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Things to Do in Arlington

The City of Arlington is a great place to retire with landmarks, parks, and museums to keep you busy. You can also find plenty of restaurants and shops throughout this city.

Arlington’s Landmarks and Museums

The Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington hosts public shows for all ages such as “The Hot and Energetic Universe”, “Cosmic Colors”, “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”, “Astronaut”, and “Spacepark 360.” The price for admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. You can catch one of the shows, and then stop at the Star Store Gift Shop to purchase apparel, accessories, and telescopes.

The Arlington Museum of Art is small, but packed with great artwork from permanent exhibits to rotating exhibits. Exhibits have included works from Vivian Maier, Pablo Picasso, Donray Traveling Exhibits, Bruce Wood, Modern Masters, Toulouse-Lautrec, and The Star of Texas. The price for specific exhibits is typically $8 for adults and $5 for seniors.

Top O’Hill Terrace is an historic site in Arlington. What was once a casino became the Arlington Baptist College. The local historian shares the story with guests and gives the names of celebrities that visited the casino during its heyday. The landmark is surrounded by wrought iron gates and sandstone guard towers in the front and is still used by the college.

The Berachah Home Cemetery was the burial place for teenage girls as well as infants born at the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls and is listed as #32 on Trip Advisor for Things to do in Arlington. The story is sad with most of the children passing away between 1904 and 1935 of diseases like influenza or measles. It is part of Arlington’s history and provides a haunting look at the past.

Arlington’s Nature and Parks

If you are looking for a safe place to walk, jog, or bike, Arlington is home to five parks. The River Legacy Park is on Northwest Green Oaks Boulevard on 1,300 acres next to Trinity River. It is also home to a 12,000 square foot Living Science Center.

If you enjoy walking your dog, the Tails and Trails Dog Park will give you both a workout. The park provides plenty of trees for the dogs and benches for their owners. The park is divided in two for large breeds and small breeds.

Cravens Park provides the public with tennis courts, softball fields, basketball courts, and paved trails. You can walk, jog, or bike the 6.25 mile trail or follow a longer trail that will lead you to the Tails and Trails Dog Park.

The Don Misenheimer Park is located on Lonesome Dove Trail and offers visitors a basketball court, biking, and hiking trails, pavilion, picnic area, practice field, a volleyball court, and more on 17.1 acres.

The Richard Greene Linear Park provides a peaceful walk with sculptures and colorful flowers on 41 acres. You will find a hiking and biking trail, picnic area, Caelum Moor Sculptures, and an ecosystem restoration area.

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