Prairies and Lakes
The Prairies and Lakes Region is located in the north central part of Texas. It is home to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the fifth 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.
- Cross Timbers - from the Oklahoma border west of Lake Texoma to southeast of Fort Worth.
- Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex - wedged between the Cross Timbers and the Blackland Prairie.
- Blackland Prairie - from the Oklahoma border east of Lake Texoma to just north of Austin.
- Post Oak Savannah - from the edge of the Piney Woods down into the cradle between Austin and Houston.
- 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".
- 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.
- Dinosaur Velley State Park
- Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
This page was last edited at 21:33, on 25 November 2008 by Peter Fitzgerald. Based on work by David, Jordan Mills, Todd VerBeek, Stacy Hall and Tom Holland, Wikitravel user(s) Texugo, Pashley and Episteme, Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel and others.