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==Get around==
==Get around==
The area is simple to get around, especially in the Metroplex.  A large network of freeways and loops exists throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. 
DART is the public transportation system in Dallas, operating an extensive bus and rail network.  For stays in the downtow/uptown Dallas area, the rail network can be a very inexpensive and efficient way to travel.
Nearby Fort Worth operates "The T".  Primarily a bus system, The T does operate a train which travels between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas, interchanging with DART rail upon reaching Dallas.

Revision as of 04:16, 10 March 2008

The Prairies and Lakes Region is located in the north central part of Texas. It is home to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States. This region also has a beautiful countryside with ranches, "bed and breakfasts", and many recreational lakes. Whether you're looking for the excitement of a big town (shopping, dining, nightlife), or for a more leisurely time in the rural areas, you'll find it here in the Prairies and Lakes Region.



The Prairies and Lakes region of Texas is divided into 3 bands which run roughly northeast to southwest, plus the metropolitan area of Dallas-Fort Worth.


Prairies and Lakes region of Texas
  • Addison - Over 170 restaurants in 4 square miles (10sqkm).
  • Arlington - Amusement parks and the Texas Rangers. "Fun Central"
  • Bryan-College Station - Brazos Valley. Home to Texas A&M University.
  • Denton - Home of the Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Dallas - The Arts, the dining, the nightlife… Dallas has it all.
  • Fort Worth - "Where the West begins".
  • Irving - Home of the Las Colinas Urban Development Center, and (until 2009) the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Mesquite - The Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
  • Waco - Cattle, cotton, corn, collegians, and culture.

Other destinations

  • Dinosaur Velley State Park


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