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Fun Things to do in Grand Prairie, Texas!

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Are you looking for a fun family vacation in Texas? What are some fun things to do in Grand Prairie, Texas? There are many! You and your family can have an awesome Spring Break or weekend vacation with the family, you can have a blast in Grand Prairie!

Fun Things to do in Grand Prairie, Texas!

Grand Prairie is ready to welcome families for spring break staycationing and day tripping in March, and it is a great place to visit year round! There is something to do for everyone.

Sara Dedeluk, manager for Visit Grand Prairie says: “Grand Prairie has something to offer everyone this spring, whether our visitors are grandparents making memories with grandchildren, couples looking for adventure, or kids and parents seeking budget-friendly fun. We’re home to some of the most out-of-the-ordinary and distinctive destinations in this part of Texas, with everything from power shopping to golf to chef-driven dining available and conveniently located near many of our area’s major highways. If you’re in the market for serious fun this spring, Grand Prairie is ready to deliver! First, stop by our Tourist Information Center near Lone Star Park at I-30 and Beltline. We’ll hook you up with coupons and tips, not just for Grand Prairie venues but for destinations around North Texas. Also, we have a super fun background people love to use for selfies, plus a gift shop loaded with jewelry, candles, and souvenirs.”

PlayGrand Adventures

PlayGrand Adventures in Grand Prairie features acres of beautiful, state-of-the-art play structures providing adaptive/accessible outdoor fun for children and adults of all abilities—and best of all, it’s free! As of March 1, the playground is re-opening daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Our family loves Epic Waters indoor waterpark! You can go any time of year! Epic Waters is a 80,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark, billed as a “cruise ship on land”, that’s open rain or shine. There are rides and slides for all ages, a FlowRider surfing simulator, an interactive children’s area, an outdoor wave pool, full-service bar, and an arcade. Plus there’s free parking and some of the food you’ll ever taste. Open daily through March 30, hours vary. Multi-day passes available.

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EpicCentral Grand Prairie

Both Epic Waters and PlayGrand Adventures are located within minutes of each other on the EpicCentral Grand Prairie campus, a recreation and entertainment development located along the southern corridor of State Highway 161. Other EpicCentral destinations include The Epic Arts, Fitness and Entertainment Center; The Summit Active Adult Center; and the GrandLawn Amphitheater. Find out more about Self-Guided Spring Break at EpicCentral.

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

Lone Star Park is a top shelf horseracing venue built around a seven-level glass grandstand as well as a racebook and simulcast facility, Bar & Book. Live races don’t begin until April 22, but you can still watch and bet on simulcast races and enjoy first class food and drink at Bar & Book, open at 10 a.m. daily. 

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Ripley’s Grand Prairie

If you’re a fan of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, you have to visit! See the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful at the only North Texas destination where you can take a selfie with your favorite (wax) celebrity, check out a spinning vortex tunnel, or interact with an array of oddities and adventures you just can’t find anywhere else.  Attractions include the Palace of Wax, Ripley’s 7D Moving Theatre, Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze, and more. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Grand Prairie, TX Tickets

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Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

If you are in the mood to shop, check out Premium Outlets! Featuring 90-plus designer and name brand outlets boasting discounts of up to 65% off, you can shop ’til you drop! Pro Tip: Sign up for the VIP Club for additional access and offers. Open daily, hours vary. NOTE: Shopping fanatics should also check out Trader’s Village, a ginormous weekend flea market offering bargains galore and an outdoor shopping experience. 

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FIND OUT MORE about Grand Prairie’s signature dining destinations, Grand Prairie golf, hiking and biking opportunities and more things to do: follow us at @visit_grandprairie

Grand Prairie Farmer’s Market

This delicious event will open in April!

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Be sure and check out the websites and social media of any destination before you head out, in order to familiarize yourself with the venue’s health and safety protocols and recommendations. You can also contact Visit Grand Prairie via find out more.

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