Fun Facts About Arlington, TX
The City of Arlington was named after General Robert E. Lee’s hometown in Virginia.
Ballpark nachos, now a favorite snack at stadiums around the country, was invented at the Arlington Stadium, former home of the Texas Rangers.
AT&T Stadium houses the world’s two most extended arches, the world’s most massive sliding glass doors, and the world’s most giant HDTV video board that stretches from 20-yard line to 20-yard line and consists of 30 million LED lights.
The entire Statue of Liberty can fit inside AT&T Stadium with a few feet to spare. It is 320 feet from the blue star at midfield up to the closure of the retractable roof. New York’s Statue of Liberty is only 305 feet in height.
The Texas SkyScreamer at Six Flags Over Texas is officially the World’s Tallest Swing Carousel ride, according to Guinness World Records.
Hurricane Harbor boasts 3 million gallons of water and 47 acres of cool family fun. There are 23 rides, ranging from a gentle float down the Lazy River to the 70-foot free fall of Dive Bomber.
Arlington is the headquarters of American Mensa, the largest and oldest “High I.Q. Society” in the world. To be a Mensa member, your intelligence score must be in the 98th percentile or higher.
The first theme park to feature Broadway-style shows, Six Flags Over Texas, started the career of many young and talented entertainers, including Broadway star Betty Buckley and the first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson.