Top Attractions for Adults, Families, and More

Grand Prairie appeals to visitors of all ages and interests. From cowboy culture to outdoor recreation, performing arts to historic sites, the city provides a well-rounded itinerary. Here are some of the top attractions based on your travel party.

Cowboy Culture

You can’t visit Grand Prairie without experiencing a little Texas cowboy culture. Two key stops for every wannabe cowboy or girl include:

The Cowgirl Museum showcases women’s contributions to the American West. Permanent exhibits highlight famous cowgirls and rodeo performers while temporary exhibits cover broader themes like ranching lifestyles. You’ll also find a Children’s Discovery Corral, rodeo simulators, and an extensive gift shop. The Fort Worth Herd cattle drive occurs daily in the Fort Worth Stockyards north of Grand Prairie. Watch real Texas longhorn cattle parade down Exchange Avenue driven by cowhands and graze in the stockyards. Stay to shop, dine, check out the livestock barns, and more after the drive.

For History Buffs

If you want to dig into Grand Prairie’s past, don’t miss these historical attractions:

At the W.H. Adamson High School, tour the oldest high school in Dallas County. It now serves as a museum with a restored principal’s office, classrooms, and more. The Ruthe Jackson Center preserves Grand Prairie’s African American heritage. Inside a historic church, you’ll find exhibits, oral histories, and cultural artifacts from the city’s Freedman’s settlement. Dalworthington Gardens Cemetery holds over a century’s worth of Lone Star history with gravesites of pioneers, veterans, and elected officials. Self-guided tour brochures make exploring easy.

For Families

When traveling with kids and teens, Grand Prairie has amusement parks, hands-on museums, and more family fun:

At Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, enjoy slides, rivers, pools, and play areas perfect for ages 2 to 92! With on-site dining and private cabanas, it’s an all-day getaway. The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame brings one of America’s favorite pastimes to life through interactive exhibits and loads of bowling history. Kids will love rolling games in retro bowling alleys. Hands-on aviation exhibits for all ages fill the Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation. See vintage planes, sit in cockpits, and even take rides in open-cockpit biplanes on select days.

For Sports Fans

Cheer for Grand Prairie’s home teams during your stay:

Catch fast-paced hockey action when the Lone Star Brahmas face off at NYTEX Sports Centre November through April. From May through July, the Grand Prairie AirHogs play American Association baseball at AirHogs Stadium. Enjoy fireworks, giveaways, mascots antics, and more. The Grand Prairie Warriors compete in various combat sports including MMA, kickboxing, and boxing at their Fight Dome. Bouts happen monthly from February through November.

For Art & Culture

In a city known for cowboys, you may be surprised by Grand Prairie’s many cultural experiences like:

The Uptown Theater presents national music acts, comedians, and children’s shows in an historic, renovated vaudeville venue downtown. At the Grand Prairie Arts Council Gallery, see rotating exhibits by local artists. Programming includes artist receptions, classes, camps, and events. For big Broadway musicals, comedies, and concerts, the Verizon Theatre brings renowned touring productions to town.

For Nature Lovers

Grand Prairie isn’t all concrete cowboys and skyscrapers. The city offers plenty of outdoor recreation at: Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake with hiking, biking, and equestrian trails plus camping, fishing, boating, and more. The Ruthe Jackson Nature Trail encompasses 50 acres of prairie, wetlands, and forest habitats—perfect for bird watching and wildlife spotting. Prairie Lakes Golf Course delivers 36 scenic holes, adriving range, clubhouse dining, and pro shop on the shores of Lake Arlington.

How to Get Around Grand Prairie

With attractions spread throughout Grand Prairie and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, transportation is key. Here are your options for navigating the city:

Public Transportation

The DART light rail connects Grand Prairie to Dallas with the Blue Line at two stations—CentrePort/DFW Airport and Trinity Railway Express. Purchase reloadable GoPasses for convenience. Buses run multiple routes through Grand Prairie daily with the Connect Bus and GoLink services. The Grand Prairie Taxi is the city’s only licensed taxi company with 24/7 on-demand cabs. Call 817-562-9781 to request a pick-up or use the GP Taximobile app.

Rideshares & Shuttles

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshares operate in Grand Prairie. Download their apps to request rides. Rates vary by company, distance, demand, and more. SuperShuttle DFW offers shared van rides from DFW Airport to Grand Prairie hotels for more affordable airport transfers. Book online or on-site. Hotel shuttles like the free Hilton Grand Prairie shuttle can transport you around town during your stay if you lack a rental car. Inquire with your hotel.

Charter Buses

For group travel, charter bus rentals like those from Grand Prairie Party Bus Company Grand Prairie provide an easy transportation solution. Charter or rent a shuttle bus for weddings, corporate outings, tours, and more. Call 817-562-9781 for a custom quote. With amenities like WiFi, power outlets, luggage storage, and comfortable reclining seats, our charter buses keep your group relaxed and entertained while in transit. Professional drivers navigate you safely and efficiently around Grand Prairie’s attractions.

Ready to Get Started?

Now that you know where to go and how to get around Grand Prairie, it’s time to start planning your Texas getaway. Figure out your must-see attractions, book hotels and transportation, and get ready for an amazing trip from cowboy culture to indoor waterparks and beyond. If you need help arranging group transportation for your Grand Prairie vacation or event, Grand Prairie Party Bus Company is here to help. Our charter bus rentals make navigating the city a breeze for wedding parties, corporate groups, school field trips, church outings, and any other large travel group. Contact Grand Prairie Party Bus Company Grand Prairie at 817-562-9781 to request a free quote or get started booking your charter bus rental today. We look forward to helping you explore the Lone Star State on your next visit to fabulous Grand Prairie!