Things to do in Dallas

Tee off on the world’s first American Football-inspired golf course

Duffers will enjoy what is thought to be world’s first golf course inspired by a NFL team. Cowboys Golf Course (tel: +1 817 481 7277; covers 159 acres and 18 holes, and is notable for stone markers that proclaim various Dallas Cowboy achievements.

Set sail on White Rock Lake

White Rock Lake is the place for sailing in Dallas and is 9.7km (6 miles) east of the downtown area. If you’re a beginner speak to the aquatic geniuses at White Rock Boat Club ( and they’ll set you up on a course. Just don’t turn up in a captain’s hat.

These feet were made for walking…

Dallas Arboretum (tel: +01 214 515 6615; offers a wonderful place for walking. The public botanical garden covers nearly 70 acres on the shores of White Rock Lake, with more gorgeous floral displays than anywhere else in town.

Make like a Texan and go to the rodeo

The Stockyards Championship Rodeo (+1 817 625 1025; goes down every Friday and Saturday night in Cowtown Coliseum, a rodeo venue built in 1908. It still feels like a voyage to yesteryear, and if you’re looking for to really shoehorn some authentic Texas entertainment into your trip, this is the way.

Study the hands of the rich and famous

Adrian Flatt is a Dallas-based surgeon who has dedicated his life to fixing people’s hands. He started making bronze casts of patients, but then did the same with the rich, famous and notorious. At the Baylor University Medical Centre ( you’ll find Neil Armstrong, Walt Disney and Andre The Giant’s, among others.

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