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Garland, Texas
211 N. Fifth Street
Garland, TX 75040

Attractions in Garland

When it comes to visiting Garland, you’d better pack your swimsuit. With four community pools, a waterpark, and a major lake, you’ll be getting wet early and often, especially in the summer months. Of course, if you forget your trunks, there’s plenty of shopping to be done. After all, Garland is home to the headquarters of a famous cowboy hat maker to cover your headwear needs. Throw in a great spot to grab an adult beverage, some excellent arts venues, and plenty of scenic parks, and you’ve got the makings of a refreshing trip. Read on for more about the sights and attractions in Garland and plan your next vacation to this North Texas getaway.

Downtown Garland
Stroll the peaceful streets of historic Downtown Garland and you’ll feel like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Browse charming antique shops and clothing boutiques, savor something delicious at a locally owned restaurant, and enjoy a slower pace of life. At night, the downtown area becomes the epicenter of Garland’s arts community. See a musical or a play at the Granville Arts Center or the Plaza Theatre, or visit on Saturday night to hear live music in the square. 
150 North 6th Street
Garland, TX 75040

Bass Pro Shops
Deck yourself out with all the gear and duds you need for a great day on Lake Ray Hubbard at this one-stop-shop for all things hunting and fishing. The Garland location sits right on the shores of the lake and features boat docks, an arcade shooting range, and all the animals - both live and stuffed - customers have come to expect from the chain. Anglers pull their boats right up to the dock while they grab all the fishing gear they can carry. 
5001 Bass Pro Drive
Garland, TX 75043
(469) 221-2600

Firewheel Golf Park
Golfers rave about this well-maintained and excellent value public golf park in Garland, offering 63 holes of play across three courses. Beginners will probably want to stick to the Bridges course, as the Lakes and Old Courses throw bunkers, water hazards, and densely wooded sections at you and don’t let up. When you’re done, grab some refreshments and tally up your score at the Branding Iron Restaurant and Patio.
600 West Campbell Road
Garland, TX 75044
(972) 205-2795

Firewheel Town Center
Part of the Simon group of retail locations, the Firewheel Town Center offers open-air shopping and spa and beauty opportunities.  You will find many of the most popular brands in the country, including White House Black Market, American Eagle, Carter’s, Express, and Victoria Secret. You also have your choice of cuisines with restaurants serving up Latin Cuisine, Mediterranean, American, Japanese, Cajun, and more.
245 Cedar Sage Drive
Garland, TX 75040
(972) 675-1041

Granville Arts Center
The Center is actually a complex consisting of two stately theaters, the elegant Atrium banquet hall, and the art-deco Plaza Theatre. The theaters host everything from stage productions and concerts to business meetings and receptions, while the Atrium is a highly sought-after wedding venue. Enjoy performances by groups like the Garland Summer Musicals, the Garland Symphony Orchestra, and the Garland Civic Theatre throughout the year at the arts center.
300 North 5th Street
Garland, TX 75040
(972) 205-2790

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark
A well-known name in Texas summer fun, Garland’s Hawaiian Falls delivers thrills for older kids with towering rides and chills for youngsters with splash areas and a lazy river. Savor authentic Texas barbecue on the weekends at the Surf Side Barbecue, with pizza and burgers available at Sharkey’s Cafe. Open from late May to around Labor Day.
4550 North Garland Avenue
Garland, TX 75040
(972) 675-8888

Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery
What is best in life? If your answer is succulent smoked meats and delicious craft beer, then Intrinsic Brewing is the place for you. Located in Downtown Garland, Intrinsic serves up juicy brisket and racks of ribs along with a selection of handcrafted beers on tap. Along with the in-house brews, Intrinsic offers a selection of guest beers and homemade sodas. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.
509 West State Street
Garland, TX 75040
(972) 272-2400

Lakewood Brewing Company
This beloved Dallas and Fort Worth-area brewery has been winning people over with flavorful craft beers and a fun atmosphere since opening in 2012. Go on an informal tour of the brewery on Saturday afternoon with your admission fee; earning you a souvenir glass and four free samples. Use the opportunity to sample crowd favorite The Temptress in all four of its “Seduction Series” variations: French Quarter, Sin Mint, Raspberry, and Mole (named for the Mexican chocolate sauce, not the varmint).
2302 Executive Drive
Garland, TX 75041
(972) 864-2337

Landmark Museum
The Garland Landmark Society invites you to explore this museum housed in the former local train depot in Downtown Garland. Discover artifacts and tools from early settlers dating as far back as 1850. Open Saturday in the early afternoon.
393 North 6th Street
Garland, TX 75040
(972) 205-2996

Plaza Theatre
The Plaza Theatre is as much fun to look at as it is to enter. The refurbished 1940’s-era art-deco building is a 350-seat live music and theater venue, complete with a chandelier in the lobby. Throughout the year you can catch free classic movie screenings, as well as concerts, plays, and other special events.
521 West State Street
Garland, TX 75040
(972) 205-3656

Strike + Reel
Strike and Reel is 50,000 square feet of pure fun!  This state-of-the-art entertainment venue has 22 bowling lanes, a private bowling area, and lane-side food and beverage service.  If you’ve ever dreamed of climbing a mountain you can challenge your determination and stamina as you conquer a LED-lit, 24-foot high indoor rock climbing wall. Kids and adults will love the modern take on bumper cars where you can bump and bounce throughout the arena.  Eat and drink from the restaurant’s diverse menu that features modern American cuisine.  Or recline and dine at the best luxury Dine-In Movie Experience in the area.
6006 N Shiloh Rd
Garland, TX 75044

Spring Creek Preserve
Escape to the largely untouched flora and fauna that await discovery in the Spring Creek Preserve. Home to a relic forest of 100 to 300 year-old Chinquapin, Bur, and Shumard oaks and over 650 species of plants and animals, this park is a nature lover’s dream. Choose between paved trails through towering relic trees soaring to the heights of 100 feet at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve or the unpaved interpretive nature trail at Spring Creek Park Preserve.
5902 N President George Bush Hwy
Garland, TX 75044

Resistol & Stetson Factory Outlet
Just because you’re a modern-day Texan doesn’t mean you shouldn’t own at least one cowboy hat. Resistol is the world’s biggest straw, felt, leather, and cloth hat manufacturer and has been based here in Garland since 1938. Swing by the outlet store for a Gus- or Cattleman-style piece, and pair it with some boots while you’re at it.
721 Marion Drive
Garland, TX 75042
(972) 494-0511

Rowlett Creek Preserve
The jewel of Garland’s parks and recreation department, Rowlett Creek is a 97-acre expanse offering 16 miles of biking trails with 14 stacked loops, bass fishing in the creek, a pavilion, and picnic areas. Large trees provide shade for cool walks or jogs with plenty of lovely scenery to please the eye.
2525 Castle Drive
Garland, TX  75040
(972) 205-2000


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