Founded in 1873, Mesquite originally developed as a depot stop for the Texas and Pacific railroad. With strong agricultural roots, the community remained a sleepy outpost until the heyday of the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, Mesquite has continued to grow and thrive. Now Texas’ 18th largest city, Mesquite still prides itself on its small-town friendliness, strong ideals and western heritage.
From professional rodeo to classical music and country-western tunes, Mesquite offers you a chance to experience our Real. Texas. Flavor. From June through August, the Mesquite ProRodeo delights families with its heart-stopping western action, performed in cool, air-conditioned comfort. The Mesquite Arts Center and Rodeo City Music Hall help get your toes tappin,’ and the Opal Lawrence Historical Park and Florence Ranch Homestead offer a glimpse of Mesquite’s pioneer past.
The Rows of Texas, Mesquite’s shopping, dining and entertainment district along I-635, will keep you busy with its more than 100 restaurants, over 200 specialty shops, including Town East Mall, and a variety of entertainment choices including Celebration Station and the AMC 30 Cinema.
If it’s value that you’re looking for, then Mesquite’s got you covered. Enjoy sweet dreams in one of the more than 1,500 quality, affordable hotel rooms located throughout the City.
Mesquite is ideally situated, with 4 major highways connecting the City to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Love Field is just 30 minutes away and DFW International Airport is a short 45 minute trip. Should the bright lights of the big city beckon, downtown Dallas is a mere 15 minutes away, and Fort Worth is a straight shot down the highway.
Mesquite’s Real. Texas. Flavor. and incredible location provide you with all the amenities of a major metropolitan area, but with the friendly charm and value of small town hospitality.