First settled in 1847, DeSoto is one of the oldest settlements in North Texas. Today DeSoto is a progressive community, rich in diversity and the cultural arts with a small-town feeling.
Visitors to our community will enjoy a wide range of wonderful hotels, restaurant selections and shopping choices. Our new Town Center development offers a pedestrian-oriented, urban village environment in a suburban community that offers easy access to City Hall, the civic center, library, an outdoor amphitheater, access to the Roy Orr Trail, an indoor performing arts center and the fitness and recreation facility.
DeSoto is the largest and most diverse city in southwest Dallas County and was named an All-American City by the National Civic League in 2006. We invite you to discover DeSoto and all we have to offer.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DESOTO, CALL 972-224-3565 OR VISIT VISITDESOTOTEXAS.COM
AUTUMN IN DUNCANVILLE
With more than a dozen parks, miles of walking trails, easy access to plush golf courses and more ... outdoor enthusiasts always have plenty to do in Duncanville. Families can spend quality time together at Kidsville, the largest volunteer built playground in the world or visit The Dallas Nature Center where they can explore more than 600 acres of native trees, flowers and wildlife.
Water-dwellers can simply jump in their car for a five minute ride to Joe Pool Lake, where they will find 7,490 acres of boating and fishing paradise. Joe Pool Lake is surrounded by four parks that cover more than 3,400 acres of land and include nearly 8 miles of hiking trails as well as more than 10 miles of mountain bike trails.
In addition to outdoor activities, Duncanville has several state of the art community and recreational facilities to choose from.
Bob Knights Fieldhouse, a premiere youth sports and recreational facility with 6 basketball courts that convert to 10 volleyball courts. We hope that you enjoy Duncanville as much as we do!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT DUNCANVILLE.COM OR CALL 972-780-5090.
Conveniently located on Dallas northern border, Farmers Branch offers visitors a hometown with big- city convenience. Located on the north side of IH-635 LBJ Freeway, west of the Dallas Tollway, Farmers Branch is just 15 minutes from Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field Airport and offers 12 hotels and motels on IH-35 and IH-635. The DART Green Line Farmers Branch Station allows visitors easy access to all that the Dallas area has to offer. Four major shopping malls are minutes away: Galleria, Grapevine Mills/ Bass Pro Shop, Valley View and Willow Bend. The birthplace of Dallas County, Farmers Branch features a 26-acre Historical Park that has structures that date back to the 1800s. Farmers Branch is also home to the Dr Pepper StarCenter, (12700 N. Stemmons Freeway). The facility encompasses 95,000 square feet, 11,000 of which is used as the City conference center. The StarCenter includes 2 NHL regulation sheets of ice, a StarStuff merchandise store and the Grille restaurant. The City is also home to the National Earthkind Trial Rose Garden with more than 200 different roses.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT THE FARMERS BRANCH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, 972-247-3131. FARMERSBRANCHCVB.COM
Garland offers world-class shopping, exciting recreational and arts venues, and thrilling events and attractionsall in one welcoming community. Bordering Dallas on the northeast, Garland is the second largest city in Dallas County and the tenth largest in Texas. Visitors can enjoy a day of shopping at
Firewheel Town Center, an open-air mall that offers a variety of stores along with an eclectic mix of restaurants. Or get out on the
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