Where did gamblers go before Vegas? Turns out the answer is Arlington, Texas. In the 1920’s Top O’ Hill Terrace was a restaurant and tea garden, that also just happened to house a casino, a brothel, an escape tunnel, and a secret room for hiding gambling paraphernalia. You can tour the site, now owned by the Arlington Baptist University, and see many of its original structures.
Step out onto the field and throw the ball around where the world-famous Dallas Cowboys play. Or step back and enjoy the museum-quality contemporary art displayed throughout the stadium. At AT&T Stadium you can choose from VIP Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Art Tours, or even Educational Tours.
Looking to explore the great outdoors, but feel like you need a guide? That’s exactly what the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) offers! From guided kayaking tours to bird walks, log house tours to night hikes, and much more. You’ll become an outdoor enthusiast when you visit! Of course you don’t have to be part of a guided group to visit, you’re welcome to explore LLELA on your own anytime during their regular hours of operation.
How does outstanding wine, delicious food and warm hospitality sound? Grapevine wine tours run daily, year-round. Casual and comfortable, tours run at both lunch and dinner. Learn all about Texas winemaking and get a brief history of Grapevine while you explore North Texas wine.
The original Six Flags is located right here, in Arlington. Opened in 1961, Six Flags Over Texas originally featured six themed areas, each representing one of the six flags that flew over Texas. You can take the ultimate thrill ride with a VIP Tour through Six Flags. Tour options include a custom, guided tour for a minimum of 4 people.
What do the Stockyards and Top O’ Hill Terrace, two tours we already listed, have in common? If you guessed Bonnie and Clyde, you would be correct. But those aren’t the only two places the notorious outlaws visited in DFW. VisitDFW has a whole list of places Bonnie and Clyde visited, from Clyde’s home and Bonnie’s school, to a robbery site, and even their graves.
Art lovers of all kinds will find something to admire at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). One of the largest museums in the country, the DMA’s collection encompasses more than 24,000 works, spans 5,000 years of history, and represents a range of world cultures. With that many pieces of art it could take you a while to see everything. Lucky for you, the museum also offers free admission as well as some free tours. The free Saturday Spotlight Tour introduces visitors to the highlights of the DMA collection.
You might have known about North Texas wine, but do you also know about the craft beer experience available in DFW? Fort Worth has their very own Ale Trail, taking you to nine breweries in and around Fort Worth. These include everything from a nano brewery, to a nationally recognized brewery that produces over 20,000 barrels of beer a year. Grab a pint and follow the Fort Worth Ale Trail!
Do you like to study history or government? The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located in Dallas, is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The museum serves as a repository for Presidential records as well as Presidential gifts. Featuring interactive exhibits, the museum offers an in-depth view of American history as well as the American Presidency. In addition to the museum itself, don’t forget to visit the grounds around the museum. The 15-acre Native Texas Park is open year-round and is a chance to explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.
You’ve walked the field where the Cowboys play at the AT&T Stadium Tour, but there are even more ways to connect with your favorite local football team. With their World Corporate Headquarters at The Star in Frisco, you can see where the team trains and works when they aren’t on the field. As part of the VIP Guided Tour, you’ll get a chance to see the War Room where the NFL draft is conducted, check out Super Bowl Memorabilia, and visit the Grand Atrium adorned with names and quotes of Dallas Cowboys players and coaches.