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Fun things to do in arlington

If we suggested taking a fun day out to a family friendly Texan city, would Arlington come to mind? If not, it really should! This often overlooked gem has all the kids fun of other big Texan cities, with a few surprises thrown in!

Love thrills and spills? They have that completely covered! You want thrills? None other than Six Flags will be waiting for you!  Prefer spills? Then head on over to Hurricane Harbor - perfect for those hot Texan summer days!

Does your mind wander to the stars? Then let your eyes wander there too at the fascinating Arlington Planetarium where kids can check out what planets and constellations can be see in the bright Texan sky!

Think Arlington is all city? Nope! River Legacy Living Nature Center has miles of hiking and biking trails for those nature loving families. We told you Arlington had some surprises!

Don’t forget to say a big “Howdy!” when you get to this big city with it’s small town feel, because we know it will be saying “Howdy!” right back at ya!

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  • Hurricane Harbor

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    (2 miles) Arlington

    Ocean sized thrills perfect for the whole family on that hot summers day, with over 24 rides of varying intensity, and a great way for an active family to stay cool!

  • Six Flags Over Texas

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    (2 miles) Arlington

    From the highest heights to the gentlest adventures, you will find plenty of rides you can enjoy together. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Arlington ...

  • International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

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    (2 miles) Arlington

    Get ready to bowl! Just across the street from Six Flags, explore early Egyptian bowling games, see what middle age lawn bowling was like and actually bowl on our 'Highway 66' mini lanes! You won’t ...

  • ITz Euless

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    (7 miles) Euless

    Family fun centre featuring tenpin bowling, bumper cars, climbing wall, laser tag and heaps of games.

  • Laser Quest

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    (9 miles) North Richland Hills

    offers live action laser tag, the bruise-less, mess-less combat game played with infra red equipment!

  • NRH2O Family Water Park

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    (9 miles) North Richland Hills

    17 amazing acres of water fun in this Dallas / Fort Worth water park for those water lovers of ALL ages! Lagoons, rivers, slides and a children's area await you!

  • Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

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    (12 miles) Cedar Hill

    Nature Experience Tours, hiking trails, natural style play area, plenty of space and the chance to be in the Citizen Science Program.

  • Hawaiian Falls - Mansfield

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    (12 miles) South Mansfield

    Hawaiian themed family waterpark with many rides for the whole family and those looking for a little adventure.

  • Summit Rock Climbing

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    (13 miles) Grapevine

    Welcomes kids from 7 years to try their hand at bouldering and climbing via their kids' club, recreational team and private lessons.

  • National Scouting Museum

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    (13 miles) Irving

    The Museum preserves, collects, organizes, and displays Scouting's treasures documenting the movement's unique influence on American culture.

  • Fort Worth Stockyards

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    (13 miles) Fort Worth

    The Fort Worth Historic Stockyards is a one of a kind location with many unique attractions. It is the only place in the United States that has a daily cattle drive! Texas Longhorns are driven down ...

  • Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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    (14 miles) Grapevine

    From short jaunts out with Thomas The Tank Engine and the abbreviated Fun Trains trip, to full excursions and seasonal specials. Plus every weekend the train is robbed by bandits, who's kid doesn't ...

  • Lester Lorch Disc Golf and Reserve

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    (14 miles) Cedar Hill

    2 challenging disc golf courses plus 2.5 miles of soft trail for exploration, an open play area and picnic tables.

  • Stockyards Station

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    (14 miles) Fort Worth

    Texan style big family fun fearing all things cowgirl and cowboy in the heart of Fort Worth.

  • Fort Worth Zoo

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    (14 miles) Fort Worth

    12 permanent exhibit areas offering a stunning array of happy wildlife, including a petting corral with creatures like corn snakes and armadillos. Plus a playbarn incase the weather turns!

  • Ellens Amusement Center

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    (15 miles) Cedar Hill

    A great Texas style family fun center with something for everyone! Batting cages, mini golf, paintball, go-karts...enjoy!

  • Legoland Discovery Center

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    (15 miles) Dallas

    Explore educational activities and kids' attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) Dallas Fort Worth.

  • Bahama Beach

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    (15 miles) Dallas

    The perfect place to cool off this summer! From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, Bahama Beach offers the best family waterpark value in the metroplex. Conveniently located only ten minutes south of ...

  • Cedar Hill State Park

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    (15 miles) Cedar Hill

    Swimming beach, kayaking and fishing, DORBA bike trail, 3 playgrounds and camping opportunities.

  • SpeedZone

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    (16 miles) Dallas

    Get behind the wheel on one of 4 Racing Tracks. Race into action at Electric Alley, our state-of-the-art game room, and don’t forget to refuel at the SpeedZone Café and Bar. Great idea for fun ...

  • Dallas Zoo

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    (17 miles) Dallas

    With 95 acres to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a huge variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is enormously entertaining! Our goal is to make your visit an exciting adventure with ...

  • Frontiers Of Flight Museum

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    (17 miles) Dallas

    Embark on a memorable aviation journey - a tour of the Frontiers of Flight Museum. During your experience, you will bridge several lifetimes starting with the pioneers who realized their earliest ...

  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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    (18 miles) Dallas

    Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the worldpeople of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of ...

  • The Dallas World Aquarium

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    (18 miles) Dallas

    Experience nature’s adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium. The facility is home to a unique display of flora and fauna.

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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    (18 miles) Dallas

    5 floors of fascinating and interactive exhibit galleries, including a specific interior museum for under 5s, 3D animations and interactive games.

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