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13165 Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: (972) 699-7400
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With a variety of apartment complexes and shopping centers around the park it's very surprising to find such a serene area as Cottonwood. The small lake that runs through it provides many different activities. The playgrounds and cook-out areas offer a great outing for families and friends. Because of how nice Cottonwood is, it's host to many different festivals throughout the year. Just beware of the Texas heat in the summer and be prepared!
This is Texas's largest mosque and many people come here to offer prayers and for other religious services. It is centrally located and offers parking.
Christian Chapel Temple of Faith is a beautiful church located in Dallas. Its goal is to incorporate its members into worship, and provide a house of prayer where they can restore and renew their faith in God. At the same time, it tries to combines the spiritual teaching with community service. The church has a Conference Center that the public can rent for public meetings, corporate events, conferences, fund-raiser events and concerts.
This treasure is tucked away behind malls and chic restaurants but it's still worth a visit. More importantly, it's the home of the Addison traveler and explorer. Though tours are not offered of this old beauty the visitors bureau is here and can point you in the direction of many different festivals and shows in the area. Especially nice during the Christmas season, it's decorated with beautiful lights and garlands.
Addison has worked hard on its beautification plans lately and the evidence is clear to see. Addison Circle Park is in between the Addison airport and the loud Belt Line Rd but it’s hard to notice in this subtle, yet beautiful area. This charming park has everything needed for a fun afternoon. Bring a Frisbee, ice chest, or a picnic. Let the kids or pets run through the fountains in the summertime. Athletes will the scenery while running or walking. Across the street are charming shops and dainty restaurants. If planning a family reunion or wedding reception the facilities can also be rented.
The Energy Square in Dallas is located at the corner of Greenville & University. Tucked amidst tall buildings, the square plays host to the St. Patrick's Day Parade and other local events.
Southern Methodist University has an enrollment of just over 9,000 students. People from more than 80 countries and all 50 states come to study on this campus. Though named after the Methodist denomination, students from every religious background are welcome. SMU has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 100 universities in the country. In addition to its fine undergraduate degree programs, SMU offers graduate degrees through its Underwood School of Law, Perkins School of Theology, and Cox School of Business.
An amazing array of artists and speakers visit this auditorium to inform and delight Dallas audiences with their talents and knowledge. Originally built in 1926, McFarlin was initially constructed so that Southern Methodist University would have a chapel and auditorium large enough to hold the entire student body. Since that time, the auditorium has increasingly been used as an entertainment venue. Past speakers and performers include Elton John, Bob Hope, Will Rogers, Jr. Helen Hayes, The Kronos Quartet, Marvin Hamlisch, William F. Buckley and many others. The auditorium seats 2,398. You can park at the southeast corner of the building. However, you should arrive early, carpool or plan to walk a bit from surrounding street parking spots or other campus lots.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center is a massive space with a huge urban park in the Southern Methodist University Campus. It is the base of the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, George W. Bush Policy Institute, and the George W. Bush Foundation. Its limestone and brick American Georgian structure is environment-friendly. It also features a full-fledged restaurant called, Café 43 and a museum store. You can get a glimpse of this former president's life through the archives, documents and exhibitions in this stately building.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum makes available an enormous amount of information about the life and presidency of George W. Bush. Here you can explore 70 million pages of Presidential records. The museum houses foreign and domestic Presidential gifts. Whether you want to do research, or just get some insight into Presidential history, a visit here is worthwhile.
This historically correct museum is dedicated to safeguarding the history of farm life on the Texas prairie from 1890 to 1920. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this four-acre site is accredited by the American Association of Museums. You will be able to view a restored 14-bedroom Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, gardens and smokehouse along with a blacksmith's shop and farm animals. Period-dressed volunteers give guided tours. Among the many programs available are birthday party plans for children up to age 12.
White Rock Lake sprawls over 1,015 acres (410.75 hectares). It boasts picturesque picnic spots and recreational areas that provide great respite from city life. Numerous waterfront trails are popular among local hikers and bikers as well as those visiting Dallas. A complete loop around the lake takes about three hours. The adventurous can indulge in an array of outdoor activities on offer like fishing, sailing and, horseback riding. Bird enthusiasts have reason to rejoice, as the area attracts beautiful, exotic species. The panorama of verdant landscapes that enclose calm waters is the very definition of tranquility.