You might think there was no point checking out Fair Park outside of September’s State Fair, but the 277-acre site offers a mind-boggling array of activities year-round. Festivals from the Taste of Dallas to North Texas Irish Festival fill the grounds in March and July, and there’s a smorgasbord of permanent attractions. Fair Park is home to the Women’s Museum, Museum of Nature & Science, African-American Museum, Texas Discovery Gardens, Museum of the American Railroad, the Music Hall and, in the fall of 2010, the 6,000 animals of the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. The Fair Park Passport ($24 for adults and $14 for children) makes a lot of sense if you’ve got your sights on more than one site.
Cultural Events, Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
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- Nearest Train: Fair Park Station