Day Trips around Arlington

When life makes you the middle child, get triple the vacation time! Since Arlington is right in the middle of the North Texas metroplex, we get the best of both worlds. On top of everything there is to do here, make the most of your trip (and money!) with day trips to nearby attractions. With Arlington as your hub, you can stay a few nights and easily travel in either direction. Plus, check out our online coupons and keep the savings coming!

If you love the strange, odd and downright weird, add Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! to your list. The home of all things bizarre has 5 attractions in one stop. From shrunken heads to an authentic vampire killing kit, explore curiosities in the odditorium. Pose with your favorite celebrities in Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax. Get a workout navigating the mirror maze and flex your spy skills as you work your way through the laser race. And if your senses haven’t gotten enough, give the 7-D Moving Theatre a whirl as you blast away zombies and feel every bump, drop and turn in the motion simulator.

Calling all animal lovers, these are for you! Explore the beauty of the African safari at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Take in the scenic 9.5-mile drive and interact with over 1,100 rare and endangered animals roaming with their herds. The beautiful preserve is dedicated to conservation and recovery of wild animals. For even more wild times, the Dallas Zoo has over 2,000 animals and 400+ species to see. Feed giraffes and get up close encounters with cheetahs and more at the oldest and largest zoo in Texas.

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