Everyone knows that Arlington offers unforgettable sports experiences at AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field and family thrills at Six Flags Over Texas. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to fun and unique experiences here in Arlington.
There is a sense of pride you feel when you do something with your own hands. In downtown Arlington, Board & Brush workshops help you learn how to sand, stain and paint your own custom wood project, from signs to trays to coat racks. With plenty of templates to choose from, you can create a custom project that’s truly yours. Just around the corner, Catalyst Creative Arts teaches you how to create from a variety of mediums like clay, water marbling, resin geode and more – the sky’s the limit here! If you’re up for a creative challenge, try glassblowing at American Glass Roots. Sign up for an introductory class and learn the art of glassblowing and the techniques to create your own glass. Take your creative outlet in a different direction and up your party cooking game with a Charcuterie Board Party at Inspirations Catering & Events. Choose from a variety of prepared meats, cheeses, vegetables, nuts, crackers and more and learn how to design your own beautiful and delicious snack masterpiece.
on your toes
For you daredevils, head to the Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Center for a climbing experience with full safety precautions. Even if you don’t know where to start, they’ll walk you through the basics and even offer a Rock Climbing 101 course to familiarize you with the lingo and techniques. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, grab your dancing shoes and learn to dance salsa, bachata and cumbia at Alpha Midway Dance Studio. Specializing in social and competitive dancing, the studio offers classes for all levels. If you just want to give it a try, check out one of their group classes and pay just for one dance class, no obligation.
Although the AT&T Stadium itself is an architectural masterpiece, you can see even more artwork on the AT&T Stadium Art Tour. For die-hard Cowboys fans, check out the ultimate collection of Dallas Cowboys memorabilia at Stoney’s Dallas Cowboys Museum. This is not your typical museum. Local resident Stoney Kersh books tours of an impressive collection of vintage magazines, trading cards, jerseys, bobbleheads, and more. Schedule a visit by contacting Scott Poland at [email protected] If you’re looking for a little more thrill, book a tour for a storm chasing expedition! Based in Arlington, Tempest Tours departs during the spring and fall storm seasons for a full day of storm chasing. Accompany expert storm chasers for a unique adventure down tornado alley.
Spend some quality time at Free Play Arlington, where parents can teach their kids a thing or two about the arcade and pinball games they grew up in. With one of the largest collections of arcade games and a bar serving food and drink, you won’t be bored anytime soon. For a different gameplay experience, team up with family, friends, or co-workers to see if you have what it takes to find clues and solve puzzles to escape from a uniquely themed room in The Secret Chambers . If you’re looking to let off steam, get ready and enter their rage room, where it’s socially acceptable to smash and smash things with a baseball bat.