Fair Park

Before television – and long before the internet – world’s fairs were a means of introducing the public to new products, new technology and far away places. In 1936, Texas celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Texas Republic with a world’s fair in Dallas. Texas’ history, economy, flora and fauna were portrayed in the building, statues, and murals designed for the event. Fair Park is the only intact and unaltered pre-1950s world fair site remaining in the United States. Today, the 277-acre park and its cultural, educational, and sports facilities play host to more than seven million annual visitors.    

Museums & Gardens

African-American Museum

3536 Grand Avenue 

Dallas, TX 75210

214-565-9026

www.aamdallas.org 


Children's Aquarium

1462 First Avenue

Dallas, TX 75226

469-554-7340

www.childrensaquariumfairpark.com 


Texas Discovery Gardens

3601 MLK Jr. Blvd

Dallas, TX 75210

214-428-7476

www.txdg.org 


The Hall of State

3939 Grand Avenue

Dallas, TX 75210

214-421-4500

www.hallofstate.com 


South Dallas Cultural Center

3400 Fitzhugh Avenue

Dallas, TX 75210

214-939-2787

www.sdcc.dallasculture.org  

Performance Venues

Music Hall at Fair Park

900 First Avenue 

Dallas, TX 75210

214-565-1116

www.liveatthemusichall.com 


Magnolia Lounge

1121 First Avenue

Dallas, TX 75210

214-426-3400

https://fairpark.org/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=108


Gexa Energy Pavilion

1818 First Avenue

Dallas, TX 75210

214-421-1111

www.dallaspavilion.org 


Fair Park Band Shell

1465 First Avenue

Dallas, TX 75210

214-670-8400

https://fairpark.org/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=106

Amusement Venues

State Fair of Texas

3921 MLK Jr. Blvd 

Dallas, TX 75210

www.bigtex.com 


Swan Boats

1121 First Avenue

Dallas, TX 75210


Cotton Bowl Stadium

3750 The Midway

Dallas, TX 75215

214-670-8400

www.bigtex.com/fun/football/