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Built to host the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, Fair Park is a historically protected collection of Art Deco buildings housing museums and exhibits. Everybody knows it as the grounds for the Texas State Fair—the annual spectacular is a sight like no other. During that time, Exposition park experiences hundreds of thousands of visitors, especially during the annual Oklahoma-Texas football game at the Cotton Bowl, known as the “Red River Shoot-Out.”

Year-round, people visit the Texas Discovery Gardens, the Music Hall at Fair Park, Gexa Energy Pavilion, The African American Museum, the Children’s Aquarium, and games at the Cotton Bowl.

Fair Park By the Numbers

Median Age39
Median Household Income26,142

White Alone295.7%
Black Alone24147.1%
American Indian Alone10.2%
Asian Alone10.2%
Some Other Race Alone00.0%
Two or More Races163.1%
Hispanic Origin (any race)22443.8%

Less Than 9th Grade12.7%
9th-12th Grade - No Diploma29.9%
High School Graduate22.7%
GED/ Alternative Credential3.3%
Some College - No Degree22.7%
Associate Degree4.8%
Bachelor's Degree7.3%
Graduate/ Professional Degree0.0%