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Old Red Museum

100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
214 571 1300
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As featured in Dallas for young kids
Ranked #38 of 152 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County, this museum is housed in the beautifully Old Red Courthouse.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Bradenton,FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Even though it is small, I spent hours looking at the detailed info, listening to the commentary you can get on your phone and enjoying the variety of media used to present the facts in interesting ways. Each section presented a short film which summarized very nicely the items in that area. If you're pressed for time- seeing these films... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A great place to learn about the lengthy history, of such a great city. Very good value, well laid out, and we still didn't manage to see all of what was displayed. Absorbing, educational, and thoroughly interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It was a great place to visit. The parking was a tad difficult, but worth it, once we made it in the museum.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum has many interesting facts and information. Although it is lacking an oh ah factor. It wasn't the most fun attraction we visited in Dallas. Not great for kids although there were some interactive set-ups that we could stop and play with. Better attraction for adults. There is alot of reading of information. There are videos and computer games... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Definitely a place to stop if you like City Politics and American Politics. We took Dallas City Tour and stopped at this museum for 30 min. visiting the most important halls - highly recommended!

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Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nicely remodeled, but left me with questions. Seems like the stories behind pictures just didn't do the pictures justice.

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Newnan, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I wanted to see more pictures and the stories behind them. Also, if we are talking about history I found it interesting that there was only one picture of a native american there, but hey..... Anywho, I think it would be better if they offered guided tours to tell a bit more of the story behind the pictures. You buy... More

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Tampa, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For the cost this place was fabulous! They do a great job bringing you through history with relics from the past. It all makes sense the way they put it together, it's fantastic! When you get done with checking out Dealey plaza this is a great stop off. Another pleasure was that it was not crowded and the pace was... More

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For $5, you can't beat the info and history given at this museum. It was an excellent mix of a lot of history of Dallas and influential American history that started in Dallas. I found this to be one of the best, tasteful and expansive history museums I've been to. I didn't get bored with an overload of the same... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here after touring Dealey Plaza and the Depository, just a short distance from both. Good prices and enjoyable.

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