1515 Old Brandon Rd
Hillsboro, TX 76645
Phone: (254) 582-3333
Fax: (254) 582-2890
This complex is one of the largest indoor arenas in Texas. Livestock shows, karaoke sessions, Mutton Bustin and many other exciting events take place from time to time. The main event, of course, is the Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo held every autumn. The multi-purpose air conditioned facility has a rodeo seating capacity of more than 6,000 with a space of 38,750 square feet of arena floor. Almost 9,000 can be accommodated during non-rodeo events. Lots of dust, grime, cowboys and their hats, but not in that order! High School Graduations, banquets and parties are also organized with prior arrangement. Ample parking is available.
Ridgewood Country Club offers wonderful golf facilities throughout the year. The club was established in the year 1947 and includes a fine 18-hole course apart from other sports amenities.
Ten Triple X Ranch is the place for adventure lovers. Stroll down the scenic lake or explore the exotic wildlife.
85 Speedway is a 0.25-mile (0.40 kilometer) oval dirt race track in Ennis. This clay track is popular among amateur racers and professionals alike. It hosts an array of races, sports and social events, as well as workshop. Classes are offered to children as young as 11 years old.
Dogwood Canyon contains some of the rarest ecological features in Texas. This 250-acre (101-hectare) stretch of land provides hours of outdoor fun for everyone in the family. Keep an eye out for various species of birds, amphibians, and other wildlife. Located just 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Dallas, a trip here is easy and worthwhile.
Located along the shores of Joe Pool Lake, this popular 1,800-acre state park offers a variety of outdoor activities. There are 355 campsites, perfect for family fun. While you are here, enjoy fishing opportunities and then grill your catch on one of the park grills. Miles and miles of trails for biking and hiking, as well as boat ramps, a marina, playgrounds, a swimming beach and even a volleyball court ensure you will always have something to do here. Showers and restrooms are also available.
Located south of the Metroplex in Grand Prairie, Joe Pool Lake is 7,700 acres of water surrounded by three parks with facilities for fishing, boating, swimming and water skiing. Excellent campgrounds and several areas for picnicking are also available. Lynn Creek Marina offers boat and ski rentals, a fishing pier, a restaurant, and a club. In addition, Lynn Creek Park ensures a fun family adventure with boat ramps, beaches, volleyball courts and a miniature golf course.
Located near the Joe Pool Lake, Lynn Creek Park is an extensive recreational park. The park features swimming beach, playground, boat ramps, picnic sites, and sand volleyball court.
The beauty of Texas' nature can be experienced first-hand with a hike through this 630-acre (146-hectare) preserve. With guided and self-guided tours available along the ten miles of wooded trails, outdoor enthusiasts can wander up to the Escarpment Nature Preserve, the highest point in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Along the way you can view ponds, wildflowers and a butterfly garden before arriving at vistas and an observation tower. The trails vary in difficulty. All are natural terrain paved with rock, mulch, or dirt. They are designed for foot traffic only, and bikes or roller blades are not allowed. Hikes can last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours, depending upon the trail selected. A snack bar, gift shop, and amphitheater are also located on the grounds.
The largest skating center in Texas is located in Arlington, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. Shiny hard wood, maple floors, a video arcade, full concession stand and a variety of fun and exciting music make this a great place to take the entire family for an afternoon of fun. Both traditional four wheeled skates and inline skates are available at this favorite skating venue.
Ellis Davis Field House is a multi-purpose venue for events, located inside the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex at Dallas. Ellis Davis Field holds school graduation ceremonies and other events along with sports programs like basketball. Located at South Polk Street, the venue serves as a paradise for basketball lovers, what with upbeat facilities and spectacular performances.
MotorSport Ranch is a club for racing aficionados and attracts both amateur and professional bikers and race car drivers. Members and visitors can choose from three tracks, ranging from 1.3 miles (2.09 kilometers) to 3.1 miles (4.99 kilometers). Whether you wish to drive the latest sports car, motorcycle or a coveted vintage car, this club provides facilities for car testing and competitive racing. Members can also attend special driving lessons and conduct business meetings with a unique twist. Check their website for the detailed schedule of racing events.