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“Junk and more Junk”
Review of Trader's Village

Trader's Village
Ranked #18 of 48 things to do in Arlington
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Owner description: Traders Village opened in Grand Prairie, Texas in 1973. Millions of people have browsed, shopped and traded within the 160 acres filled with thousands of dealers offering a little bit of everything, all at bargain prices. Only at Traders Village can you stroll through literally thousands of shops, wheel and deal with the shop owners themselves and get the bargain of a lifetime. From paper clips to bulldozers, on any given weekend, you can find it at Traders Village
Florida
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Junk and more Junk”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have visited flea markets in California and Florida but this experience was terrible. I had heard that there was a heavy Mexican input in the traders village and my friends love Mexican stuff and expected to do a lot of shopping there. What a complete waste of time. Most of the items on display for sale were cheap junk and more junk or plastic products made in China. I'm surprised this place is still in operation. For the cost of the gas to drive there I could have gone to the local Walmart if I wanted better quality Chinese stuff. Concession stands, like most in any other area or any cinema, were expensive. I noticed there were not many sales taking place and the faces of the vendors and overall feel of the place reminded me of one of these forgotten market towns one reads about in classic literature.

Visited June 2013
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Katy, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not much to offer”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Not a good variety. We had 10 people in our party who all usually love this sort of thing, but we did not enjoy ourselves

Visited May 2013
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Seminole, Oklahoma
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved It”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I love shopping at the different venders. So much to choose from at reasonable prices. We go atleast 3-4 times a year.

Visited November 2012
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Thank April H
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

This place is so big!!! There is everything and anything that you are looking for here! I found some inexpensive Southwestern Blankets for 10.00 a piece from a vendor. They sell for 50.00 plus dollars in a retail store. Also,a majority of the vendors here will work out a deal on the price if you ask them to take less for something. I bought a great deal of stuff here in a couple of hours. Make sure you wear your walking shoes cause it is huge! Highly recommend a stop here, if only for a few hours, but you could easily spend a great portion of the day here if you have the time. The village is free but there is a small parking fee. Loved the paved parking lot which was also very large.

Visited October 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“The International Nations of Texas”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

You can park for $3.00 and enter for free. It's a huge complex of aluminum shop buildings with vendors of every imagainable product or service. Vendors were friendly and represented dozens of countries. We listened to Pan Flute music from Peru and Raggae in the Jamaican shop. Car parts, pets, hair accessories and native dress from Turkey and Africa. There is an extension of the village that is a true Flea Market where mostly used items are sold. Carnival rides draw the children and kiosks pump out scents of ethnic foods. It's a great place to get a little walking in and see a true incubator of the American entrepenurial spirit. Worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Suzanne O
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