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Established in 1841 by Pioneer John Neely Bryan, Dallas flourished as a major center for business and trade with the arrival of the railroads. The turn of the century brought an influx of new Texans, as the first buildings rose from the ground. Today, art deco details and the ultramodern meet, paying homage to a forgotten era.
Dallas’ skyline is something both magnificent and overwhelming. Futuristic skyscrapers shoot up toward the sky, creating an ever-evolving view among miles of rolling plains. As the sun sets, the city transforms as a kaleidoscope of colors permeate the night sky.
Proposed in the late 1960s by urban planner Vincent Ponte, the Dallas Pedestrian Network is a long debated piece of Dallas history. First built as a way for pedestrians to avoid the blistering summer heat and frustrating downtown traffic, the network is now mainly abandoned. For those interested in unearthing a long-lasting piece of history, duck into an office building to explore miles of underground tunnels and skywalks that connect some of downtown’s largest buildings, hotels, and residences.
Campisi’s has been a Dallas favorite since its opening in 1946. Although the restaurant serves delicious Italian food, it is most well known for its owner’s connections to organized crime. Jack Ruby, who famously and fatally shot alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, ate at Campisi’s the day before the murder. Owner Joseph Campisi and his wife were Ruby’s first visitors in prison. Conspiracy theorist or not, head on down for a pizza and marvel at this captivating historical spot.
Campisi’s Restaurant, 5610 E Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 827 0355
Dallas’s most infamous duo, Bonnie and Clyde first met at a friend’s home in West Dallas. From 1931–1934, the young Ms. Parker and Mr. Barrow terrorized the country with their gang. The pair was killed in the early morning hours of May 23, 1934, during a police ambush in Louisiana. Although they wished to be buried together, the Parker family wasn’t as keen.
Western Heights Cemetery, 1617 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX, USA (final resting place of Clyde Barrow)
Crown Hill Memorial Park, 9718 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX, USA (final resting place of Bonnie Parker)