By Tianna Robinson

When you think of Dallas you may think of Texas oil millionaires, America’s favourite football team, or even the well-loved and long-running tv soap opera . But there is much more to the city itself. Dallas offers art, sports, first-class hotels and top-culinary cuisine.

This southern city is suitably following its slogan Live Large, Think Big and under going transformations of more than $15 billion in new developments, according to Phillip Jones, president and CEO of Dallas Convention Visitors Bureau, “We just opened a new art district in October 2009. The single largest investment since the Lincoln Center was built 50 years ago,” says Jones.

The city hasn’t stopped there; Jones says they wanted to make a bigger effort to make Dallas more walkable, more green and more environmentally friendly. “We have this freeway that separates uptown from downtown […] we are in the middle of constructing a hundred million dollar park that will literally be built over top of the freeway. It is a five-acre park with an amphitheatre, two restaurants, trails and dog-walking parks that’s opening in 2013.”

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