Mesquite Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Mesquite

  • 1. Samuell Farm

    Technically, Samuell Farm is in Mesquite but it comes under Dallas County and part of it is leased by Sunnyvale so everyone has a little piece in the area. The area was originally deeded to the city...

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  • 2. Valley Creek Park

    One of the small parks in Mesquite with a man-made lake with fishing piers. The park takes up 88.21 acres and aside from the lake there is a picnic pavilion with picnic tables. On Pioneer Road side of...

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  • 3. City Lake Park

    City Lake Park is one of the many parks and lakes in the Mesquite area. It was dedicated in September 1978 and funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Facilities include, a swimming pool, picnic...

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  • 4. Z Motley Cemetery

    Motley Cemetery is on the grounds of Eastfield College. Zachariah and Mary Motley arrived in Mesquite by wagon train from Kentucky in 1856 with their family. They were one of a few families who...

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  • 5. Mesquite Rodeo

    The Mesquite Rodeo is an extraordinary event that everyone should see. It is full of action and the rodeo clowns are a lot of fun. If you love cowboys, horses, excitement and rodeo clowns the Mesquite...

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  • 6. Double D Ranch

    The Double D Ranch has been in operation since 1987 and specializes in organizing events for groups. The ranch is set on 70 acres with a 6 acre lake – lots of wide open spaces. They offer trail rides,...

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  • 7. Exhibition Hall

    This hall is used for many exhibition including the popular gun Show. The exhibition hall is located next to Big Town Mall which was the first enclosed mall in the southwest, opening in 1959. The mall...

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  • 8. Mesquite Town Square

    Mesquite Town Square was the centre of Mesquite's beginings back in the 1900's with a handful of businesses, the first being the Interurban Depot in 1923. The stores originally faced the railroad...

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  • 9. Centennial Park

    This little park was established to celebrate 100 years of excellence in education in Mesquite. There are three bronze statues in the park depicting children reading. Centennial Park has a brick...

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  • 10. Lake Aquatic Center

    There are two pools – right opposite City Lake Park. The pools are closed over the winter months and reopen again in May. There are fountains and playslides. A fun cooling off place in the hot Texas...

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  • 11. Resistol Arena

    The Mesquite Championship Rodeo was established in 1958 as an experiment in ongoing rodeo and has gone on to become a world class attraction. With 250,000 attendances annually to live performances,...

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  • 12. Mesquite Arts Center

    The Mesquite Arts Center was built in 1995 and hosts 1,400 various events annually. The centre includes an acoustically correct performance hall which has a canopied stage for music and seats 492 -...

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  • 13. First Baptist Church

    I'm not sure there is any historical interest in this church but its location presents quite an imposing structure and at night the church is flood lit which makes it quite attractive. There are many...

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  • 14. Mesquite Convention Centre

    Mesquite is quite popular for business meetings and conventions. The Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall sits between the Mesquite Rodeo and Hampton Court Inn. They off 21,000 sqft of...

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  • 15. First State Bank

    The original charter to the Mesquite State Bank was issued in 1962 by the State of Texas and opened in an old lumberyard building just off the square and beside the railroad tracks. The bank opened...

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  • 16. A Secret Place

    Not for any other reason other than this looked just the cutiest little prayer chapel that is open 24 hours a day and just stands all by itself in the middle of...

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  • 17. Site of Old Mayor of Mesquites Homestead

    Well this may look like the Saltgrass Steakhouse and of course it is but originally it was the Galloway Farmstead site. Benjamin Franklin Galloway and his wife...

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  • 18. Early Residents

    The earliest known burial was in 1863 of Penelope Motley McLain a daughter and wife of Capt J.B. McLain. There are twenty five known graves which include family...

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  • 19. Westlake Skate Center

    Westlake Skate Center is an indoor roller skating rink with morning, afternoon, and evening skate sessions. Not exactly a must see/do activity but the...

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  • 20. A Working Farm

    Right now the decision is being made to either use the property again for a working farm and park to educate city children on life on a farm and Texas history....

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  • 21. Opal Lawrence Historical Park

    The Opal Lawrence Historical Park is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark Stephen Decatur Lawrence and Fannie Coats Lawrence began building the Lawrence house...

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  • 22. The Florence Ranch Homestead

    The Florence Ranch Homestead is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. David and Julia Savannah Florence built the first portion of this ranch house in 1871-72. It...

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  • 23. McWhorter Greenhaw

    McWhorter Greenhaw – formerly a hardware store which began in 1943 on the town square. The store has now been turned into an Antique, Collectibles and Music...

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  • 24. Park - Winter view

    Winter view - after the only day of snow. This four-acre lake was stocked with 1300 channel catfish in October 2000 for a special event called Kidfish.

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