1715 N. I-35
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: (940) 665-5000
Fax: (940) 580-4440
A quirky name for a performance venue but Macaroni Island has an interesting line up of artists from all over the country. This DIY place is the brainchild of friends Michael Briggs and Marshall Rogers where bands on the move across the nation and also locally perform here for an affordable price. Some of their previous listings are New Science Projects, Blackstone Rangers, Two Knights and Week of Wonders.
Spread across 46 acres (16.18 hectares), Apogee Stadium is an avant-garde college football stadium. This eco-friendly facility is a part of the University of North Texas. It features luxury boxes, club seats, a team apparel store and a banquet area.
Dedicated to the legacy of Charles and Ethel Goddard, the Goddard Center was set up in 1970, and has been in the forefront of promoting the visual and performing arts in the city of Ardmore. Replete with a theater, a museum, art studios and a beautiful sculpture garden, this venue serves as a perfect backdrop for private events. Their permanent works of art include lithographs, prints, paintings and sketches, many of which have been donated. Check website for a list of upcoming events that include exhibitions, community get-togethers, festival celebrations and more.
Formerly the Ardmore Gaming, this gaming facility is owned and managed by the Chickasaw Nation. The Gold Mountain Casino opened its doors in 2002 and has become one of the established casinos in the city. Spread across 8,620 square feet (800.82 square meters), it is open 24/7 and has over 286 slot machines. It also has a snack bar for its guests.
FC Dallas Stadium, formerly Pizza Hut Park or the "Hut," is the home of FC Dallas Major League Soccer Team. The stadium has a Stadium Club and 18 luxury suites and can accommodate 21,000 people. The stadium also hosts concerts.
The Vault is a state-of-the-art venue at the historic Rock City Hall. This 3000 square-foot (278 square-meter) space features a performance stage, great acoustics and a 299-person capacity. It is versatile for hosting performing arts, private parties, as well as corporate and social events with a unique Rock N’ Roll theme.
The Colony Five Star Complex boasts of over five soccer and baseball fields, and other open spaces that can be used for numerous outdoor activities. The facility adorns a beautiful architecture and stonework decor. In addition, The Colony Five Star Complex falls in close proximity of the Hawaiian Falls Water Park, The Colony Aquatic Park, Stewarts Creek Park and other local attractions. You can also reserve their facility for private tournaments. The complex truly provides a profound recreational experience.
Since 1997, this huge stadium with an oval track 1.5 miles in circumference and more than 150,000 seats in the Grandstand alone has provided racing lovers with all the thrills they could hope for. This is the second largest racing venue in the United States, behind the Indianapolis 500 Speedway. Events at Texas Motor Speedway include major NASCAR races, car shows and the Thursday Night Stampede, a weekly showcase of local racers. Speedway World offers souvenirs as well as tours of the speedway. The cafeteria is open on racing nights, and the onsite camping grounds can accommodate 6,000 people.
Enjoy shopping, dining, and the theater at the Stonebriar Center. The mall has a variety of stores from major department stores to specialty stores. With over 160 stores you'll find what you're looking and plenty more. Stonebriar is more than simply a shopping center, it is a source of entertainment offering ice-skating, a carousel, and a soft play area for children.
The Allen Event Center is an institution in itself in the city of Allen, where major cultural events are held all year round in the stately building. The community ice rink is a socializing spot with the people of Allen who have the time of their lives here with family and friends. Check their website for a list of upcoming events.
AMC Grapevine Mills Mall, 30-screen cinema is located in Grapevine Mills Mall. They offer a wide variety of first-run movies. Sit back in one of the 5,700 stadium-style seats in large theaters featuring Dolby Digital Sound. Tickets for children 2-13 and senior citizens are always low priced. You can purchase tickets a day in advance to secure a seat.
Managed and maintained by the Bridgeport Riding Club, the Bridgeport Riding Club Arena is a horse racing arena that hosts variety of events and tournaments throughout the year. The PCRA Rodeo held here annually is one of the important events. For more details, call ahead.