Dallas is large, far-flung and varied city.  There are many things to see and do, but here are a few you might miss unless you look.

The main branch of the Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St. (214-670-1400,) has a used bookstore called Book Ends on the ground floor One of the few original remaining printed sheets of the Declaration of Independence (unsigned) may be seen at the library.  Ask about the Shakespeare manuscript.  Near by towards the convention center is a herd of longhorns, coming down a hill crossing a stream with the cowboys looking on (all in bronze). This is a good photo site.

Across from Fair Park, the Bar of Soap at 3615 Parry Ave. (214-823-6617) offers a wash (laundry) with your suds (the kind on top of your brew).  The real draw here is having a chat with the local characters and denizens of the first punk rock era of Dallas.

The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is as big-time as rodeos get.  If you care to see the real deal this is the place.

Visit Bonnie Parker’s (of Bonnie and Clyde infamy) grave at Crown Hill Memorial, 9700 Webb Chapel Rd.

If you are into jogging, try out the Katy Trail which is a short distance north of  the central business district.