Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program


Fertile Blackland drew farmers here in the 1840s. In the 1920s the newly laid Bankhead Highway brought business and early road trippers. It also brought Prohibition gamblers and bootleggers to the infamous Top O' Hill Terrace, the tea room turned casino and now the campus of Arlington Baptist College where much of the architecture is preserved and markers tell of escape tunnels. Built in 1914, the Fielder House Museum features a variety of exhibits including a turn-of-the-century barbershop and general store. Today, Arlington is fertile ground for lively attractions, including Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue.