fair Park
1462 First Ave Dallas TX
~17.61 miles from Forney city center
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The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park has closed for an extensive remodeling. The historic art deco facility will be redesigned and renamed The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. It is scheduled to reopen in 2010. “We are remodeling the Aquarium with the needs of families with small children in mind,” said Gregg Hudson, executive director of The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park and the Dallas Zoo. “The smaller size of the facility is ideal for young kids, and they are going to love the colorful exhibits and child-friendly features we have in store.”Visitors can expect bright fish, exotic coral, tidal touch pools, and special programs with multi-sensory experiences. New exhibits are being developed, including a coastal touch pool filled with unique and colorful intertidal invertebrates, such ...
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Hall of State
~17.69 miles from Forney city center
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The Hall of State (originally the State of Texas Building) is a building in Dallas's Fair Park that commemorates the history of the U.S. state of Texas.Built in 1936 at the astronomical (especially during the Great Depression) price of $1.2 million, the building was the most expensive per unit area of any structure built in Texas. It was designed for the centennial of the Republic of Texas by architect Donald Barthelme in the beaux arts style and is considered one of the most representative examples of art deco architecture in Texas. The Hall of State is the culmination of the 1,500 feet (460 m) long Esplanade of State which is flanked by six exhibition pavilions and features a long reflecting pool. It was built using Texas limestone and features memorials to many of the heroes of Texa...
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Fair Park/Cotton Bowl
~17.80 miles from Forney city center
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The Cotton Bowl is a stadium which opened in 1932 and became known as "The House That Doak Built" due to the immense crowds that former SMU running back Doak Walker drew to the stadium during his college career in the late 1940s. Originally known as Fair Park Stadium, it is located in Fair Park, site of the State Fair in Dallas, Texas, USA. Concerts or other events using a stage allow the playing field to be used for additional spectators. The Cotton Bowl was the longtime home of the annual Cotton Bowl Classic college football bowl game, for which the stadium is named; beginning with the January 2010 game, the Cotton Bowl will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.The Cowboys hosted the Green Bay Packers for the 1966 NFL championship at the Cotton Bowl. Artificial turf was installed ...
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Texas Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
~17.90 miles from Forney city center
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A tribute to Texans who served and sacrificed The Vietnam War evokes feelings of patriotism and pain. The Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays honor to those Texans who served the United States in that hard-fought and heavily debated conflict. Former President George H. Bush dedicated the memorial in 1989. Five tablets of Texas granite bear the names of Texans killed or missing in action, including nine Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. A soothing waterfall flows alongside the memorial, which is familiarly known simply as, “The Wall”. Wreaths, bracelets, flowers, flags and other sentimental items are sometimes left next to the tablet bearing the name of a loved one. During the State Fair, visitors place small American flags next to the names of veterans they know...
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Music Hall Fair Park
~17.90 miles from Forney city center
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Designed in Spanish Baroque style with Moorish architectural influences, the Music Hall is the home of Dallas Summer Musicals, The Dallas Opera and more...HISTORYNestled among the greatest concentration of genuine exposition art deco architecture in the world, the Music Hall at Fair Park made it's grand theatrical debut on October 10, 1925, with the musical premiere of Sigmund Romberg's, The Student Prince. However the real star of the show was the grand Hall itself which was dedicated "to the good, the true and the beautiful".Designed in Spanish Baroque style with Moorish architectural influences, the Music Hall's design theme is embodied in six soaring stair towers capped with cast drum and dome and five great arcade porches overlooking panoramic views of Fair Park. In 1954 the...
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Museum of the American Railroad
~18.89 miles from Forney city center
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The Museum of the American Railroad, formerly known as the Age of Steam Railroad Museum, is located at 1105 Washington Street in Fair Park, Dallas, Texas. The museum has a large collection of steam, diesel and passenger railroad equipment. The museum is noted for allowing guests to walk through some of the equipment.The museum will soon relocate to Frisco, Texas.
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~19.14 miles from Forney city center
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Traveler Description: This Greek Revival residence was built in 1861 by William B. Miller and is now located at the Old City Park.
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Old City Park
~19.14 miles from Forney city center
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The city's oldest park, Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, is full of lush and landscaped gardens and a recreated Victorian age town. Nestled near downtown, the 13 acres of sprawling green are accentuated with Victorian-era homes and stores. Inside each of these buildings, visitors will find volunteers demonstrating weaving, cooking, black smithing and other historic crafts of the era. The park is an accredited history museum and is under the leadership of the Dallas County Heritage Society. The society plans several events throughout the year at the park, including the yearly Candlelight Country Fair and an Old Fashioned Fourth of July.
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~19.64 miles from Forney city center
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The Majestic Theatre is a performing arts theater in the City Center District of Downtown Dallas. It is the last remnant of Theater Row, the city's historic entertainment center on Elm Street, and is a contributing property in the Harwood Historic District. The structure is a Dallas Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Designed by John Eberson under direction of Karl Hoblitzelle, the Majestic Theatre was constructed in 1920 as the flagship theater for Interstate Amusement Company, a chain of vaudeville houses. The $2 million Renaissance Revival structure opened on April 11, 1921 with a seating capacity of 2,800. It replaced a previous theater of the same name (located at Commerce Street and St. Paul Street) which burned down in 1916.The interior was ori...
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J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
~19.69 miles from Forney city center
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The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library is the Main Library of the Dallas Public Library system. It is located at 1515 Young Street in the Government District of downtown Dallas, Texas, directly across from Dallas City Hall.The structure consists of ten stories, eight above ground and two below, and is designed in the modernist architectural style. The design of City Hall inspired the design of the library – its upper floors are oriented away from Young Street while (symmetrically) the upper floors of City Hall are oriented toward Marilla Street (an open area between Young and Marilla Streets separates the two buildings).It was named for J. Erik Jonsson, a founder of Texas Instruments and mayor of Dallas, and long-time sympathetic supporter and patron of the library system. He also led t...
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Dallas City Hall
~19.70 miles from Forney city center
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Dallas City Hall is the seat of Dallas municipal government, located at 1500 Marilla in the Government District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). The current building, the city's fifth city hall, was completed in 1978 and replaced the Dallas Municipal Building.
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Comerica Bank Tower
~19.72 miles from Forney city center
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Comerica Bank Tower (formerly Momentum Place, Bank One Center and Chase Center) is a 60-story postmodern skyscraper located at 1717 Main Street in the Main Street District in downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). Standing at a structural height of 787 feet (240 m), it is the third tallest skyscraper in the city of Dallas. (If the antennas and spires of Renaissance Tower were excluded, Comerica Bank Tower would be the second tallest.) It is also the sixth tallest building in Texas and the 49th tallest building in the United States. The building was designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee and was completed in 1987. The structure has 1,500,000 square feet (100,000 m2) of office space.
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Dallas JPMorgan Chase Tower
~19.75 miles from Forney city center
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The JPMorgan Chase Tower, located at 2200 Ross Avenue in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) is a 55-story postmodern skyscraper. Standing at a structural height of 738 feet (225 m), it is the fourth tallest skyscraper in Dallas. (If one were to exclude antennas and spires, it would currently be the third tallest building in Dallas.) It is also the 12th tallest building in Texas. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and was completed in 1987.This building is known for its unique architecture which includes a curved glass top and a 7-story hole in the center of the building near the top. The base of the keyhole features an observation "Skylobby" (open to the public Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm) accessed via a direct elevator from the lobby. The sk...
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~19.76 miles from Forney city center
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The Tower at Cityplace is a 42-story building located at 2711 North Haskell Avenue at North Central Expressway (US 75) in the Cityplace district of Uptown Dallas, Texas (USA). The building is 560 feet (171 m) tall and has 1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2) of office space
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Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe
~19.82 miles from Forney city center
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The Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe (Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas. The structure dates from the late 19th century and is located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas. The church oversees the second largest Catholic church membership in the United States. Its average Sunday attendance is 11,200.
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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
~19.86 miles from Forney city center
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The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is a concert hall located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). Ranked one of the world's greatest orchestra halls, it was designed by architect I.M. Pei and acoustician Russell Johnson's Artec Consultants, Inc. and opened in September 1989.The Center is named for Morton H Meyerson, arts patron and business partner of Ross Perot, who provided $10 million in funds for its construction. It is the permanent home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Chorus, as well as the primary performing venue of the Dallas Wind Symphony as well as several other Dallas based musical organizations. The Meyerson Symphony Center is owned and managed by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.
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Dallas Museum of Art
~19.93 miles from Forney city center
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The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is an art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, USA along Woodall Rodgers Freeway between St. Paul and Harwood.The Dallas Museum of Art's history began with the establishment in 1903 of the Dallas Art Association, which initially exhibited paintings in the Dallas Public Library. In 1909, the association's collection received a permanent home in the Free Public Art Gallery of Dallas, located in Fair Park. The museum relocated several times over the years, only reaching its current downtown location in 1984, when it also officially took its current name.CollectionsThe Museum's collections include the $20 million Hamon Building collection and the $38 million Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, along with 400 pieces of Egypt...
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Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
~19.95 miles from Forney city center
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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 and learning.Hours: The Crow Collection is open Tuesdays–Thursdays 10 AM–9 PM, and Fridays–Sundays 10 AM–6 PM; closed Mondays.Holidays: The Crow Collection will be closed to observe the following holidays: January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and December 25.Admission: Daily admission to the museum is FREE.Directions: Go to map.Parking: Paid parking is available in the Trammell Crow Center Garage, which can be accessed from either Harwood or Olive streets. Friends of The Crow Collection receive 2 hours of complimentary parking in the garag...
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Dallas Downtown Heliport (JDB) (Neighborhood)
~19.95 miles from Forney city center
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~19.95 miles from Forney city center
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NorthPark Center is an upscale shopping mall located in Dallas, Texas (United States). The mall is located at the intersection of Loop 12 (Northwest Highway) and US 75 (North Central Expressway). The center has over 235 stores and restaurants.In the early 1960s, developer Raymond Nasher leased a 97-acre (390,000 m2) cotton field on the edge of Dallas. NorthPark Center opened in 1965, as then the largest climate-controlled retail establishment in the world, and is now owned, managed, operated and leased by husband and wife David J. Haemisegger and Nancy A. Nasher (Ray's daughter).The American Film Institute's Dallas International Film Festival was sponsored by NorthPark Center in 2009. The event was held in the AMC NorthPark 15 movie theater center, which also hosted screenings duri...
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Dallas Convention Center
~19.96 miles from Forney city center
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The Dallas Convention Center, originally the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, is a meeting hall, event/convention center and civic center in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas. It was designed by Larry Oltmanns and was originally constructed in 1957.The Dallas Convention Center, originally the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, is a meeting hall, event/convention center and civic center in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). It was designed by Larry Oltmanns who was a Design Partner with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill at the time.The Dallas Memorial Auditorium was originally constructed in 1957 near the intersection of Canton and Akard Streets. In the 1970s, the center was expanded and renamed the Dallas Convention Center. The center was expanded...
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Nasher Sculpture Center
~19.97 miles from Forney city center
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The Nasher Sculpture Center is a museum in Dallas, Texas specializing in modern and contemporary sculpture. It is located on a 2.4-acre (9,700 m2) site adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.The museum was a longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher (Ray was the original owner of NorthPark Center), who together formed a comprehensive collection of masterpieces by Harry Bertoia, Constantin Brâncusi, Alexander Calder, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Paul Gauguin, Willem de Kooning, Mark di Suvero, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Ellsworth Kelly, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Richard Serra, and David Smith, among others, which continues to grow and evolve.Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritz...
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~19.99 miles from Forney city center
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Southern Methodist University (SMU)
~20.05 miles from Forney city center
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Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). Founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, SMU currently operates campuses in University Park, Plano, and Taos, New Mexico. SMU is owned by the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.Of the University's current enrollment of 11,000, around 6,000 are undergraduates.
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I.M. Pei's Fountain Place
~20.05 miles from Forney city center
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Fountain Place, at 1445 Ross Avenue in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas is a 60-story modern-styled skyscraper. Standing at a structural height of 720 feet (219 m), it is the fifth-tallest skyscraper in Dallas. (If one were to exclude antennas and spires, Fountain Place is the fourth-tallest building in Dallas.) It is also the 15th-tallest building in Texas. It has the headquarters of Tenet Healthcare.The original plans for Fountain Place called for a twin tower, rotated 90 degrees from the original, to be built on an adjacent block. Due to the collapse of the Texas oil, banking and real estate industry in the 1980s (the savings and loan scandal) the development was never completed. The building was designed by the award winning architects I.M. Pei and Partners and was complet...