Without a doubt one of the most popular things to do in downtown Dallas is to visit the Dallas World Aquarium. Located in the historic West End, the DWA is a favorite with Dallasites and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for something family friendly to do in downtown Dallas or planning a fun date complete with a great bar in downtown afterwards, the DWA is a must see.

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November 22nd, 1963 is a day that all Americans will never forget – the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy in downtown Dallas. Those who witnessed his death, and the generations to come after, remember not only the legacy he left behind, but an iconic man who lead the American people through the Civil Rights Movement, the Space Race, and the establishment of the Peace Corps (just to name a few).

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The Fourth of July is not only a 3-day weekend for many, but also the time everyone likes to celebrate with the three F’s – Food, Fun, and Fireworks! Lucky for you, the West End Historic District is chocked full of Independence Day promotions and specials to help you commemorate the day and make memories.

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By Marla on Market Street

In an exciting buzz started last week in the Dallas West End when reporter Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Morning News announced that the Texas Supreme court will indeed be reinstating the case against TCI West End Inc., the developers who created a stir and sadness when they secretly tore down the historic Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot in the Historic Dallas West End.

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Curious George. You know him. He is that cheeky little brown monkey cherished by more than three generations of Americans. Many of us grew up with “Curious George”, but few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

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The Dallas Holocaust Museum has some really interesting and powerful programs coming up in the next few weeks. On Thursday December 4th, the Upstander Speakers Series presents author of Bitter Winds, Harry Wu. Harry Wu is the author several books including Bitter Winds, a memoir of his 19 years of imprisonment in the Chinese labor camps. From the horrors of life in the labor camps to human rights abuses, such as selling the organs of executed prisoners and dead labor camp internees, Mr.

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Its a great day to get out of the cold and visit the The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza! So many great exhibits and historical information to explore. If you cant go today, make plans to visit the museum tomorrow night November 18th at 7 p.m. for an special evening as some of the “old timer” Dallas Times Herald photographers recount their memories from that historic day.

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Learn and Explore More in the Dallas West End
Did you know the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance resides right here in the Historic Dallas West End? Founded in 1984, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference for the benefit of all humanity.

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Jack Ruby’s Girls, Exhibits and More
D
allas has an interesting history, and many different sides to one story. Burlesque dancers Diana Hunter and Alice Anderson chronicled their experiences working for Jack Ruby in their 1970 book “Jack Ruby’s Girls.”

In 2013, Nancy Myers documented her life in the book “The Wild and Wayward Tales of Tammi True” and tells how she went from a Catholic school girl to headlining dancer in Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club.

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