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Things to Do near Six Flags Over Texas

With so much to see and do for all ages, interests, and budgets, it’s no wonder Grand Prairie, Texas, was voted one of America’s Best Places to Live by Money magazine. Guests at La Quinta Grand Prairie have dozens of choices for attractions and fun things to do located within minutes of our new hotel.

From Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor in nearby Arlington, to NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, and outdoor recreation at Joe Pool Lake, you’ll discover loads of fun when you vacation in Grand Prairie, Texas.


Six Flags Over Texas Neighborhood Attractions

Grand Prairie AirHogs.

Enjoy a day of family fun at the new Grand Prairie AirHogs baseball stadium. A member of the American Association of Professional Baseball, the Grand Prairie AirHogs team promises exciting minor league baseball action. The AirHogs ballpark features a Kids Zone, sports bar, restaurants, and a swimming pool. Visit www.airhogsbaseball.com.

Joe Pool Lake.

Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie offers 7,500 acres of exciting outdoor recreation from fishing and boating to hiking, swimming, and water sports.

Joe Pool Lake features picnic areas, kid-friendly parks, and a full-service marina. Visit www.grandfungp.org.


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

Located in nearby Arlington, Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is the top-rated water park in north Texas. Thrilling water slides, wave pools, and lagoons are just a few exciting attractions at Hurricane Harbor. Slides with names like Mega Wedgie, Tornado, and the Black Hole are sure to excite – and soak – the whole family! Visit http://www.sixflags.com/hurricaneHarborTexas/. Grand Prairie, Texas Attractions – Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas.

Minutes from La Quinta Grand Prairie hotel, Six Flags Over Texas is a favorite attraction for visitors to North Texas. This heart-pounding theme park offers more than 100 rides ranging from mild to wild, live shows and entertainment, summer concert series, and festivals throughout the year including Halloween’s Fright Fest celebration. Visit www.sixflags.com.


Johnny High Country Music Revue.

Experience authentic, country western music at the historic Johnny High Country Music Revue in Arlington. This historic show has been entertaining audiences for more 35 years and is a multi-time recipient of the Award for Live Country Music Show of the Year. The revue takes place at the distinguished Arlington Music Hall. Visit www.johnnyhighcountry.com.

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

Get swept up in word-class thoroughbred racing at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. A Class 1 track, Lone Start Park features live racing on grass and dirt surfaces, European-style paddock, glass-enclosed grandstand seating, outdoor seating, and a Post Time Pavilion equipped with over 150 TVs for watching live horse races simulcast from around the globe. Visit www.lonestarpark.com.


NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie.

See the best in live music and stage productions at the premier NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie. This state-of-the-art indoor venue features seating for 6,350 people, and the finest in sound and lighting technology. NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie is a multi-purpose venue designed to accommodate everything from major concerts to sports events, family programs, and corporate expositions. Visit http://www.nokialivedfw.com/.

Texas Rangers.

Support your Texas Rangers when they take to the field at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. In addition to Major League Baseball excitement, a day at Rangers Ballpark includes a variety of attractions including the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum and Learning Center. Tours of the ballpark are available. Visit http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tex


Trader’s Village.

Find unique treasures and interesting wares at Trader’s Village, the “Famous Texas Flea Market.” Featuring over 3,500 vendors and spanning 161 acres, Trader’s Village in Grand Prairie is open year-round on weekends. Trader’s Villages also features arcade games, kiddie rides and food stands. Visit www.tradersvillage.com.

Ruthe Jackson Center.

For large corporate events, trade shows, awards banquets or weddings, the Ruthe Jackson Center is a centrally-located venue in Grand Prairie. The conference center features 18,000 square feet of flexible space, audio/visual support services, catering, and free parking. A staff of professional event planners is on hand to help coordinate your important event. Visit www.ruthejacksoncenter.com.

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