Direct Energy loves all our customers across our wide service area, so we decided to take a gander at many of the places you live! With each stop in our Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series, we’ll highlight some of best things to do and see in many of the major locales we provide service. It’s a way for us to get to know your city and inform anyone else who may be interested in visiting.
Thanks to the hit prime-time soap opera in the ’80s that was Dallas, many people associate the events of Southfork Ranch with real-life Dallas. While Southfork Ranch does actually exist, it does not reflect the current identity of the city. Dallas is a modern city with an economy built from industries like banking, technology, healthcare, telecommunications, and yes, energy from oil fields. It’s a lively city that offers plenty to do to for citizens and visitors alike – including my three top attractions!
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 was a dark day in American history. The Six Floor Museum marks the location in the old Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald shot the President, and it also examines the life of John F. Kennedy, his assassination, and the effects of his murder on our country. What I enjoy most about this museum is that the curators stay true to the facts of the assassination and neither try to dismiss or prove any conspiracy theories.
Visitors to Dealey Plaza will notice that street lights, street signs, and buildings immediately surrounding the plaza like the Texas Book Depository haven’t been changed since 1963. This a small area of Dallas remains stuck in time as a way to commemorate the tragic events of November 22, 1963.
See the city of Dallas in a whole new way by going to the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower, otherwise known as the big ball in skyline of downtown Dallas. The indoor/outdoor viewing deck sits 470 feet above the ground and offers a 360-degree view of the city’s skyline, Trinity River, and more. Enjoy a light bite or beverage at the GeO-Deck Express Dining and Bar located on the GeO-Deck or take in the beautiful sights while enjoying a meal or a snack at the Cloud Nine Cafe.
Built out of a refurbished warehouse located in the historic West End District, the Dallas World Aquarium features a huge 20,000-gallon aquarium that allows you to walk through viewing hundreds of Indo-Pacific fish. An 8-story Mayan exhibit displays plants and animals from Mayan folklore as well as a 400,000-gallon walk-through Cenote exhibit filled with sharks, rays and sea turtles from the Yucatan Peninsula.
For increased thrills, you can walk through a 40-foot long glassed in tunnel filled with sharks swimming above you. Other exhibits showcase plants and animals from the South American Rainforest, South Africa and Borneo. This attraction is a must-see!
Next up in our “Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City” series: Fort Worth, TX!