Activities & Attractions
Collin Creek Mall
|Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
6701 W. Parker Road
The preserve is a 200-acre park featuring vast areas of natural beauty for walking, jogging, hiking and other outdoor activities. Park hours are Monday thru Sunday, 5:00am-11:00pm. Gates are closed when the park is closed.
|ArtCentre of Plano
901 East 18th St. (northeast corner of 18th and H)
This art center is bringing a world of refinement to the ever-growing city of Plano. Exhibits have included batiks by Jun Ye of China and photographs of Guanajuato, Mexico by June Van Cleef. Eclectic productions range from a show of the Golden Rod Puppets by the Hobey Ford Troupe to classical guitar performed by Robert Bluestone. Every third Friday of each month at 7p is poetry night. Various featured poets are highlighted, and an open-mike session follows. Admission and exhibits are always free; however, performance prices vary.
1900 W. 15th Street
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.
|Historic Downtown Plano
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.
|Interurban Railway Museum
901 E.15th Street
Plano transportation history is brought 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 10:00am-2:00pm and Saturday from 1:00pm-5:00pm. There is no entrance fee; however, contributions are greatly appreciated. Individual and group tours of the museum can be arranged by contacting the museum.
|Legacy Town Center
Located at Legacy Drive and Dallas Parkway is an eclectic array of shops and restaurants for your entertainment. Whether you are staying at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center or going to the Angelika Film Center you can find a variety of shops and restaurants that meet nearly every mood!
In addition, you can stop to see "Trails in Legacy", a public art collection which includes a series of 22 bronze sculptures located off Bishop Road, north of Legacy Drive at Baccus Plaza.
3941 Central Expressway
Main Event operates high volume family entertainment centers throughout Texas. Main Event houses 45,000-75,000 square feet of high quality recreational bowling, billiards, laser tag, a unique selection of interactive games, a tempting array of quality food and beverage, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flexible meeting and event space with VIP accomodations for corporate meetings or group gatherings.
|North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library
1414 Avenue J
Plano, TX 75074
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 4:00pm) except for holidays.
3700 Hogge Road, also known as Murphy Road
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 Collin County Farm Museum
7117 County Road 166
The Collin County Farm Museum was created to educate and inform people about the history of farming in Collin County and its impact in North Texas. The Farm Museum includes farming equipment from different periods of farming history. The Farm Museum consists of 8,528 square feet in the Wells Building, the blacksmith shop, the granary and the confinement house.
|Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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, 9:00am-5:00pm and Sundays, 1:00pm-5:00pm. Admission is $9 for adults and $6 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. For more information, call 972-562-5566.
|The Heard-Craig House
205 West Hunt Street
The Heard-Craig House, built in 1900, is one of the most beautifully preserved historic homes in
Thanks to the foresight of the Heard’s daughter, Kathryn (Katie), the Heard family home has been preserved so that future generations can “learn somewhat of the past.” It was Kathryn Heard Craig’s dream that her family home be used for the “education and enlightenment of the women of
|Chestnut Square Historic Village
315 S. Chestnut St.
Chestnut Square Historic Village is a collection of six historic homes, a replica of a one-room school house, chapel and store on 2.5 acres just south of the downtown McKinney square. The grounds also include a blacksmith shop, smoke house, and beautiful chapel and reception gardens. The buildings include period artifacts showing how people lived in Collin County from 1854-1920.
|Frisco Heritage Museum
6455 Page Street
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.
|North Texas Automotive Museum
|Billy Bob's Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza
|Cavanaugh Flight Museum
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.
|Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Road
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 Heritage Village
1717 Gano Street
|Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood Street
|Dallas World Aquarium and Rainforest
1801 N. Griffin
650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
The 95-acre Dallas Zoo features the ExxonMobil 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, 9:00am 4:00pm, daily except Christmas.
1300 Robert C. Cullum Boulevard
|Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas
7500 Park Lane
The Museum of Biblical Arts - The Biblical Arts Center has served people of all faiths and walks of life since the 1960's. Visitors have included those from religious backgrounds including the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish communities or those that just have an interest in biblically themed art.
|Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
131 E. Exchange Avenue
|Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
1800 Lamar Boulevard
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.
|International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
621 Six Flags Drive
Journey back to where bowling began. Discover an interactive museum brimming with one-of-a-kind bowling artifacts, a unique bowling experience and a cutting-edge glimpse at the far-flung future of this global pastime.
|Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
The Kimbell Art Museum's holdings range in period from antiquity to the 20th century, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Monet and many others. The Museum is also one of the few institutions in the Southwest with a substantial collection of Asian arts. Tours are offered every Wednesday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Special interest tours can be arranged at least two weeks in advance. Enjoy lunch, dinner buffet or Sunday brunch at The Buffet Restaurant in the museum.
2021 N. Stemmons Freeway
|Ripley's Believe It or Not
601 E. Palace Parkway
|The Sixth Floor Kennedy Museum
411 Elm Street
|Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Road to Six Flags
11330 Mailbu Drive
|Louis Tussand's Waxworks
601 E. Palace Parkway
The Palace allows you to enter a magical kingdom where you can see famous Hollywood stars, both past and present. Not only can you mingle with the stars of the entertainment world, but you can enter a world of terrifying frights of Hollywood classics. In addition to Hollywood icons on display, you can meet the past 41 presidents. Find out how these wax figures are made and create your own hand in wax.
|West End Marketplace
603 Munger Avenue
|Zero Gravity Thrill Ride Adventure Park
11131 Malibu Drive