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Gone On Racing
10-13-2018, 04:00 PM
Good afternoon, gang! The 2018 NAMBA Nationals are quickly approaching and I know many families are preparing to head to Dallas over the next week to 10 days. I wanted to share with you some information on sites to see around the Dallas/Fort Worth area! I know we are all gathering for a model boating event, but many families and groups of friends will look for fun things to do together. Below is a list of things I felt you'd enjoy!


The Texas State Fair:
Although this event will almost be over (ends on October 22, 2018) when the Nationals begin, those arriving early still have a chance to visit the Texas State Fair. This event is an awesome collection of Texas related things to do and see! Visit as Big Tex welcomes you for an awesome time and some crazy food! https://www.bigtex.com


The Fort Worth Stockyards:
The Fort Worth Stockyards hold (2) Daily cattle drives on the actual streets of Fort Worth. Saturday’s and Sunday’s there are gun fight re-enactments after the cattle drive. Great music, entertainment and food can be found all through the stockyards! This the the perfect excursion for a good size group of people to enjoy!! https://www.fortworthstockyards.org


Live Music and Great Food in the Stock Yards:

The Love Shack and White Elephant offer great music, food and cold beer:
https://whiteelephantsaloon.com http://loveburgershackfortworth.com

Billy Bob's is the World's Largest Honky Tonk:
Visit the World's Largest Honky Tonk! From Live Bull Riding, line dancing, mechanical bulls, live music, cold beer and tons of fun - Billy Bob's is an Adult Playground! Sara Evans and Eli Young Band play at the venue during the Nationals week! https://billybobstexas.com


Sara Evans -

Eli Young Band (Denton, Texas' very own!) -

Even lil' ol' bands that are taking Nashville and the State of Texas by Storm like the boys from El Paso that makeup THE DIRTY RIVER BOYS have been known to show up and put on one **** of a show at Billy Bob's!

Great Steaks!!:
Visit the Lonesome Dove or the H3 Ranch for an amazing steak and meal in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards! http://lonesomedovefortworth.com https://www.h3ranch.com

AT&T Stadium (Home of the Dallas Cowboys):
While in Arlington, why not stop over at AT&T Stadium and take a tour of the 8th wonder of the world?!? Referred to as Jerry's World, AT&T Stadium is in it's 10th year of operation and is home to the 5x Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys. Along with NFL games and Super Bowl's, the stadium has hosted Soccer matches, championship boxing matches, Wrestlemania, NCAA Final Fours, BCS Championship games as well as the biggest names in the music industry performing concerts!

The stadium offers daily tours and there should be no down days during the Nationals as the Cowboys play out of town the first weekend and they are on a Bye the last weekend of the Nats. Tours take visitors into Jerry's private suite, tours of the individual suites, communication areas, underground and to the locker rooms. Tours also include a picture of you and your guests on the 50 yard line. It's truly hard to believe how large and ridiculously amazing this facility. Cowboys fan or not, each day many people are visiting just to witness the 8th Wonder in Person!!! http://attstadium.com/tours


The Star at Frisco (Cowboys Corporate Headquarters/Practice Facility):
In case you've never heard the phrase "Everything is Bigger in Texas", you might better understand that after visiting AT&T Stadium. Not to be out done, "THE STAR" in Frisco, Texas is the Dallas Cowboys new $1bil training facility and corporate headquarters! Tours are available daily for fans to visit and see just where it all happens! It's not uncommon to run into players, coaches and executives while visiting the facility. On my last visit we saw Sean Lee, Tyron Smith, Cole Beasley, Zach Martin and Jaylon Smith.

Football is king in Texas and not only does THE STAR host the Cowboys, but it also offers it's in-door facilities for High School games! Top teams from around the state play weekly games as well as play-off games in the awesome facility! https://www.thestarinfrisco.com/tours


Six Flags over Texas
Looking for Amusement Park fun!?!? Six Flags Over Texas offers the whole family a ton of amazing rides! Just like this Texas Giant Roller Coaster! Located in Arlington, Texas and only approx 25 miles from Nationals race site! https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas


Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens:
Texas offers a vast array of Flowers and plants that grow specific to our state. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens offers a world class view of the beauty our state offers. This facility it second to none and is truly breathtaking. This is a beautiful facility to visit and enjoy! http://www.dallasarboretum.org


Dallas Zoo:
The Dallas Zoo is an amazing adventure for the whole family! With over 100 acres of space, the Zoo offers animals and sections of the zoo that will delight all ages! This is a for sure to visit with the kids! https://www.dallaszoo.com


Kartland Performance Indoor Karting Facility:
After a full day of racing and you still feel the need for speed? Visit KARTLAND PERFORMANCE Indoor Karting Facility in Frisco, Texas! They offer Euro-style electric go-karts that reach speeds of 45-50mph! The Inaugural Knucklehead 500 NAMBA Nats Go-Kart Race will take place at this facility on Wednesday, October 24! Make sure to Sign up with me at the Race Site! https://kartland.com


Zero Gravity: Thrill Amusement Park:
Need more of a thrill? Visit ZERO GRAVITY: Thrill Amusement Park! The part offers extreme experiences not for the weak of stomach! This park offers the family and groups a fun experience and will truly test your adventure levels! http://gojump.com