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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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
111 reviews 111 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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22 reviews 22 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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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Wonderful presentation on the history of Dallas. Great videos and interactive displays. Our kids enjoyed it.

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Abilene, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This was a self guided/paced tour of the history of Dallas. We found it to be very interesting. There were lots of great artifacts (old and newer) on display. It was a good learning experience for the kids.

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Dallas, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We moved to North Dallas in Jan 2010, and love it here, So we love to find places of interest, and history. The Old Red Museum is loaded with history from the late 1800's to current. When we went, there was lots of info on the Mayor after JFK was shot, and his great contributions. The price was great, we... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If nothing else, just admiring this building is a treat in itself. While Dealey plaza and the 6th floor book depository is right around the corner, take a moment to check out the big red museum. You can't miss it if you look around Dealey plaza you'll see the red building with the bell at the top of it. The... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

For the price this museum is worth a visit. For just a few dollars it provides a good insight into the history of Dallas. There are videos for each era which we enjoyed.

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