As an agent and relocation specialist I have driven clients all over Dallas and its suburbs for many years, describing what I know and love about the city. I decided my tour-guide material needed a little refreshing so I consulted with my online expert 🙂 to come up with 10 (mostly verifiable) tidbits that will raise eyebrows. This stuff is even good enough to entertain the locals!
DID YOU KNOW THIS?
Dallas loves to drink The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas
Dallas started the tech revolution, no really! The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958
Everything is big in Texas (But you knew that already)
The 52 foot 'Big Tex' statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas.
With the roof enclosed, the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the Cowboys Stadium.
During the winter holiday season, the Galleria Dallas is home to the country's tallest indoor Christmas tree.
The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children's Medical Center.
The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States.
The Trinity River Corridor Project, when completed, will be more than 10 times the size of New York's Central Park.
7-eleven was born in Dallas The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today.
Super Bowl was invented in Dallas - at least the name Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League and son of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, was a noted Dallas resident when he coined the phrase 'Super Bowl'.
Hollywood likes Texas too A few of the movies/TV series filmed in the area: Dallas; Silkwood; Places in the Heart; RoboCop; Born on the Fourth of July; Walker, Texas Ranger; Prison Break (more listed at http://www.dallasfilmcommission.com/)
Dallas is a landlocked city The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water.
Dallas is home to a bunch of rich folks The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 23 of the richest Americans.
Dallas Cowboys had a different name
The Dallas Cowboys were originally known as the Dallas Steers. The name was quickly changed, however, when the team’s general manager decided he didn’t want a castrated mascot.
World class hotels
In 2009, the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas was ranked the number one hotel in America and the number two hotel in the world by the Zagat Survey.
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The above information regarding the “Did You Know This About Dallas?” was provided by Nitin Gupta. Nitin has experience helping families buy and sell homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As with any home sale, your Dallas, TX real estate agent is your strongest ally and best resource for unbiased information and advice. If you’re thinking of selling or buying, he’d love to share his knowledge and expertise.
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