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Things to Do on a Friday Night in Arlington/Grand Prairie

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Post by imkopaka » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:54 pm

Gonna be in the Arlington area with my family on a Friday/Saturday in the future. Any suggestions on places to take young children and pregnant wife?
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Post by aaangel » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:55 pm

epic water park https://epicwatersgp.com
texas live, lots of restaurants at arlington highlands.
we also like going to https://www.fwmuseum.org/exhibit/childrens-museum/ 19 miles away
(and if you're lucky, fw gun show might be happening next door) :biggrinjester:
grapevine is also nice for families. ie gaylord and great wolf lodge. main st has nice little shops and grapevine mills mall
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Post by JakeTheSnake » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:47 pm

Might be nice, but according to Granny, ain’t nothing like Bug Tussle on a Saturday night!

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Post by Jusme » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:30 am

As others said, lots of restaurants, indoor water parks, zoos, museums, etc.
Dave Buster's, is fun for kids. Also a little to the west, the Ft. Worth Stockyards, or Sundance Square downtown. Stores, and restaurants at both places.
Arlington/Grand Prairie, is right in the middle between Ft Worth, and Dallas, so you have almost unlimited options. Several excellent BBQ places, Mexican food, or just about anything you want.
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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:00 pm

I'm reading the posts here, and asking myself why those place names seem extra familiar (when I'm located in the opposite corner of the state.....)
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Great Wolf Lodge
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Epic Water Park
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Fort Worth (Children's) Museum
https://www.texas3006.com/view.php?id=259
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Post by DocV » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:47 pm

+! FW Children's museum from ancient memories a fun place for kids.

Dallas Aquarium. (30.07)
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Post by imkopaka » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:22 pm

I am already planning on hitting the medieval times tournament Saturday afternoon. I hesitate to plan anything outdoors this time of year in case the weather is bad. Not planning on any zoo/aquarium visits because we just did the Dallas zoo 2 months ago and the kids weren't all that thrilled.

The water park and children's museum sound intriguing though.

Also...I kind of get not allowing guns in an indoor water park. It's either going to get wet (in my experience all indoor water parks require you to shower before entering the area of the pools regardless) or get left in an unattended locker with questionable lock...not the safest options.

Any more suggestions? :D
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Post by ScottDLS » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:44 pm

imkopaka wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:22 pm
I am already planning on hitting the medieval times tournament Saturday afternoon. I hesitate to plan anything outdoors this time of year in case the weather is bad. Not planning on any zoo/aquarium visits because we just did the Dallas zoo 2 months ago and the kids weren't all that thrilled.

The water park and children's museum sound intriguing though.

Also...I kind of get not allowing guns in an indoor water park. It's either going to get wet (in my experience all indoor water parks require you to shower before entering the area of the pools regardless) or get left in an unattended locker with questionable lock...not the safest options.

Any more suggestions? :D
Great Wolf is only 30.07, so you can take it in the indoor water park if you have REALLY good concealment. :smilelol5:
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