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Prairies and Lakes

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The Prairies and Lakes Region is located in the north central part of Texas. It is home to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the forth largest metropolitan area in the United States. This region also has a beautiful countryside with ranches, "bed and breakfasts", and many recreational lakes. Whether you're looking for the excitement of a big town (shopping, dining, nightlife), or for a more leisurely time in the rural areas, you'll find it here in the Prairies and Lakes Region.

Regions

The Prairies and Lakes region of Texas is divided into 3 bands which run roughly northeast to southwest, plus the metropolitan area of Dallas-Fort Worth.

Cities

Prairies and Lakes region of Texas
  • Addison - Over 170 restaurants in 4 square miles (10sqkm).
  • Arlington - Amusement parks and the Texas Rangers. "Fun Central"
  • Bryan-College Station - Brazos Valley. Home to Texas A&M University.
  • Denton - University town with a vibrant music scene and easy access to the Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Dallas - The Arts, the dining, the nightlife… Dallas has it all.
  • Fort Worth - "Where the West begins".
  • Gonzales - "The Birthplace of Texas Independence" Historical sites, festivals, good eats, and shopping
  • Irving - Home of the Las Colinas Urban Development Center, and (until 2009) the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Mesquite - The Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
  • Waco - Cattle, cotton, corn, collegians, and culture.

Other destinations

  • Dinosaur Valley State Park
  • Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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Many rivers and lakes are in this area. Camping and RV'ing is very popular here.

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