Dallas is the leading business and financial center of the southwest. It covers 384 square miles of rolling prairie with native cottonwood, pecan, and majestic oaks lining its streets and river banks. Dallas is also home to the Cowboys, Rangers, Stars, and Mavericks. There are arenas, stadiums, and major sporting events, world-class theaters, museums, and annual festivals.
The Dallas Zoo's 25 acre Wilds of Africa exhibit has been named the best African exhibit in the country. Dallas' West End Historical District is a perennial favorite among tourists. The numerous amusement parks include Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, GameWorks, and AMF FunFest. Visitors can enjoy the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, which has over 2,700 acres of wildlife preserves with guided tours and scenic drives. The Arts District includes 17 blocks of museums, galleries, theatres and other performance spaces.