Looking for new homes in Grand Prairie? You may be looking for fun things to do in Grand Prairie before making a decision about moving there. Grand Prairie may be squeezed between Dallas and Fort Worth, but it’s a good-sized city. It has a population of over 180,000 making it the 15th largest city in Texas and in the top 150 in the U.S.
And Grand Prairie has lots of things to do. Here are some of the best ones right in the city where you “Live life grand.”
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax
You could say this place is bizarre fun meets Hollywood. One of the most popular books at school book fairs is Ripley’s Believe It or Not. The strange things in the book captivate readers. Now you can see this stuff in person. Ripley’s Odditorium contains 12 galleries with hundreds of oddities and artifacts from all over the world. Get lost in the labyrinth that is the Enchanted Mirror Maze with endless mirrors reflecting you.
Families can crawl over and under lasers trying to avoid breaking the beams in the maze of lasers in the Impossible Laserace. Can you beat the clock?
Buckle your seatbelts for the bumpy ride in the moving theater in 7D. Yes, seven! You’ll feel like you’re in the movie. And last, but not least, the wax museum features more than 200 life-like figures of movie stars, people from history, and horrors.
People from all over Dallas and Fort Worth head to Grand Prairie’s Verizon Theatre live performance hall to enjoy concerts, shows, and events. The nice thing about this theatre is that it’s indoors, so no sweltering concerts in the summertime.
It offers a range of performances, everything from pop and country to magic and Broadway. The theatre has hosted Olivia Newton-John, Steve Martin and Martin Short, the Eagles, Sesame Street Live!, Alicia Keys, and many more.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
This Class I racetrack features world-class horse racing. Thoroughbred season runs from April through July. Quarter Horse Season runs from September to November. They hold special events in which you can enjoy a concert right after the last live race.
Inside the park is the Bar and Book, a large simulcast racebook, sports bar, and event venue. You can watch simulcast horse racing from around the world. The sports bar has large TVs and HD projectors, making it a great place to watch your favorite teams play.
Texas AirHogs Baseball
Minor league baseball offers fun for the whole family. This 17-000-square-foot ball park sits between Lone Star Park and Verizon Theatre. It features a Wide World of Parks Kid Zone, swimming pool, restaurant and sports bar, and cigar bar. The ballpark has something for everyone.
The stadium hosts other events such as the So What Music Festival, Easter Egg-stravaganza, and a community fitness competition. Scout, the AirHog mascot, stands by ready to greet your family.
Action Skate Park
This $1.2 million skate park contains an advanced, intermediate, and beginner’s courses for in-line skating, biking, and skateboarding. The Hangar is a 17,000 square feet covered plaza with a wall rail, six stairs, hubba ledge, capsule bowl, flow course, A-frame pyramid, and foam pit.
The Trails has 2 acres of dirt jumps and tracks for everyone between beginners to pro level. It includes a diving board drop in, over under bridge, wall ride, and 4-man UCI style BMX race track. The pro course has 20,000 square feet of space with a 6-foot mini ramp, 2 box jumps, pyramid hips and flat rail, and street spine. It’s a paradise for people who love extreme sports.
Grand Prairie is sure to please shoppers with its farmers market, outlet center, Asian market, and flea market. The Farmers Market at Market Square overflows with fresh fruits, vegetables, and spices. You can also find candles, soaps, honey, and other items. It’s open on Saturdays from April through December.
Shop for name brand clothing without busting the wallet at Grand Prairie Premium Outlets. The shopping center has more than 100 stories serving up lots of savings. The Traders Village is one Texas-sized flea market with more than 3,500 vendors selling every Saturday and Sunday.
Get a taste of the Far East at Asia Times Square and Hong Kong Market. It’s a giant Asian grocery store with a selection from China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Africa, Thailand, Singapore, and the Philippines. Plenty of fresh produce, meat, and live seafood await there.
Now you know you have plenty of fun things to do in Grand Prairie, TX. If you’re ready to explore new homes in Grand Prairie, check out Westchester Crossing in South Grand Prairie. Sandlin Homes offers many floor plans in this community.
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