Deep Ellum is known for making alternative art forms available to a wide audience, and Angstrom Gallery is no exception. Opened in 1996 by David Quadrini and Elliot Johnson on the east side of Deep Ellum, the gallery which has close ties to Denton's Good/Bad Art Collective quickly made a name for itself in outre art. This includes oversized abstract paintings, optical art by a number of up-and-coming artists and non-objective, science fiction themed work.
Located in a 1916 warehouse for more than 20 years, 500X Gallery has pulsed with the energy and excitement of the local contemporary art scene. The Deep Ellum location is near Fair Park and has hosted the works of such emerging artists as Dorothy Duvall and Brian Bosworth. The gallery specializes in alternative art, including abstract psychedelia, neo-expressionism and conceptual art.
The Dallas Firefighters Museum is a historical landmark in the city. Built in 1907, this building was a functioning fire station for more than 60 years. The museum has over 2000 items on exhibit, including photographs and trucks. The most famous item here is a steam pumper from the 19th century which was pulled by horses. The visitors here are mostly kids in school groups.
3601 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard Fair Park Dallas, TX 75210 +1 214 428 7476
Situated on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard in Dallas, the Texas Discovery Gardens are a must-see for any visitor to Dallas. This place is one of the only gardens to be certified as 100% organic by the Organic Research Center of Texas. The garden is surrounded by greenery and numerous specimens of native plants. Visitors can drop by one of the ten themed areas which include a native wildlife pond, a scent garden, a butterfly habitat, an heirloom garden, and a shade garden.
1010 First Avenue Fair Park Dallas, TX 75210 +1 214 670 8400
The historic Fair Park arena houses many important structures and attractions, Fair Park Automobile Building being one of them. The structure was constructed in 1947 and it replaced two buildings gutted in a fire. Tall and beautiful figurines representing United States, France and Mexico give you a grand welcome. During the State Fair of Texas, hordes of people head to the Automobile Building to check-out the updated and amazing collection of four-wheelers. While touring Dallas, do visit this building and your kids will truly be delighted to browse through the unique and experimental cars show-cased here.
1121 First Avenue Dallas, TX 75210 +1 214 426 3400
Ask any local and you would know about Fair Park. This national historic landmark boasts of a wide number of venue space, hosting a variety of events. One such venue is the Esplanade. A huge crowd of thrilled spectators always surrounds the 1,000 ft reflecting pool of this place. Besides this spectacular attraction, this space also hosts the very famous KNON's Latin Energy Fest, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group's Fair Park Fourth and Green Apple Music Festival. An irresistible combination of fun and excitement, this place is an essential stop for people of all ages.
3000 Municipal Street Dallas, TX 75215 +1 214 670 8847
The northwest portion of this well-equipped park belongs to the playground. It keeps kids busy having fun. Features include swings, spiral and side-by-side slides, a bridge, monkey bars plus an inverted arch climber. Facing the playground you will find a beautiful, two-sided concrete mural painted by a former Rochester Park resident. It strikingly depicts the park's past and present. Wood chip ground cover is used for safety. The new equipment does not include infant swings. Besides the full playground, your kids will love the on-site baseball diamond and basketball court. There is no admission charge, and picnic sites are available.
3929 Grand Avenue Dallas, TX 75210 +1 214 426 3400
This historic site sprawls over 227 acres (918,636 square meters) and has one of the nation's largest collections of Art Deco buildings. Built in 1936, Fair Park is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It was built by the WPA to house the Texas Centennial Exposition, celebrating Texas' independence from Mexico. It boasts an inspiring list of museums including the African American Museum, Age of Steam Railroad Museum, Museum of Nature and Science, Music Hall At Fair Park, Dallas Aquarium and Dallas Horticulture Center. You will also find concerts at the outdoor Coca Cola Starplex, college football in the Cotton Bowl, and the annual State Fair of Texas. The Visitor Center shows a 10-minute film about the park and offers walking tours by appointment.
3535 Grand Avenue and 1318 South 2nd Avenue Museum of Nature & Science Dallas, TX 75210 +1 214 428 5555
This museum is a completely hands-on exhibit. A variety of well-planned play areas give children the opportunity to shop for groceries, produce a puppet show, involve themselves in computer games and much more. Games, art and music areas abound with plenty of toys and will delight children of all ages with different interests. Call ahead for group rates and admission details. The staff is helpful enough to provide ample assistance.
Artist Square is an open air outdoor facility that lends
it space for the hosting of several events. The Annette Strauss Artist Square is a park cum staging venue that comes under the administration of The City of Dallas ...
This historic site sprawls over 227 acres (918,636 square meters)
and has one of the nation's largest collections of Art Deco buildings. Built in 1936, Fair Park is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It was built by the ...
Make it a point to visit the gallery if you
are an art lover. You will find works of different artists on display at this place. Mull over the strokes of Bill Reed, get a child's perspective from the ...