Top 10 Things to do in Midlothian, United States

November 29, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Midlothian is a city in northwest Ellis County, Texas, United States. The city is 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Dallas. It is the hub for the cement industry in North Texas as it is the home to three separate cement production facilities, as well as a steel mill. The population of Midlothian grew by 121% between 2000 and 2010, to a population of 18,037.
Restaurants in Midlothian

1. TexPlex Park

881 Miller Road, Midlothian, TX 76065 +1 972-752-2223
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5 based on 13 reviews

TexPlex Park

TexPlex Park is an innovative, thousand-acre development meant to be enjoyed by friends and families, where memories are born out of the excitement and awe of our remarkable attractions and recreation parks. TexPlex is meant to be a visual landscape like no other, a blend of action sports and innovative experiences that overwhelm the senses. But the goal is for curiosity to become action.

Reviewed By Alan P - Tomball, Texas

Excavator play is great! We had fabulous support from Casey in setting- up our appointment, in communicating weather status and in greeting us at arrival. Scott provided expert training and friendly encouragement during the operating session. We had visited the sister operation in Las Vegas...MoreThank you for the positive words! We hope that you visit us soon and see what other features TexPlex Park has to offer. Our UTV Thrill Ride and Sporting Clays Course would be my recommendation with the Spring weather approaching!

2. Elmer W. Oliver Park

1650 Matlock Rd, Mansfield, TX 76063-3823
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Elmer W. Oliver Park

Reviewed By Paula H - Fort Worth, Texas

Gorgeous setting. Truly a "nature" park - no brightly colored playground, only trails, wildflowers, a pond or two and a treehouse lookout. Discreet plaques give you just enough information about what's on the trails around you, larger maps help you find your way. Perfect place to spend an afternoon.

3. Ellis County Courthouse

101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-0405 +1 972-825-5000
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Ellis County Courthouse

Reviewed By cityslickerindasouth - Dallas, Texas

One of the pretties courthouses in Texas, this place is easy to check out and just a beautiful piece of eye candy that was created. Sulphur Springs has a mini version of this courthouse. You can walk around a lot of the inside of this building as well. The carvings on the exterior are fabulous. It makes a nice focal point for the downtown.

4. Cedar Hill State Park

1570 W Fm 1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104-4306 +1 972-291-3900
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4 based on 135 reviews

Cedar Hill State Park

A beautiful, well- equipped park located near downtown Dallas; especially great for fishing.

Reviewed By lmclillly - Dallas, Texas

Cedar Hill State Park has some lovely camping spots. Good luck getting them though if you're just an average occasional camper. And good luck getting a straight consistent answer out of anyone at the state or local office either! They literally tell you something completely different for every person you speak with. The state park system is a screwed up mess. They really need to roll out the technology for reservations that allows you to pick a spot in advance and pay everything online. It's 2017 people. Get with it.

We had a Saturday-Monday reservation and it was recommended that I extend to Friday-Monday in order to check in to a preferred spot and pay my fees, so a camper rental could be dropped with no payment due. Well, they apparently can't do that online (even though the state office said they could) so they supervisor recommended I come down in person on a Friday morning. OK, that's a pain, but its'a special weekend - so I'll do it. I arrived on site on Friday at 11 to be told- What? No way. You can't. We're completely sold out & You REALLY need to come on Thursday for a weekend camp spot. WHAT? I need to come on Thursday for a Saturday camp spot? Oh and NO, even though you're here in person and a supervisor told me I could, there is no way to pay your fees before you start your reservation.

So, I was told to just send the camper rental company to check in for me and they could call me to pay the fees when they arrived. NOPE again. They won't take the fee payment over the phone either. Oh, and by the way they're still sold out- no spot for my rental camper. My camper rental person insisted SMARTLY on cruising the park to find an open spot (people leave before check out all the time) and she found one. Luckily she was nice enough to also pay my fees. So- all set. Finally, after at least an hour on the phone plus presenting myself in person and talking to four different people who said completely different things- ALL of which turned out to be wrong. SO annoying.

The camp spots themselves are nicely equipped and surprisingly well planned to have some nice privacy. So, that was nice.

They also have one more thing though- ANTS. LOTS of ants. OMG the ANTS. Bring bug spray. And Sevin dust if you can get it. It's a little late to find that out when you arrive. Especially since the marina, whose store might have sold you live bait or supplies like ant spray or ice is now permanently closed.

HIGHLIGHTS for those who want to skip to the end: They're a confused and disorganized office if you need anything other than the normal 2PM check in and you don't care at all about your spot. They have an ant infestation. The marina is closed. So are many of the trails. The camp spots are nice though. And the lake is nice too.

5. Windmill Hill Nature Preserve

1400 N Duncanville Rd, DeSoto, TX
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Windmill Hill Nature Preserve

Reviewed By dirtbagextreme - Wilmer, Texas

My six children and I have always enjoyed this little gem. It's not the largest space, but it can surprise you once you get going off the main trails.

Great for short hikes, mountain biking, or just walking the dog. Lots of well-maintained trails and small areas to stop and rest if needed. I believe the Boy Scouts take care or the area, trails, and maps......they do a great job at it!

Pretty clean all around and there are trash cans right where you tend to need them. It has 2 good parking lots that I know of and an entrance or two from adjacent neighborhoods.

If it has been wet out you may wander into murky & muddy areas on some of the outer trails or need the Wintergreen entrance side trails.


Fun spot for a small adventure!

6. Crescent Yoga Studio & Boutique

812 Alex Ln, (MidTowne), Midlothian, TX 76065-7547 +1 469-285-3559
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Empowering a Healthy Lifestyle! Our goal is to help you on your path to better health and wellness. We offer a peaceful, welcoming atmosphere with a full schedule of various styles of yoga classes, specialized workshops, series, private sessions, yoga events & boutique. Come feel your stress & tension melt away!

Reviewed By Abbabah - Midlothian, Texas

Crescent Yoga Studio is calm, warm and welcoming. Dawn's classes are challenging and time flies when you are in the zone with her. If you are new to the area this is a great place to make friends and learn more about the area, just ask Dawn.

7. Hawaiian Falls Mansfield

490 Heritage Pkwy S, Mansfield, TX 76063-9151 +1 817-853-0050
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Hawaiian Falls Mansfield

We are passionate about serving our guests and providing safe, clean fun in a family friendly environment. We serve by being humble, grateful and thoughtful.

Reviewed By Parispaigepayton - DeSoto, Texas

I have been a season pass holder for 3 years, and this one the favorite at one time,but this year has been very poor. I have notice a lot of lacking,cleanliness of the park ,bathrooms disgusting,food (nacho cheese cold) hots dogs not cooked, The lifeguards not very attentive (not all) but a very few. The last 3 visit have my decision that my family will go elsewhere. My last visit Friday July 28, 2017 Movie night, I went in the bathroom, 1st, a customer had her 2 boys standing in the seats (completing naked) 3 years maybe bathing the sink I left afterwards went back in to wash my hands sinks full of hair (disgusting) paper towels toilet paper everywhere. My last visit

8. Joe Pool Lake

FM 1382 and Interstate 20, Cedar Hill, TX 75106 +1 972-299-2227
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4 based on 42 reviews

Joe Pool Lake

Reviewed By cassyg99 - Argyle, Texas

This is a nice lake to take the boat out, or you can rent a pontoon and spend a few hours out on the lake. The fishing is pretty good and it is a good sized lake to cruise around. If you have younger kids, take them to the marina and bring a couple loaves of cheap bread. They will LOVE feeding bread to the fish! When you throw in a little piece all of a sudden there will be swarms of fish clambering to get the bread. If you haven't seen it before you will be surprised yourself. It will keep the little ones entertained for at least an hour if you bring enough bread.

9. Ellis County Museum

201 S College St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3711 +1 972-937-0681
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Ellis County Museum

Museum that displays a beautiful collection of silk and ivory fans, ivory pitchers, and other items from various time periods.

Reviewed By coveys2017 - Wisconsin

We were impressed with the amount of local history we were able to learn while visiting the museum. It was well worth our stop. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly, and very informative.. We were able to see most of the museum in about 60-90 minutes.

10. Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center at Cedar Hill

1206 W Fm 1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104-1244 +1 469-526-1980
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4 based on 16 reviews

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center at Cedar Hill

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center (DCAC) is part of National Audubon Society (NAS) whose mission is to protect bird species and other wildlife and their habitat. This conservation organization has been educating and protecting birds since 1905. DCAC opened in 2011, protecting 220 acres and provides opportunities to connect to nature through it's 2 miles of hiking trails, a children's Nature Play area, indoor and outdoor bird viewing areas and hosts a variety of programming including classes, school programs, Scout badges, citizen science, festivals and volunteer opportunities. Amenities include picnic tables, restrooms, water fountains, and Nature Store.

Reviewed By Ruth Amy S

This is a wonderful nature center to visit, alone or with your friends or family. It's beautiful all year round, mostly shaded trails. the center is amazing with great displays and I love the architecture. A great place to get in a walk, a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

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