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Address: 3939 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Phone Number: +1 214-421-4500

Built by the State of Texas for the 1936 Centennial Exposition, the Hall of...

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 from downtown Dallas, the Hall of State can be rented for private functions ranging from corporate dinners or meetings to weddings or gala social events.

Imagine cocktails in the impressive Hall of Heroes followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Great Hall, dancing under the stars in clear tents set up on the front lawn, a stockholders meeting in the Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall, or a product launch in the Texas Rooms. The possibilities are endless and the event support services offered by our responsive team of experts assure every event to be a fabulous success. Rental fees support the operations of the Dallas Historical Society and represent our single largest revenue stream.

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Historic Texas Architectural Treasure

Built in 1936 and designed for the centennial of the Republic of Texas by architect Donald Barthelm The Hall of State is considered one of the most representative examples of art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Dallas, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars 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. They were having a special exhibition regarding the six flags that have flown over Texas... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Built in 1936 and designed for the centennial of the Republic of Texas by architect Donald Barthelm The Hall of State is considered one of the most representative examples of art deco architecture in Texas. It features memorials to many of the heroes of Texas history. In 1986, the building was restored and the East Texas room became home to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

When this stately room is decorated, it is magnificent. We found it to be very accommodating and elegant. Walking through the halls to enjoy the historical stations along the walls and floors make this an excellent choice. One consideration, if live band is an option consider sound check as acoustics restricted conversation a bit.

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Dallas, Texas
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560 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Beautiful to see at any time and some nice history displays. But at night....a stunning venue for a wedding and wedding receptions. Don't think I'd drive out here to just take a look, but if you're hear for an event, the State Fair, dining at the Inn....check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My wife and I attended the State Fair and she insisted we see the Texas musician exhibit while there. I'd never been inside of the Hall of State at previous visits to the State Fair. This exhibit was one of the best I've ever been to. I was surprised to know some of the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s icons... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you live in Texas or were born in Texas this is something that you need to see. Not once or twice but every few years. Important to know your roots.

Thank Drr55
Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It's always a little more special to come by here during the State Fair. There is something special and different every year that they have made a special effort to bring to the public.

Thank pblowrey
Samantha D, Public Relations Manager at Hall of State, responded to this review

Thank you pblowrey for stopping by the Hall of State. Glad to hear that you enjoyed this year's exhibit! There are more outstanding exhibits planned for next year so we hope you will be able to visit again! More 

Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is one of the great building in the State Fair of Texas grounds. The massive entrance leads up to bronze and glass windows and doors. Once inside, the grandeur of the marble and stone will take your breath away, The paintings on the walls tell a story of Texas. Many exhibitions are held in this hugh building during the... More 

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Mineola, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Always nice exhibits and displays in this building. I make sure and visit every year during the State Fair of Texas. Old but very well maintained. A must see.

Thank Jerry P
Dallas, Texas
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200 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have lived in the Dallas area for 35+ years and have traveled world-wide (as is apparent from our reviews). We always look for sites which uniquely represent the place we are visiting. The Texas Hall of Fame at Fair Park is the one site in Dallas which uniquely evokes Texas and its history. In addition, the art-deco buildings which... More 

1 Thank Ron and Jeanne B

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