West End Historic District, TX

Dallas
Dallas which includes a skyscraper and heritage architecture

Visit memorials to former U.S. President John Kennedy, walk in the footsteps of the first settlers of Dallas and spot colorful marine life at an aquarium.

Presidential and pioneer histories are big in the West End Historic District of Downtown Dallas. Delve into significant historical events of the United States at the museums and memorials of the West End District. Find family-friendly fun at a superb aquarium. Discover varied shops, restaurants and live entertainment venues set inside century-old brick warehouse buildings.

Get an overview of the evolution of Dallas County from prehistoric times to the present day at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture. The museum occupies the striking Richardsonian Romanesque-style former county courthouse, characterized by terra-cotta sculptures, spires and lunettes. Walk to the nearby Founders Plaza to see the John Neely Bryan Cabin. This is a reconstruction of the log home of an early colonist settler, who built a hut in Dallas in 1841.

Embark on a tour of sights related to a popular U.S. president at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. A stark cenotaph designed by architect and Kennedy family friend Philip Johnson honors the freedom of the late president’s spirit. Pause for thought at The Grassy Knoll, near where Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has multimedia and interactive exhibits about the life, untimely death and legacy of JFK from the actual shooting spot.

For a great activity for the entire family, head to the Dallas World Aquarium. It features numerous tanks with aquatic creatures from all parts of the world in addition to birds, monkeys and sloths. Learn about the tragedies of the World War II genocide at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Marvel at the panoramic city views from the observation deck at Reunion Tower.

Travel to the West End Historic District via the city’s light rail system and the train to Union Station. Opposite the station, Ferris Plaza is an ideal spot to find relief from the sun and take a break from sightseeing activities.


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SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown / West End
SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown / West End
3 out of 5
1907 N Lamar Street, Dallas, TX, 75202
The price is $109 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Dallas. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (988 reviews)
"This place was really convenient for me having to walk to a concert venue which was only a 4 minute walk which was amazing"

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown / West End
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX, 75202
The price is $259 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Dallas. Enjoy free WiFi, 9 restaurants, and 4 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,359 reviews)
"An excellent hotel and staff."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Omni Dallas Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
2.5 out of 5
302 S Houston Street, Dallas, TX, 75202
The price is $134 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Dallas. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.3/5 (1,152 reviews)
"The property was clean and conveniently located. Our room was very small but the beds were comfortable."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Downtown/Reunion District
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Downtown/Reunion District
3 out of 5
310 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX, 75202
The price is $134 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Dallas. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (643 reviews)

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Downtown/Reunion District
West End Historic District Villa w/ Pool + Fitness Center
West End Historic District Villa w/ Pool + Fitness Center
Dallas, TX
Stay at this apartment in Dallas. Enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and a garden. Popular attractions Dallas World Aquarium and Reunion Tower are located nearby. ...
West End Historic District Villa w/ Pool + Fitness Center
Historic District Suite | 93 Walkscore | Pool
Historic District Suite | 93 Walkscore | Pool
Dallas, TX
Stay at this apartment in Dallas. Enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and a garden. Popular attractions Dallas World Aquarium and Reunion Tower are located nearby. ...
Historic District Suite | 93 Walkscore | Pool
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