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617 N. Ebrite
Mesquite TX 75149
Phone (972) 285-0211
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Mesquite Championship


1818 Rodeo Drive

Mesquite TX 75149

I-635 at Military Parkway


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Every Friday &

Saturday Night

April through September

Doors Open- 6:30pm

Rodeo- 8:00pm

If there’s one attraction that carries the Mesquite brand, it’s the Mesquite Championship Rodeo.  Started in 1958 by Neal Gay, it blends America’s original sport and the ultimate Texas cowboy experience. In 1986, the rodeo moved to the new Resistol Arena, which doubled the seating, was enclosed and air-conditioned and offered suites for corporate entertaining. Now part of Southwest Sports Group, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo is televised by Fox net and seen all over the world.

From April through September, professional rodeo action explodes each Friday and Saturday night with bull riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, and more.

From Sonny Bryan’s barbecue to live Texas music to crashing pro-cowboy competition, the Mesquite Rodeo is a whole night of real Texas fun.



Rodeo City Music Hall



A foot stomping, hoop’n and hollering good time for the whole family.  Branson style entertainment, Every Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.  Prices range from $8 to $12.   Call for more information.



Devil’s Bowl Speedway



The Devil’s Bowl Speedway offers more thrills on its half-mile, out door dirt track.  Here all types of vehicles race in action packed competitions.  The season runs from March to November every Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.  Call for ticket information.



Mesquite ArtsCenter












The Mesquite Arts Center is home to more than 16 arts groups, including the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, the Mesquite Community Band, the Mesquite Community Theater.  It also includes a large art gallery, with exhibits that change every 4 to 5 weeks.  Performances and prices vary.   Call the Arts Center for times and ticket information.



AMC 30 Grand Theatre


Relax and enjoy a new release, comedy, suspenseful mystery, drama, or horror film on large screens with stadium seating.



Starplex Cinemas


Mesquite also offers a “dollar movie” theatre with discounted prices on all your favorite movies.



Historic Mesquite


Established in 1873 as a depot town for the Texas and Pacific Railroad, Mesquite has grown into a modern suburban city. Join us as we remember our past and humble beginnings on a tour through Historic Mesquite where the buffalo lived among the early settlers.

Two interesting sites included in the tour of Historic Mesquite- Florence Ranch Homestead and Lawrence Home



Florence Ranch


The homestead, on Barnes Bridge Road just east of Galloway, is a step back in time to the late 1800s. It’s open for tours every second Sunday of the month or special tours may be scheduled by calling Historic Mesquite. Donated to the City of Mesquite by the Florence family, the homestead is restored and furnished with items historically important to the community. One of the buildings serves as a gift shop.



Lawrence Home

Recently bequeathed to the City for restoration, the Lawrence family farm on East Kearney has served as a working facility since its construction beginning in 1876. In 1885, the majority of the home as it is seen now was finished, and several generations of Lawrences have lived in the three0stroy home. A distinctive feature of the home is its tower room, and legend has it that outlaws used to hide in it because it offered a long-range view.



Celebration Station


Celebration Station is a destination for the whole family!!! With go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, paintball, laser tag, a video arcade, kiddie rides, and a restaurant, there is definitely something for everyone in your group. Hours of operation vary by season, and you can access current hours and promotions at



The Texas Queen


The casual charm of this doubledeck paddle wheeler provides the perfect setting for social luncheons, unique business meetings, romantic evening dinner cruises, weddings, and memorable receptions. The Texas Queen is also available for private charters for business or pleasure. You will find her facilities extremely comfortable for all occasions. With accommodations for 150 guests, the Texas Queen is 105 feet long and 24 feet wide. Welcome Aboard! The Texas Queen is eager to serve you for all of your special event needs.



Surrounding Communities



Mesquite is just minutes away from downtown Dallas and close to Fort Worth.  Be sure to take advantage and visit these great attractions!





Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

8525 Garland Rd.












The Arboretum features 66 superbly landscaped acres of trees, gardens, and lush lawns nestled beside beautiful White Rock Lake.



Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N. Harwood St.


Art from around the world. The collections of Dallas Museum of Art are as diverse as the interests of the community it serves.  The major holdings are in ancient American, African, Indonesian, and contemporary art, as well as American decorative art. The museum serves as a cultural center for the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. After your tour, stop by one of the two restaurants or visit the Museum Store and take home a souvenir.



Dallas World Aquarium and Rainforest

 1801 N. Griffin


This waterworld features 80,000 gallons of saltwater exhibits including sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of reef fish, all living in coral reef ecosystems. The immersion rainforest exhibit features plants and animals from Venezuela, along the Orinoco River. Hours: 10am – 5pm, seven days a week.



Dallas Zoo

650 R.L. Thornton Frwy.


Snow leopards, red pandas, and okapis are among the many rare and endangered species at the Dallas Zoo. The 25 acres Wilds of Africa section was recently named best zoo exhibit in the country. It features animals roaming freely in six natural habitats, a mile-long monorail trail, nature trail, free-flight, walk-through aviary, and an award- winning two acre gorilla conservation center, hours: 9am- 4pm, seven days a week; closed Christmas Day. Average tour time: 2-3 hours.



Fair Park

1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., at

Grand Ave.


Fair Park was built in 1936 for the Texas Centennial celebration. The Texas State Fair is held in Fair Park every October. The park has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark because the grounds have one of the largest collections of art-deco buildings in the United States.

The 277-acre park is located two miles southeast of downtown Dallas just off I-30 and is home to eight museums, the Cotton Bowl and the outdoor Starplex Amphitheater.



Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

131 E. Exchange Ave.

Metro 817-624-4741


The area was designated as an historical landmark in 1976, and is considered one of Texas’ most popular tourist attractions. In the Fort Worth Stockyards, you will find everything you need from holiday fun to Texas history. Shopping, nightlife, restaurants, and entertainment will give you a taste of the old west.




3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy


GameWorks Grapevine is the quintessential entertainment destination in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the best place to hold your next group event! Inspired by the genius of Steven Spielberg, GameWorks is owned and operated by Dreamworks SKG, Sega Enterprises, and MCA Universal. Spanning 34,000 square feet, GameWorks offers the latest technology and great food in a friendly, interactive environment.



Medieval Times, Dinner & Tournament

2021 N. Stemmons Frwy,


Enjoy an exciting evening of quality family entertainment based on the glory of the Middle Ages. Guests will experience spectacular pageantry, dramatic horsemanship, breathtaking swordplay, falconry, sorcery, and an authentic jousting tournament between the six brave knights of the realm. During the festivities, a four-course meal is served in true medieval pre –silverware fashion. Show times: Tuesday through Sunday; Hours vary. Reservations required. Average length of show is approximately two hours.



Old City Park

1717 Gano St.


Step back in time when you visit Old City Park. With 35 restored structures and four reproductions, the 13 acres of Old City Park is now an American Association of Museums accredited institution. Old City Park is a museum of architectural and cultural history, interpreting Dallas and North Central Texas 1840-1910. The Brent Place Restaurant is located on the park site and is open on a daily basis, featuring a menu of “homestyle” meals as well as “gourmet” entrees.



Six Flags Over Texas

2201 Road to Six Flags


Six Flags offers thrilling rides, family rides, water adventures, concerts, games, shows, and special attractions just for the little ones. Six Flags also handles theme parties, private parties, special events, meetings, trade shows, spouse/youth/guest programs, product introductions, consignment tickets, and much more, all surrounded by a million dollar theme park! Hours: Seasonal. Vary. Please call for information.



Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

1800 E. Almar Bvld.



Enjoy acres of watery fun at Hurricane Harbor. The park offers cool pools, giant slides, and thrilling rides for a full day of fun and relaxation. Other features include a special water playground for children, a gift shop with souvenirs, snack bars, and swimwear. Seasonal days and hours: open daily through summer, open weekends through September.



The Sixth Floor Museum

411 Elm St.

214-747-6660 * 888-485-4854

“History, after all, is the memory of a nation.” Little did JFK know that his quote would come to life with his death. In November of 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas and thus began the memory of a nation. Housed in the former Texas School Book Depository, the museum examines the life, death, and legacy of President JFK.