Interesting Things Dallas is Known for

Dallas is a significant urban and commercial area in north Texas, long associated with oil, cattle, cotton, and cowboys — whether or not these perceptions remain accurate.

But what is Dallas known for today?

The City of Dallas is home to over 1.3 million people and is part of the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area — a city now known for its dining and shopping opportunities, a prominent sports franchise, and as the location where one of the most significant events in American history occurred.

The old industries in Dallas may remain, but they no longer are the economic drivers that attracted the railroads and federal highways to pass through Dallas long ago, bringing with them a population boom that continues to this day.

What is Dallas Known For?

It’s difficult to pinpoint a single thing that Dallas is known for — but there are certain institutions, places, and occurrences that come to mind for many people.

The star logo of the city’s professional football league team is among the most-recognized in the sports world, rivaling the intertwined NY for the New York Yankees.

Visitors still are attracted to John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, established near the location where the U.S. president was assassinated.

A museum on the 6th floor of the building where the assassin reportedly made the shot, is devoted to the November 1963 event and the subsequent national mourning.

The catchphrase “Who shot J.R.?” became a cultural phenomenon in 1980 when the television series “Dallas” captured viewers’ imaginations with a cliffhanger that lasted eight months.

7-Eleven  is known nationwide for its convenience shopping and cold-beverage Slurpees. It started as an ice-selling business in Dallas before adding other for-sale items like eggs and milk — and franchising across America.