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Dallas has something for everyone. Fans of art, food, music, rodeos, architecture, history, sports and shopping will find plenty to do in Dallas. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports and Southern hospitality for a true "taste" of the Dallas difference.

The XXVII Texas Symposium will be held in the Arts District in the heart of downtown Dallas, minutes away from some of Dallas' finest shops and restaurants, and within walking distance to the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Winspear Opera, the Symphony Hall, the Wyly Theatre and the Dallas Historic West End District. The nearby lively Uptown/West Village area with its many small shops and restaurants can be quickly reached via the complimentary McKinney Ave Trolley.

Dallas is home to a variety of museums, including the Hall of State, the African-American Museum and the Museum of the American Railroad, the Sixth Floor Museum, Meadows Museum of Art, the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas Cowboys stadium and the near-by and brand new Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Many museums can also be found in nearby Fair Park, which is 277-acres of land full of art deco buildings, museums, sporting facilities and amphitheaters. Two other locations worthy of note are the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and the Dallas Heritage Village. The Dallas Heritage Village is a sentiment from the late 19th-century, finished with old western standards like train-depot, general store, church and schoolhouse and populated with people in character for the time.

There are shopping options for every taste and budget, from the first Neiman Marcus store in downtown Dallas, to the vintage furniture stores, farmers markets and avant-guard boutiques of Deep Ellum.

The Dallas Historic West End District is home to the infamous Book Depository, where today the Sixth Floor Museum examines the life, times and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

And naturally, fans of J.R. Ewing and his family can visit South fork Ranch.

All Dallas attractions are easily accesible via DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), serving the most popular entertainment, cultural and shopping destinations. For a map of the rail service, click here. For more information, route itineraries, and tips on riding DART, you can go here.

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