Most Texans are proud of their great state, and Arlington residents are no exception. There are so many things to do and see here that seniors never have to worry about being bored. From local parks to museums to live entertainment, seniors can get out and enjoy their city. Here are ten places around town that offer a senior discount or are entirely free!
Bowling enthusiasts will love to spend their day walking through the International Bowling Museum. You can see exhibits and artifacts that go all the way back to the beginning of the sport over 5,000 years ago. You can also explore some of the most famous bowlers throughout history in the Hall of Fame.
The Arlington Museum of Art strives to bring culture and art to the community of Arlington. They have rotating exhibits that feature new artists every few months. Past exhibitions have included works by Toulouse, Picasso, and even Rock N’ Roll artists. They are closed Monday’s and holidays.
If you have always been fascinated by computers and technology, this is the museum for you. You can learn all about the beginning of computers and telephones and how they have changed over the years. You can also explore how technology has shaped and created our culture.
Explore the stars and beyond at the University of Texas Arlington’s Planetarium. You can learn more about astronauts, rockets, and the universe all through their shows and exhibits. There are also real scientists and astronomers on hand to help answer questions and teach you about space.
The Fort Worth Zoo is just a short ride away from Arlington and features some amazing animals. Some animals you can see at the Zoo include a new brown tarantula, gorillas, parrots, penguin chicks, lion cubs and more. There is also splash park, outdoor learning center, train rides, and a petting zoo.
There is always something going on at the Levitt Pavilion, and the best thing is that it’s free. You can bring your lawn chair and a picnic and enjoy whatever is on stage. You can listen to music, see plays, watch dancers, and view movies. Check the calendar to see what’s coming next!
This historic landmark was known as “Vegas before Vegas.” It was a secret casino that was run by Fred and Mary Browning during a time when gambling was illegal. You can come and view the grounds and see what it was like back then. There are also guided tours with a suggested $10 donation.
Get outdoors and enjoy nature at River Legacy Parks. This park covers 1031 acres and has trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, exercise stations, pavilions, and restrooms. Best of all, it’s completely free! You can also check out the free River Legacy Science Center located right next to the park.
If you’re a fan of local brews, then a tour at the Division Brewing Company is just the ticket. The tours are every Saturday from one to five in the afternoon. You can see how they make their beer and sample the brews they have on tap.
This park covers 41 acres and also has trails and picnic areas, but it also has a stone sculpture walk. Sculptor Norm Hines created these sculptures just for the park, and you can walk along and enjoy them at no cost at all.
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