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West End Historic District

Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
Historic walking areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: Dallas, TX

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Lost its luster

this was a big hot spot in the late 80’s and 90's. Sadly, not much has happened to improve it from those days. Few restaurants left, but not the destination it used to be. It... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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47 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

this was a big hot spot in the late 80’s and 90's. Sadly, not much has happened to improve it from those days. Few restaurants left, but not the destination it used to be. It is convenient to AA center, and probably worth a visit, but not much more than that.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Man what happened to this place?you walk around this place and its like a ghost town.dallas ally is shut down and all the little shops and bars too for the most part.the only thing left is a few restaurants and the dallas aquarium.even the horse and buggies are gone.me and my girl walked around for about a hour and left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Every since I was a little girl I've gone to the West end. I love it, it's fun it's great for all ages and there's a little bit of everything is close to the clubs and to the museum and theaters

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

About a decade ago this area had vibrancy on the weekends with tourists and locals but today it's just depressing. We got stuck here trying to kill time before the 6th Floor Museum. Tourists may enjoy some of the Western themed gift shops but other than that it's just a few random restaurants. The area is in desperate need of... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I remember the old days of the district (west end marketplace, Dallas alley, planet hollywood, Dick’s last resort, live music, etc), but now its almost a dead zone. Even on weekends, there’s hardly any people other than those eating at restaurants. Other than restaurants, shops, the sixth floor museum, Dallas aquarium, there is nothing other than looking and admiring old... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After spending some time visiting the JFK Memorial, I walked over to the Historic West End District. There were some shops, but mostly restaurants. I remember seeing a Corner Bakery Cafe, Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, Wild Bill's Western Store, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, and RJ's Mexican Cuisine. I had already eaten elsewhere so I wasn't hungry. It was pretty dead when I... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Smallish area geared to tourists. If you're in downtown Dallas anyway, consider walking around and check out a western wear store, but know that this is all geared to tourists thinking to experience the old Wild West.

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Aubrey, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Being in a wheelchair does have its advantages and disadvantages especially when looking at an area of a city. Please don't let the brick streets dissuade you from visiting the beautiful West End. The streets are the most maintained and there are as many ramps and ways of getting to and into any shop, restaurant, and any other place. All... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

nice to see the old west end updated and ready for another era! it was walk able and felt safe. Some things are still the same as they were in the 90s but a lot has been added the House Of Blues is a GREAT venue to see a concert as well!!

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Dallas, Texas
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68 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

the slew of shops and museums is a good place to hang out for the whole afternoon. there are many restaurants there.

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