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Old Red Museum

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Address: 100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: +1 214-571-1300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas...

Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County, this museum is housed in the beautifully Old Red Courthouse.

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Beautiful old building

It was too late to enter when we visited this historic old building which served as the original courthouse in Dallas. Imposing architecture and a museum of Dallas inside

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was too late to enter when we visited this historic old building which served as the original courthouse in Dallas. Imposing architecture and a museum of Dallas inside

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Halstead, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit but wished we could have toured the building. Nice displays, and very informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great history lesson for us in a truly magical building. Very glad we popped in as we wandered around Dallas

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is outstanding from an architectural perspective. Go inside and view the beautiful stairwells, a neon replica of the Pegasus neon and get helpful information on the city.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went before Noon on Sunday So it was only $5 a person. It had some really cool stuff in it but being an outsider from the area so there was a little disconnect. With that being said It did make me want to learn more. Cool cheap place.

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very detailed accounting of Dallas history. Interesting videos and displays. For those Dallas TV show fans, JR's hat is on display.

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Thank Jeff S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This museum was amazing and so interactive for children. Split up into 4 parts and an area for children. It was informative and lots of artefacts that were associated with Dallas and the history of the city. Really enjoyable experience.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We had a better time at this museum than we thought we would. We came on a Thursday afternoon and there weren't many people there. My children had a great time in the kids exhibit. The doll house is amazing! I was impressed with the very inclusive history of Dallas. They seemed to have covered a vast amount of history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Lots to see and do...not far from the Book Depository. This is in a very pretty area with other things to do too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful buildings I have had the pleasure of seeing. The details are amazing on the outside so make sure you really look at it. The inside is filled with interesting history about the Dallas area. I am not usually interested in too much history but this is very well done in small settings throughout... More 

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