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Address: 3939 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
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+1 214-421-4500

Built by the State of Texas for the 1936 Centennial Exposition, the Hall of...

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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A surprise find

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 the Park. But it was worth the effort! The building is gorgeous and its entry... More 

Thank NieSam
Joisey - the Corruption State
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 recent State Fair. In other words, the building architecture and the details are worth seeing,... More 

1 Thank Marriott_Devotee
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of State you will find numerous statues of historic Texas figures. I could have spent... More 

1 Thank MartyParty4
Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 it all in.

Thank BoPeacock
McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles 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. They were having a special exhibition regarding the six flags that have flown over Texas... More 

Thank DDay1959
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 history. In 1986, the building was restored and the East Texas room became home to... More 

Thank Candytxn
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

When this stately room is decorated, it is magnificent. We found it to be very accommodating and elegant. Walking through the halls to enjoy the historical stations along the walls and floors make this an excellent choice. One consideration, if live band is an option consider sound check as acoustics restricted conversation a bit.

1 Thank 1debsmith
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Beautiful to see at any time and some nice history displays. But at night....a stunning venue for a wedding and wedding receptions. Don't think I'd drive out here to just take a look, but if you're hear for an event, the State Fair, dining at the Inn....check it out.

1 Thank a-travelin-foodie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

My wife and I attended the State Fair and she insisted we see the Texas musician exhibit while there. I'd never been inside of the Hall of State at previous visits to the State Fair. This exhibit was one of the best I've ever been to. I was surprised to know some of the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s icons... More 

Thank MAC3844
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

If you live in Texas or were born in Texas this is something that you need to see. Not once or twice but every few years. Important to know your roots.

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