Halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is known as the “Fun Capital of Texas.” With two major professional sports stadiums (the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers), a large community theater, a planetarium, two theme parks and much more, Arlington, Texas is the perfect place for your family and friends! Top attractions to get your adrenaline rushing include:
AT&T Stadium: Home to one of the NFL’s most iconic teams, AT&T Stadium is a must visit for Dallas Cowboys fans and non-fans alike. The world’s largest domed structure is not only a sporting arena but also an art gallery with works from some of the most talented artists in the world. While visiting, go on a VIP guided tour to see a private suite, the printed media press box, the locker rooms of both the Cowboys and the cheerleaders, as well as the very field that some of your favorite NFL athletes play on! Also, make sure to check out the stadium art tour, with artworks created just for the stadium as well as some acquired from other collections. Call ahead to confirm if tours and field access will be provided on your planned visit day!
Address: 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011
Globe Life Park in Arlington: Ranked as a top 15 Major League Baseball ballpark by both Forbes and USA Today, Globe Life Park is one of the best ballparks in the country and a main attraction in Arlington. Be sure to experience the original Globe Life Park, home of the two-time American League champion Texas Rangers before the new Globe Life Field opens in 2020. Like AT&T stadium, you can tour the ballpark and view the batting cages, a press box, luxury suite, the dugout and other great places around the park! Globe Life Park also offers in-game experiences including Steal-A-Base, Mini Dot Delivery and a chance to deliver the game ball to the pitcher’s mound. When the Rangers are not playing, check out classes the park offers, such as painting and wine tasting classes. Before you go, check their website to confirm if tours and field access will be provided on your planned visit day!
Six Flags Over Texas: Thrill seekers and cartoon enthusiasts alike will love Six Flags Over Texas. For those who need a little speed in their life, check out rides like Titan and Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, with top speeds of 85 and 70 mph respectively. For those with kids or those who are kids at heart, ride with superheroes on the Batwing or take on whitewater rafting on the Roaring Rapids! After exploring the rides at Six Flags, unwind with some karaoke or enjoy the Looney Tunes Party Rockin’ Dance Party. Come experience a once in a lifetime theme park experience, only in Arlington!
Address: 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor: Located across the highway from Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor has rides for water lovers of all ages! Enjoy 7 story free falls on the Dive Bomber, slide against your friends on the Wahoo Racer or Shotgun Falls, raft down the Tornado(a Six Flags staple), or go tubing on Raging Rapids or Mega Wedgie. If you are coming to Hurricane Harbor just to chill, feel free to play at Splashwater Beach, Surf Lagoon, or even ride around the lazy river for hours. If all that water makes you hungry, explore the different food options from burgers and BBQ, chicken strips, pizza, nachos, funnel cakes, and ice cream. For those that are in Dallas/Ft. Worth throughout the summer, come enjoy “Dive-In movies” in the wave pool. No matter the season, when you come to Hurricane Harbor, you’re bound to have a memorable time!
Address: 1800 E Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006
International Bowling Museum: Whether an avid or casual fan of the sport, be prepared to be bowled over by the fascinating and numerous exhibits at the International Bowling Museum! Start all the way at the beginning of the sport with the founders, interact with countless innovations until you reach the future of the sport, where children get a hands-on experience at Bowlopolis™. Besides the museum, check out the Hall of Fame and gift shop where you can buy a multitude of items from Hall of Fame memorabilia to a customized bowling ball!
Address: 621 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011