FUN FACTS FRIDAY Dallas Texas Edition

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Dallas Texas Edition

I LOVE a fun fact, don't you??  These were taken from the Dallas Visitor Center website, they are such a great resource for almost anything Dallas.  Except for real estate, I'm your resource for that...  :)

Dallas Fun Facts


  • The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas.

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  • The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958.

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  • The 52 foot 'Big Tex' statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas.

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  • With the roof enclosed, the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the Cowboys Stadium.

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  • During the winter holiday season, the Galleria Dallas is home to the country's tallest indoor Christmas tree.

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  • The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children's Medical Center.

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  • The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States.

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  • The Trinity River Corridor Project, when completed, will be more than 10 times the size of New York's Central Park.

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  • Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931 has the distinction of being the first planned shopping center in America.

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  • The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today.

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  • 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'.

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  • A few celebrities from the area: Angie Harmon, Luke and Owen Wilson, Nastia Luikin, Lee Trevino, Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Jessica Simpson

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  • 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/)

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  • The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water.

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  • The Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington Metroplex is the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.

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  • The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare's "Comedies, Histories & Tragedies."

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  • The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 23 of the richest Americans.


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