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Old Red Museum

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Address: 100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214 571 1300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of...
Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County, this museum is housed in the beautifully Old Red Courthouse.
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I was in Dallas for some meetings and on our last day we went sightseeing, I have to say the Old Red Museum was much better than the JFK Memorial, which was a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Tulsa
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We enjoyed the museum and the staff was great. This focususes only on Dallas and Dallas County history. When we went there was only one floor open, plus a special exhibit on the first floor. There were two small theaters and neither was working. It was an interesting and pleasant diversion for 1-2 hours.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A Dallas landmark. This is where to go to get your DBA registered if you are starting a business in Dallas County. While you are there, take some time to look at all the artifacts on the walls and in the halls. Very interesting and an integral part of Dallas history. You are close to several landmarks when you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was in Dallas for some meetings and on our last day we went sightseeing, I have to say the Old Red Museum was much better than the JFK Memorial, which was a little disappointing. But the Red Museum is worth a visit.

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Little Rock, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Really gorgeous building in between Dealy Plaza and the JFK Memorial. We were kinda lost downtown and the information center on the first floor of this building was so helpful. They have maps and informational brochures about everything in Dallas. The lady who helped us was so sweet. She got us back on track, knew just what where were needing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is such a striking building and beautifully restored, the sense of history starts before you even go in. Well set out display highlighting the history and achievements of Dallas. Worth the visit.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I are new to the DFW area, and recently the Mother in Law visited, so we came here as a great way to have an outing in a cool venue. I had seen this museum from afar on an earlier visit to Dealy Plaza, and at that time made plans to see Old Red as soon as... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This isn't the greatest museum I've been to, but it is a beautiful old building. There is a tourist information office on the ground floor. The best part about this place is the super cold air conditioning!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is an interesting history museum, with artifacts highlighting several different aspects of the city's history, including the numerous Texan companies that have since become world famous, very early history of the State's foundation, and of course, President Kennedy's assassination. I spent quite some time here going round the various exhibits and found it really interesting. On the lower floor... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a great place to learn about history. It is a self guided tour so its great if you like to go at your own space. The museum is filled with tons of information and it took us about 2 hours to go through it. Great for history lovers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Well, I don't think this museum is *great* for young kids but it's wonderful for teens and adults. There is A LOT of information here and it covers a lot of history. We had a good time, and the staff was helpful.

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