Discover family fun thrills at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, the biggest theme park in the Southwest. Experience the Titan, a thrilling roller coaster towering 255 feet above the earth with one of the world's mightiest drops at hyper speeds of 85 miles per hour, or the legendary Texas Giant, featuring camel back hills, 120-foot tunnel and spiral curves.
Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Ride plunges you into the zany underwater world of SpongeBob and his Bikini Bottom pals. Six Flags Over Texas events include Spring BreakOut in March, a Texas Heritage Festival in September, Fright Fest in October and Holiday in the Park through the end of the year. Visit http://www.sixflags.com/parks/overtexas.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor -
The largest water park in the Southwest, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor delivers sun soaked thrills in Arlington. Make a splash at Hook's Lagoon, featuring three lagoons, a Pirate ship and 150 interactive aquatic features on 12 levels, or hang ten on Surf Rider at Boogie Beach. Sea Wolf is the tallest, fastest ride of its kind. With 3,000,000 gallons of water and 26 slides, rides and pools to explore, Hurricane Harbor is sure to keep you cool in the hot Texas sun. Call (817) 265-3356 or visit www.sixflags.com/parks/hurricaneharbordallas/index.asp.
River Legacy Parks -
River Legacy Parks. Located in the heart of North Arlington, River Legacy Parks is a 1,300 acre oasis on the Trinity River with over eight miles of paved trails winding through thick forest and expansive greenbelts. At River Legacy Parks, you'll discover over 225 species of birds as well as an ideal setting for picnics and leisure nature walks. Scenic river overlooks, mediation areas, and picturesque water fountains abound, creating the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to hike, bike, jog, or relax. Visit www.riverlegacy.org.
Johnnie High's Country Music Revue/Arlington Music Hall -
Voted Best Live Country Music Show of the Year for five years in row by Country Music Organizations of America, Johnnie High's offers family entertainment and great music from the stars of tomorrow.
Since 1975, Johnnie High's has been the launch pad for many now famous country singers including LeAnn Rimes and Steve Holy. The live shows feature a cast of 20 singers, dancers and musicians performing with veteran guests and newcomers. Performances are held at the Arlington Music Hall. Visit www.johnniehighcountry.com.
International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame -
Discover 5,000 years of bowling history at the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas. Fascinating exhibits explore the origins, inventors, advocates and champions of this popular international sport. Enjoy photo history tours, interactive games, life-size replicas and films. Bowling enthusiasts will appreciate learning more about the past and present players whose skills have earned them membership into the Hall of Fame. Visit www.bowlingmuseum.com.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie -
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is a nearby Arlington, Texas racing track that promises exciting live thoroughbred horse racing and wagering during the Spring/Summer Thoroughbred Season. Lone Star Park's Post Time Pavilion offers exciting simulcast racing action from across the country, seven days a week, year round. Call (972) 263-RACE or visit www.lonestarpark.com.
Ripley's Believe It or Not & Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax -
Located in nearby Grand Prairie, Texas, this 41,000 square foot attraction offers two worlds of excitement and intrigue. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum offers an eye-popping assortment of interactive exhibits, oddities and curiosities collected from around the world by famed cartoonist Robert Ripley.
Discover a unique collection of the hard-to-swallow and just plain bizarre, including the giraffe-necked woman of Burma and the double-eyed man of China. The Palace of Wax houses wax figures of your favorite movie and TV stars, cultural icons and historical figures in amazing life-like detail. Visit www.ripleys.com.