IC Sightseeing

By Sarah Swartz, Lake Ontario Region, IC 2017 Press Corps

Don’t Mess With Texas: Adventures in Downtown Dallas

On our last day of IC 2017, participants went sightseeing across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in locations such as the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas Zoo, and more. I visited the Dallas Museum of Art and Sixth Floor Museum, and had the chance to explore what downtown Dallas has to offer. At the Dallas Museum of Art, we got to enjoy art from Texas and around the world. We even saw a replica of Coco Chanel’s house, with pieces from her art collection! After lunch, we visited the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was killed. We saw the artifacts and documents which defined life in 1960’s America, in the very building where such a pivotal and horrifying moment occurred. It was an interesting and engaging way to experience a time in American history that changed the trajectory of America, and learn more about the Kennedy family’s legacy to the world. It was great for everyone who went sight-seeing to get some fresh air and experience the best of Dallas before departing International Convention.