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This historic site sprawls over 227 acres (918,636 square meters) and has one of the nation's largest collections of Art Deco buildings. Built in 1936, Fair Park is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It was built by the WPA to house the Texas Centennial Exposition, celebrating Texas' independence from Mexico. It boasts an inspiring list of museums including the African American Museum, Age of Steam Railroad Museum, Museum of Nature and Science, Music Hall At Fair Park, Dallas Aquarium and Dallas Horticulture Center. You will also find concerts at the outdoor Coca Cola Starplex, college football in the Cotton Bowl, and the annual State Fair of Texas. The Visitor Center shows a 10-minute film about the park and offers walking tours by appointment.

The sole survivor of the 1920's movie palaces, this restored showplace is an honored venue for a variety of performers. It has helped breathe new life into the Arts District. Gilded and ornate, its prestige sweeps patrons into a another time. This venue seats just over 1,600 people. It hosts the Majestic Broadway Series as well as the world-renowned Dallas Black Dance Theater. Additional commercial performers have one-night only or multiple night runs.

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.

This large space features dance lessons, live music, concerts and even mechanical bull riding. Various DJ sets, live music, and jukebox tunes provide a fun atmosphere for any crowd; indeed Cowboys Red River attracts many different age groups. It is the perfect place to kick back and have a good time and you'll never be short of a drink because there is more than one bar.

Locate on the Robert B Cullman within Fair Park and serving as a multi-purpose events venue, is the Fair Park Food and Fiber Pavilion. Spread over 25,000 sq.ft, the venue plays host to business meetings, seminars, festivals, concerts, social events as well as private gatherings. The Texas State Fair, that takes place at the pavilion, draws Texans from all over in large numbers.

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