Comfort Suites West Dallas - Cockrell Hill
4275 DFW Turnpike/IH-30
Dallas, TX 75211
Phone: (214) 267-0100
Fax: (214) 217-5194
Irving East Branch Library has a special Mickey Watson Quiet Room for leisurely reading and contemplation. It conducts family storytelling sessions in two languages and has facilities like WiFi, scanners and fax machines.
The Bishops Art District is a shopping paradise found in the middle of Oak Cliff. This artistic, inviting district is a collection of unique, independent shops, restaurants, and galleries. There's a lot to explore, so wear your walking shoes. Whether you're looking for something for your home, your pet, or your friends, you'll find one-of-a-kind items to fit your needs here.
Bishop Cider Company is a small, family-run operation that whips up creative, unique and delicious craft ciders. Surrounded by the stylish restaurants and bars of the vibrant Bishop Arts District, the cidery offers its customers a selection of their own brews alongside guest ciders in cans and bottles. Infused with the flavor of unusual ingredients like jalapenos, lemongrass, clove and Cascade hops, the ciders brewed here are quite unlike any thing offered elsewhere. Opening hours tend to be flexible so be sure to call ahead if you have your heart set on a taste of their fabulous offerings.
Located right in Dallas' Design District is this small craft brewery. Peticolas Brewing Company's products can be found in bars around Dallas, but the best way to taste them is right from the source. On the first and third Saturdays of every month, show up with some cash for a tour and receive a Peticolas pint glass and three wooden nickel tokens to redeems for beers at the end of the tour. Experienced and knowledgeable brewery staff guide you on a short but informative tour about the brewing process, then in the end try one of their distinctive beers like Great Scott, Velvet Hammer or Royal Scandal, among others.
The house was built in 1912, and is one of Irving's oldest homes.
Opened at the beginning of 2013, Community Beer Company likes to think of itself as more than just a craft brewery. The brewery hosts tours every Saturday afternoon and the price gets you a pint glass and four drink tickets so you can sample the wares. They usually have a few food trucks posted up during touring times too so you can delight all your taste buds. In addition to the tours, Community Beer Company hosts all kinds of community events at the brewery like art shows, concerts and beer school just to name a few.
Dallas Zoo encompasses 106-acres of exotic and traditional zoo animals. Visitors are greeted at the entrance by one of the tallest statue in Texas - a 67.5 foot (20.5 meters) giraffe. The Wilds of Africa attraction includes the chimpanzee forest, the gorilla center and an aviary on a quarter-mile nature trail where six natural habitats are featured: forest, mountain, woodland, river, desert and brush. A 20-minute monorail ride runs the course of the attraction and costs an additional fee. The ZooNorth attraction includes a bird and reptile building, children's zoo with touchable animals, cheetah exhibit, elephants, giraffes, flamingos and other traditional animals.
This Dallas landmark has graced the downtown skyline since 1978. Three levels of activity top the 50-story structure, which are encircled in a dome of lights. The triangle formations of the structural cylinders encase the elevators that carry passengers to the top levels in 68 seconds. For the more actively inclined, an 837-step stairwell is located in the middle of the tower. Over 200 lights add shimmer to the geodesic dome, which can be programmed to form an infinite number of patterns. Some of the more famous include "The Electric Moon," "Texas Raindrops" and "Dallas Disco Fever." The tower opened in 1978, just two years after construction began and only five years after its conception. The Lookout is the lowest of the upper levels and provides both an indoor and outdoor observation area. Visitors can view many points of interest throughout the Dallas area from 360-degrees.
This is a permanent exhibition of the tragic events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza opened in 1989 and is located in the Texas School Book Depository building, the site from where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot the President. Displays include a moving overview of the time period, and the life and accomplishments of the 35th President of the United States. Enlarged police photographs, news footage, and audio tools allow visitors to learn about the tragic events of November 22, 1963.
This impressive brick, limestone and granite marvel, designed by David M. Schwartz Architectural Services and HKS, Inc., was built not only as the home of the Dallas Stars and the Dallas Mavericks, but also as a venue for other entertainment. It anchors the 72-acre Victory Development, a project that reclaimed an area occupied by an abandoned rail yard and power plant and is in the process of creating a vibrant urban area. Special features include retractable seating and more than USD3 million in public art. Public tours are available and require reservations.
Virtually unchanged from the time of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, this historic site is a tragic reminder of one of the most shocking and difficult times in American history. The landmark district, which includes the Dealey Plaza as well as the Texas School Book Depository, is one of Dallas's most important historical landmarks. You'll feel like you've stepped through time as you walk around the area, as the skyscrapers form a modern backdrop, chronicling the years gone past. Visitors can visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to learn more about the tragic event.
The Old Red Courthouse is an outstanding feature of the Dallas County Historic Plaza. It was built in 1892 in Romanesque Revival style. It is constructed of rough-cut, Pecos Red Sandstone and trimmed in Arkansas blue granite. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a City of Dallas Landmark and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. Four prior courthouses have graced the same location. The Old Red Courthouse contains the Old Red Museum.