Are you going to be in the Fort Worth area?
If you’re looking to have the time of your life, head to Justin, TX! This suburb is full of nothing but fun and will leave you smiling for years to come.
With a shooting range, bar & grill, golfing, antique malls, and more, you’ll definitely be occupied your entire stay.
Take a gamble on Justin. You won’t regret it!
In 1848, about 70 people arrived in the area to try and found an Icarian community- a socialist utopia. The experiment failed.
There’s a myth that the town is named after the Justin Boot Company. Actually, in 1887 the community started a petition for a post office to be called Justin, after Justin Sherman, who was a major engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad.
Once Justin was a center of salvage companies, but in the late 70’s the industry fizzled out after Western wear became popular and companies either shifted gears or closed.
Where exactly is Justin, TX? How far is it from major cities?
Justin is located in Denton County and is a suburb of Fort Worth.
It takes about three hours and 20 minutes to drive from Justin to Austin via I-35 W S and I-35 S.
It takes about 50 minutes to drive from Justin to Dallas via TX-114 E.
It takes about four hours and 15 minutes to drive from Justin to Houstin via I-45 S.
Things to do in Justin, TX
Justin is packed full of adventure at every turn! This is one of the most exciting suburbs we’ve explored and our itinerary will give you a run for your money.
1. Texas Motor Speedway
Once upon a time, the Texas Motor Speedway was known as the fastest non-restrictor plate track of the entire NASCAR circuit. Cars went as fast as 192 mph for qualifiers and 200 mph corner entry speeds!
The Texas Motor Speedway has a 1.44 mile long reconfigured track with banked 20 degree turns 1 and 2 as well as banked 24 degrees turns 3 and 4.
They currently host five NASCAR events and one IndyCar event, with other races taking place in the summer and some rare Monster Truck shows.
View their events calendar and plan your visit around what you want to see!
2. Mule Barn Sports Bar & Grill
The Mule Barn Sports Bar & Grill has unbeatable prices and delicious food- try finding a better deal than unlimited crawfish, potatoes, corn, sausage, catfish, mushrooms, and Cajun rice all for $32!
Urban cowboy is the name of the game at this bar, with live music almost every night of the week to bring the community together. It’s a family friendly restaurant and you can find all kinds of people dining, drinking, and enjoying the music!
If you want to meet some locals, this is a great spot to do it.
3. BigShots Golf
BigShots Golf says that “the only thing we take seriously is fun” and it’s so true!
They have 12 acres and 56 hitting bays at your disposal, along with impressive 3D augmented reality and friendly games, so there are holes to tickle your fancy whether you’re a newbie or an expert.
Offering custom cocktails, mini golf, yard games, and fire pits, “the party never ends when you’re hanging at BigShots Golf.”
4. Quail Creek Shooting Range
Quail Creek Shooting Range is “North Texas’ Premier Outdoor Shooting Range”, offering handgun, rifle, and archery shooting as well as training.
They have a 100 yard rifle range with 20 bench positions with table tops behind each. It’s for practice and sighting in your rifle.
The intermediate rifle range has 4 25 yard positions and 10 50 yard positions. You can also use shotguns on these ranges as long as you only use slugs.
There are 7, 15, and 25 yard pistol ranges with 27 bays and pulldown screens that can separate your positions if you wish. The bays are big enough to allow comfortably standing or sitting while firing.
1381 FM 1171, Northlake, TX 76262
5. DFW Adventure Park
DFW Adventure Park offers paintball, zip lines, airsoft, laser combat, team building, the great obstacle race, and LTC classes. What more could you want?
Paintball is available for both recreational and advanced skill levels with your choice of woodsball, speedball, and airball. Choose between .50 caliber low impact paintball and splat master to customize your fun!
As of March 2022 the zip lines are temporarily closed, but we’ll go over them anyway. They’re found in the deep woods of the park and you zip between four towers while encompassed by a thick canopy of trees. Zip up to 35 mph!
Airsoft, laser combat, team building, the great obstacle race, and LTC classes are all great options too. There’s really no limit to your fun at DFW Adventure Park!
13055 Cleveland Gibbs Rd, Northlake, TX 76262
6. Tour 18 Dallas
Tour 18 Dallas isn’t a tour to be reckoned with. Being a replica of the best holes from 16 top courses, it’s the real deal. Walk across the Hogan Bridge and see the 10 yard landing and you’ll know what we mean. Most people play this safe, taking too much club and bouncing over the tiny green.
Located amidst rolling hills, Tour 18 has always been a star ever since opening in 1995. Over 59,000 golfers play this course each year and shotgun starts need to be used from April through June because of the sheer amount of golfers!
8718 Amen Corner, Flower Mound, TX 75022
7. Bayless-Selby House Museum
The Bayless-Selby House Museum was built in Victorian style at the end of the 1800’s. It’s the first historic house museum in Denton County.
Recently it was restored and has a multitude of exhibits such as a music room that has a square grand piano, 1800’s American furniture, hand painted Victorian porcelain, Victorian wallpaper and lighting, and lots of late 1800’s children’s toys and clothing.
You can also immerse yourself in the stunning Victorian-style gardens including an antique rose garden.
The museum is open from Tuesday through Saturday and you can attend lectures about the exhibits to get the full experience!
317 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201
8. Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant
Margarita’s Mexican is a local favorite and the main Mexican place in town. Within half an hour of opening it’s already full of people. But don’t worry! You’ll still be seated quickly.
Be careful not to fill up on chips before your food arrives! Rookie mistake. The portions are huge, the prices can’t be beat, and the staff will make you feel right at home.
Enjoy the new outdoor seating area in the Texas sun and you’ll really get the full experience.
Don’t be surprised if you meet the owner- she loves to make her rounds and greet all the guests!
311 FM-156, Justin, TX 76247
9. The Classy Cactus Antique Mall
The Classy Cactus Antique Mall has 10,000 square feet of vendors! With new items rotating in every day, it’s worth visiting frequently.
Located in the heart of Justin, this is the place to go to find vintage furniture, old typewriters, postcards, signs, and more! You never know what you’ll come across. This is the perfect spot to buy a gift for a loved one or a souvenir to remember your travels to Justin.
Open 10 am through 6 pm every day except Sunday, a visit to The Classy Cactus Antique Mall will be easy to fit into your itinerary and well worth the stop!
100 W 3rd St, Justin, TX 76247
10. Tanger Outlets
Tanger Outlets is full of designer brands like American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Gap, Kay Jewelers, Vera Bradley, and more.
If you’re on the trendier side, they have a Forever 21, CBD American Shaman, Converse, Crocs, Hot Topic, and Vans!
This huge set of outlets also has events like Spring Break Kickoff, helping kids learn about different cultures, explore new interests, and have fun! There are always lots of deals and giveaways, so keep an eye out.
Facts about Justin, TX
- The population of Justin in 2020 was 4,279 people.
- The city covers a land area of 3.27 square miles.
- The racial makeup of the city: 94.4% White, 1.43% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.49% Asian, and 0.58% from two or more races.
- The median income for a household in the city was $52,257. The per capita income for the city was $22,305.
- The median home price in Oakland is $350,000 in 2022.