Looking for Thrills? Visit Grand Prairie, Texas

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June 15, 2019

Large white water tower against blue sky

Explore Grand Prairie for family-friendly vacation ideas and cool things to do year-round in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex.

Nearby Attractions

Ripley’s Believe it or Not has 5 fun-filled family attractions. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 12 galleries of the weird, strange, and bizarre! Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax has over 200 life-like figures of Hollywood, history and fear! The Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze is 2000 sq. ft, of endless passages, dead ends, and fun. Try your skill at the Ripley’s challenging Laser Race. Bump, dip, and shake your way through Odditorium, a state-of-the-art 7D Moving Theater.

Six Flags Over Texas: From pulse-pounding roller coasters to family and kids rides. In addition to the most thrilling rides on the planet, you’ll find a wide variety of top-shelf entertainment. There is always something exciting going on at Six Flags! From internationally acclaimed holiday festivals to engagingly entertaining educational events to out-of-this-world live performances.

Family on extreme roller coaster

The Batman Ride at Six Flags Over Texas  /  Photo Courtesy: TourOperatorLand.com

Lone Star Park is a Class I horse racetrack and is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot Bar & Book venue is open to the public 363 days a year with free admission. The annual Lone Stars and Stripes Fireworks Celebration is one of the most popular and highest-attended events of the year in conjunction with the City of Grand Prairie. Held on July 3rd & 4th following live racing, the focal point is world-class fireworks spectacular.

AT&T Stadium is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s a world of facts and figures about the world’s largest domed structure, an art museum and a classroom. The things you can do inside the stadium are endless, and with AT&T Stadium Tours, you can experience them all.


On the west shore of Joe Pool Lake, Loyd Park Camping Cabins & Lodge covers about 790 acres of native Texas landscape, with more tranquility than you can handle. The park features 221 large private campsites with concrete pads, 8 lakefront cabins, and an 18-room lodge. Each RV site also has a picnic pavilion, table, grill, and fire ring. Centrally located, camping at Loyd Park is conveniently close to the major DFW attractions.

Campers playing in water

Photo: Loyd Park Camping Cabins & Lodge

To make reservations, explore pricing or learn more about the park:

Loyd Park Camping Cabins & Lodge
3401 Ragland Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75052


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