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Address: 3939 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Phone Number: +1 214-421-4500
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Built by the State of Texas for the 1936 Centennial Exposition, the...

Built by the State of Texas for the 1936 Centennial Exposition, the Hall of State is the crown jewel of Fair Park and has hosted events honoring presidents, royalty, heads of state, and other dignitaries for over seventy years. Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, the Hall of State can be rented for private functions ranging from corporate dinners or meetings to weddings or gala social events.

Imagine cocktails in the impressive Hall of Heroes followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Great Hall, dancing under the stars in clear tents set up on the front lawn, a stockholders meeting in the Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall, or a product launch in the Texas Rooms. The possibilities are endless and the event support services offered by our responsive team of experts assure every event to be a fabulous success. Rental fees support the operations of the Dallas Historical Society and represent our single largest revenue stream.

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Stunning wedding reception venue

Beautiful to see at any time and some nice history displays. But at night....a stunning venue for a wedding and wedding receptions. Don't think I'd drive out here to just take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful to see at any time and some nice history displays. But at night....a stunning venue for a wedding and wedding receptions. Don't think I'd drive out here to just take a look, but if you're hear for an event, the State Fair, dining at the Inn....check it out.

Thank foodie-in-lalaland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I attended the State Fair and she insisted we see the Texas musician exhibit while there. I'd never been inside of the Hall of State at previous visits to the State Fair. This exhibit was one of the best I've ever been to. I was surprised to know some of the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s icons... More 

Thank MAC3844
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you live in Texas or were born in Texas this is something that you need to see. Not once or twice but every few years. Important to know your roots.

Thank Drr55
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It's always a little more special to come by here during the State Fair. There is something special and different every year that they have made a special effort to bring to the public.

Thank pblowrey
Samantha D, Public Relations Manager at Hall of State, responded to this review

Thank you pblowrey for stopping by the Hall of State. Glad to hear that you enjoyed this year's exhibit! There are more outstanding exhibits planned for next year so we hope you will be able to visit again! More 

Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is one of the great building in the State Fair of Texas grounds. The massive entrance leads up to bronze and glass windows and doors. Once inside, the grandeur of the marble and stone will take your breath away, The paintings on the walls tell a story of Texas. Many exhibitions are held in this hugh building during the... More 

Thank clois-gary
Mineola, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Always nice exhibits and displays in this building. I make sure and visit every year during the State Fair of Texas. Old but very well maintained. A must see.

Thank Jerry P
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have lived in the Dallas area for 35+ years and have traveled world-wide (as is apparent from our reviews). We always look for sites which uniquely represent the place we are visiting. The Texas Hall of Fame at Fair Park is the one site in Dallas which uniquely evokes Texas and its history. In addition, the art-deco buildings which... More 

Thank Ron and Jeanne B
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I went to hear speaker's at the regular Dallas Historical Society. The auditorium is large and nice, but the exhibits upstairs are definitely sparse and wanting. The front with the golden warrior shooting his bow is a beautiful item to grace the entrance, just not much inside.

Thank BigGuyfromDallas
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My son and daughter-in-law's wedding reception was held at the Hall of State. An absolutely beautiful venue. And it's captivating to recognize all the rich Texas history recorded and celebrated there!

Thank WednesdayNightGirl
Lancaster, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Many interesting things to see regarding the history of our great state! If you are at Fair Park, don't miss it. If you go to the state fair, make sure you drop in to Hall of State, but leave your beverages outside.

Thank Gary M

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