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West End Historic District

Dallas, TX (Downtown Dallas)
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Ranked #97 of 151 attractions in Dallas
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It used to be great with lots of hard-to-get-into restaurants and a unique multilevel shopping emporium, but now it all just seems quite run down. There are a handful of restaurants but just as many (or more) buildings looking for tenants. One plus, was the police patrolling on bikes. Dallas should try hard to revive this district so that tourists... More

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Lansing, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The "West End Historic District" historic or history? Historic; is defined as well known or important in history ie. (historic occasion; historic building). In like manner, History, is defined as a record of past events (a narrative of past events relating to a particular people, location, person etc). Usually written in connection with a past notable event for its importance.... More

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

...revitalized this district riding on the interest in the assassination of JFK. A few crappy looking steakhouses and a Corner Bakery cafe, closed on weekends. Thank you not, if I am sick enough to engage in this type of macabre tourism, I will hang in DC, where they clipped President Garfield.

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Lubbock
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

It has been several years since I visited West End, the first time during the day. Easy to park and find a nice restaurnat to sit back, relax and plan the remander of the day. Not sure it has turned into the must stop that they were hoping for.

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Jacksboro, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This area of Dallas is great for dining (Spaghetti Warehouse), walking, live bands, drinks, and even a horse drawn carriage ride if that strikes your fancy.

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Pryor
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I first visited West End Historic District many years ago. There were fun and unique shops and restaurants as well as horse drawn carriages. We would spend many hours in the fun shops and my favorite one was a shop that sold holographic images. Those seem to be all gone now, and the restaurants are mainly chain restaurants. I didn't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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109 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It has become over run with chain restaurants and poor ones at that. The area seems promising but it is just boring. Not much to do in the actual area except eat or drink. Some great outdoor seating with Gators roof top bar being my choice for drinks. You are within walking distance Victory Plaza, Museum district, JFK Memorial so... More

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Dallas, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Nice walk from the Katy Trail/Uptown all the way to the West End District (where, among others, the Sixth Floor Museum sits). Don't do it when it's too hot or you will not enjoy it.

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Atlanta GA
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234 reviews 234 reviews
92 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If your staying downtown a nice place to go where you don't need a car is West end. It has good restaurants and is safe for anyone. If you looking for better restaurants in dallas you need to go outside of this area

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The West End of Dallas is a tourist Hot Spot. It has countless restaurants, night life, and specialty shops. You could go there several times for your dining needs, carriage rides, the Library Depository and Grassy Knowl where Kennedy was assassinated. It is also awesome for outdoor coffee in the mornings.

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