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Arlington

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Theme Parks · Water Parks · Historic Sites
The popular saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas!" and Arlington exemplifies that maxim. The city's main attractions are the massive and very modern stadiums of the Dallas Cowboys football franchise and the Texas Rangers baseball club, plus a couple of expansive amusement parks. Arlington is a relatively new city, transforming from a small town of less than 8,000 residents in 1950 into an urban center with more than 350,000 denizens today. The growth of entertainment options has naturally accompanied the growth in population, and the city now offers museums, galleries, theaters, and lively bars and nightclubs. Plan the details of your Arlington holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States holiday planning tool.
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Popular things to do in Arlington

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Six Flags Over Texas ©
Theme Park
Six Flags Over Texas
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Historic Site
Top O'Hill Terrace
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor ©
Water Park
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
River Legacy Park ©
Water Body
River Legacy Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Arlington

Kimbell Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District ©
Historic Walking Area
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Fort Worth
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Fort Worth Water Gardens ©
Fountain
Fort Worth Water Gardens Fort Worth
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Fort Worth Zoo ©
Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo Fort Worth
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Arlington

Tails and Trails Dog Park ©
Park
Tails and Trails Dog Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Texas Live! ©
Landmark
Texas Live!
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
Division Brewing ©
Brewery
Division Brewing
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame ©
Specialty Museum
International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Arlington

Richard Greene Linear Park ©
Park
Richard Greene Linear Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Randol Mill Park ©
Park
Randol Mill Park
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Don Misenheimer Park ©
Park
Don Misenheimer Park
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Cravens Park
Park
Cravens Park
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Arlington

Cooper Street Antique Mall ©
Antique Store
Cooper Street Antique Mall
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Arlington Highlands ©
Shopping Mall
Arlington Highlands
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Decorator's Warehouse ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Decorator's Warehouse
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Arlington

Trader's Village ©
Flea Market
Trader's Village
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Arlington

In Arlington, you'll find the largest selection of accommodations among the national chain hotels surrounding the city's Six Flags amusement parks. A few additional hotels surround the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. Options remain limited downtown, but this isn’t surprising since Six Flags draws much of Arlington's tourism.
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