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Best Mesquite Attractions for Every Type of Person

Written by wpdev June 26, 2022
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Travel is looking a little different this year, but that doesn’t take away from what makes Mesquite, Texas such a great place to visit. If you’re looking to make future travel plans, look no further than this beautiful Texas city. Whether you’re planning a trip with friends or bringing your family on vacation, you’ll find activities that will excite everyone.

Nature Lovers

When the weather is warm and the sun is out, there’s no better way to enjoy Mesquite than by experiencing the outdoors. With more than 70 parks to enjoy, there is no shortage of nature to explore. Visit the Butterly Trail in Paschall Park for a self-guided nature walk among the beauty of the native trees, plants and wildflowers while seeing the butterflies as they migrate. If you’re looking to enjoy the day fishing or are searching for the right picnic spot, check out City Lake Park.

Grab your bikes for a ride on the Mesquite Heritage Trail. Conquer 4.25 miles of concrete trails and sidewalks that bring together three trailheads. The popular Mesquite attraction also connects visitors and residents to the Mesquite Golf Club, schools, recreation centers, sports fields and shopping.

Sports Fans

For the dedicated sports enthusiast, Mesquite is home to the Mesquite Outlaws, a Major Arena Soccer League team. The Outlaws battle it out in the Mesquite Arena from November through April. The arena is also home to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo. For more than 50 years, the rodeo has brought visitors to Mesquite every summer for a great show and earned the city the designation of the Official Rodeo Capital of Texas by the state legislature. Be sure to make a trip during the rodeo season that kicks off in June and ends in August.

The Devil’s Bowl Speedway is the place to be for dirt track racing entertainment and the ultimate adrenaline rush. Be sure to purchase a Pit Pass, to meet the drivers, take pictures and watch the races from the center of the track. If you are looking to get active, book some tee time at the Mesquite Golf Club or tackle one of the disc golf courses.


From seafood toTexas barbecue, Mesquite has more than 150 dining options; it is easy to find a local gem or head to your go-to favorites. To plan your food tour and eat like a local, download the Visit Mesquite TX! App and discover all the great places to eat after you’ve spent the day enjoying Mesquite.


Spend one evening shopping in Town East Mall. The shopping center has nearly 200 stores and is anchored by big-name brands, like Dillards and Dick’s Sporting Goods, making it one of the largest regional malls. Show a little local love by visiting the specialty boutiques in Downtown Mesquite. You might find the perfect memento to remind you of your trip.

For native Texans and people around the globe that want an authentic Texan adventure, be sure to place Mesquite at the top of your travel plans. Sign up for the Visit Mesquite, TX newsletter to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Mesquite or book a hotel room for your future trip!