Things to Do

Picture Perfect Day Trips in Dallas South

Whether your thrill comes from overflowing with southern charm, nature trails, epic adventures or subtle yet exciting family playdates, Midlothian holds something for everyone! We invite you to experience every kind of offering under the sun, in a place overflowing with southern charm supplying an ample amount of things to do with DFW located only 30 minutes away. 

Picnic Lunch at Heritage Park

This peaceful downtown park, along North Eighth Street, offers a walking path through landscaped flower beds and shade trees, is located next to city hall and gives you the perfect opportunity to visit the circa-1848 Larkin Newton Log Cabin. This location is perfect for a midday picnic and has all the right aesthetics for photo ops!

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 234 N 8th St, Midlothian, TX 76065,

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-775-7777

Mockingbird Nature Park

Cheerful butterflies dance in this garden filled with orange roses, lavender carnations, and bells of Ireland. Mockingbird Nature Park otherwise known as Butterfly Garden, is a 62-acre park that showcases Midlothian’s natural surroundings. It includes a hiking trail that winds past the butterfly garden, a pond, native grass area and boxes for nesting bluebirds.  

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Mockingbird Lane, 1361 Onward Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-775-7777

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily 8am-5pm

Texplex Park

If you’re up to capturing some heart-pounding adventures, then TexPlex Park is well suited for individuals and families looking to go offroading for a weekend, full day, or just a couple of hours. The offroad park provides a lot of different tracks for varying vehicles: UTV, motorcycle, motocross, Trophy Trucks, ATV, Kids bikes, which is an exciting way to create memories spend for all ages. 

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 881 Miller Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-752-2223

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY: season passholders 9:00AM – 5:00PM

FRIDAY – SUNDAY: open to the public 9:00AM – 5:00PM 

Chapman Park

What’s most fascinating about this park is that it contains a spaceship-themed playground that is out of this world! Perfect for taking fun and playing up and away! Chapman Park is 13 acres and is nestled between the fine homes of the neighborhood and bordered by Little Creek. It provides a mile-long walking path with a connection to Little Creek Trail, which is perfect for a romantic stroll to connect with your beau.

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 1805 Alexander Dr, Waxahachie, TX 75165

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 469-309-4000

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Mondays- Fridays 12pm- 12am 

Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail

This trail currently stretches four miles from Getzendaner Park to Lions Park to Lions Park. It’s known for its scenic views, connections to various natural habitats, and entrances to a mountain bike trail, perfect for those who are most adventurous! 

An excellent walking trail filled with many opportunities for nature photos, selfies to capture beautiful memories with your sweetheart. The numerous shade trees and historic Chautauqua Auditorium make this a scenic view for residents and visitors alike. This park offers three playgrounds, two restrooms, three pavilions, and parking. 

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail, Waxahachie, TX 75165,

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 469-309-4270

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