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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Waxahachie, Texas

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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 

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Mineola, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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 

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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.

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 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!

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Lancaster, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

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Lewisville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Interesting exhibits during the state fair but I'm not certain it's worth the trip if you aren't already there. Its an old building with not much to see if there isn't a special exhibit you are visiting.

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Burbank
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Part of the Texas Centennial Fair of 1936, this glorious Deco building was one of the highlights of our trip. We enjoyed the monumental murals depicting Texas history and the wonderful Texas-Deco style details of the building and its fixtures. (As you can imagine, motifs included longhorn cattle and cacti). On the day of our visit there was an informative... More 

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