West End Historic District
West End Historic District
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The West End Historic District is a 15-minute walk from my hotel. It has some good attractions like the Dealy Plaza, Sixth Floor Museum, and the JFK Memorial Plaza. I did not dine in the area, nor spend time here at night.
Written November 29, 2023
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RalphR2
Grapevine, TX32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013
Hey get your mind out of the gutter. There are several different restaurants in the area that offer musical entertainment for just about any tastes.
Written March 25, 2013
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Traveling_Melissa
Dallas, TX129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
When I was in my late teens/early 20s, I loved West End. They used to have awesome outdoor concerts there, like the free Van Halen concert I went to in the early 90s, and lots of other cool events. The clubs were better (or at least, seemed better because I was younger) and they had a lot of restaurants and if you were into arcades, a pretty cool one inside the building. Over the years, it became way too touristy for me. It's tourist-trap chain restaurants with mediocre, overpriced food and the clubs that are left are just sad. Even on a Friday/Saturday night after a Mavs or Stars game, you'll be lucky to find more than 25 people inside any of the bars or clubs over there. I worked downtown for several years and we were hard-pressed to find a place to eat for lunch in the West End, so no wonder they're hurting so bad. They need to bring back the outdoor concerts and events, get rid of the stupid tourist trap restaurants, and rely on locals more than tourists to help keep them in business.
Written September 28, 2012
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I spent an afternoon walking around here. It was a weekend and most shops, offices and museums were closed. I appreciated the peace and calm and was able to think out how these street were a century ago. Yes, it was that captivating.
Written July 31, 2022
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TYtells
Houston, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
The West End of Dallas is a tourist Hot Spot. It has countless restaurants, night life, and specialty shops. You could go there several times for your dining needs, carriage rides, the Library Depository and Grassy Knowl where Kennedy was assassinated. It is also awesome for outdoor coffee in the mornings.
Written September 6, 2013
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Brad P
Dallas, TX241 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Years ago I brought friends from out of town here, but the last few stops were just not worth our time. very sad. dallas should have a great "go to place" like Allen, Plano and Ft. Worth (sundance square i.e.)
Written April 12, 2013
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Crempster1
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
Man what happened to this place?you walk around this place and its like a ghost town.dallas ally is shut down and all the little shops and bars too for the most part.the only thing left is a few restaurants and the dallas aquarium.even the horse and buggies are gone.me and my girl walked around for about a hour and left for the stockyards.which is ten times better then this place. What a disappointment. This used to be a happening place.
Written February 15, 2015
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MoBeans03
Dallas14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012
I like it, a lot of history, many dining places, and anyone from Dallas ever wanting to take some cool unique engagement pictures The West End has some hidden gems for backgrounds!
Written June 18, 2012
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KosherAndGlutenFree
New Jersey287 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
While there are specific things to see like Dealey Plaza and the 6th Floor Museum, as an area to walk around in, the West End Historic District appears slightly dirty and unkempt. Quite a few homeless walking around, and while no one bothered us, I simply do not understand why anyone would want to walk around here.
Maybe I am jaded by New York or London, but there were very few people walking around at any time of day. It was kind of empty and dead.
Even the major department store, Neiman Marcus, closed at 6pm most nights.

We booked a hotel here specifically so we could walk around the area at night.
Big mistake IMHO.

Stay somewhere else, drive here to see the museums, then leave.
Written March 29, 2019
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sarahmgalloway78
McKinney, TX14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
I remember visiting this part of Downtown Dallas when I was younger and it has seriously downgraded. Most of the shops and restaurants are closed. The restaurants that are open are pretty good and I think I saw 3 Texas shops for tourists.
Written May 18, 2017
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