West End Historic District
West End Historic District
3.5
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Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
The West End Historic District is a 15-minute walk from my hotel. It has some good attractions like the Dealy Plaza, Sixth Floor Museum, and the JFK Memorial Plaza. I did not dine in the area, nor spend time here at night.
Written November 29, 2023
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,311 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
I spent an afternoon walking around here. It was a weekend and most shops, offices and museums were closed. I appreciated the peace and calm and was able to think out how these street were a century ago. Yes, it was that captivating.
Written July 31, 2022
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Jeremy P
Dallas, Texas161 contributions
Oct 2019
the Kennedy Museum ( "the 6th Floor Museum" ) is here, in Dealey Plaza. The brand new Holocaust Museum is one block away. The Dallas Aquarium is several blocks away. Other than that, there are two restaurants worth mentioning. Ellen's, which serves southern cooking, and the Y.O. Ranch, a terrific steakhouse. Across from the Y.O. Ranch, is Wild Bill's Western Store, which has boots, belts, hats, and lots of shirts and souvenirs.
Written December 31, 2019
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Olga
Moscow, Russia2,588 contributions
Dec 2019
You need to see this area at least once in your life as it is related to some history of Texas and Dallas. You visit several historical stops, walk around, take photos, stop for coffee or meal and do not forget to get few souvenirs! And a good part is that you can visit it by DART as you have to pay for parking your car.
Written December 8, 2019
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John Walter
The Villages, FL52 contributions
Oct 2019
Nice area to stay in. Lots of things to walk to and do in the area. Good places to eat at as well. A must place to go to.
Written November 10, 2019
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Setsuna M
Dallas, TX10 contributions
Oct 2019
As development becomes more and more of a cookie cutter fake-old facade, and the true historical feel to the city becomes lost, I find less and less appeal in the old West End Historic District. Last night I went down there for one last hurrah at Spaghetti Warehouse, and I suppose I will take some of the blame for not visiting sooner, because I did not recognize a lot of the bland looking apartments that recently popped up. It's a shame that so much character is being lost to time and redevelopment. I hope that new shops can step in and fill the void without simply taking the easy way out and showing us the same old boring stuff that fills the rest of the city.
Written October 16, 2019
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Hank956
Brownsville, TX1,104 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
A great place to visit.

Plenty of places to visit.

Near the Kennedy's areas of interest.

easy parking and plenty of places to take a pic.
Written May 30, 2019
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Ramona P
Castel Bolognese, Italy227 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Nice area for a pleasant morning walk, kinda historic district. Old brick buildings mainly old warehouse, nowadays converted into restaurants and shops.
Written May 7, 2019
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MangiaEStattiZitto
LaGrangeville, NY13 contributions
Mar 2019
Never heard of the West End Historic District of Dallas until we drove to it, inadvertantly! So glad we found it, it's a lovely little piece of Texas you shouldn't miss, if you're in the Dallas area. I loved the old factory buildings, some of which have been converted into very nice restaurants. Our first time there, we had lunch at the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse; the next day we had Sunday dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse. Both places had amazing decor, & the food was deLIcious! I highly recommend both places: ask for Tony (Anthony)at the Spaghetti Warehouse, he's a wonderful waiter... And be sure to go to the Dallas World Aquarium!
Written April 8, 2019
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KosherAndGlutenFree
New Jersey290 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
While there are specific things to see like Dealey Plaza and the 6th Floor Museum, as an area to walk around in, the West End Historic District appears slightly dirty and unkempt. Quite a few homeless walking around, and while no one bothered us, I simply do not understand why anyone would want to walk around here.
Maybe I am jaded by New York or London, but there were very few people walking around at any time of day. It was kind of empty and dead.
Even the major department store, Neiman Marcus, closed at 6pm most nights.

We booked a hotel here specifically so we could walk around the area at night.
Big mistake IMHO.

Stay somewhere else, drive here to see the museums, then leave.
Written March 29, 2019
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