Dallas, Texas September 30 thru October 3, 2009



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The Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse known in 1963 as the Texas School Book Depository. Opened on Presidents Day 1989, the Museum has since welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the world—people of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Museum tours are self-guided.


Ewing’s Southfork Ranch


Visitors are welcome to run loose on the grounds, too. Check out Jock Ewing's original 1978 Lincoln Continental and shop for Texas-inspired apparel and more at Lincolns and Longhorns. Hungry? Grab a bite at Miss Ellie's Deli. Southfork T-shirts, Texas collectibles and other souvenirs can be found in the Ranch Roundup gift shop at the visitor’s center. 

The World's Largest Honky Tonk



Get more than just a taste of the Lone Star State at Billy Bob's Texas. You can dance the night away to a performance from the rockin' house band, or one of the visiting artists. Billy Bob's even offer dance lessons for those with two left boots. If you've still got a hankering for some fun, head to the casino arcade and try your hand at a few video games!


Stockyards Championship Rodeo

For thrills and spills, this is one of the best rodeos around. Events include bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, calf roping, and more... Rodeos every Friday and Saturday night in the Cowtown Coliseum


Fort Worth Longhorn Cattle Drive



Dallas Heritage Village and City Bus Tour




Dallas Heritage Village is a living history museum that portrays life in North Texas between 1840 and 1910. Spread over 13 acres, the village contains 38 historic structures including a bank, church, farm, hotel and a saloon. Costumed interpreters make the village come alive through their stories of life in that era.

Texas State Fair

Sep 25, 2009 - Oct 18, 2009

(Optional Side Trip)

The State Fair of Texas runs for 24 days. With more than 70 rides-- including the 212 foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel, and a parade through the park every night.

The Fair covers 227 acres and would do nicely for a side trip on your own…