A former Freedman's Town (historic slave neighborhood) based around Elm Street, this diverse enclave of arts and music just east of downtown is a world of music and history. The area referred to as Deep Elm (affectionately pronounced "Deep Ellum") was a premier jazz and blues hotspot of the 1920s and '30s, and today provides a range of music experiences. Enjoy avante-garde shops, art galleries, and singular restaurants in this upbeat neighborhood, or explore streets and structures decorated with Deep Ellum's signature murals.
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Getting Around Dallas
The easiest way to get around Dallas is by car. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail http://www.dart.org serves Dallas/Fort Worth directly through its Orange Line from the Belt Line Station. Fare is $2.50 for two hours or $5 for the day. Once downtown, ride McKinney Avenue's nostalgic trolley between Dallas' Arts District and the McKinney Avenue Uptown neighborhood. Trolley service runs 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. City parking garage rates are $1/hour and are enforced between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Weekends and after 5 p.m. on Weekdays, parking is a $2 flat rate.
Nearby Airports
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport-DFW
  • Love Field-DAL
Airport Taxis
  • $45 (from Dallas/Forth Worth)
  • $20 (from Love Field)
Things to Do and See Near Deep Ellum