Comfort Suites Near Alliance
801 Byron Nelson Blvd
Roanoke, TX 76262
Phone: (817) 490-1455
Fax: (817) 490-1280
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.
Located in the restored Palace Theater, the Grapevine Opry brings you an exciting Country and Western show every Saturday night. The 500-seat movie theater, constructed in 1940, fell into disrepair after World War II, but was partially restored in 1975. Restoration efforts continue today thanks to the Grapevine Heritage Foundation. Regional performers take the stage here, as well as a few national acts including Willie Nelson, Faron Young, the Judd's and Jeanie Pruitt. Ticket prices vary from $10 and up, depending on the event. Shows take place on Friday and Saturday nights. Call for exact show times.
Cinemark Tinseltown Grapevine offers comfortable stadium seating and terrific concessions. In addition to the usual popcorn and candy, there are two in-house establishments, Mama Rugi's Pizza and Java Wally's coffee shop. Mama's pizza beats a hot dog anytime, and the espresso is comforting on a cold winter night. In contrast with many mega theaters, parking is not a problem at this location.
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.
This cinema is part of the Regal Entertainment Group and one of 230 nationwide theaters in the chain. Check the website for more information and book your tickets beforehand. Then, all you have to do is sit back and watch the show!
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.
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.
The centerpiece of this fascinating collection of antique warbirds is the last remaining B-29 that still takes flight. Just north of the Stock Yards, the Vintage Flying Museum features 20 different aircraft's that date from the 1930s to as late as the 1960s. Get up close and personal with these rare artifacts as you learn the ins and outs of aviation from the knowledgeable museum docents. Tucked away in a hanger at the Meacham Airport, the museum is home to the Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron where these classic aircraft's are maintained, preserved, and restored.
This cavernous honky-tonk is America's 'Best Country Music Nightclub' according to both the Country Music Association and The Academy of Country Music. It's also one of the largest and most famous. Founded in 1981, Billy Bob's Texas offers enough room for 6,000 people to drink, play pool, play video games or dance to the live country music performed every night. Rodeo enthusiasts will enjoy the indoor arena where cowboys ride bucking bulls every weekend. Friday and Saturday night headliners are often among the biggest names in the industry, including Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Rimes, Hank Williams Jr. and Bob Hope. All have left hand prints, which are displayed in concrete around the club.
Nine miles away in Northwest Tarrant County lies the city of Lake Worth, where you will discover what is arguably the only theatre worth a mention in the area—the Star Village 8. Like the name suggests, eight screens face a superbly planned seating arrangement, ensuring movie buffs of an exhilarating experience. Mainstream movies are the focus here as Hollywood takes center stage. Several bargains are on offer to entice fans, including free children movies on certain weekdays. Call for more information.
If you have grown up watching movies at a drive-in theater then the Coyote Drive-In will bring back some adorable memories. The theater which is in proximity of the West Fork Trinity River is open all year round entertaining patrons with latest releases. At humble prices, the place offers great viewing pleasure on their giant screen and the acoustics can be heard over your car radio, boom box or portable music players. Food is served at the on-site canteen, so arrive with a large appetite and stay put late because you can enjoy two movies back-to-back at the cost of one. Irrespective of the size of your car and the company inside, Coyote Drive-In does not disappoint!
A make-shift pavilion located at the banks of the Trinity river, at the point where the river's two tributaries meet, Panther Island Pavilion is where all tubing fans head to during Tube The Trinity. This temporary pavilion also has a performance space where musicians and bands play in a very unique atmosphere. Do stop by when in Uptown.