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DALLAs & Fort WortH ‘09 / /
All the High P
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Blooming marvellous –
the beautiful scenic and
soothing Fort Worth
Botanic Garden

V for
ions Victor
The $3billion Victory Park
development represents urban
planning at its fi nest, with world-
class dining, shopping and
nightlife. It includes AMERICAN
AIRLINES CENTER, home to the
Dallas Mavericks (basketball) and
odern day DALLAS Then see 19th-century Texas come Dallas Stars (ice-hockey); the
sweeps away all of the alive at Dallas Heritage Village. ultra-chic W DALLAS - VICTORY
outdated TV clichés in Participate in daily chores at Mrs hotel (and Bliss Spa); the live
favour of a more realistic story, and the Kennedy’s farmhouse; watch sheep music venue of HOUSE OF BLUES;
Old Red Museum (the former 1892 shearing or board an old-time carriage and revolutionary department
courthouse) sets the scene beautifully. pulled by Mammoth Jack Donkeys, Nip store LFT.
Begin here for a well-presented overview and Tuck; then belly up to the bar at the
of Dallas County’s proud history. Alamo Saloon to hear what Mr Spiess
has to say about the recent gunfi ghts!
A sombre aspect of city history is artefacts document the full Kennedy
Family Fun
found at The Sixth Floor Museum, legacy in breathtaking style.
where the brilliant audio tour provides The face of the future can be seen at
Think an aquarium means fi sh a sense of walking just steps behind multi-faceted Victory Park, and this
behind glass? Not so at DALLAS President John F Kennedy as his life and feeling is enhanced further by the new
WORLD AQUARIUM, a 5-level death unfold. Films, photographs and Dallas Center for the Performing
ecosystem housing two distinct
habitats. Start in the Orinoco
Rainforest, where free-fl ight
birds live; wind through caves and
pathways into the Understory,
home to expansive Monkey
Island; then head ‘underwater’
to the Aquatic level, where
gentle manatees dwell, and
Mundo Maya, a Caribbean sealife
Don’t miss the
One of America’s premier
chance to explore
zoos, FORT WORTH ZOO is a
the life and times
must-see for its naturalistic of JFK at the
habitats, artistic pathways and
absorbing Sixth
Penguins, the park’s newest
Floor Museum
exhibit. Don’t miss Texas Wild!,
a recreation of an 1890s town,
highlighting six environments
found in the Lone Star State.
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