Arlington is Home to Theme Parks, Water Parks, Historical Museums and More
Before the city of Arlington, TX, was incorporated, the richness of its soil was a constant attraction to farmers which resulted in economically vibrant agriculture-based businesses blooming in the city. For that very same reason, in the 1840s, European settlers soon grew roots in Arlington. Larger scale growth was seen in 1954 when General Motors assembly plant decided to place its headquarters in the city, providing the locals with ample employment opportunities. After WWII, people from surrounding communities began to nickname Arlington as a ‘boomburb’ for its rapid growth.
Visitors will get to enjoy the city’s numerous recreational parks, water theme parks, stadiums, galleries and historical landmarks in this Texas city. Be sure to organize day trips out to attractions like Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the historical and unique International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, The Parks at Arlington and River Legacy Park. Whether it is sporting events, shopping, or family-friendly amusement and theme parks, it is all conveniently located in the city of Arlington.
Arlington presents guests with historical landmarks, museums and theme parks which are available for events like wedding receptions, birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, prom nights, vacations with family and friends, corporate functions, business meetings, school field trips and church outings. For event organizers who trying to put together such group events, give US Coachways a call to find out how we can help you book a charter bus, coach charter, mini bus, school bus, wedding limo, prom limousine, party bus or other luxurious and affordable vehicles for your event, be it big or small.
What are the Best Points of Interest in Arlington? Find out Here!
Here is a short writeup about some of the city’s best points of interest - amusement parks, water theme parks, outdoor recreational areas, historical and unique museums and malls to explore in this Texas city. It will be an experience you will not forget.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Arlington residents are blessed to have two of the biggest theme park franchise in the city - Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Over Texas. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a water popular theme park which is exceptionally fun during summer months as people throng to this world class theme park for endless number of rides with their families. If you are not a fan of water theme parks, a group trip out to Six Flags Over Texas could be a better idea. Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, it is a major attraction for people from surrounding cities and communities too. This family-friendly attraction features rides, shows, concerts and events suitable for people of all ages. Learning new things is just as important as having fun - you can kill two birds with one stone with a group visit to Planetarium at the University of Texas on Planetarium Place. Apart from interesting hands-on educational exhibits, the planetarium has a few rides that people of all ages can enjoy. It caters to parties, private tours and school visits. If you love quieter water parks, you can have their fill at Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center instead. It is an alternative for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
- Art & Cultural — Are you a fan of bowling and would love to find out more about how the sport evolved over time? Then waste no more time and organize a trip out to International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame on Six Flags Drive to explore life-sizes replicas, film montages, interactive games and also learn about how bowling balls and pins were historically made by Egyptians. For first time visitors, we strongly recommend checking out the Arlington Convention Center on Ballpark Way with your charter bus. For most parts, the venue is used for trade shows, meetings, conventions, exhibitions and banquets; it has year round activities and festivals for visitors and tourists too. For art lovers, get the charter bus driver to bring your group to the Arlington Museum of Art and what makes AMA different is that it is a non-collecting museum...which means the exhibits are always refreshing. Come enjoy some quality traveling exhibitions and curated shows with your family while learning about instructional programs for kids, youth and adults.
- Restaurant & Shopping — Arlington is a big draw for tourists, hence, it is quite impossible to run out of shopping malls, retail outlets, quaint shops and clothing stores to shop at. For a wide variety of products, head over to The Parks at Arlington or check out some branded items at Six Flags Mall instead. There is much local charm over at Lincoln Square where a wide range of shops are at and in the meantime, Gracie Lane on S. Cooper Street offer a large collection of unique gifts and souvenirs you can bring home with you. When you are looking for a unique dining experience in downtown Arlington, try heading over to Bebe's Chicken Dinner House on N. Center Street or Prince Lebanese Grill on W. Randol Mill Road. Other worthwhile restaurants are Olenjack's Grille, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Potager and Cacharel on E. Lamar Boulevard.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues – If you have the time, we recommend checking out AT&T Stadium, for a game or a tour. AT&T is the fourth largest stadium in NFL and has the capacity to seat 80,000 people each game. Visitors are often astonished by its sheer size so, don’t miss your chance to visit this iconic landmark! Another not-to-missed sports venue is the historical Rangers Ballpark on Ballpark Way. Home to Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, this attraction was known by its various names, including Globe Life Park, Ameriquest Field and Rangers Ballpark. If there are no games during the time of your visit, stop by in the charter bus to check out the Hall of Fame. The College Park Center is a sports venue, indoor multi-purpose arena located on the campus of University of Texas. Often featuring games with the Mavericks, this sporting venue also shines a spotlight on games like basketball and volleyballs. It has the capacity to seat up to 7,000 sports fans for any one game.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — The building of Top O’Hill Terrace on W Division Street in downtown Arlington is definitely worth checking out. It is known as ‘The Vegas Before Vegas’, a gambling attraction that attracted both gamblers and authorities alike. It is interesting to tour this historical landmark because the home was built with much foresight and planning about possible raids. Come learn about its many strategic wired warning system, where alert guards placed outside the home and the multiple doors that each patron had to pass through in order to gain access into the casino is eye-opening.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Downtown Arlington can get very busy and when that buzz gets to you, organize a charter bus group trip out to River Legacy Park, Tail or Trails Dog Park or Cravens Park. River Legacy Park offers visitors approximately 1,300 acres worth of outdoor space for recreational activities like hiking, biking, jogging and running. You can also let the kids play in the playground while you hang around the picnic areas and enjoy being surrounded by diverse types of flora and fauna. Arlington’s Tails and Trails Dog Park is a calming respite for visitors and a good spot for people-watching. Another quiet outdoor space to hang out in Cravens Park. Come have a picnic, relax and enjoy the company of local residents who are exercising.
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