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Carrollton (Texas)

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Carrollton is a fast-growing suburb of Dallas in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas.

Get in[edit] - Public Transit Bus System. Three relatively new Green line stations have opened up, with one right in Old Town (downtown). North Carrollton is the terminal ending for the green line heading north.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Downtown Carrollton, [1]. A very neat place to visit  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Russian Banya, 2515 E. Rosemeade (NW corner of Rosemeade Pkwy and Marsh Ln. DART Bus #341.), (214) 483-5050, [2]. A traditional Russian banya (sauna). This is basically the only one of its kind in area. The sauna provides a consistent "wet heat". Along with the sauna there is a traditional Finnish sauna for a "dry heat", a Turkish steam room, an authentic Russian restaurant, venik massages, an ice-cold plunge pool, and cleansing showers for a complete relaxation experience.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Flying and Floating Toys, Arrowhead Leg 1, Hickory Creek, TX 75065, 214-621-8499, [3]. 8am-9pm. Flying and Floating Toys offers boat and jet ski rentals, parasail rides and powered parachute rides at Lake Lewisville, about 10 minutes north of Carrollton. Open 7 days a week from March thru October. Prices, pictures, driving directions on the website: or call 214-621-8499  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Babe's Chicken Dinner House, [4]. Unique Family Style Barbeque  edit
  • Sid's Rainbow Grill, 1107 South Broadway (On Broadway St. between Main St and 4th Ave. DART Bus #400), (972) 242-1621, [5]. Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm. A small diner located in Old Downtown Carrollton. They have a wide variety of burgers and sandwiches, coupled with a lot of deep-fried finger foods. Shakes, ice-cream floats, ice cream sodas, pies, and cookies for dessert. The restaurant has a wacky rainbow theme.  edit
  • El Portal Cafe, 2810 Trinity Mills Ste 191, 972-417-3927. Colombian bakery known for their coffee, pastries, salchipapas, empanadas, and pandebonos. They also show soccer matches on TV.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Scooters, Trinity Mils.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Embassy Suites - Market Center, 2727 Stemmons Freeway, tel. 214-630-5332, [6]. There is a complimentary shuttle from this Embassy Suites Hotel to destinations three miles around, including the Dallas Market Center and downtown Dallas.

Get out[edit]

Take I-35 north about 20 miles to Denton, which is home to both the University of North Texas and Texas Women's University. There is a lively music scene, centered around the old courthouse square downtown, which is surrounded by restaurants, some bars, and several shops. Easy parking.

Routes through Carrollton
Oklahoma CityLewisville  N noframe S  DallasWaco

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