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Plano, TX 75074
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Attractions

Stroll through historic downtown. Catch a concert. Explore our museums and parks. Go antiquing or shop boutiques, outlet malls or major indoor malls. Hungry? Grab a quick nosh or enjoy a leisurely meal in one of 700 Plano restaurants. Don't forget our Hollywood connection — the Southfork Ranch from the hit TV show “Dallas”. Speaking of which, we're also handy to all the attractions and amusements of the DFW Metroplex.

Historic Downtown Plano
998 E 15th Street Plano, Texas 75074 Phone: 972-543-8840

Downtown Plano holds something for everyone....shopping, dining, nightlife, culture, etc. Unique and one-of-a-kind stores and boutiques line the brick street. In addition to shopping you can stop for a bite to eat and one of the many eateries located downtown or meet some friends for a drink after a hard days work. Take in a show at Theatre Britain, the Courtyard Theater or the Cox Playhouse. Browse through an art gallery or the Interurban Railway Museum. Check our calendar for festivals in the downtown area, including Artfest, AsiaFest, the Plano International Festival, Steinfest, Dickens in the Park and more. Take in a movie on a summer night in Haggard Park with the free outdoor Sundown Cinema. Enjoy a free concert from Plano Community Band's Summer Concert Series in Haggard Park. Or sip some wine and browse the shops and galleries with live music and art demonstrations during the monthly Art and Wine Walk. Take in a concert with the Courtyard Texas Music Series, or listen to free Live and Local concerts Friday and Saturday nights at McCall Plaza.

Fairview Farms
3312 N Central Expy Plano, TX 75074, USA Phone: 972-422-2500

Fairview Farms Marketplace is a unique development that takes you back to farm life years ago when life was a lot simpler. Stroll through the Farmer's Market and experience the great taste of our farm fresh produce. The marketplace is open April through October, closed on Mondays and in off-seasons.

ArtCentre of Plano
902 East 16th St. Plano TX 75074 Phone: 972-423-7809

The ArtCentre of Plano inspires, supports and promotes excellence, diversity and vitality in the arts and arts education in the community. A "home for the arts" in Plano, the historic and newly renovated Saigling House offers something for everyone. Browse through the art galleries for displays of local artists, as well as national shows.

Six Flags Over Texas

2201 Road to Six Flags Arlington TX 76011 Phone: 817-640-8900
Enjoy thrilling rides, family rides, water adventures, concerts, games, shows and special attractions just for the little ones. Six Flags handles theme parties, private parties, special events, meetings, trade shows, spouse/youth/guest programs, product introductions, consignment tickets and much more, all surrounded by a multi-million dollar theme park. Seasonal operation. Please call for information. Summer: Open daily. Spring & Fall: Weekends only.

Hurricane Harbor 1800 E Lamar Boulevard Arlington TX 76006 Phone: 817-265-3356

Enjoy acres of water fun at Hurricane Harbor. The park offers cool pools, giant slides and thrilling rides for a full day of fun and relaxation. Other features include a special water playground for children, a gift shop with souvenirs and swimwear, as well as snack bars. Picnic coolers are allowed; however, alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Seasonal days and hours: open daily through summer: open weekends through September.

Interurban Railway Museum
901 E.15th Street Plano TX 75074 Phone: 972-941-2117

Plano transportation history comes back to life with this interesting exhibit. Once a vital part of the Texas Electric Railway which stretched from Denison to Waco, the Interurban is one of the original electric cars that ran on the tracks through Plano. Also on site is Car 360 which carried mail, as well as passengers. Open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm and Saturday from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. There is no entrance fee; however, contributions are greatly appreciated. Individual and group tours of the museum can be arranged by contacting the museum.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas / Fort Worth
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine, TX 76051 Phone: 877-818-1677

Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas / Fort Worth and it's like you've jumped into the world's biggest box of LEGO bricks! Family fun with three rides, ten LEGO Build & Play zones, a 4D cinema and much more. With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof featuring large-scale hands-on exhibits, rides & films, plus birthday parties, this is a great way to have fun with the whole family. Open 365 days a year. Located at the Grapevine Mills Mall.

North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library
1414 Avenue J Plano, TX 75074 Phone: 972-754-5112

The history of North Texas and the history of Masonry in North Texas are one and the same. The first settlers to the North Texas area arrived in the 1840's. The first Masonic Lodge located in the area that would become the City of Plano, Texas was chartered in 1859 and ceased operations in 1888. The second Masonic Lodge was chartered six years later in 1894 and continues its operations today. By the turn of the century, there were over 30 lodges in the North Texas area. With a tradition spanning more than 147 years in Plano, more than 170 years in Texas and more than 300 years in the United States of America, Masons have played an important part in the cultural, social, economic, and political development of communities throughout North Texas and our Nation. The North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library houses and preserves this history to utilize and disseminate this collective knowledge for Masons, historians, scholars and the public. We are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) except for holidays.

Plano Super Bowl
2521 K Avenue Plano TX, United States Phone: 972-881-0242

Plano Super Bowl is your family, neighborhood bowling center. We have been in business for over 30 years and are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Our location greets you with nostalgia, but meets with modern decor where you and your family can enjoy a fun bowling experience!

We also have a full gameroom with a redemption counter for prizes and our very own Scratch Drafthouse Sports Bar that offers 24 different beers on tap! You are cordially invited to come taste one of our gourmet burgers or wood-burned flatbread pizzas from our Scratch Kitchen where frozen is not an option--everything is made fresh to order. What are you waiting for? Come join us in the heart of Texas!

Billy Bob's Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth TX 76164 Phone: 817-624-7117

The world's largest country music honky-tonk. The Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music has named Billy Bob's Texas, the "best country music nightclub in the world!" See professional rodeo cowboys do their stuff in the indoor arena. They also host the biggest stars in country music every weekend, in addition to private parties and special events. Kids under 17 are always welcome with a parent or guardian.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum
4572 Claire Chennault Addison TX 75001 Phone: 972-380-8800

Texas' newest aviation museum in Addison features 50,000 square feet of warbirds on display that have been restored to their original condition. An aviation gift shop, aviation art and memorabilia gallery with a snack shop. The museum is located just outside of Dallas on the grounds of Addison Airport and is open Monday thru Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm.

Chestnut Square Historic Village
315 S. Chestnut St. McKinney TX 75069 Phone: 972-562-8790

Step back in time with a visit to Chestnut Square Historic Village. Sitting on 2.5 shaded acres just two blocks south of the historic downtown McKinney square, Chestnut Square provides an opportunity to step back in time and regain a sense of community. With ten structures dating from 1854 to 1930, the Village offers docent led tours, facility rentals, a wedding venue, living history demonstrations and community events like the #1 Farmers Market in Texas and the Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off. Trolley Tours available on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. Reservations required.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Road Dallas TX 75218 Phone: 214-515-6500

Visit the largest collection of azaleas in the Southwest! The Arboretum features 66 superbly landscaped acres of trees, gardens and lush lawns nestled beside beautiful White Rock Lake. Stroll through the gardens on your way to the 21,000 square foot DeGolyer Mansion. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the mansion is recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street Dallas, TX 75201, United States Phone: 214-922-1200

Art from around the world. The collections of the Dallas Museum of Art are as diverse as the interests of the community it serves. The major holdings are in ancient American, African, Indonesian and contemporary art, as well as American decorative art. The museum serves as a cultural center for the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. After your tour, stop by one of two restaurants or visit the Museum Store and take home a souvenir.

Dallas Zoo
650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway Dallas TX 75203 Phone: 214-670-5656

The 95-acre Dallas Zoo features the Endangered Tiger Habitat with rare Sumatran and Indochinese tigers; the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo with interactive, educational exhibits for toddlers to pre-teens; and the 25-acre Wilds of Africa with the Kimberly Clark Chimpanzee Forest and Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center. Don't miss the new Endangered Species Carousel in the Entry Plaza! Open Monday thru Sunday, 9:00 am 5:00 pm, daily except Christmas.

Dallas World Aquarium and Rainforest
1801 N. Griffin Dallas TX 75202 Phone: 214-720-1801

Features 80,000 gallons of saltwater exhibits including sharks, stingrays and hundreds of reef fish, all living in a coral reef ecosystem. The immersion rainforest exhibit features plants and animals from Venezuela, along the Orinoco River. Open Monday thru Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Fair Park
1300 Robert C. Cullum Boulevard Dallas TX 75210 Phone: 214-670-8400

This 277-acre National Historic Landmark is home to the State Fair of Texas every October and is visited by over seven million people annually. While at the Fair, you will find the African-American Museum, Dallas Aquarium, Age of Steam Railroad Museum, The Cotton Bowl, The Science Place, TI Founders IMAX ® Theater, The Science Place Planetarium and much more.

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
131 E. Exchange Avenue Fort Worth TX 76164 Phone: 817-626-7921

Fort Worth is where the West begins, and nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas's famous livestock industry. The area was designated as a historical landmark in 1976, and is considered one of Texas' most popular tourist attractions. At the Stockyards you will find everything you need from holiday fun to Texas history. You will find plenty of shopping, nightlife, restaurants, and entertainment that will give you a taste of the old west.

Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway Fort Worth TX 76110 Phone: 817-871-7050

Visit the Fort Worth Zoo and see more than 5,000 exotic and native animals in beautifully landscaped natural habitats. Established in 1909, the Fort Worth Zoo is the oldest zoo site in Texas and one of the top zoos in the nation. Monday thru Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

Frisco Heritage Museum
6455 Page Street Frisco TX 75034 Phone: 972-292-5665

Embark on a journey through local history at the Frisco Heritage Museum and Frisco Junction, a living village comprised of buildings representing the area's rich history. Visitors will not only see and hear the past come alive, they will participate in recreating history in many of the interactive exhibits throughout the Museum and historic structures. Jump into Frisco's past and help create Frisco's future.

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place McKinney TX 75069 Phone: 972-509-5253

The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is a 289-acre outdoor preserve and nature museum. Guests encounter numerous species of birds, insects, and animals that have found refuge within the rapidly developing Collin County area. The museum features: the Living Lab, an interactive hands-on science laboratory; Venomous Snakes of Texas exhibit; and rotating nature art exhibits. The Heard is open Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Sundays, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for ages 3-12 and seniors. Open year-round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Group discounts and education tours available. Located one mile east of Highway 5 South on FM 1378. Prices subject to change. For more information, call 972-562-5566.

Heritage Farmstead Museum
1900 W. 15th Street Plano TX 75075 Phone: 972-881-0140

This four-acre museum preserves a way of life during the height of farm prosperity in the early 1900's. The beautiful Victorian home and 12 outbuildings was the hub of a 360-acre farm operated by a colorful local resident, Ammie Wilson. The museum is open to the public and guided tours are available.

Southfork Ranch

3700 Hogge Road Parker TX 75002 Phone: 972-442-7800
Known as the "world's most famous ranch", Southfork Ranch has attracted millions of visitors ever since it became the homestead of the fictional Ewing clan from the hit TV show, "Dallas". Although most visitors are aware that J.R., Bobby, nor Miss Ellie ever actually lived at the ranch, they are drawn to its sprawling acres in hopes of experiencing a bit of television history and a lot of Texas hospitality.

Shop at "Ranch Round Up" in the Visitors Center, featuring a wide selection of Southfork gift items and Texas collectibles.

Re-live some of the memorable moments from "Dallas" in the "Dallas Legends: Fact to Fantasy" Exhibit. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's wedding dress, video clips from the series, interviews with the stars, and other memorabilia that will make you feel right at home with the most famous Texans of them all, the Ewings.

Tram Tour departs the Visitors Center, taking guests through International Drive, proudly flying flags representing some of the 96 countries where "Dallas" has been broadcast. You will also be able to view Texas longhorns and American quarter horses.

At the famed Ewing Mansion, a tour guide will give interesting tidbits about the years of filming and insight into the characters of "Dallas". Guests are given a full guided tour of the "most famous white house west of D.C.".

As guests depart the mansion, they can stroll through the ranch grounds, and stop and visit "Lincolns and Longhorns," displaying Jock Ewing's original 1978 Lincoln Continental. Guests can shop here for Dallas-inspired men's and ladies apparel, decor, and accessories.

Located just 5-10 minutes from the Plano Centre, Southfork is open daily, year 'round for guided tours, private parties, special events, shopping and more!

The Sixth Floor Kennedy Museum
411 Elm Street Dallas TX 75202 Phone: 214-747-6660

"History, after all, is the memory of a nation." Little did JFK know that his quote would come to life with his death. In November of 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas and thus began the memory of a nation. Housed in the former Texas School Book Depository Building, the museum examines the life, death and legacy of President JFK.

West End Historic District
603 Munger Avenue Dallas TX 75202 Phone: 214-741-7180

Whether you're a local looking for fun things to do in Downtown Dallas or a visitor wanting to experience the best of the Big D, the West End Historic District is the ultimate destination. Located in the northwest corridor of Downtown Dallas Texas, our 67.5 acres district is full of restaurants, shops, museums, and entertainment. Our streets combine historic charm with modern elements and an authentic atmosphere to provide you with an experience unlike any other. From world-famous attractions like the Dallas World Aquarium and the John F. Kennedy Memorial to gourmet wild game dinners and horse drawn carriage tours, no one does Dallas like we do. Open Monday thru Thursday, 11:00 am-10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am-12:00 am; Sundays, 12:00 pm-6:00 pm.

Zero Gravity Thrill Ride Adventure Park
11131 Malibu Drive Dallas TX 75229 United States Phone: 972-484-8359

Zero Gravity Thrill Ride Adventure Park offers the biggest adrenaline rush you can experience in a safe environment. We have been in business for 16 years and offer many different "extreme" rides including a bungee tower, the Skycoaster, The Texas Blastoff and the Nothin' But the Net. If you are looking for something different and fun, the Zero Gravity is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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