Arlington, Texas, is a mecca of youth sports and recreation. Boasting world-class facilities, including AT&T stadium and Globe Life Field, Arlington’s venues offer opportunities for students to watch and compete on professional-grade fields. The city also offers exciting attractions like Six Flags Over Texas and the Arlington Skatium, just to name a few. With proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Arlington is a prime destination for youth sports and top-tier recreation.

AT&T Stadium,
Credit: Convention & Visitors Bureau


For something out of the ordinary, schedule a trip to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, where students learn all about the history of bowling (dating to ancient Egypt), peruse the hall of fame, and get a new appreciation for the sport. Get your science fix at the UTA (University of Texas Arlington) Planetarium. The state-of-the-art theater holds 170 stargazers and features a 4D projection system. With its 60-foot dome projection surface, fully digital projection system, and advanced software, UTA Planetarium provides unparalleled views of the night sky, the solar system, stars, and distant galaxies.


Get your blood pumping at Six Flags Over Texas, where students can’t resist the pulse-pounding roller coasters that give the ultimate adrenaline rush. Or, for a day of sun and splashes, head over to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Whether students crave the excitement that comes from being whipped around hairpin turns and scream-inducing spirals on thrilling water rides, or they prefer to relax as they cruise down the lazy river, the options for everyone in the group are endless.


Make way to the largest roller rink in the state—Arlington Skatium. The newly renovated facility can host private groups in its special events rink for a more intimate group experience. Students will love skating beneath the colorful lights, playing in the arcade, and sampling from
the snack bar.


Arlington is known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. Student group tours of AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field are popular picks and give visitors a one-of-a-kind look at these world-class athletic venues. Choose from a self-guided tour, a VIP tour, and even an art tour at AT&T Stadium (all available to large groups), or inquire about a private tour at Globe Life Field.

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