For almost 40-years, Traders Village has been known as the largest, most visited weekend flea marketplaces in Texas. But, for the thousands of RV road warriors and backpackers who set up camp at the markets’ top rated campgrounds in Houston and Grand Prairie, it quickly becomes obvious that a trip to Traders Village means much more than finding that special treasure or getting twelve tube socks for $6.00.
Guests staying in one of the modern 287 paved RV spaces at Houston’s Traders Village are only minutes from downtown and many of the Bayou City’s famous world class attractions. SplashTown is Houston’s largest waterpark with a giant wave pool, tubing river and slides, kid’s area and special events throughout the summer.
It’s just a short drive down Highway 290 to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball franchise, and the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center – always among the elite teams in the NBA. The city’s championship professional soccer and hockey teams play nearby, too.
Adjacent to Houston’s vibrant Theater District is the Downtown Aquarium, an underwater experience where fishy fun and great dining come together. A miniature train takes riders through the center of a 200,000-gallon shark tank, while the Aquarium Adventure puts guests up close and personal with hundreds of species found both below and above the waves. The Aquarium Restaurant offers an exciting and unique dining experience with a menu of seafood specialties, steaks, and more around a 150,000-gallon centerpiece aquarium filled with everything from sharks to skates.
The live animal adventure continues just south of downtown near Houston’s famed Museum District at the expansive Houston Zoo. “It’s a new zoo every day!” with more than 4,500 exotic animals in exhibits mirroring the natural habitat, behind the scene tours and a classic carousel like few others.
Just south of downtown are two of Houston’s most popular attractions – Space Center Houston, the official visitors center of NASA, and the fun-filled Kemah Boardwalk. Space Center Houston is known world-wide for its exhibits featuring actual space craft and other artifacts from America’s greatest adventure. The Kemah Boardwalk is a great family attraction with nine restaurants, full-blown amusement rides and games for all ages.
Conveniently set between Dallas and Fort Worth, the 212-site Traders Village campground in Grand Prairie makes it easy to enjoy many of north Texas’ most popular attractions. It’s just minutes to the new Cowboys Stadium and the Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington where you can watch professional football or baseball in state-of-the-art comfort. Professional hockey, soccer and basketball are here, too. Grand Prairie even has its own minor league baseball team – the Air Hogs.
Six Flags Over Texas is filled with coasters that rock n’ roll just like the live shows found throughout the park, while Hurricane Harbor offers millions of gallons of high energy waterpark fun just around the corner. Minutes to the south of the Traders Village campground, Joe Pool Lake is great for laid back fishing, boating and waterfront dining, while to the north there is always a festival or a wine tasting going on in Grapevine, home of the giant outdoor sport retail attraction, Bass Pro Shop.
But, the biggest attraction of all for Traders Village campers is the weekend flea market filled with thousands of vendors and millions of bargains. Whether looking for old tools or antiques, a new set of tires, baby clothes, a jar of homemade hot sauce or salsa, Traders Village Marketplace has it every weekend.
The market’s many festivals and special events continue to draw thousands of visitors throughout the year. In Houston it might be the Bayou City Cajun Fest, Village Bluegrass Festival or Houston Championship Chili Cook-off. In Grand Prairie look for the National Championship American Indian Pow Wow, Asian Lunar New Year celebration or Mountain Man Rendezvous. No matter which market they choose, there is always something fun going on at Traders Village for campers.
Traders Village RV Parks are top rated Good Sampark and Trailer Life campgrounds, and long time members of Texas Association of Campground Owners. Each facility has laundries and wireless Internet access, clean restrooms and showers, recreation hall, swimming pool, Sunday church services and more.