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“Who knew?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Top O'Hill Terrace

Top O'Hill Terrace
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: "Known As Vegas Before Vegas" Decorative wrought iron gates flanked by native sandstone guard towers lend an aura of mystery of mystery and intrigue to the location of what was in the 1930s and 40s, a gambling ground rich and adventurous, mischievous,famous and infamous.
Fort Worth, Texas
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Who knew?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

The most interesting aspect of Top o' Hill is the irony that what once was a den of debauchery is now a Baptist bible college. Hidden rooms, secret tunnels, Ranger raids, etc. dot this place's colorful past. It's amazing to see the list of celebrities that spent time gambling here!

Visited February 2014
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Arlington, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Hidden Gem in Arlington!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

I never knew that this place even existed, I'm so glad we found out about it. Our tour guide was informative and educated us about some of Arlington's past including the famous (and infamous) people who visited this underground casino in the early twentieth century. She has a wealth of information and the grounds are a beautiful with a great view. (On the grounds of Arlington Baptist College)

Visited February 2014
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Bedford, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well Worth the Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

This is an attraction that is well worth the time and small donation that is asked for. Vickie has done an extensive job of researching not only the history of The Hill but also the people who were here. She asks for a $5 donation but for that $5 you get an excellently produced slide show and a tour, including a view of one of the escape tunnels.

If you have any interest in the history of the local area from the first half of the 20th century, contact Vickie and reserve a spot for a tour.

Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Bruce B
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Irving, Texas
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“TOUR - BACK IN HISTORY - TOP OF THE HILL TERRACE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

This is a fascinating place. Vickie Bryant takes you back in time when the Fort Worth/Arlington area was alive with speakeasies, casinos, and "other entertainment." The structure is amazing and interesting.

It is presently the home of Arlington Baptist College.

Visited January 2014
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Arlington Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous- Best Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

The dedicated research has become
a rich & radiant jewel in the Arlington
area reaching even the world.

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