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Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the Show Dates?

Lobby Exhibits open and the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction is held on Thursday, May 3. The Exhibit Hall and other special events are Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6.

When is the Exhibit Hall open?

Friday, May 4: 9am to 6pm
Saturday, May 5: 9am to 6pm
Sunday, May 6: 10am to 5pm

When is the NRAstore open?

The NRAstore will be open: 

Thursday, May 3: 2:00pm - 6:30pm

Friday, May 4: 8:00am - 6:30pm 

Saturday, May 5: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Sunday, May 6: 8:00am - 5:30pm 

Click here to visit the NRAstore website 

What is the address for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center?

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center is located at 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202

Is there a cost to attend the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits?

The NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is FREE to all NRA members and their families (spouse and children under 18 years old).

Where do I go to Pre-Register?

Pre-registration is open, click HERE to be taken to the appropriate page.

Can I purchase firearms and ammunition at the Show?

Ammunition and firearm sales are not permitted at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Is concealed carry allowed at the Show?

During the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and the Omni Dallas Hotel in accordance with Texas law.  When carrying your firearm remember to follow all federal, state, and local laws.

Are dogs/pets allowed?

Dogs are not permitted at the Show unless they are for the following purposes:
- The dog is participating in a dog training seminar with one of our seminar speakers
- Service Dogs – all Service Dogs must be certified and must remain on a leash at all times
- All other live animals are not permitted in the Show

Are there any special rates for Hotels in the area that are recommended?

Yes! We have put together a list of preferred hotels in the Dallas region, click here for more information!

What airport should I fly into?


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

This airport warmly welcomes more than 63 million customers along their journey every year, placing them as one of the most frequently visited super-hub airports in the world.  Customers can choose from 149 domestic and 55 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW Airport is a place that connects you to the world while bringing the world to you.

2400 Aviation Dr.

DFW Airport, TX 75261-9428

(972) 973-5205


Distance In Miles:

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center: 23.3 miles


Dallas Love Field Airport

Love Field provides the best that can be offered in a convenient, efficient airport, serving both commercial airline and corporate user needs. Love Field is served by Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines and Virgin America. Love Field is located within the city limits and is just minutes from Downtown Dallas, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and Dallas Market Center.

8008 Cedar Springs at Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX 75235

(214) 670-6080


Distance In Miles:

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center: 7.7 miles


Where do I park at the Convention Center?

You can find detailed parking information for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center here.

Are there shuttles from Dallas hotels to the Convention Center?

Yes, there will be shuttles running from certain hotels to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Check back soon for more information under the "Plan Your Trip" tab. 

Are backpacks allowed at the Annual Meeting?

Backpacks are allowed on site at the show but have to be kept on your person at all times. Any backpacks left unattended will be reported to security.

Want To Know More 

Contact us at 866-343-1805 or email

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NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

A celebration of freedom featuring acres of exhibits, premier events, educational seminars and workshops, and fun-filled activities.