Grand Prairie Travel Guide

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Grand Prairie Things to Do

  • Lone Star Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    A BEAUTIFUL race park with an even more impressive simultcast building. Prices for food can be a pretty penny but find a night where there are $1 drinks or cheap beer. The night we went even had live music in between the races. As long as you don't gamble away your vacation money then it really is a nice night out. General Parking $3.00 Valet...

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  • Traders Village

    Traders Village is a large outdoor market which has more than 1,800 booths. Set out on 106 acres, you can find anything from crafts, jewellery, antiques, pottery, toys and various junk (or another mans treasures). There are also rides and arcade games for the kids as well as special features on most weekends from chilli cookouts, a tractor show or...

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  • City Hall

    Grand Prairie's City Hall sits just behind Main street with a lovely plaza laid out in front of it. The flower beds and beautiful fountain make for a pretty spot for some of the cities annual activities. The Cinco De Mayo Festival is held here in May 1 each year. Of course the most noticeable attraction in the plaza is the replica of the Liberty...

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  • Copeland Home

    This house is on the original town site and was built in 1902 by BP Hale and his wife Ruth. In 1908 the house was purchased by Dr H.V. Copeland and his family and is known today as the Copeland Home. Originally the site was made up of 4 acres of orchard which was later gifted to the First Presbyterian Church in September 1948. The house has...

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  • Post Time Pavilion

    The Post Time Pavilion is to the west of the Grandstand. The building is a simulcasting facility, all indoors with no view of live racing. There is a sports bar and casual dining area which also provide live horse races from top tracks around the country. There are over 400 television monitors including a 6 x 8ft . rear projection video screens,...

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  • Liberty Bell

    Right in front of City Hall stands a replica of the original Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The bell was cast in France as a Bi-Centennial project and donations were sought not only from the adults of the community but also from school children in the form of dimes, quarters and dollars. The bell was dedicated to all who sacrificed themselves for...

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  • Cross Timbers

    Cross Timbers is a geographical site and an important landmark in Grand Prairie, comprising more than 3.5 million acres. The narrow strip of sandy timberland which is called the Eastern Cross Timbers, separates the blackland prairie and the Grand Prairie. The nearby prairies supported large herds of buffalo and horses and Indians camped here...

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  • Lone Star Park Horse Racing

    A BEAUTIFUL race park with an even more impressive simultcast building. Prices for food can be a pretty penny but find a night where there are $1 drinks or cheap beer. The night we went even had live music in between the races. As long as you don't gamble away your vacation money then it really is a nice night out.General Parking $3.00Valet...

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  • Halloween Carnival at the Palace of Wax

    Ripley's Believe It or Not and LT Palace of Wax complex has really outdone themselves this Halloween season. They produced a haunted house that was implemented into their House of Wax exhibit that was truly frightening and top of the line. The actors put on some excellent scares and their scenes were really scary being that you did not know what...

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  • Cross Timbers

    Cross Timbers is a geographical site and an important landmark in Grand Prairie, comprising more than 3.5 million acres. The narrow strip of sandy timberland which is called the Eastern Cross Timbers, separates the blackland prairie and the Grand Prairie. The nearby prairies supported large herds of buffalo and horses and Indians camped here...

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  • The Post Time Pavilion

    The Post Time Pavilion is to the west of the Grandstand. The building is a simulcasting facility, all indoors with no view of live racing. There is a sports bar and casual dining area which also provide live horse races from top tracks around the country.There are over 400 television monitors including a 6 x 8ft . rear projection video screens,...

    more
  • Traders Village

    Traders Village is a large outdoor market which has more than 1,800 booths. Set out on 106 acres, you can find anything from crafts, jewellery, antiques, pottery, toys and various junk (or another mans treasures). There are also rides and arcade games for the kids as well as special features on most weekends from chilli cookouts, a tractor show or...

    more
  • Copeland Home

    This house is on the original town site and was built in 1902 by BP Hale and his wife Ruth. In 1908 the house was purchased by Dr H.V. Copeland and his family and is known today as the Copeland Home. Originally the site was made up of 4 acres of orchard which was later gifted to the First Presbyterian Church in September 1948.The house has...

    more
  • City Hall

    Grand Prairie's City Hall sits just behind Main street with a lovely plaza laid out in front of it. The flower beds and beautiful fountain make for a pretty spot for some of the cities annual activities. The Cinco De Mayo Festival is held here in May 1 each year. Of course the most noticeable attraction in the plaza is the replica of the Liberty...

    more
  • Liberty Bell

    Right in front of City Hall stands a replica of the original Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The bell was cast in France as a Bi-Centennial project and donations were sought not only from the adults of the community but also from school children in the form of dimes, quarters and dollars. The bell was dedicated to all who sacrificed themselves for...

    more
  • Family Fun Park

    To the west of the main Lone Star Park buildings is a family fun park which sits on 2 and a half acres designed purely for family entertainment. There is a sloped grassy viewing area for watching the races and often is the venue for big outdoor events, festivals and other family attractions. For the kids there is a bounce house and a giant slide as...

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  • Other Viewing Areas of the Track

    There are several outdoor areas where patrons can view the racing events which include a outdoor apron seating area which is reserved as well as unreserved benches on the apron between the racetrack and the Grandstand. Concessions stands are handy to these areas as well as the grassy slopes.

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  • Dining with a View

    There are terraced dining facilities in the Clubhouse and Jockey Club so as not to miss the racing events will eating. The glassed walls of the grandstand certainly provides amazing viewing as well as being in a climate controlled environment. Away from personal viewing there is also more than 600 television screens plus a giant infield screen.

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Grand Prairie Restaurants

  • My Favorite Sandwich

    Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it. It's a place where you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they...

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  • Best Fast Food

    Yes, America is all about fast food. It's cheap, fast, and easy! While in Grand Prairie I always make sure to stop at Taco Bueno!! It is great tex-mex food with a lower price. Although loaded in calories I always save one meal to splurge and this is definitely the one!*No alcohol is available like some places around here though. My favorite meal...

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  • The Oasis

    The Oasis is a floating restaurant right on Joe Pool Lake and right next to the marina. Quite a nice location but reviews are varied from unpredictable food to biased service for regulars and boaties. There is a bar (for which you can apparently buy membership for $3.00) and some TV screens around for viewing sporting activities. There is also live...

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Grand Prairie Transportation

  • Getting There

    Grand Prairie lies between Dallas and Ft Worth and just a short distance from Dallas/Ft Worth airport. You can reach the area by either I-20 or I-30 east/west o between Hwy 360 and Loop 12. Grand Prairie also has its own small Municipal Airport which serves both Grand Prairie and Tarrant County.

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  • Transport in Grand Prairie

    There IS no bus service in Grand Prairie, even though it is part of Dallas County. I would suggest car, as hardly anything in Texas can be accessed otherwise unless you are in a larger city like Dallas or Houston. Bikes are OK and there are some designated areas for biking, but like most of Texas, biking can be hazardous as drivers do not look out...

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Grand Prairie Shopping

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    by keeweechic Written Apr 3, 2004

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    This antique mall is just one of several in the old downtown area of Grand Prairie on Main Street. As with many smaller cities, the outer new shopping areas provide more of a drawcard. The main drag has yet to reinvent itself as many other main streets have done but nevertheless there is plenty of stores and restaurants (especially Mexican) to enjoy.

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Grand Prairie Warnings and Dangers

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    by keeweechic Written Apr 4, 2004

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    There is a restriction to fishing on Joe Pool Lake. You are allowed 3 largemouth bass under 14 inches or over 21 inches. Any Crappie caught must be over 10 inches and the limit is 25 fish. If you are fishing from the discharge channel of the Outlet Works (off Camp Wisdom Road ) be aware of the siren before the gate changes, the area could become turbulent.

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Grand Prairie Off The Beaten Path

  • The Design & Background

    This building was designed after King George IV's Royal Pavilion in Brighton - his seaside home. The Ripley Entertainment Company was founded in 1962 by William Thomas Bolton in Fair park, Dallas Texas. In 1972, they moved their attraction to Grand Prairie and incorporated a Ripleys Believe It or Not in 1988.Location : 601 E. Safari Pkwy. (I-30 at...

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  • Palace of Wax & Ripley's

    Palace of Wax & Ripley's Believe It Or Not! features over 175 lifelike characters such as Hollywood stars, heroes and villains from the wild west, favourite story book characters and notable American figures in history. All created by a resident wax artist.Location : 601 Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie

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  • Grand Peninsular

    This area is one of the new subdivisions of Grand Prairie just a few minutes from Joe Pool Lake. A Jack Nicklaus designed golf course is being built there as well as an equestrian centre. Located in the community is an amenity centre which has a pool, playground and picnic area. Location: Lake Ridge Parkway

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Grand Prairie Sports & Outdoors

  • Lone Star Park Horse Racing

    A BEAUTIFUL race park with an even more impressive simultcast building. Prices for food can be a pretty penny but find a night where there are $1 drinks or cheap beer. The night we went even had live music in between the races. As long as you don't gamble away your vacation money then it really is a nice night out.General Parking $3.00Valet...

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  • Fishing

    For fishing enthusiasts there is an enclosed fishing pier within the Lynn Creek Park which is protected from the elements. There is a $5.00 fee which you need to pay at the Marina.

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