The Dallas-Fort Worth Area offers a wide variety of entertainment and attractions. We’ve listed just a few of the area attractions for your interest. Where possibly, we’ve listed how to get to the venues via the DART Light Rail System. See our map here on the location of your closest station.

State Fair of Texas

bigtextThe State Fair of Texas is an annual state fair held in Dallas, Texas at historic Fair Park. The fair has taken place every year since 1886 except for varying periods during World War I and World War II. It usually begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. It is consistently recognized as one of the most highly attended and best state fairs in America.

Traditionally, the centerpiece of the fair has been the annual college football game between Oklahoma and Texas, nicknamed the Red River Rivalry (historically known as the “Texas-OU Game”) and played in the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park. Also, the State Fair Classic, featuring Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University, is played at the Cotton Bowl during the fair. These games are no longer played in the Cotton Bowl, however.

The State Fair of Texas is the only fair in the country to include a full blown auto show, dating back to 1904. It includes over 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) of new model vehicles, two buildings, a Truck Zone and a Test Drive Track.

To get to the State Fair using DART Light Rail: 

Get transportation to the DART Station (Arapaho Central).

Take the rail to the Pearl/Arts District Station.

Transfer to the Green Line and get off at Fair Park.

For details of Fair events, tickets, and coupons, contact your hotel concierge, or go to the State Fair Website.

The Sixth Floor Museum

sixth-floor-museumThe Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) in downtownDallas, Texas, overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets. The museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, and is located at the very spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald, according to four government investigations, shot and killed the President on November 22, 1963.

The museum’s exhibition area uses historic films, photographs, artifacts and interpretive displays to document the events of the assassination, the reports by government investigations that followed, and the historical legacy of the national tragedy. The museum is self-sufficient in funding, relying solely on donations and ticket sales. It rents the space from the County of Dallas.

To get to the Sixth Floor Museum using DART Light Rail:

Get transportation to the DART Station (Arapaho Central).

Take the rail to the West End Station

Walk west on Pacific about two blocks to Record St.

Turn left on Record St and walk one block to Elm St.

Turn right on Elm and proceed to the Museum which will be on your right.

For more information, tickets and alternate transportation, see your hotel concierge, or visit the Sixth Floor Museum web site here.

Dallas Museum of Art (DMA)

dmaThe Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is a major art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, along Woodall Rodgers Freeway between St. Paul and Harwood. In 1984, the museum moved from its previous location in Fair Park to the Arts District. The new building was designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, the 2007 winner of the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

The museum collection is made up of more than 24,000 objects, dating from the third millennium BC to the present day. It is also defined by its dynamic exhibition policy and award-winning educational programs. The Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library (the museum’s non-circulating research library) contains over 50,000 volumes available to curators and the general public.

To Get to the Dallas Museum of Art Using DART Light Rail:

Get transportation to the DART Station (Arapaho Central).

Take the rail to the Pearl/Arts District Station

Walk southwest on Bryan Street till you get to Olive Street

Turn right, walk north to Ross Avenue (3-4 blocks)

Turn left, walk to Harwood Street (1-2 blocks)

Turn right on Harwood. The Museum will be 1-2 blocks on the left.

For more information, tickets and alternate transportation, see your hotel concierge, or visit the Dallas Museum of Art web site here.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

perot_museumThe Perot Museum of Nature and Science (shortened to Perot Museum) is a natural history and science museum located in Dallas, Texas. The primary campus located in Victory Park, was named in honor of Margot and Ross Perot. The current chief executive officer of the museum is Colleen Walker.

The 180,000 square feet facility has 6 floors and stands about 14 stories high. It has five floors which are accessible to the public and houses 11 permanent exhibit halls as well as 6 learning labs. The top-most floor houses the museum’s administration offices. The Victory Park campus opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012. Approximately 6,000 visitors came to the museum on its first day of operation.

To Get to the Perot Museum Using DART Light Rail:

Get transportation to the DART Station (Arapaho Central).

Take the rail to the Akard Station

Walk southwest to Field Street (about 1/2 block)

Turn right on Field and walk under the freeway (about 10 blocks)

Continue 1 block and the Museum will be on your left.