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Dallas Heritage Village

1515 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75215
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  • Sun 12pm-4pm, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm
A plethora of Victorian-style houses, pioneer homes and other old tyme-y buildings were brought in from neighboring cities and reassembled here to create a sort of interactive museum-slash-city park that’s a popular field-trip destination for the grade-school set. You can putter around in the old general store, watch a blacksmith hammering away, explore a 19th-century hotel and even pet the friendly donkeys at a small farm, all in the name of showing kids what life was like before Angry Birds came along. Plenty of shady trees make it an ideal picnicking spot.

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  • History Shaken, Not Stirred
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4 a.m. by Jennifer Davis- Lamm

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    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4 a.m. by Lauren Smart

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