Dallas - Texas
Welcome to the State of Texas. Dallas is a major city in the state of Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. These days, the city is noted for its modern and postmodern architecture, as well as Gothic Revival architecture such as the Kirby Building (also of note is Swiss Avenue, home to a stretch of homes featuring architectural styles from Victorian to Neoclassical). Visitors can enjoy art institutions such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the city is also home to numerous parks, providing ample opportunity for outdoor activities such as cycling, swimming, tennis, and golf. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza examines the life, times, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The city's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, and transportation and logistics. The city is home to the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation.