Are you looking for adventure this summer? Look no further than Cedar Hill, Texas.
The city, a short 20 minute drive from downtown Dallas, is nestled among rolling hills at the highest elevation between the Red River and the Gulf Mexico. Our relaxed, inviting ambiance cultivated in family-friendly values, brings easy access to a variety of outdoor fun but also to other attractions throughout North Texas.
Part of a larger 12,000-acre greenbelt, the city is a topographical paradise of beautiful hillsides and lush natural landscapes. We are home to over 45 miles of combined hike and bike trails, 42 parks on approximately 3,200-acres, including Cedar Hill State Park on Joe Pool Lake and nearby Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, great for family, business or leisure gatherings.
Sporting attractions and recreation can be found at every turn. Try Cedar Hill’s 36-hole, championship disc golf course, for leisure or competitive athletic events enjoyed year round. There are also fields, courts, and courses for public use all throughout the city.
Valley Ridge Park, located in the Lake Ridge community, spans over 165 acres for sport of all shapes and sizes, even featuring a stocked fishing pond with floating pier and fountains. The park also hosts a 3,000 square foot amphitheater with natural bowl seating for outdoor experiences.
Shopping and dining options range from national retailers and chain restaurants to local boutiques and cafes. The area is home to a variety of museums, charming historic districts, and family-friendly entertainment venues. Be sure to take Cedar Hill’s Historic Downtown walking tour, featuring a stop at the First State Bank of Cedar Hill that was robbed in the 1930’s by Raymond Hamilton, a sidekick of notorious bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.
Events and festivals, particularly the outdoor variety, are among the best attractions of Cedar Hill. Arts festivals, concert series, and long-standing community celebrations draw visitors in every season. We are even home to the largest fossil creature ever found in Dallas County, a 50-foot long swimming sea lizard named Elasmosaurus morgana discovered in the 1930’s by Cedar Hill resident T.J. Tidwell, now archived with SMU Shuler Museum and featured at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.