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Dallas is the third largest city in Texas and the ninth largest in the U.S., housing more than 1.2 million residents. The city was founded in 1841 and was incorporated in 1856. The city became a booming location due to its use of railroads. The Museum of the American Railroad features the history of Dallas' growth. The city plays a historically important role in the production of oil and cotton, and remains a powerful industrial city.

Dallas' history is prominent throughout the city through its architecture and numerous museums. The Art District, located downtown, is a hub for many institutions, like the Dallas Museum of Art. Another, darker historical event is given its own museum. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy is dedicated to the life and assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on the museum's street corner.

Dallas is also home to many parks and recreation centers. The city operates more than 400 parks, covering over 20,000 acres. The largest park is Fair Park, which was built to host the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936. Fair Park features many attractions, like the Dallas Aquarium, and holds multiple events and festivities.



Dallas Museum of Art. Museum of the American Railroad Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy
Fair Park