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Midlothian

Things To Do

Midlothian, a city in Ellis County in northeast Texas, isn't one of America's most famous destinations. But the city is ideally located 26 miles south of Dallas and 27 miles southeast of Fort Worth and offers a lot to see and do. It's set along the Austin Escarpment, a thick chalk ridge that has the potential to produce limestone for several hundred years, so the community is home to several cement companies and has often been called the Cement Capital of Texas. But Midlothian is more than just industry – there's a wealth of both fun and educational activities for residents and visitors, especially on weekend afternoons.

Picnic Lunch at Heritage Park
This peaceful downtown park, located along North Eighth Street, offers a walking path through landscaped flower beds and shade trees, and a chance to visit the circa-1848 Larkin Newton Log Cabin.

Butterfly Garden
Mockingbird Nature Park is a 62-acre park with a butterfly garden that showcases Midlothian's natural surroundings. It includes a hiking trail that winds past the butterfly garden, a pond, a native grass area, and boxes for nesting bluebirds.