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Hall of State

3939 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
+1 214-421-4500
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Hall of State

A really nice Art Deco design, has so very nice exhibits this year, it was fairly crowded due to... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Rockwall, Texas
via mobile
Wedding Reception there

It was a very nice venue for my niece's wedding. Plenty of room for dining, talking and dancing... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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Built by the State of Texas for the 1936 Centennial Exposition, the Hall of State is the crown jewel of Fair Park and has hosted events honoring presidents, royalty, heads of state, and other dignitaries for over seventy years. Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, the Hall of State can be rented for private functions ranging from corporate dinners or meetings to weddings or gala social events. Imagine cocktails in the impressive Hall of Heroes followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Great Hall, dancing under the stars in clear tents set up on the front lawn, a stockholders meeting in the Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall, or a product launch in the Texas Rooms. The possibilities are endless and the event support services offered by our responsive team of experts assure every event to be a fabulous success. Rental fees support the operations of the Dallas Historical Society and represent our single largest revenue stream.
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3939 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
+1 214-421-4500
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A really nice Art Deco design, has so very nice exhibits this year, it was fairly crowded due to the high influx of people to the state fair. Was worth the extra hour to tour, it is free.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was a very nice venue for my niece's wedding. Plenty of room for dining, talking and dancing. The Hall itself is impressive. Good for just a visit as well/

Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is perhaps the finest of all of the Art Deco buildings in Fair Park. Do not expect to see much in the way of museum-style displays. It is the building itself, with its grand architecture and it's history-packed murals, which is the star attraction...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Small review because there isn't much to tell other than it's a breathtaking piece of architecture. Full of Texas grandiosity and statuary and made me Texas proud. Nobody there except for very nice man at desk. Parking free. No crowd. Architecturally reminiscent of English Palladian...More

Thank NelsonClick
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A tour book had recommended Fair Park as a good place to visit and the Hall of State seemed like a good spot to start. It was hard to find (I swear the signs sent us in the opposite direction!) and not well marked within...More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a beautiful building dedicated to greatness of the (Republic of/State of) Texas, that celebrated its Centennial in 1936, when it was built. Along with various museum-type exhibitions that rotate, it also housed the "Taylor Swift Experience" a bit of popular fluff during the...More

1  Thank Marriott_Devotee
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited this beautiful building during our first trip to the Texas State Fair. It was wonderful to get to go into the buildings on the fair grounds and tour around in each of them. Many had their own exhibits going on. Inside the Hall...More

1  Thank MartyParty4
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was our first time in this beautiful building. The architecture and painting s were amazing. We went in during the fair and enjoyed the many different traveling exhibits they had to offer. Would lover to come back when I had more time to soak...More

Thank BoPeacock
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We came down to Fair Park to visit the Hall of State as we were under the impression that is was a museum dedicated to Texas history. We were wrong. This beautiful Art Deco style building is basically a place for special events and presentations....More

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Built in 1936 and designed for the centennial of the Republic of Texas by architect Donald Barthelm The Hall of State is considered one of the most representative examples of art deco architecture in Texas. It features memorials to many of the heroes of Texas...More

Thank Candytxn
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