Discover the Center! Bedford is right in the heart of the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area. Just five minutes from DFW International Airport, were the perfect launching pad for your Metroplex experience. You can head south 12 miles to the new Cowboys Stadium, be in downtown Fort Worth in 20 minutes and go east about 30 minutes to Dallas. With over 100 restaurants and 9 hotels to suit every budget, Bedford your best bet! Go to visitbedfordtx.com for more details. But Bedford is more than just a great location. We continue to enhance and expand the arts community in order to offer visitors great cultural and heritage experiences.
Plan to attend a piano concert by a Van Cliburn Medalist at the Old Bedford School, a beautifully restored 1915 school house. Explore our new state-of-the-art library. Visit historic Bedford Boys Ranch Park and the Civil War Memorial. In the spring, enjoy Twilight Thursdays, free outdoor concerts at Old Bedford School and 4THFEST at Bedford Boys Ranch. Dont miss the annual Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival on Labor Day weekend, with national and local blues musicians, the Texas Bar-B-Que Cook Off, local artisans and a childrens area.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT 817-952-2169 OR VISITBEDFORDTX.COM.
CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL, BEDFORD
Explore Carrollton! Located just off the North Dallas Tollway, the George Bush Turnpike and I-35E, Carrollton upholds a family atmosphere with many activities throughout the year. Named by Forbes Magazine as one of the best places to live, Carrollton invites visitors to enjoy the City facilities and numerous annual events, from an outdoor Mothers Day Concert to Christmas on the Square. The Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex delights all ages during summer months and sports always rule at the spacious McInnish Sports Complex. Oak Creek Tennis Center and two challenging 18-hole courses at Indian Creek Golf Club cater to active lifestyles. Visitors can enjoy walking and biking trails, numerous neighborhood parks and a distinctive Kids Corral playground. Gather at the gazebo on the Downtown Square to explore antique and specialty shops and multiple dining options. Nearby, the turn of the century A.W. Perry Homestead Museum gives glimpses into Carrolltons rich pioneer past. Carrolltons welcoming atmosphere also extends to the business community with easy access to major highways, airports and the DARTlight rail trains.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CITY OF CARROLLTON AT 972-466-3000 OR CITYOFCARROLLTON.COM.
INDIAN CREEK GOLF CLUB, CARROLLTON
The City of Cedar Hill sits on the beautiful 7,200 acre Joe Pool Lake and encompasses 2,000 acre Cedar Hill State Park, the most visited state park in Texas. Known for the scenic beauty of the rolling hills overlooking Joe Pool Lake, combined with its convenient location in the metroplex, Cedar Hill has become a destination for outdoor enthusiasts including hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, campers, and water lovers alike. Couple that with the close by dining and shopping, and Cedar Hill is the perfect weekend getaway!
Cedar Hills newest retail development, Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, is an upscale lifestyle center featuring name brand stores and restaurants, as well as unique boutique shopping and dining opportunities. In addition, there are play areas for the children, picnic tables, pet fountains, oversized chess and checkers, and even an interactive water play pad with free towel service.
Now open, Cedar Hills Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is located on a 270-acre site offering a unique juxtaposition of east and west Texas flora and fauna. It was named for the extraordinary occurrence of flowering dogwood trees on the chalky limestone slopes. The Center offers multiple hiking trails and educational opportunities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CITY OF CEDAR HILL AT 972-291-5132 OR WHYCEDARHILL.COM.
UPTOWN, CEDAR HILL
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