Dallas, Texas, was founded in 1841 and is known for its involvement in industries including petroleum, banking and transportation. The city’s importance formed from the fact it used to be a centre for the oil industry and was easily accessible via multiple train lines. Dallas has a humid subtropical climate with spring and fall being the best times to visit.
Dallas is home to a variety of both modern and postmodern architecture. One of the most iconic pieces of the city’s architecture is Fountain Place which is a 60 story skyscraper located downtown. Another architectural "hotbed" in the city is a stretch of homes along Swiss Avenue, which exhibits many styles and tastes in architecture.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) rail system is located Downtown with services stopping at Convention Centre Station, Union Station, West End Station and St. Paul Station. The Trinity Railway Express commuter train connects downtown Dallas with downtown Fort Worth and terminates at Union Station.