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This upscale center is typical Highland Park--trendy boutique shops and stores that offer exceptional services. Located minutes from downtown at Preston Road and Mockingbird Lane, Highland Park Village offers free valet parking and a variety of shops, including Ralph Lauren and Banana Republic, as well as boutiques by Chanel, Cole Haan, Escada and Hermes. All that shopping can work up an appetite, so stop by Café Pacific, Celebrity Restaurant and Bakery, or Mi Cocina.
Established in 1946 by Phil Isley, Granada Theater opened its doors as a movie hall. In the 1970s it functioned as a music hall for a short time, when it reverted back to being a movie theater. Mike Schoder, an avid musician, assumed reigns of the theater in 2004 and converted it into a delightful space that plays host to various enthralling concerts. Before the lights go down, take note of the early 1950's architecture, featuring a balcony with exquisitely painted walls.
Few cities outside of Spain have a finer collection of Spanish art than what is exhibited in this Dallas museum. The funds to construct it were donated by oil magnate Algur H. Meadows back in the 1960s and it was built in memory of his first wife. The nearby Elizabeth Meadows sculpture garden was inspired by Mr. Meadows' love for his second wife. The museum's permanent collection includes such works as Velasquez's "Sibyl With Tabula Rasa," Picasso's "Still Life in a Landscape", and Goya's "Yard With Madmen". The sculpture garden here includes works by both Rodin and Claes Oldenburg.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum makes available an enormous amount of information about the life and presidency of George W. Bush. Here you can explore 70 million pages of Presidential records. The museum houses foreign and domestic Presidential gifts. Whether you want to do research, or just get some insight into Presidential history, a visit here is worthwhile.
Southern Methodist University has an enrollment of just over 9,000 students. People from more than 80 countries and all 50 states come to study on this campus. Though named after the Methodist denomination, students from every religious background are welcome. SMU has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 100 universities in the country. In addition to its fine undergraduate degree programs, SMU offers graduate degrees through its Underwood School of Law, Perkins School of Theology, and Cox School of Business.
Frontiers of Flight Museum is an assembly of artifacts celebrating the chronicles of flight. From the Wright brothers to the space age, each display is carefully organized to provide in-depth information on aircraft history. Exhibited models are on loan from the University of Texas at Dallas' Collection of Flight, one of the largest aviation archives in the country. Highlights include Hindenburg artifacts and the Apollo 7 spacecraft.