ARLINGTON

 

Population 270,655

Altitude 616

General

The first settlement in Caddo Indian territory was Bird's Fort on the Trinity River; in 1845 a trading post was established at Mary le Bone Springs. About 1876 the town moved to its present site when the railroad was built through.

Agriculturally oriented until World War II, the strategic area between Dallas and Fort Worth has since experienced mushrooming growth from business, industrial and recreational factors. Arlington State College (founded in 1895) became the University of Texas at Arlington in 1965.

AIR COMBAT

ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE MUSEUM

FAMILY GOLF CENTER

FUNSPHERE

MOUNTASIA FANTASY GOLF

PARKS

SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS

TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL CLUB

TEXAS STATE MUSEUM OF HISTORY

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

VISITOR CENTER

WET 'N WILD

Attractions

WET 'N WILD - The state's largest water-oriented family recreation park features 10 separate entertainment areas. The park features rides such as the Black Hole, a futuristic ride through 500 twisting feet of completely enclosed black tubes accompanied by spaceship sound effects, and the Kamikaze slide that plunges down a 300 foot water speedway from 60 feet high. Experience ocean-sized waves in Surf Lagoon, dive into the bubble machine, ride a water trolley, experience the Raging Rapids through waterfalls, rain tunnels and whirlpools. Abundant water games for adults and kids of all ages; all inclusive admission ticket. Open weekends spring and fall; daily during summer. Located from I-30 between Dallas and Fort Wroth, take exit Texas 360 north or Texas 157 north to Lamar Blvd. Call 817-265-3356.

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