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Situated directly next to Arlington, home of the new Cowboys Stadium, Grand Prairie is the perfect place for those looking to partake in the amenities a metroplex has to offer without being directly in the heart of it. Grand Prairie provides convenient access via various local highways to many of the major DFW cities.
Those looking to move to the area for employment will be interested in the city's largest employers. The Grand Prairie ISD boasts 3,300 employees, while aerospace company Lockheed Martin Missiles Fire and Control follows with 2,800. Other large employers include Poly America, Bell Helicopter, and Vought Aircraft.
The largest entertainment venue in the city for visiting acts or shows is the Verizon Theatre, which holds 6,350 seats and which is also used for corporate events and local high school graduations. Just down the road is the Quik Trip Park, home to the minor league baseball team the Grand Prairie AirHogs. Despite the quirky name (and the fact that it's minor league baseball), the family friendly atmosphere brings in an average attendance to the ballpark of approximately 300,000 a year.
Also in the immediate northern area are Lone Star Park, a horse racing venue, and the Ripley's Believe It or Not & Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax, both of which are popular tourist attractions. In south Grand Prairie, residents can find bargains at Trader's Village, an outdoor market where vendors sell everything under the sun, or have a relaxing day at Joe Pool Lake.
Every year, the 7,500 acre lake hosts its own Fourth of July fireworks show that brings to a standstill.