Things to Do
It’s easy to keep busy in Arlington. The city and larger DFW Metroplex offers an assortment of entertainment, educational, and cultural activities year-round. Below is just a sampling of what awaits you.
Dallas Cowboys. Also called “America’s Team,” the five-time Super Bowl champs moved into their impressive new stadium in Arlington in 2009. You can take a tour of the $1.2 billion facility seven days a week.
Texas Rangers. The 2010 American League Champions play from spring to fall in Arlington, located right next to the Cowboys' stadium.
Six Flags Over Texas. This is the flagship location of the popular amusement park franchise. Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, is located across the street.
River Legacy Park and Nature Center. Located in north Arlington, River Legacy offers miles of hike and bike trails winding through thick forest and expansive greenbelts. The 12,000-square-foot Nature Center houses interactive exhibits, terrariums, aquariums, and more.
Levitt Pavilion. Located minutes from campus, this outdoor venue hosts 50 free concerts a year with a broad-based, eclectic list of performers.
Dallas Mavericks. You can see the 2011 NBA Champions in action at the American Airlines Center, located in downtown Dallas.
Sixth Floor Museum. The permanent exhibit at the historic site features films, photographs, and artifacts that chronicle President John F. Kennedy's life, death, and legacy.
Nasher Sculpture Center. Open to the public since 2003, the Nasher has a collection of more than 300 sculptures that rotate in thematic installations throughout indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden. This is one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Dallas, featuring 66 acres of spectacular display gardens in a serene setting on White Rock Lake.
Fort Worth Stockyards. The historic district in Fort Worth features restaurants, clubs, shopping, a rodeo, museums, a petting zoo, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, among other attractions.
Kimbell Art Museum. With one of the finest private collections in the country, the Kimbell offers visitors the opportunity to view major works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso, Mondrian, and more.
A $1.35 million National Science Foundation grant is helping researchers develop smart skin applications and sensor garments to make robots more lifelike.