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West End Historic District

Address: Dallas, TX (Downtown Dallas)
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Ranked #70 of 115 Attractions in Dallas
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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320 reviews 320 reviews
117 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Tampa, Florida
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205 reviews 205 reviews
46 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Many restaurants and bars here catering to tourists. It's a fun place to walk around. It's mainly filled with restaurants and bars. I'd say there is something for everyone in the west end district.

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Fort Worth, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We use to ride the train from Fort Worth to Dallas to eat at Spaghetti Warehouse. We would get off the train and walk quite a distance but not you can catch another train to get to the West End and it is great. They have added more eateries and shops of which we could not enjoy with a active... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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