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Hall of State

A really nice Art Deco design, has so very nice exhibits this year, it was fairly crowded due to... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
Mlarsen880
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Rockwall, Texas
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Wedding Reception there

It was a very nice venue for my niece's wedding. Plenty of room for dining, talking and dancing... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Bill M
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Taylors, South Carolina
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Built by the State of Texas for the 1936 Centennial Exposition, the Hall of State is the crown jewel of Fair Park and has hosted events honoring presidents, royalty, heads of state, and other dignitaries for over seventy years. Located just minutes...more
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

For such a stately and remarkable piece of Art Deco architecture for the city of Dallas this building is in bad bad shape and condition inside and out. Paint peeling from the ceilings with the hope that no one will look up, cracks in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

A really nice Art Deco design, has so very nice exhibits this year, it was fairly crowded due to the high influx of people to the state fair. Was worth the extra hour to tour, it is free.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mlarsen880
Reviewed July 10, 2017

It was a very nice venue for my niece's wedding. Plenty of room for dining, talking and dancing. The Hall itself is impressive. Good for just a visit as well/

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bill M
Reviewed April 23, 2017

This is perhaps the finest of all of the Art Deco buildings in Fair Park. Do not expect to see much in the way of museum-style displays. It is the building itself, with its grand architecture and it's history-packed murals, which is the star attraction...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ken B
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Small review because there isn't much to tell other than it's a breathtaking piece of architecture. Full of Texas grandiosity and statuary and made me Texas proud. Nobody there except for very nice man at desk. Parking free. No crowd. Architecturally reminiscent of English Palladian...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

A tour book had recommended Fair Park as a good place to visit and the Hall of State seemed like a good spot to start. It was hard to find (I swear the signs sent us in the opposite direction!) and not well marked within...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank NieSam
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a beautiful building dedicated to greatness of the (Republic of/State of) Texas, that celebrated its Centennial in 1936, when it was built. Along with various museum-type exhibitions that rotate, it also housed the "Taylor Swift Experience" a bit of popular fluff during the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

We visited this beautiful building during our first trip to the Texas State Fair. It was wonderful to get to go into the buildings on the fair grounds and tour around in each of them. Many had their own exhibits going on. Inside the Hall...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was our first time in this beautiful building. The architecture and painting s were amazing. We went in during the fair and enjoyed the many different traveling exhibits they had to offer. Would lover to come back when I had more time to soak...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank BoPeacock
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We came down to Fair Park to visit the Hall of State as we were under the impression that is was a museum dedicated to Texas history. We were wrong. This beautiful Art Deco style building is basically a place for special events and presentations....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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ChrystinP
Dallas, Texas
Hall of State during the Fair (0 Replies)
Here's what's going to be on display during the Fair this year. Note the Hall of State is always free. In addition to the special Fair exhibit, there is also an exhibit on "DALLAS IN THE TIME OF MLK." (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Hall of State in Fair Park FREE and open to the public From America’s first drive-in restaurant, stadium nachos, iconic corn chips, the frozen margarita machine, handheld calculators, to even corny dogs, several of the world’s favorite creations were introduced...More
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