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13 Unexpected Things to Do In Arlington

Arlington is known for our world-class stadiums and super-sized thrills, but did you know we’re full of hidden gems just waiting for a day adventure? Instagram-worthy murals, check. Disc golf, yep. Museums and historic spots – we’ve got that covered, too. We’ve got a whole world of wonderful waiting for you to discover. It’s perfect for a family…

November 1: Happy Birthday, Arlington Downs!

As a kid growing up in Arlington in the ‘80s, there were two things about my city that puzzled me: Why did my also-grew-up-in-Arlington parents sometimes refer to the highway near Arlington Stadium (the forerunner of today’s Globe Life Park) as “the turnpike” (and just what exactly was a turnpike, anyway?)—and also, why did they sometimes talk…

From a Local: Spooky Halloween Happenings in Arlington

I’m pretty much a fan of all holidays. Whether we’re talking Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, Arbor Day, or National Cheeseburger Day, if it involves parties, gift-giving, good stuff to eat, or time off work, I’m all for it. But by far, my most favorite of all holidays is Halloween. I love everything about the season—black cats, candy corn, crazy…

Arlington Tourism: Then & Now

Arlington has changed considerably over the years, evolving from a small cotton-ginning and farming community to one of the largest cities in Texas. But if there’s one aspect of life in Arlington that’s remained consistent, it’s tourism, which has long played an important role in the Arlington story, growing in size and stature along with Arlington…

Arlington History: Arlington's Healing Waters

Ask an Arlington resident what motivates someone to pack their bags for a visit to our fair city, and you’ll get a pretty standard set of answers: business at the Arlington Convention Center, the lure of Six Flags roller coasters, a concert at AT&T Stadium, a Texas Rangers or Dallas Cowboys game— and during the season, a possible visit to Hurricane…