Mesquite is located 17 minutes from downtown Dallas and has a population of over 141,000 residents. As Mesquite offers plenty of attractions and activities, it makes the perfect destination for a day trip or a vacation.
A guide to visiting Mesquite:
Visit the Mesquite Championship Rodeo:
If you visit Mesquite during the rodeo season head to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, where you’ll be able to watch bronco riding, bull riding, and barrel racing events. You’ll even get to watch highly competitive team-based roping events. At the end of the day, it’s well worth staying for dinner as the rodeo offers a delicious dinner at the barbecue Pavillion. If you visit Mesquite outside of the rodeo season, you may be able to catch a concert or a monster truck event. Both of which are frequently held at the Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
Tour the Florence Ranch Homestead:
Construction on Florence Ranch Homestead was completed in 1871, two years before Mesquite was established. As Mesquite grew, so did Florence Ranch which eventually covered 730 acres. If you’re interested in learning about the history of Mesquite and are curious about what life as an early pioneer was like, it’s a great idea to take a tour of Florence Ranch Homestead.
Visit Aim High Indoor Bounce of Mesquite:
If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly attraction, check out Aim High Indoor Bounce of Mesquite which is a fully enclosed entertainment complex that offers high-quality bouncy castles and inflatable slides. It even offers inflatable obstacle courses which your kids will enjoy tackling. As a bonus, Aim High Indoor Bounce of Mesquite also offers a selection of fun arcade games.
Spend a day at Celebration Station:
Celebration Station is an amusement park that offers bumper boats, a mini-golf course, and go-karts. Although, if you’re looking for a unique experience, try out the Eurobungy which will allow you to jump up to 24′ in the air while wearing a safety harness. If you quickly get the hang of it, you’ll be able to attempt to flip while you’re in the air. If you plan on visiting Mesquite with your family or a group of friends, you may want to try out laser tag or paintball. If it’s raining don’t worry as Celebration Station also offers an indoor arcade, which is perfect for rainy days.
Visit Xscape Adventures:
If you’ve always wanted to visit an escape room, you’re in luck as Xscape Adventures offers not one but four themed escape rooms. A pirate-themed room, a mad scientist themed room, a steampunk-themed room, and a spy-themed room. In order to escape from your chosen room, you’ll need to solve a series of puzzles. Each escape room can accommodate small groups of up to 7 people.
So whether you plan on visiting Mesquite for a day or for several days, it’s well worth visiting some of the highly-rated attractions and activities that have been highlighted above. Especially as Mesquite offers attractions that appeal to singles, families, and groups of friends and features a rodeo, escape rooms, amusement parks, and a historic homestead.
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