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Fair Park, Dallas
  • Darlin O.
    "Chinese lantern festival its a must!"(3 Tips)
    Randall W.
    "... The (authentic) Cotton Bowl, football games, and the State Fair of..."(2 Tips)
    Bill L.
    "Big Texas Choice"(2 Tips)
    Asti P.
    "... several museums, & the Texas Discovery Garden! PLUS superior architecture & a rich..."(2 Tips)
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  • cotton bowl
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  • Dallas Foodie (.
    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)September 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Surprisingly delicious little snack, "Fried Mexican Fire Cracker" contains shredded chicken, cheese, and jalapeños in a fresh-made masa dough— nice flavor change-up from the food coated in fry batter.
  • Asti P.
    Asti PowellMarch 30, 2012
    This is a GREAT place to take the family for education AND fun! Fair Park is home to a Children's Aquarium, several museums, & the Texas Discovery Garden! PLUS superior architecture & a rich history! Read more
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkApril 18, 2013
    Everything's bigger in Texas including the state fair. In addition to the delicious fried foods, rides, long lines, the obligatory Red River Rivalry game falls on a weekend during the fair.
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletOctober 8, 2012
    Want to test drive your favorite Chevy? Need to recharge your phone? How about taking a shot at the pitching challenge? Do all of this and more at the Chevrolet Town Square!
  • Dallas Foodie (.
    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)September 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There is nothing to dislike about "Fried Picnic on a Stick": spicy chicken, pickles, and tator tots fried and dipped in ranch, BBQ, or honey mustard sauce. It's enough for a meal at the fair!
  • Dallas Foodie (.
    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)September 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    "Chicken Fried Cactus Bites" with jalapeño ranch dipping sauce or agave nectar sauce were spicier than most of us liked. Closest comparison is like eating spicy fried green beans.
  • Dallas Foodie (.
    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)September 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Three-cheese mac 'n' cheese is baked, battered, and fried, then placed on a beef party on a bun, served with waffle fries. From a foodie standpoint, it tastes like 3 foods from the grocery freezer.
  • Staci S.
    Staci StevensJanuary 8
    I've grown up in Dallas and will always love Fair Park. Fun to visit in off season or during the fair. Love the architecture.
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    In 1936, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Texas independence, this grouping of exhibit buildings was constructed around a 700-foot-long reflecting pool and lagoon on the Texas State Fairgrounds.
  • Reneeshia M.
    Reneeshia McIntyreMay 19, 2013
    Come enjoy the Summer Adventure that opened new this summer @ Fair Park. Admission opens the door to lots of rides, games, food and fun. See you there!
  • Cash for Cars D.
    Cash for Cars DallasOctober 29, 2013
    It's so fun and the best part is the Auto Show in Dallas is the best
  • Randall W.
    Randall WhiteJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    An Art Deco landmark created for the 1936 Texas Centennial and now home to museums, performance venues, festivals, The (authentic) Cotton Bowl, football games, and the State Fair of Texas. Read more
  • Ray L.
    Ray LopesAugust 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I really like this place and the great events it held like the annual Texas State Fair and the Untappd Beer Festival!
  • TheSagBartender
    TheSagBartenderSeptember 26, 2015
    I am working the fair but wear comfortable shoes, drink plenty of water, ride the dart and save on parking , and have fun! :-):-):-)
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SperaJanuary 12, 2010
    the texas state fair is the best in the nation! love the art deco architecture of the buildings. many childhood memories of fair park... also it is a great place to roller blade Read more
  • Asti P.
    Asti PowellMarch 30, 2012
    The State Fair of Texas, a 24-day event boasting "entertainment, education, exposition, and organization" is held annually here!! Read more
  • Jacqueline K.
    Jacqueline KluverOctober 14, 2013
    The sweet potato twister with marshmallow creme is delicious!
  • Asti P.
    Asti PowellMarch 30, 2012
    Fair Park was the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Fifty years later it was designated a National Historic Landmark! Read more
  • Jhannet S.
    Jhannet SanchezDecember 5, 2013
    Chinese Lantern Festival is still open it is beautiful and you learn so much about their culture.
  • Nina K.
    Nina KOctober 19, 2015
    Had a great time at the fair bit a little crowded. Wear your walking shoes.
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OrtizJune 11, 2012
    fair park is awsome, so is the fair if you havent been if you get a chance go
  • Russ U.
    Russ UNTOctober 26, 2015
    Big Texas Beerfest every year in Spring takes place in the Automotive building
  • Eloina G.
    Eloina GoodOctober 22, 2013
    Love the Fair Park always leave with a empty wallet but a happy belly.
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LylesOctober 8, 2013
    Big Tex, corny dog, turkey leg, funnel cake! What more could you ask for?
  • Mindy
    MindyOctober 13, 2013
    Bring some Tums if you plan on eating something---fried food galore!
  • Asti P.
    Asti PowellMarch 30, 2012
    Fair Park was designated by the American Planning Association a Great Place in America! Check it out:
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGDecember 23, 2016
    Love to come here for the State Fair and the Chinese Lantern Festival.
  • Don D.
    Don DiamantOctober 20, 2015
    This is where the Texas State Fair is held and the Cotton Bowl resides.
  • Eva H.
    Eva HallJanuary 25, 2013
    Its alwsys good to visit all kinds of places in your home town.
  • Jader S.
    Jader SpadaforaSeptember 28, 2013
    Very good food ...and should try the Chinese lantern
  • al l.
    al ludwigsMay 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A great place to have fun while watching the games.
  • Jorge E.
    Jorge EMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the Texas Museum of Automotive History at Grand Place (next to where Big Tex usually stands)
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.March 8, 2015
    Huge park great for events.
  • Mariel O.
    Mariel OlaizolaOctober 18, 2014
    I love it, it's a really nice play for family
  • Donovan L.
    Donovan LordFebruary 12, 2016
    Had to wait in line forever to get in because they only had a few open but room for like 6
  • al l.
    al ludwigsMay 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I recommend front row seating and popcorn with a soda.
  • Ed V.
    Ed VargasOctober 12, 2014
    The Great State Fair of Texas (24 days every October of everything that makes Texas unique )
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron Bussell-BoazMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    No golden gate park, no central park, but dank it, we got FAIR PARK! Much love.
  • Bill L.
    Bill LowrySeptember 1, 2014
    Big Texas Choice Awards - I'm rooting for "Deep Fried Breakfast for Dinner"
  • HTEDance
    HTEDanceSeptember 27, 2014
    Fun place. I remember this park from when I was a kid.
  • Daniel Dallas M.
    Pretty terrible Fourth of July show. Random radio show playing on full blast for entire fireworks display, not sure what was going on. No quality control - never saw one official the entire time.
  • Darlin O.
    Darlin OrdonezSeptember 30, 2013
    Chinese lantern festival its a must!
  • Shon W.
    Shon WSeptember 30, 2015
    Great shopping and entertainment venues dining
  • Candace M.
    Candace McallisterMay 14, 2016
    Museums food hot chocolate
  • Emma J.
    Emma JacksonOctober 8, 2013
    First time at the Texas State Fair... I think one time was enough. Got it out of my system. Lol.
  • Rosaura R.
    Rosaura RomeroOctober 18, 2015
    Fletcher's Corn Dogs and the Belgium waffles are the best!
  • Bruce C.
    Bruce ClayOctober 21, 2016
    Corn dogs and the automobile building
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MöhleMay 6, 2015
    Fun events but so underutilized throughout the year.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren P.March 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out Buchanan's flea market, which alternates between the Automobile Building here and Dallas Market Hall (see schedule on link). Read more
  • Melanie G.
    Melanie GonzalezApril 20, 2012
    Take the DART to Fair Park, it's cheaper & makes life easier
  • Jaime A.
    Jaime AlvarezOctober 6, 2013
    Sooooo much food, so little space in my stomach !
  • Abdul M.
    Abdul MohammedSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I need to try the alligator on a stickkkk
  • Alan L.
    Alan LangFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Look both ways when crossing the dart rail
  • Chad R.
    Chad RisbyJuly 31, 2013
    Where Fried anything is good!
  • roxie c.
    roxie chamberAugust 10, 2010
    the winedale tarvern on lower greenvile is a good place to go if your looking for a good time
  • Shon W.
    Shon WOctober 27, 2015
    The food lots of things to do!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SaldanaDecember 29, 2012
    They take your cigarettes if your pack is open
  • 24 Hour Fitness
    24 Hour FitnessNovember 29, 2011
    This year's Big D marathon, half marathon and 5k is on April 15, 2012 - register here:
  • Julio V.
    Julio VelasquezOctober 11, 2011
    State Fair of Texas!!! Fried food galore!!! Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WaltersFebruary 14, 2014
    Eat a corndog at the state fair.
  • Elise D.
    Elise DavidOctober 22, 2015
    Texas discovery garden
  • Katherine U.
    Katherine UmanzorOctober 22, 2015
    The Rides Are Amazing
  • Wednesday T.
    Wednesday TijerinaMarch 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to walk
  • Jeran A.
    Jeran AkersMay 26, 2010
    Wonderful for AISD to offer this opportunity to everyone.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisNovember 12, 2015
    I love the fair.
  • Azure T.
    Azure TackertJuly 5, 2014
    I do not recommend this for 4th of July. 4 food trucks for 50,000 people or so? Yeah...that should work.
  • Shana M.
    Shana MyersJune 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Any musical!
  • Mark M.
    Mark ManningOctober 20, 2015
    State Fair of Texas
  • Eduardo P.
    Eduardo Ponce de LeonNovember 19, 2015
    Texan tradition
  • @CedarHillMom
    @CedarHillMomMay 10, 2014
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OrtizJune 11, 2012
    and dont forget the food yum
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJanuary 14, 2013
    We voted Fair Park "Best City- Backed Rave!"
  • Gigi A.
    Gigi ArizmendiNovember 16, 2013
    Great time at the color run!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverFebruary 3, 2011
    The coliseum is the new home for the XLV Party Super Bowl weekend!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LisenbyApril 11, 2015
    Fun place.
  • Shon W.
    Shon WSeptember 30, 2015
    Food shopping
  • Dawn A.
    Dawn AllredJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave chocolate for the web-slinger! O.o
  • Eric L.
    Eric LeslieOctober 12, 2014
    Fried food paradise....
  • Tanya E.
    Tanya EdwardsJuly 20, 2013
    Moocow Marathon!
  • Owen H.
    Owen HanessOctober 18, 2015
    Preaty cool
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