Discover Dallas | The West End

(Last Updated On: November 15, 2017)

We didn’t visit all the areas of the West End, but after Megan has worked in the area for so long, we wanted to show case a few interesting parts of the area. With All of the Food and Activities there is always something to do. We visited Wild Bill’s Western Store, #DallasBIG sign, The Old Red Museum (Closed while we were there), and JFK Memorials and Dealey Plaza. Check out our little video below.


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Shopping in The West End

  • Kiss Bartique offers a range of exclusive apparel, jewelry, bags and accessories for women and men.
  • Kokopelli Candy Co. has been part of the Dallas West End Historic District for over 20 years. Our choice of products include… Wonderful CHOCOLATES
  • Wild Bill’s Western Store has shared the warmth and friendly southern hospitality in which Texans and cowboys have been recognized, for over 40 years.

Museums and Tours in The West End

  • Founded in 1984, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference.
  • Dallas Segway Tours – Glide in 1st class with the company who in 2007 pioneered the acceptance of Segway® PT tours in Dallas and the North Texas area.
  • The Story of Dallas County Begins Here Dedicated to inspire and educate visitors about the rich and varied cultural, economic, political and social history of the Dallas County Area, the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture serves as a symbol of Dallas heritage.
  • It’s been more than 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas, yet his legacy lives on at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
  • An old warehouse at 1801 North Griffin Street, near the Historic West End District in downtown Dallas, became the original site of The Dallas World Aquarium, opening to the public in October 1992.

Dining in The West End

  • Dick’s Last Resort – Lucky you. You’ve stumbled upon the rowdiest corner in the Big D, located just outside the West End District by the blinding brilliance of Victory Park and the American Airlines Center.
  • Ellen’s – Full service restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Full bar and coffee barista as well.
  • GATOR’S is located in the center of the Dallas West End and offers a casual atmosphere and a truly unique rooftop patio.
  • Flavor Takes Center Stage From handcrafted drinks in our bar to the fresh, savory dishes from our kitchen, Hard Rock Cafe Dallas has a reputation for creating tempting flavors.
  • The House of Blues grew out of founder Isaac Tigrett’s love for the unique American art form known as the “the Blues”.
  • RJ Mexican Cuisine’s imaginative traditional dishes, blending Mexico-Texas flavors with Mexican technique, is at the forefront of a new wave of the Mexican cuisine that’s now become entrenched in Dallas’ culinary scene.
  • Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse has been a Texas tradition since 1910.
  • In 1972, the first Spaghetti Warehouse opened in the old Warehouse district of downtown Dallas.
  • As the original casual dining bar and grill, TGI FridaysSM offers authentic American food and legendary drinks, served with genuine personal service.
  • Tutta’s [pronounced too-tahs] was started out of the idea that two extraordinary people could toss aside all normal conventions and create something bold and wonderful to share with the world.
  • FIVE STAR CUISINE IN A CASUAL TEXAS ATMOSPHERE The Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse claims its true Texas Heritage from the internationally known Y.O. Ranch in the beautiful Hill Country of the Lone Star State

What Else is There to do in The West End?

We didn’t want to forget about Circle G Carriages! Our next trip down to The West Wend will be to have a Carriage ride in their Cinderella Carriage, but we also wanted to mention them in this list of things to do. There is a lot to do in the West end and we didn’t want to go TOO overboard.