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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.
 
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.
  
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*[[Addison]] - Over 170 restaurants in 4 square miles (10sqkm).
 
*[[Addison]] - Over 170 restaurants in 4 square miles (10sqkm).
 
*[[Arlington_(Texas)|Arlington]] - Amusement parks and the Texas Rangers. "Fun Central"
 
*[[Arlington_(Texas)|Arlington]] - Amusement parks and the Texas Rangers. "Fun Central"
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*[[Brenham (Texas)|Brenham]] - Known for the famous Blue Bell Creameries and the Maifest festival.
 
*[[Bryan-College Station]] - Brazos Valley. Home to Texas A&M University.
 
*[[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.
 
*[[Denton]] - University town with a vibrant music scene and easy access to the Texas Motor Speedway.
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*[[Mesquite (Texas)|Mesquite]] - The Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
 
*[[Mesquite (Texas)|Mesquite]] - The Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
 
*[[Waco]] - Cattle, cotton, corn, collegians, and culture.
 
*[[Waco]] - Cattle, cotton, corn, collegians, and culture.
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*[[La Grange (Texas)]]- a unique small town Texas experience filled with history, culture, trendy shops and delicious cuisine.
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
* '''Dinosaur Valley State Park'''
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* '''Dinosaur Valley State Park''', 1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, ''+1 254'' 897-4588, [http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley] Located close to Fort Worth, this state park is know for the numerous dinosaur fossils and footprints that can be found here.
 
* '''Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge'''
 
* '''Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge'''
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* '''Palmetto State Park''', 78 Park Road 11 South Gonzales, ''+1 830'' 672-3266, [http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palmetto]. Located near Gonzales, this state park (named for the Dwarf palmettos and other tropical vegetation found here) is located along the San Marcos River which makes it a popular spot for hiking, tubing, kayaking, and canoeing. Campsites for RV's and cabins are also available.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:58, 30 September 2015

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[edit]

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[edit]

Prairies and Lakes region of Texas
  • Addison - Over 170 restaurants in 4 square miles (10sqkm).
  • Arlington - Amusement parks and the Texas Rangers. "Fun Central"
  • Brenham - Known for the famous Blue Bell Creameries and the Maifest festival.
  • 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.
  • La Grange (Texas)- a unique small town Texas experience filled with history, culture, trendy shops and delicious cuisine.

Other destinations[edit]

  • Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, +1 254 897-4588, [1] Located close to Fort Worth, this state park is know for the numerous dinosaur fossils and footprints that can be found here.
  • Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
  • Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Road 11 South Gonzales, +1 830 672-3266, [2]. Located near Gonzales, this state park (named for the Dwarf palmettos and other tropical vegetation found here) is located along the San Marcos River which makes it a popular spot for hiking, tubing, kayaking, and canoeing. Campsites for RV's and cabins are also available.

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

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