The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a 9,286 square-mile area, and within that space are many iconic landmarks and attractions to explore. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the area, it’s virtually impossible to see all of the sites in one, Instagram-perfect day–unless you do it from the air.
Longhorn Helicopters has some excellent doors-open flyover tours of Fort Worth, Mid-Cities and Dallas that will give you unbelievable views of some of the most incredible sights the area has to offer.
Here, in no particular order, are 10 picture perfect places you’ll want to take in from the air–and post to your Instagram:
1. Trinity River & Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge – Fort Worth
The 710-mile long Trinity River is a picturesque water feature running alongside Fort Worth. The focal centerpiece of the river’s appearance in Fort Worth is the 1,870-feet-long Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. This cable-stayed bridge’s twisting cables (said to resemble giant instruments) make for an architectural feast for the eyes.
2. Bank of America Plaza – Dallas
The third-tallest building in Texas has 72 stories, 1.9 million square feet of office space, and pretty incredible lighting at night, thanks to nearly 2 miles of multi-colored LED tubes running along various edges of the building. It’s a sight during the day, but if you can, gaze upon it at night.
3. Sundance Square – Fort Worth
One of Fort Worth’s most vibrant spots, Sundance Square features 35 city blocks of commercial, residential, entertainment and retail attractions! A number of buildings in the complex are on the National Register of Historic Places, and houses the Bass Performance Hall.
4. Fountain Place – Dallas
This 32-year-old late-modernist skyscraper reaches 720 feet into the clouds and is one of the most mesmerizing sights of downtown. The reflective exterior and 172 beautiful fountains at its base make it a must-see.
5. Dallas Fair Park – Dallas
Home to the annual Texas State Fair, this 277-acre campus is a National Historic Landmark that has many buildings still left over from the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936. It’s also the backdrop used for the 1961 musical film State Fair, and boasts North America’s largest Ferris Wheel.
6. Reunion Tower – Dallas
The 15th tallest building in the city is also one of the most recognizable. It’s 561 feet tall and known affectionately as “The Ball.” The tower is in the Reunion district and is attached to the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
7. Globe Life Park (Home of the Texas Rangers) – Mid-Cities
See it while you can; voters in Arlington are going to build a new ballpark that’s going to open in 2020–but for now, enjoy the stadium home of the Texas Rangers. See the lights of a game at night as 50,000 people cheer on the home team.
8. Fort Worth Stockyards – Fort Worth
This historic district is a former livestock market that has been occupied in some form since 1866. Nowadays it pays tribute to its bovine heritage with a rodeo, an opry, boarding, horse rentals, carriage rides and more. Take a look at the Old West.
9. AT&T Stadium (Home of the Dallas Cowboys) – Mid-Cities
Possibly the most well-known landmark of the metroplex, AT&T Stadium, known as “Jerryworld” to reflect Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, is the fifth largest NFL arena. Besides the Cowboys, the stadium has played host to a number of other sports as well as touring concerts.
10. Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
The official hotel of the Dallas Cowboys, the Gaylord Texan is a massive marvel of a lodging facility, boasting more than 400,000 square feet of meeting space and 1,511 guest rooms. Its “biodome”-like structure is one you won’t forget.
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