Dallas is the third-largest city in the state of Texas and the ninth-largest city in the United States. The city covers 385 square miles (997 km²) and is the county seat of Dallas County. As of 2005, U.S. Census estimates put Dallas at a population of 1.2 million. The city is the main cultural and economic center of the 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area—at over 5.8 million people, it is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States and the largest metropolitan area in the state of Texas. Dallas is listed as a gamma world city by the Loughborough University Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network.
Some interesting places to visit in Dallas - Ft. Worth would include the Dallas Zoo, West End Historical and Market Place, The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, Billy Bob's, Fort Worth Stockyards, South Fork Ranch, Sixth Floor Museum, The Dallas World Aquarium, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Dallas Museum of Natural History, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Fair Park, Six Flags Arlington, and the Dallas Arboretum.