You’ll find lots of Texas-style fun in Mesquite and nearby Dallas and Fort Worth. From the finest in music and art, to rough-and-tumble rodeo and race car action, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime!


Mesquite ProRodeo
1818 Rodeo Drive,
Mesquite, TX 75149
I-635 at Military Parkway
For more than 50 years, the Mesquite ProRodeo has entertained families with thrilling rodeo events such as saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Named Best Rodeo Experience in the Best of Texas 2012, the rodeo includes jumbo video boards to highlight all of the action, a private club and lots of children’s activities, such as pony rides, free face painting, the Dash for Cash, and Mutton Bustin. Visitors can savor a delicious home-cooked barbecue with all the fixins and shop for that perfect souvenir at Wild Horse Gift Shoppe. Performances are every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. from May 30th through August 23rd, in air-conditioned Mesquite Arena.

Please click here to view Rodeo Photo Gallery.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway
1711 Lawson Road,
Mesquite, TX 75181
The Devil’s Bowl Speedway offers explosive race-car action on its half-mile, outdoor dirt track. Here all types of vehicles race in action packed competitions, including the O’Reilly Spring and Winter Nationals. The season runs from March to mid-October, Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. Call for ticket information.

Mesquite Arts Center
1527 N. Galloway,
Mesquite, TX 75149
From symphony to drama to art exhibits, a wide variety of cultural activities can be found at the Mesquite Arts Center. The Concert Hall is home to the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra and the Mesquite Symphonic Band; the Black Box Theater houses the Mesquite Community Theater, and artists display their talents in the Main and Chamber Galleries. See the website for Calendar of Events and details.

Public Art in Mesquite
1527 N. Galloway,
Mesquite, TX 75149
Thanks to the vision of the Mesquite Arts Council and the Mesquite City Council, Mesquite has a number of public art pieces that can be viewed year-round. Click here to see photos and a list of locations for these outstanding pieces. In addition, funded by the Mesquite Arts Council, the Art Around Town program creates temporary sculptural exhibits along major boulevards in the City. Click here to see photos and locations for the exhibits.

Rodeo City Music Hall
214 W. Davis,
Mesquite, TX 75149
If you are a "little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll, or a little bit gospel", then Rodeo City Music Hall is the place for you! Enjoy gospel music every first Friday, beginning at 7:30 pm. For tickets, visit

Mesquite Golf Club
825 Interstate 30,
Mesquite, TX 75150
This 154-acre, 18-hole golf course will provide hours of fun for both novice and expert golfers. Operated by the City of Mesquite, the course features a snack bar, pro shop, and driving range, which is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To schedule a tee time, call 972-270-7457, up to six days in advance. The course is open seven days a week.

Florence Ranch Homestead
1424 Barnes Bridge Road
Mesquite, TX 75150
Established in 1878 as a depot town for the Texas and Pacific Railroad, Mesquite has grown into a modern suburban city with a deep respect for its historic roots. The Florence Ranch Homestead is an outstanding example of late 19th century rural Texas architecture and early pioneer ranching. The Florence Ranch Homestead is open every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free tours. Larger tours may be arranged by calling 972-216-6468.

Opal Lawrence Historical Park
701 E. Kearney, Mesquite
Mesquite, TX 75150
Don’t miss the rare painted ceilings in the Opal Lawrence house, centerpiece of the Opal Lawrence Historical Park, depicting the agricultural lifestyle of one of Mesquite’s earliest families. To tour the Opal Lawrence, the hours are 10 am-1 pm on the 4th Saturday of each month and by appointment.

Samuell Farm
100 US Highway 80
Mesquite, TX 75149-1657
Enjoy fishing, hiking, a playground, volleyball court and shaded picnic areas. Although located within Mesquite, the park is owned and operated by the City of Dallas and was once the country home of physician W. W. Samuell. Free admission; open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. To reserve the park for family reunions, weddings, etc., call 214-670-8740.

The Rows of Texas

The Rows of Texas is Mesquite’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Along a four mile stretch of I-635, you will find Restaurant Row, with over 100 establishments offering an array of dining choices. Enjoy everything from Texas barbecue, steak, Tex-mex, and Asian cuisine, to sandwiches, burgers, chicken and seafood. Come hungry! Retail Row offers the "shopper" in you all the major stores – including Dillards, Macys, J C Penneys and Sears – plus hundreds of shopping choices, at Town East Mall and nearby Town East Blvd. and Towne Centre Drive. And you can’t experience Real Texas Fun unless you take in the Mesquite ProRodeo at Mesquite Arena, located at Rodeo Row.

Celebration Station
4040 Towne Crossing Blvd
Mesquite, TX 75150
For a variety of fun things to do, including arcade games, go-karts, paintball, miniature golf, laser tag, batting cages and more, check out this “something for everyone” entertainment park. Group rates, restaurant, and party packages available.

AMC Mesquite 30
19919 LBJ Freeway
Mesquite, TX 75149
Enjoy new release movies on 30 large screens with stadium seating with some IMAX screens or enjoy the Dine-In movies with lounge chairs.

Starplex Cinemas 10
222 US Highway 80 E
Mesquite, TX 75150
If you missed it the first time around, Starplex offers you the opportunity to see those great movies at an even greater price.

Catfish Corner
1702 Lawson Road
Mesquite, TX 75181
Relax and spend the day fishing for fresh-water catfish in stock lakes. Open daily. Call for hours and fees.

Mesquite Parks and Recreation Centers

Mesquite has over 60 parks, including 13 with shelters or pavilions, 2 with full service buildings for events, and many with fields for baseball, softball, and soccer. See the website for information on each park/facility.

Disc Golf
Paschall Park
– 1001 New Market Road, Mesquite, TX 75149 (18 holes)

Debusk Park –
1625 Gross Road, Mesquite, TX 75149 (9 holes)

Porter Park –
517 Via Avenida, Mesquite, TX 75149 (9 holes)
Mesquite now has 3 disc golf courses, 1 with 18 holes, and 2 with 9 holes, all for any skill level. Check the website for more details about the growing popularity of this fun sport.

Butterfly Trail
1001 New Market Road,
Mesquite, TX 75149
For an opportunity to enhance your appreciation for nature, take a stroll down the Butterfly Trail at Paschall Park. Keep Mesquite Beautiful and the City of Mesquite joined in this effort to beautify an existing hike/bike trail in the Travis Williams Park Trail System. Park hours are 6am-11pm. Please read the details on the website to learn more.

Eastfield College
3737 Motley Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150
Eastfield College has a variety of cultural and sporting events each semester, including the exhibits shown in their library throughout the year. For a listing of current exhibits and events, check the website, or the Calendar of Events section of this website.

Things to Do in Nearby Communities

Mesquite has access to all the major highways in and around Dallas and Fort Worth, making it easy to reach the wide variety of attractions around the metroplex.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road,
Dallas, TX 75218
Let the beauty of nature inspire you as you stroll through 66 acres of gardens full of colorful blooms, serene water features, sculptures, trees and more. Dine at two restaurants, visit the gift shop, or just enjoy the view! Open daily 9am-5pm, call for admission prices.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.,
Dallas, TX 75201
Art from around the world. The collections of the Dallas Museum of Art are as diverse as the interests of the community it serves. The major holdings are in ancient American, African, Indonesian, and contemporary art, as well as American decorative art. The museum serves as a cultural center for the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. After your tour, stop by one of the two restaurants or visit the Museum Store and take home a souvenir. Open Tuesday through Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Thursdays: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Closed some holidays. Check website for more information.

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.,
Dallas, TX 75201
While in the Arts District, be sure to visit the museum and sculpture garden of Raymond and Patsy Nasher, whose collection, which began over 50 years ago, is dedicated exclusively to the understanding, exhibit and enjoyment of modern and contemporary sculpture. The center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm; closed on Mondays.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field Street,
Dallas, TX 75201
Located in Victory Park near downtown Dallas, the museum is described as a “world of wonder” by the Dallas Morning News. It includes 11 permanent exhibit halls such as the Being Human Hall, the Rose Hall of Birds and the Expanding Universe Hall, and a Children’s Museum. Lots of hands-on fun for kids of all ages, along with a café, a theater with state-of-the-art video and 3-D computer animation and a museum shop. Open from 10AM to 6PM Mon-sat and Sunday noon-6PM (note:last exhibits entry at an hour and a half before close). Advance online reservation of tickets is recommended as limited number of entries are permitted per time slot and the museum is quite popular.

Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N. Griffin St.,
Dallas, TX 75202
The animals, plant life and marine life found at the Dallas World Aquarium are representative of four continents and three oceans, including the Orinoco River Basin-a South American rainforest, the outdoor South Africa lagoon-like exhibit with both plants and animals from the southern tip of the African continent, and Mundo Maya-the eight story immersion exhibit of the waters and rainforests from the Yucatan gulf coast. Visit any of the three restaurants or the gift shop. Hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily; from September 3 through February 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Dallas Zoo
650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway,
Dallas, TX 75203
For the largest zoological experience in Texas, visit the Dallas Zoo. You will find 95 acres of fascinating animals, and when the “growl” you hear is your stomach, there is a wide variety of choices at the food court and a restaurant. Open 9am-5pm daily, call for admission prices.

Fair Park
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.,
Dallas, TX 75210
Fair Park was built in 1936 for the Texas Centennial celebration. The State Fair of Texas is held in Fair Park every October. The park has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark because the grounds have one of the largest collections of art-deco buildings in the United States. The 277-acre park is located just twelve miles west of Mesquite, just off I-30 near downtown Dallas, and is home to the Cotton Bowl, the outdoor Gexa Energy Pavillion, the Music Hall, and several museums and gardens, including the African-American Museum, The Hall of State, the Children’s Aquarium, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park, the Texas Discovery Gardens, and the South Dallas Cultural Center. Check the website for hours of operation for each venue.

Summer Adventures in Fair Park
3921 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.,
Dallas, TX 75210
Summer Adventures in Fair Park is a new theme park in Dallas. Your visit to this oasis of fun can include taking in more than 50 rides shows and attractions, including dog and cat capers, avian antics, pirate puppets and musical menageries. Your pay-one-price admission includes entry to the Children’s Aquarium and Texas Discovery Gardens and unlimited shows and rides, excluding the Sky Coaster. The park is open seasonally (generally early June through mid-August). Visit Website for exact dates and hours.

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
(817) 624-4741
131 East Exchange Ave.,
Fort Worth, TX 76164
One of Texas’ most popular tourist attractions, the Stockyards is what "Cowtown" is all about. You will find good Texas food, good Texas music, shopping, museums, the largest honky tonk in Texas, and even a cattle drive of Texas Longhorns being herded every day! For a true Texas experience, head on over to the Fort Worth Stockyards, located north of downtown Fort Worth.

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
1515 S. Harwood,
Dallas, TX 75215
Located just south of downtown Dallas, Dallas Heritage Village offers a unique historical experience for visitors. The “living history museum” takes you back to life in North Texas from 1840-1910. The village features 38 historic structures, a Civil War era working farm, elegant Victorian homes, a church, and a school, all on 13 wooded acres. Field trips and group tours welcomed. You may visit Heritage Village on Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, and Sundays noon-4pm. Closed Mondays. (Closed in January and August)

Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Road to Six Flags,
Arlington, TX
For a day filled with thrills and fun for the entire family, Six Flags has it all! With almost 50 rides, entertainment, restaurants, games, shopping, and special events, it is hard to experience it all in one day. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, you are never too far from Six Flags. Call or check the website for schedules and admissions.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
1800 E. Lamar Blvd.,
Arlington, TX 76006
Located right across the street from Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor is another great fun filled park for the whole family. With 24 awesome water rides on 47 acres, plus picnic areas, restaurants and game areas, Hurricane Harbor is the largest water park in north Texas. Slide on over for a big splash of fun! Open seasonal hours from May through September.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street,
Dallas, TX 75202
"History, after all, is the memory of a nation." Little did JFK know that his quote would come to life with his death. In November of 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas and thus began the memory of a nation. Housed in the former Texas School Book Depository, the museum examines the life, death, and legacy of President JFK. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm, Monday, 12pm-6pm.