Things To Do In Carrolton

Carrollton serves as a quiet suburb between the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Without the hustle and bustle of city life, Carrollton boasts a calm and serene setting for the nature enthusiast.

Historic Downtown Carrollton

Celebrating over 100 years of existence, the historic downtown buildings and business have formed an association to bring the best of old town Carrolton to the excited visitor. The historic downtown keeps its legacy going by featuring parks, restaurants, antique shops, ice cream parlors, and other historic sites. Among them, enjoy historical sites as the American Legion Post, Pioneer Park, Plaza Theater, Carrollton Train Depot, and their commemorative town square. Come to Historic Downtown Carrollton to learn about the town's history, their contributions to Texas agriculture and transportation, and how their mercantile service spawned an entire town.

A.W. Perry Homestead

The Perry Homestead offers a glimpse into Texas life in the early 1900's. The museum pays homage to the original pioneer settlers of Carrollton A.W. and Sarah Perry. In 1909, this house was built from the original farmhouse previously constructed in 1857. Today, the house has been preserved and declared a national historic site and is used as an educational tool for groups. The house sits on a large property that is home to parks, sports fields, and a large gazebo that has made the location popular for weddings and other large events.

Jimmy Porter Discgolf Park

Established in 1993 in Carrollton, this disc golf course has attracted sport enthusiasts everywhere of the popular activity disc golf. The course length is roughly 5600 feet. The course itself is dotted with woodland and open plains with a small creek running through it. Using concrete tees with DISCatcher Pro Targets, this course is a fun and exciting way to spend the day. Enjoy an 18-hole disc golf experience in the Texas outdoors.

Elm Fork Nature Preserve

Originally purchased in 1861, this small but lively forest preserve was gifted to the city nearly 100 years later for all to enjoy. Inside the park are trails connecting a pond, the elm fork of the trinity river, and the welcome center of the park. The park is host to many wild animals native to Texas, including armadillos, skunks, cottontails, and foxes. The Elm Fork Nature Preserve is also a popular bird-watching spot. Birds that are commonly found at the park include owls, red-tailed hawks, cardinals, and sparrows. Be careful of local plants and wildlife while traversing the preserve, and keep in mind to leave as much as possible undisturbed.

Green Trail

The Green Trail is an intercity stretch of pathway for bikers and runners. The trail serves as a quick means of transportation throughout the city but for also relaxation and exercise for many of the town's locals. Along the trail can be found several ponds and wildlife preserve areas, as well as restaurants and homes as you move towards Carrollton's urban center. The path is known for being a popular destination in the fall where the acres of trees surrounding the trail turn into everyone's favorite fall colors of red and yellow, highlighting the beautiful foliage.