Attractions for Kids at Fair Park, Dallas

Fair Park is the biggest park in the city and one of historic and cultural significance. Established in 1880, this landmark is located not far from downtown Dallas. Fair Park offers plenty of cultural and entertainment facilities, especially for children. Here you will find many places of interest, including museums, exhibitions, performance stages, landscaped grounds, a big aquarium, and the splendid Texas Star.
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Attractions for Kids at Fair Park Map

Guide Name: Attractions for Kids at Fair Park
Guide Location: USA » Dallas (See other walking tours in Dallas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Author: sylvia
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SuperPages.com Center

1) SuperPages.com Center

This venue is located in Dallas, Texas, and is one of the biggest performing arts centers in the United States. It is designed to make it easy to have large events. There is a pavilion area that seats over 7,500 people. The lawn area can hold another 12,000. So, as you can imagine, this is a very popular venue for summer concerts. This location has been host to famous people like Jimmy Buffett, Kiss, Blink, and many more.

This complex used to be known as the Smirnoff Music Center, the Coca...   view more
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Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park

2) Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park

The Discovery Gardens constitute seven and a half acres of ground that has multiple styles of gardens and botanical displays. The location features one of the best collections of native Texas plants to be found anywhere. However, it also has plant collections from across the world to see. The local collection has been designed to be ecologically friendly to the local animals, bugs, birds and butterflies.

The exhibits inside feature a garden designed just for smell. It also has an heirloom...   view more
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Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park

3) Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park (must see)

The Children’s Aquarium is one of the most interesting exhibit venues in Fair Park. It is associated with the Dallas Zoo Family. It opened to the public in 1936, and was one of the feature exhibits of the Texas Centennial Celebration.

As part of the overall Park, it is done in a deco art style of architecture. The building holds thousands of different types of animals and fish. The location showcases an exhibit called the “Greatest Hits of the Sea.” In this exhibit, kids can see sting...   view more
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Leonhardt Lagoon

4) Leonhardt Lagoon (must see)

The Leonhardt Lagoon is a very famous part of the Fair Park Midway. It has always been a great place for families to come and visit. Feeding the birds here has been a tradition for kids for years also.

The lagoon was created in 1936 by the Work Progress Administration (also called the WPA). The body of water gets its name from Dorothea Leonhardt, who was a famous philanthropist in the area.

The lagoon underwent a considerable bit of renovation during the 1980s. The whole thing was cleaned...   view more
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Fair Park Midway

5) Fair Park Midway (must see)

The Fair Park is a large recreational and educational complex that is a must see. The 277 acre park is located in Dallas. It is registered as a historic landmark in the city, and also appears on the National Register of Historic Places. The complex is the location for nine museums, a large lagoon, and six separate performance venues. And in true Texas fashion, the largest Ferris wheel in the United States is located here too. It is also the home of the Texas State Fair each year.

The whole...   view more
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park

6) Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park (must see)

The Museum of Natural History is now an official part of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, after a merge with two other like minded venues. This complex has been converted into a second campus for the Perot Museum.

The Museum of Natural History was first opened in 1936, and was a show piece for the Texas Centennial Fair. Since that time, it has offered exhibits and educational events to the local community for years. The museum at Fair Park features exhibits such as Mineral Majesty,...   view more
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