Sights of the 2009 State Fair of Texas

Take a photo trip through the State Fair of Texas 2009.

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The "gate" to the Super Midway sits in the shadows of the Texas Star and the Texas Skyway.
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The Music Hall in Fair Park
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Chevy sponsored this tram, carrying fair-goers from one end of the park to another.
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Wizard of Oz characters adorn another funhouse.
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In the NBA All-Star pavilion, a boy shows off his dunking skills.
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The Cotton Bowl stands in the middle of the State Fair.
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Coming down the log flume...
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...and into the splash zone.
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Rides, games, and merchants share some midway space.
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State Fair branded trash cans were all over the place, helping to keep Fair Park clean.
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The Texas Star rises in the middle of the midway.
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Free exhibits were held inside this classic building.
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Huge murals cover portions of the Fair Park exhibit halls.
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Crowds gather to watch a dive show.
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This thrill ride had plenty of riders head over heels.
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The Women's Museum in Fair Park.
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Two Texas Skyway cars pass a "dancing" fountain
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A Mardi Gras-themed funhouse brings color to the midway.
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An odd funhouse theme -- Michael Jackson's Moonwalker?
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Swan shaped paddle boats roam the lagoon.
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Another view of the Music Hall in Fair Park shows signs celebrating Dallas Summer Musicals' 69th season.
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Huge murals cover portions of the Fair Park exhibit halls.
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Looking down the Super Midway portion of the Fair.
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Near the entrance of Fair Park
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Looking up at the huge Texas Star Ferris wheel.
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Fair Park's band shell hosted a bird show.
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Thrill seekers are held in place while the floor drops out.
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A closeup detail of a Cotton Bowl sign.
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A man sits alone on the bleachers.
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Big Tex says "Howdy" to all the fair-goers
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