Located close to the city of Dallas, Garland in Texas is known for being a vibrant and diverse place to come, with many all-American Texan features to enjoy, as well as some gorgeous outdoor scenery and some fun indoor attractions. Many visitors won’t know that Garland is actually a manufacturing hub in the United States, and apparel from this region is exported all over the world. With that in mind, don’t miss the chance to get straight to the source, and there are a huge number of places to shop until you drop here, as well as the famous Resistol Hat Plant where you can buy your very own cowboy hat as a souvenir of your time here.
When it comes to getting outside, you will find over 2,000 acres of park land here, so you will certainly have a lot of choice, and should you visit in the Texas summer, there are two different water parks to choose from if you want to go for a dip.
Lets explore the best things to do in Garland:
1. Bass Pro Shops
Visitors flock to Bass Pro Shops, not least of all for its gorgeous location nestled along the leafy banks of majestic Lake Ray Hubbard. The Bass Pro Shops however also offer not only great views, but an impressive 120,000 square foot store that is complete with a 13,000 gallon aquarium full of saltwater aquatic life.
There is also an arcade here and there are live demonstrations held throughout the day. If you get hungry here, then you can dine at the onsite restaurant or bar and there is even a private sand beach here for patrons to enjoy. As if all of this wasn’t enough, you can also pick up any fishing tackle that you need, as well as camping and other outdoor equipment.