|A Fair Park, in Dallas
|What's to See at the Dallas Fair Park?
Hall of State (Dallas Historical Society)
Texas Discovery Gardens
Dallas Summer Musicals
Dallas African American Museum
State Fair of Texas (annually from September through October)
Art Deco Architecture
Perot Museum of Nature & Science at Fair Park
|Quanah Parker visited the State Fair of Texas in 1909 (Dallas Morning News). Other illuminaries who have visited the State Fair include
Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Oprah Winfrey. I actually was asked to be in Oprah's audience because she needed more
people for the telecast during the year I worked the State Fair of Texas at a museum. Special, huh?
|The "new " Big Tex in 2015.
|Dallas was home to Klan No. 66, with offices on South Elm Street, near the north entrance of Fair Park. They also staged "Klan Days" that
included large initiation ceremonies. Due to the clout and bravery of the Dallas Morning News, who exposed Klansmen, the Dallas Klan - which
had lynched and whipped a number of people - diminished in power greatly.
|Street cars ferry fair goers to the gates in 1906 (Dallas Morning News)
|The Chinese Lantern Festival was staged for two consecutive years during the fair (2012 and 2013).
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