Dallas city tours showcases the downtown Dallas region and the sights most known in that region. From Dealey Plaza, the tour departs from Elm Street and stops at 15 diverse locations. See the complete Dallas tour stops here. Dallas city tours and sightseeing are popular due to the rich history and culture in Dallas. It is well known for the assignation of President John F. Kennedy. The fifth floor museum, Dealey Plaza and the grassy knoll are all well-known historical locations that are on many Dallas tours.
Dallas Texas History
Dallas, Texas, is the pivotal city in the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is referred commonly as the DFW Metroplex. The D stands for Dallas and the FW stands for Fort Worth. The city of Dallas ranks ninth in the United States and is third in Texas behind Houston and San Antonio.
Dallas became prominent as a center for oil and cotton. It is positioned along multiple railroad lines which makes it an excellent trade center. Most of the city is in Dallas County, which is the county seat. The city sprawls into other counties, including Collin, Kaufman, Rockwall and Denton counties. There are over 1.2 million residents in the city of Dallas. There are 12 counties in the DFW Metroplex comprised of over 7 million residents.
Dallas has a robust economy primarily based on banking, commerce, technology, telecommunications, healthcare and medical research, energy, and transportation and logistics. Dallas boasts the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the United States, behind New York City and Houston.