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“Place of many Events”
Review of Fair Park

Fair Park
Ranked #38 of 253 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Large urban park with museums, flea markets and events. Covers over 227 acres.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fair Park is the site of the Texas State Fair, EarthX2018 (formerly Earth Day Texas) and other local events. The area is huge, so large crowds are easily accommodated. There is a fee for parking on site, except for Dallas Summer Musicals when they perform at The Music Hall. DART goes to Fair Park.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reason we visited Dallas was for the State Fair and it is HUGE. We had a lot of fun except having to buy food and drink tickets - it's a little inconvenient. The first thing we did was get a map, which was in the free program guide. This helped navigate the large fairgrounds. We also went early in the morning and glad we did. It was packed when we left and the lines were long. The Fair gives off a fun vibe - everyone is laughing, eating and smiling. There are all types of food, especially fried. There are also rides and games for kids but these areas are packed with people. There were concerts going on several stages, several buildings with vendor booths selling all types of crafts, jewelry, souvenirs, etc. There are many places to buy wine and beer and they even had the football games on very large TV's. Try to walk to all the different areas - they all give off a different atmosphere. Parking was easy - just give in and follow someone waving a red/orange flag. Parking prices are basically all the same. Fairgrounds parking fill up quick and we parked offsite and had a 10 minute walk but it was safe. The fairgrounds are extremely easy to get to but you may have to sit in traffic if you go there past 10am. We were both impressed with how clean the fairgrounds were kept especially with the huge crowds. Even the bathrooms were clean and supplied! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I highly recommend.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This is just beautiful and very interesting. The restored deco murals and buildings are simply amazing

Thank Amonfrank
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We went to the Irish festival at Fair Park, and enjoyed it greatly. There was lots of great music, plenty of vendors, and fun food choices. The architecture at the park is truly impressive. A treasure of Art Deco.

Thank princene
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

My husband and I had a day at the State Fair whilst visiting friends in Texas. We bought tokens for rides and had fun exploring all the stalls and sampling Corny dogs and waffles. The day we went it rained but there was plenty of inside attractions to visit. The pig races were good fun. We went on the Big Star wheel and had great views of the area. Big Tex is also very impressive!

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