Fair Park, Dallas

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3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas.

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    Cotton Bowl Stadium

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 6, 2004

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    Cotton Bowl Stadium was built in 1930 and is the home of the Texas-Oklahoma University game in October of each year. The Dallas Cowboys games were played in the Cotton Bowl until 1971 and SMU's home games were played there too for years but they are now played at Owenby Stadium.

    The stadium is Dallas' largest outdoor facility and can seat 100,000 fans. The Cotton Bowl is also the site of the Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic played on New Year's day.

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    State Fair of Texas

    by btex Updated Dec 21, 2002

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    Lots of rides, games, animals, corny dogs, music, and so on.... A good way to spend a Fall day in Dallas. Another big attraction during the Fair is the OU-UT college football game played at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. The weekend of the game is known as Texas/OU Weekend, and it's a big deal for the two schools and for Dallas. The game is always sold out and the rivalry is intense. The streets of downtown Dallas and area bars/clubs/restaurants get packed the night before the game with supporters of both teams.
    Fairpark can be visited any time of the year. There you'll find museums, the science place, IMAX, restaurants, an aquarium, concerts, etc....

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    Fair Park

    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 21, 2013

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    This park, the sight of the annual Texas State Fair, also hosts a number of year round attractions. Including an Aquarium, Butterfly gardens and other event centers. Definitely a Dallas must see year round.

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    Music Hall

    by keeweechic Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Music Hall has 3,420 seats and provides a very elegant surrounding for a variety of events from jazz, pop and broadway concerts to lectures and meetings. The Dallas Opera, Dallas Summer Musicals, and the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet also perform here. There is a fabulous fountain out the front of the building.
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    Fair Park

    by principesa Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fair Park's 277 acres encompass the nation's largest collection of Art Deco buildings. Fair Park, registered as a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1936 as a central exposition for the Texas Centennial celebration of independence from Mexico.
    Today, Fair Park includes an impressive list of year 'round special collections (African American Museum, Age of Steam Railroad Museum, Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Science Place Planetarium, TI Founders IMAX Theater); the Music Hall (home of the Dallas Opera and Dallas Summer Musicals); the Dallas Aquarium and the Texas Discovery Gardens. The Women's Museum opened in September 2000. Fair Park also houses special events such as Irish Fest, Cinco de Mayo, Artfest and Crawfest. More than 7 million people visit the grounds each year.

    Other popular attractions include concerts at the outdoor Smirnoff Music Centre, college football in the Cotton Bowl, and the annual State Fair of Texas each fall.

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    Fair Park

    by pobrecita Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fair Park's 277 acres encompass the nation's largest collection of Art Deco buildings. Fair Park, registered as a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1936 as a central exposition for the Texas Centennial celebration of independence from Mexico.
    Today, Fair Park includes an impressive list of year 'round special collections (African American Museum, Age of Steam Railroad Museum, Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Science Place Planetarium, TI Founders IMAX Theater); the Music Hall (home of the Dallas Opera and Dallas Summer Musicals); the Dallas Aquarium and the Texas Discovery Gardens. The Women's Museum opened in September 2000. Fair Park also houses special events such as Irish Fest, Cinco de Mayo, Artfest and Crawfest. More than 7 million people visit the grounds each year.

    Other popular attractions include concerts at the outdoor Smirnoff Music Centre, college football in the Cotton Bowl, and the annual State Fair of Texas each fall.

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    Fair Park is one of best...

    by brdwtchr Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Fair Park is one of best places in Dallas. Becky and I spent an entire day there. At Fair Park there are a number of buildings that surround a wide avenue. The buildings contain different museums. Becky and I tried to see it all in a single day. We had fun but walked our legs off.
    My favorite things at Fair Park were the Aquarium, Natural History Museum, Science Museum with hands on stuff, and Age of Steam Train Museum. There are is a place in center where there are walkways over a lake. The side walk goes over the water with flowering water plants all around. You walk surrounded by pickerel rush and water lotus.

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    by sdtex Updated Aug 26, 2002

    Built for the Texas Centennial in 1936, the 227 acres is on the National Historic Trust and is largest collection of Art Deco fair architecture in the nation. It houses museums and special events (including the State Fair of Texas every fall, a must-do if you're in town) but just looking at the buildings is fun in itself.

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    State Fair of Texas

    by mccalpin Written Sep 28, 2003

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    The State Fair of Texas is the largest state fair in the United States. It runs in late September and early October. It's like a giant Octoberfest - without the beer tents...

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    Lagoon Pathways

    by keeweechic Written Aug 11, 2004

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    There is rather an interesting interwoven terracotta looking pathways at the north and sound ends of the lagoon and unusual arches in the water.

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    Children's Aquarium

    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 21, 2013

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    Small but still very nice aquarium at Fair Park. It's not as nice as the Dallas World Aquarium but for its price ( $8) it probably a better value. Definitely the best attraction at Fair Park.

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