Fifteen miles northeast of Dallas, and now a thriving part of the DFW metroplex, Garland is perhaps best known as the city that's home to the Resistol Hat Factory—the place that made J.R. Ewing's ten gallon hats. You just might find some vintage Resistol toppers at the Vikon Village Flea market, an indoor market that has both central heating in the fall and winter, and air conditioning in the warmer months. The 150 vendors, plus free admission and parking, make spending hours combing through bric-a-brac and baubles a pleasure. Come away with treasures like Bakelite bracelets and antique radios, and then take in a show at Garland's Plaza Theater (seen here), a landmark Art Deco performing arts facility where your goods will likely look right at home.
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2918 S Jupiter Rd, Garland, TX 75041, USA
Fri - Sun 10am - 7pm