1515 N. I-35 East
Desoto, TX 75115
Phone: (972) 224-9100
Fax: (972) 228-8238
The Friendship West Baptist Church, is a beautiful church located in the city of Dallas. While its mission is to incorporate its members into worship, it also combines community service with prayers. The Church proposes an inclusive attitude towards the entire community. This is displayed in the fact that the public can rent the Conference Center of the Church for public meetings, corporate events or concerts. Non-members also can engage the services of the Church's excellent event management team for weddings or receptions.
Masjid Taqullah is a non-profit organization dedicated to Muslim worship and other services. Lecture series and interfaith dialogues are often conducted. They offer marital services as well.
Dogwood Canyon contains some of the rarest ecological features in Texas. This 250-acre (101-hectare) stretch of land provides hours of outdoor fun for everyone in the family. Keep an eye out for various species of birds, amphibians, and other wildlife. Located just 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Dallas, a trip here is easy and worthwhile.
Dallas Zoo encompasses 106-acres of exotic and traditional zoo animals. Visitors are greeted at the entrance by one of the tallest statue in Texas - a 67.5 foot (20.5 meters) giraffe. The Wilds of Africa attraction includes the chimpanzee forest, the gorilla center and an aviary on a quarter-mile nature trail where six natural habitats are featured: forest, mountain, woodland, river, desert and brush. A 20-minute monorail ride runs the course of the attraction and costs an additional fee. The ZooNorth attraction includes a bird and reptile building, children's zoo with touchable animals, cheetah exhibit, elephants, giraffes, flamingos and other traditional animals.
This 6,000 acre (2428 hectare) stretch of land features forest, wetlands, ponds, and grassland. It's considered an urban park, as it's located in the outskirts of Dallas. Here, you can hike to the Trinity River, admire the wildlife and plants, or just take a leisurely walk to get away from the city for a while.
Bishop Cider Company is a small, family-run operation that whips up creative, unique and delicious craft ciders. Surrounded by the stylish restaurants and bars of the vibrant Bishop Arts District, the cidery offers its customers a selection of their own brews alongside guest ciders in cans and bottles. Infused with the flavor of unusual ingredients like jalapenos, lemongrass, clove and Cascade hops, the ciders brewed here are quite unlike any thing offered elsewhere. Opening hours tend to be flexible so be sure to call ahead if you have your heart set on a taste of their fabulous offerings.
The Bishops Art District is a shopping paradise found in the middle of Oak Cliff. This artistic, inviting district is a collection of unique, independent shops, restaurants, and galleries. There's a lot to explore, so wear your walking shoes. Whether you're looking for something for your home, your pet, or your friends, you'll find one-of-a-kind items to fit your needs here.
Looking every bit like an over-the-top haunted mansion that it was intended to look like, the Munster House is the private home of McKee family. Big fans of the popular 1960s sitcom, the McKees designed their house to be an accurate copy of the set used on The Munster House. What's even surprising, is that since there was no blue print available to design the house, they got to it just by watching the episodes chronologically. Every room featured on the set is present in this house including the scary old oak at the entrance. Widely popular in the city, the Munster House is open for public only in October when it also provides venue for the community's Halloween Fund Raiser.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Apart from holding community meetings and discussions on Islamic topics, the mosque also feeds the homeless once a month. Visitors experience peace and tranquility in this sanctity as they offer their prayers to God.
This Dallas landmark has graced the downtown skyline since 1978. Three levels of activity top the 50-story structure, which are encircled in a dome of lights. The triangle formations of the structural cylinders encase the elevators that carry passengers to the top levels in 68 seconds. For the more actively inclined, an 837-step stairwell is located in the middle of the tower. Over 200 lights add shimmer to the geodesic dome, which can be programmed to form an infinite number of patterns. Some of the more famous include "The Electric Moon," "Texas Raindrops" and "Dallas Disco Fever." The tower opened in 1978, just two years after construction began and only five years after its conception. The Lookout is the lowest of the upper levels and provides both an indoor and outdoor observation area. Visitors can view many points of interest throughout the Dallas area from 360-degrees.
The historic Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park features lush, manicured gardens and a recreated Victorian-era town. Nestled near downtown, the expansive park is accentuated with beautiful homes and establishments. Volunteers demonstrate weaving, cooking and welding among other activities from that time period to those looking for an insight into Texan history. The site is an official history museum and is affiliated with The Dallas County Heritage Society. The society plays host to several events throughout the year; the annual Candlelight Country Fair and Old Fashioned Fourth of July draw major crowds.
Pioneer Plaza is more than just your ordinary park. A bronze ensemble of lifelike cattle punctuates this 4.2-acre park overlooking City Hall and the Dallas Convention Center. Nationally-acclaimed artist and native Texan Robert Summers is the artistic force behind the unique sculptures. The 70 bronze steers memorialize the cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail back in 1854.