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Texas Lakes Trail Region

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

Arlington


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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 University 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. The Knapp Heritage Park  contains an pioneer-era schoolhouse, cabins and hosts special events. Today, Arlington is fertile ground for lively attractions, including the former home to Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue, the Arlington Music Hall.

Arlington boasts a state cultural district designated by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Explore all they have to offer on your next visit!


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