Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Just 90 minutes from Arlington, your family can come face to face with over 50 exotic and endangered species at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. As a center for conservation and scientific research, Fossil Rim provides a unique opportunity to observe, learn about and appreciate rare wildlife. Visitors can embark on the nearly 10-mile safari tour through open plains, wooded hills and rocky ridges as a variety of animal species roam freely. From addax to zebras, experience wildlife from across the continent of Africa, as well as many threatened species native to Texas. Make memories hand-feeding giraffes, witness a cheetah sprint after prey, and observe rhinos during a quiet family moment–a safari adventure of a lifetime! With knowledgeable guides to answer all your questions and room for groups large and small, Fossil Rim is an ideal attraction for school field trips, scout adventures, family reunions and more. Leave the driving and parking to us in one of our luxury motorcoaches for a seamless visit.

Address: 2200 County Road 2008 Glen Rose, TX 76043

Phone: (254) 897-2960

World’s Tallest Working Ferris Wheel – Texas Star

You can’t put together a family getaway without planning a ride on Arlington’s very own Texas Star. Towering 20 stories above Cowboys Stadium as part of The Entertainment District, the massive Ferris wheel provides impressive views of Arlington and the sprawling Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Unlike most Ferris wheels, the Texas Star keeps turning year-round, making it the largest transportable wheel on the continent. With glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled gondolas seating up to six people, the wheel offers a cool, relaxing ride for groups of all ages.

Address: 2201 Road to Six Flags St E Arlington, TX 76010

Phone: (817) 385-5912

Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

For one-of-a-kind family fun, spend an afternoon discovering the rich history and fascinating science of bowling during a visit to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Conveniently located near all of Arlington’s major attractions, the bowling museum provides interactive exhibits everyone will enjoy. Learn about the evolution of pinsetters, test your skills against the greats in simulated bowling games, design your own bowling ball and more during an audio tour through the impressive two-story facility. The Hall of Fame commemorates influential professional bowlers, while special rotating exhibits highlight unique artifacts like vintage equipment, pop culture and art. With our affordable group packages, we can easily transport your crew from the hotel to the museum entrance, eliminating parking hassles. The International Bowling Museum is the perfect destination for birthday parties, corporate team building, scout trips and imaginative young minds!

Address: 621 Six Flags Dr. Arlington, TX 76011 (817)

Phone: 385-8215

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

From Annie Oakley to Georgia O’Keefe, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame pays homage to the women who shaped the American West through courage, independence and talent. Found in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the museum’s over 150,000 3-D artifacts, videos and special exhibits celebrate everything from sharpshooting skills to jazz singing, rodeo riding and contemporary art. The 33,000 sq. ft. facility even houses a rare collection of more than 200 works by famed Western artist Charles M. Russell. One standout you won’t want to miss is the Patsy Montana, America’s Original Cowgirl exhibit, showcasing rare photos, artifacts, costumes and footage from th trailblazing Hollywood actress and singer. With advanced planning, groups of all sizes can reserve one of two theater spaces for film screenings, lectures and more. Leave the logistics to us, and we’ll transport your group directly to the museum’s front entrance. From the expansive gift shop to the lovely sculpture garden, discover the fascinating women who shaped the Wild West.

Address: 1720 Gendy St Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: (817) 336-4475

Fired Up! Ceramics and Painting Studio

For off-the-wall fun with the little ones, a stop at Fired Up! Ceramics and Painting Studio is a must. Whether you’re planning a kid-friendly outing or looking for an indoor group activity on a rainy day, Fired Up! offers a hands-on artistic experience for all ages. Guests start by choosing a ceramic piece like a unicorn, superhero figure, jewelry box, mug or plate to decorate. Then let your imagination run wild! The studio provides all the paints and tools needed to create your own unique masterpiece. Fired Up! fires each personalized piece so it’s ready to take home the next day. Walk-in parties are welcome, but groups of 10 or more can reserve the space for exclusive use. Leave the kids completely entertained while the adults relax, catch up and maybe even paint their own piece!

Address: 5205 S Cooper St #125 Arlington, TX 76017

Phone: (817) 459-2800

Railhead Smokehouse Bar-B-Q

You can’t visit Arlington without a stop for mouthwatering Texas barbecue, and Railhead Smokehouse Bar-B-Q offers an experience like no other. Housed in a restored 1908 train station next to the Fort Worth Zoo, Railhead merges history with culinary creativity. Visitors enter the order line by the original ticket counter and can even sit in vintage train cars while enjoying perfectly smoked meats, homemade sides, specialty drinks and desserts. Try the 3-meat plate stacked high with staples like brisket, pork ribs, sausage and pulled pork shoulder, or opt for one of the daily specials like bacon jalapeno mac n’ cheese. Just steps from the Fort Worth Zoo and Cultural District museums, Railhead adds a downhome twist to any family outing or group trip. We’re happy to provide shuttle service to this Texas barbecue gem!

Address: 2900 Montgomery St Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: (817) 731-8400

Trinity Groves and Three Three Three

Nestled along the Trinity River between Dallas and Fort Worth, Trinity Groves is home to several locally owned art galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that provide a taste of urban culture. Wander the walkable streets browsing artwork, vintage goods and one-of-a-kind home decor. Then gather the group for a meal in the expansive outdoor dining space at Saint Rocco’s New York Italian. Don’t miss Three Three Three next door — a multi-level restaurant, bar and entertainment venue. Kids will love scaling the towering jungle gym structure and playing games like giant Connect Four. Adults can sip local brews on the rooftop patio overlooking the city skyline or catch live music and comedy acts at the on-site amphitheater. Trinity Groves makes for a lively night out after a day of sightseeing in Arlington and Fort Worth. Let us handle transportation so you can relax and enjoy the district’s vibrant atmosphere.

Address: 3011 Gulden Ln, Suite 115 Dallas, TX 75212

Phone: (214) 434-6020

Fort Worth Zoo

Home to over 500 animal species and 7,000 individual animals, the Fort Worth Zoo is an expansive campus perfect for curious explorers and animal lovers. Take a ride through the 40-acre African Savanna in the Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari monorail, admiring giraffes, elephants, zebras and more up close. See big cats like tigers and jaguars at the Museum of Living Art, get splashed by playful sea lions and venture through immersive habitats like the Texas Wild! exhibit featuring native species and Raptor Canyon. Daily keeper chats and animal encounters mean your family may get to feed a giraffe or touch a rhino! With affordable group rates and special behind the scenes tours available, the Fort Worth Zoo also makes for a memorable school field trip or day camp adventure. Leave driving and parking to us, and discover exotic wildlife from across the globe.

Address: 1989 Colonial Pkwy Fort Worth, TX 76110

Phone: (817) 759-7555

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