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“Beautiful Building”
Review of Old Red Museum

Old Red Museum
Ranked #37 of 210 things to do in Dallas
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Beautiful building to photograph. Gargoyles on the roof are an added touch. Lighted Pegasus sign on the inside along with a museum.

Thank Deb873
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I checked out the museum on Tuesday October 2. While they did have some interesting artifacts, I only spent about an hour there, and don't feel like it was worth the $10 to view the exhibits

Thank TheOriginalDonald
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great tour to wakl arond and chat to locals regarding one of the most shicking events in US modern political facts.

Thank RENDEZVOUSVINES
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Beautiful building! With the loss of historic buildings and other architecture, it was refreshing to see this historic structure. Great exhibits and excellent history lessons.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I mainly came to this museum because the outside is so beautiful - how could I not explore it? The museum upstairs was split up by time period. In the middle there is a more interactive zone that I think was meant for children, which ended up being my favorite. The highlight of the exhibit was a very detail-oriented doll house that you can look at forever - the contents of the tiny trash can alone were fascinating. It was cute, funny, and beautiful all at one.

Anyway, back to the rest of it. The main halls have small theaters where you can watch a short documentary on the given time period. I recommend watching those before looking at the exhibits themselves, because that's what gives them context and sets the tone. Otherwise, you're just blankly staring at random photos and objects for two hours. Personally, I had fun imagining Dallas as it was in the late 19th century.

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