The Dallas Market Centre is the biggest wholesale merchandise mart in the world, comprising a huge five-million-square-foot venue. It hosts an extraordinary variety of markets and trade fairs, from floral products to lighting to interior décor. A major landmark for business travellers, the Dallas Market Centre is just north of central Dallas, and is close the range of two-to-four star hotels, motels, B&Bs and apart-hotels around the Stemmons Freeway.
About the Market Centre
The Market Centre welcomes tens of thousands of traders and qualified buyers from all over the United States and dozens of other countries. With billions of dollars exchanged each year, it includes numerous major markets and many other smaller trading events, one of the best known of which is the Total Home and Gift Market, held every two to four months.
FashionCenterDallas at the Market Centre
The Market Center is the headquarters of FashionCenterDallas, which was founded here in 2004 and attracts fashionistas throughout the year. It's the city's main apparel marketplace, welcoming some of the finest fashion talent from the US and beyond.
Other Attractions in Dallas
If you’re coming to do business at the Dallas Market Center, put some time aside to explore the city’s other attractions. For some insight into Dallas' history, visit the Old Red Museum, where you can learn about the city's social and economic development and its transformation into one of America's biggest metropolises. The museum is housed in a splendid red sandstone building from the 1890s.
Also sight worth visiting is the Meadows Museum, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012 and has a brilliant collection of Spanish art – it has been nicknamed the 'Prado on the Prairie'. It has everything from stunning Impressionist paintings to intricately decorated Renaissance altarpieces.
Close to the Dallas Design District
The fashionable Dallas Design District is just south of Dallas Market Centre. Established in the mid-20th century, it has become one of the creative hubs of the city, packed with independent boutiques, small galleries, design showrooms and fine-dining restaurants. If you’re coming to a fashion of design event at Dallas Market Centre and staying in a hotel nearby, this is an area you should make time to explore.