Get up close and personal with the Dallas Cowboys.

Sports Paradise in Arlington, Texas
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Get up close and personal with the Dallas Cowboys. —Stirling Kelso

AT&T Stadium

Dubbed Jerry World or Cowboys Stadium, AT&T Stadium is the home of the Dallas Cowboys. In addition to the team's football games, a variety of sporting events and concerts are held here, as well as tours for those who want an insider's look at the stadium. The Jones family is passionate about incorporating art into the world of sports and has done so with the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection, which adds depth and a touch of elegance to an already architecturally significant arena.

Global Life Park in Arlington

Catch a ball game at the Texas Rangers' ballpark, a retro-style park with over 48,000 seats that was built in 1999.

Six Flags Over Texas

Ever wonder how this family of amusement parks got its name? Six Flags refers to the flags of the countries that governed Texas throughout history: the Confederate States of America, France, Mexico, Spain, the Republic of Texas, and the USA. Arlington is home to the original park. Be sure to ride the classic Shock Wave as well as the new backwards Batman ride.

Top Hill Terrace

Tours are by appointment at this historic Texas landmark, once a tea rooms and casino—complete with an escape tunnel and room for hiding gambling gear—in the 1920s. The joint was raided in 1947 and has now been redeemed as a facility for the local Baptist College.

Sanford House

Accommodations range from spacious rooms to private villas at this central Arlington property. Grounds have gardens and reflecting pools, as well as a spa. Guests wake up to gourmet breakfasts; the in-house restaurant also serves dinner Thursday through Saturday.