The city of Mesquite is a suburb located east of Dallas, just twenty minutes from downtown. Mesquite offers a country-western experience as unique as the city itself. From their annual Mesquite ProRodeo that brings families and the equestrian world together, to its varied visual and performing arts scene, one can quickly fill time with enjoyment and adventure. It is the 20th most popular city in the state of Texas.
Nodding to the trend of escape rooms, Mesquite houses its own XCape Adventures, an interactive game where teams are locked in a room designed to tell a story and create an immersive experience. Participants utilize things such as puzzles, codes and keys to help make their escape. For those looking for a more rugged experience, you can visit the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience. Customers will actually get behind the wheel of a dirt race car at the Crystal Motor Speedway.
Another fantastic amenity is the Mesquite Arts Center. This gorgeous facility wears a multitude of hats including a concert hall, art gallery and black box theater. The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra performs in this venue often, and attendees look forward to the rich sounds the acoustics have to offer. There are also a variety of theater shows, as well as local outdoor band performances.
Mesquite Independent School District provides primary and secondary (K-12) education to most areas of Mesquite. Mesquite is served by the Dallas Independent School District and the Forney Independent School District. There area has 33 public elementary schools, 9 public middle schools and 5 high schools including Mesquite High School, North Mesquite High School, West Mesquite High School, Poteet High School and Horn High School.
There are several wonderful local restaurants in Mesquite. Highly rated favorites include Athenos Greek Village Cafe, Saltgrass Steak House, The House of Gyros, Posados Cafe, Texas Roadhouse, El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant, Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe, Bubba’s 33, Bell’s Better Burger, Joe's’ Pizza & Pasta and Cafe Del Rio True Tex-Mex.