- The list below includes 301 free or cheap things to do in or near Arlington, Texas, including 100 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Observatories & Planetariums and Dog Park.
- From River Legacy Park to Tails & Trails Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Arlington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving and Grand Prairie.
A 16-screen movie theater, Cinemark Movies 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers self-service ticketing, Luxury Lounger reclining chairs, arcade games and a snack bar with food and drinks.
A multi-purpose facility, QuikTrip Park serves as a sports venue for the Grand Prairie Airhogs, a minor-league baseball team. But when baseball is not in season, the stadium often hosts musical concerts, graduations and other community events.
A family focused sports complex with multiple locations, Blue Sky Sports Center offers youth soccer and lacrosse leagues and programs. The complex also offers lessons, camps, and clinics, and hosts parties and special events.
With an indoor soccer field, basement restaurant, and birthday parties, Arena Athletics Inc. strives to be the top weekend entertainment. Indoor soccer fields are available for parties, clubs, team practice, and any other competitive needs.
The Euless Aquatics Center is a community pool offering a number of fun amenities for its guests to enjoy during the warmer months. A 545-foot lazy river, tall slides, and a large swimming area are among these amenities available.
Visitors can tour a restored historical site at Old Bedford School. Two previous incarnations of the school were lost to fires in the late 1800s and it currently hosts events like live concerts and murder mystery dinner theater.
Prairie Lights is open Thanksgiving through January and features 4 million lights along a path with hundreds of displays lining and arching the roads. They also offer a Holiday Village with food, gifts, Santa and an indoor laser show.