Amazing Jake's is the first facility of its kind to open in the Dallas area. Amazing Jake's is over 95,000 square feet of food and fun. We offer an all-indoor facility with the best buffet in town and the perfect location for your birthday parties, group events, corporate outings, or to spend some quality time with family and friends!
Amazing Jake's features an Amazing All-U-Can-Eat Buffet with delicious Pizzas, Pastas, Soups, a Potato and Salad Bar with Unlimited Beverages and Desserts.
The FlowRider, and its budding sport of FlowBoarding, is often linked to surfing. Although this is an easy mistake to make, FlowBoarding on a FlowRider is a truly unique experience that reflects all sorts of board sports, making for an easier learning curve but also leaving room for some truly impressive tricks.
In a nutshell (or in our case, a big glass enclosure), the FlowRider generates a thin sheet of water that flows over a stationary wave form. That’s a very technical way of saying we have a year-round, surfable wave inside our store… That’s right, our wave is indoors!
Riders have the option of skimming the wave on a bodyboard, or testing their skills on a Stand-Up or FlowBoard. Both styles are easy to pick up, and come with a long list of tricks to learn.
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, 5:00 am-11:00 pm. Gates are closed when the park is closed.
- Arbor Hills Trail System Map
- Paved recreational trail (approx. 3 miles)
- Natural unpaved trails for pedestrians only - open dawn to dusk (approx. 3 miles)
- Designated off-road cycling trail (approx. 2.8 miles)
- A natural biofilter for cleaning surface run-off from the parking lot before it reenters the ground water tables
- Observation tower
- Pavilion (click here for reservation information for the pavilion)
Looking to do something original? Tired of shopping for that "special something?" Art & Soul is a fun place where kids & adults can paint their own pottery. We welcome walk-ins and groups, and provide endless pottery pieces to ignite your creativity.
Prices include paint, supplies, glazing & firing. No Studio Fee. Check out some "paint your own" pieces here.
You can order custom designed pieces for any event. We offer custom painting for holidays, celebrations, auctions or any other occasion. Paint or order your original, one-of-a-kind item that cannot be found on any store shelf!
Tuesday through Saturday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
You have one goal: Escape the room in under one hour. You'll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items and more in order to escape.
This isn't your average outing or everyday experience - Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun. With different rooms that follow unique story lines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Part problem solving, part adrenaline, end-to-end fun. Escape Ordinary.
For a small daily fee, visitors can enjoy all that Carpenter Park Recreation Center has to offer.
- Cardio Room with AMT's, Treadmills, Ellipticals, Recumbent and Spin Bikes, and Rowing Machines
- Weight Room with machines and free weights
- 2 Gymnasiums
- Indoor track
- Racquetball courts
- Squash courts
- Game Room that includes billiards, air hockey, board games and table tennis
- Open play Badminton, Basketball, Pickle Ball, Table Tennis and Volleyball. Check schedule.
- Classrooms and Meeting Rooms available for rent
- Indoor leisure and exercise pool with slides and toddler area - OPENING OCTOBER 2017
Welcome to CooCoos - a place where kids can come have a CRAZY fun time! We are a unique bounce house facility that is designed for open play, as wells as fabulous birthday parties. Check the prices here.
Sunday through Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Dark Hour Haunted House a haunted house in Plano, Texas. Dark Hour is DFW’s premier haunted attraction, conveniently located in Plano, Texas on Plano Parkway just off of Hwy 75 and the President George Bush Turnpike. Since opening its doors during the Halloween Season in 2013, the goal of Dark Hour Haunted House has always been a simple one: produce the highest quality haunt experience available. Sets worthy of a Broadway production, professional actors, as well as strategic use of technology produces a genuine theatrical experience in terror for Dark Hour visitors. New shows are produced monthly which build on the existing theme of the Witch of Coven Manor, creating an expanded exploration of fear throughout the year.
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 Movies in the Park. 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.
Bring your friends and family out to the Plano StarCenter for public skating. Dr. Pepper StarCenter is a newly-renovated two-sheet ice sports facility in central Plano. This family-friendly facility offers a broad mix of activities for adults and children. Leagues, lessons, summer camps and rookie programs are offered through the figure skating and hockey academies. Check the latest pricing and public skating schedule.
Escape Expert is the largest escape room in the U.S. with 10,500 square feet of space containing nine escape rooms and accommodating groups up to 100 people. Find clues, solve puzzles, and unlock locks and devices to stop a timer to escape your room in less than 60 minutes. This adrenaline filled activity is perfect for team building and is a fun activity for ages 10 and up.
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The Escape Hunt Experience is a fantastic global entertainment franchise offering unique ‘escape the room’ adventures to the public and corporate clients all over the world. We have more branches around the world than any other company, everywhere from Brussels to Singapore, Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City, and we are the acknowledged global leader in this fast growing entertainment industry. Since opening, we have offered well over 5 million minutes of gameplay worldwide!
The Escape Hunt Experience began in Thailand in 2013, and since then we have entertained many tens of thousands of guests worldwide, both young and old, companies and families. The newly-opened (opened December 16, 2016) Dallas branch has several internal rooms making it an ideal choice for groups of 2 to many more.
In Dallas we offer a mini-theme park, role-playing experience based on the classic “escape the room” games now popular in many places around the world but taken to a whole new level! Some call it “experiential entertainment,” others call it the best fun you can possibly have with your friends, colleagues and family!
The Dallas branch is part of the global business and it operates to the highest possible standards:
- Excellence in game design with constant innovation – games are made exclusively for our Dallas location
- Highest possible customer service at every branch – you get a true 5 star experience in Dallas’ luxury lounge
- Total commitment to franchisee and branch support – the Dallas branch is fully supported in the global branch network
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.
The first treetop adventure course in Texas and is just minutes from downtown Plano at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. This vast area of natural beauty sits on 800 acres and features more than just a canopy tour. It includes five individual sections with rope ladders and 39 exciting crossings.
Treetop Adventure: Take an exhilarating self-guided 2-3 hour journey through the forest canopy. Tackle dangling obstacles, explore the trees from a new perspective and fly around on multiple zip lines from exciting heights.
Treetop Junior is designed for kids, but fit for all ages, and offers a 1 hour outdoor experience that is perfect for those young adventurers in your tribe. Go Ape Treetop Junior courses utilize an easy to use safety system that keeps little Tarzans and Janes safe while they focus on having fun! Made up of 20 obstacles and 2 zip lines, our Junior courses are packed with the kind of excitement and adventure that will leave lasting memories. Certain restrictions can apply, see below for supervision, height and weight requirements.
Beyond Laser Tag--Your Indoor War. Our brand of combat is perfect for recreation, corporate team building, bachelor parties, youth groups, entertainment and more in Dallas and Plano, Texas.
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. See the Farmstead's full history. The museum is open to the public and guided tours are available. See current hours and prices here.
Plano transportation history comes back to life with this interesting exhibit. The Interurban Railway Museum is an interactive museum for children and adults of all ages. Visitors learn the history of the Texas Electric Railway and the science behind how it worked.
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.
Kids and Teens summer science camps offered in electricity, police forensics, Lego robotics, Texas weather, engineering adventures and more! Check it out here.
For a small daily fee, visitors can enjoy Jack Carter Pool.
Jack Carter Pool has a dual rider tube slide, body slide, lazy river, deep water pool with platform diving and a climbing wall, Flow Rider surf simulator, tot pool, leisure pool with some lap lanes, wet deck areas, spray features, rentable party areas and concessions.
Riders must be 48" tall to flowboard (stand up) on the FlowRider and 42" to body board. Parents must sign a waiver for children under 18 years of age who want to stand on the FlowRider.
Jump Mania, an indoor bounce house, is over 10,000 sq.ft, filled with 8 huge inflatables for loads of bounce house fun and jumping. With obstacle courses, inflatable slides, interactive games, and toddler activities, Jump Mania is the perfect place to let your kids enjoy safe, healthy, active play indoors.
While your kids enjoy bouncing and playing in a safe and friendly environment, you can relax and watch TV or access the internet using our free Wi-Fi. Jump Mania can be used for unforgettable parties, celebrating events such as birthdays, graduations, baptisms, school outings and family reunions. When party rooms are not in use on weekdays, they are available for rental on a first come, first served basis. Get the latest hours and pricing here.
Jumping open to kids 12 and under only. Arcade area open to all.
Indoor trampoline park for kids and adults. Open to the public 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday.
Tim Crawford, owner and designer, envisioned a place where everybody in the family can have fun. “I grew up never knowing of a place where kids could bounce off the walls without driving their parents crazy. Now they have that place, and the parents can even join them!”
In 2007, the dream became a reality with the opening of our first location in Thornton, CO. Since that time, we have expanded to locations across the country with more locations bouncing up everywhere! So why sit around the house bouncing off the walls, when you can come bounce off our walls at jumpstreet®? Exercise has never been so much fun.
KidMania is the best family fun center in North Texas for daily play, kids birthday parties, fundraising events and group outings! Located in Plano, KidMania is a safe and secure venue with more than 16,000 sq.ft. of frolicking fun for the whole family – kids AND parents! Featuring a huge (but safe) two-story playground maze, (ManiaMaze) with 5 slides, bungee walls, cave, tunnels zip-lines and climbing nets, an isolated toddler-only playground. ArcadiaMania has more than 50 of the hottest and most popular arcade games with prize redemptions, a large menu selection restaurant, spacious private party rooms and, a quiet adults-only “No Mania Parents Mezzanine”, KidMania provides hours and hours of good clean family fun!
Check out our daily specials, group rates, kids birthday parties and fundraising events! You can even print out our continuously updated Calendar of Events so you’ll always know and plan your trip to KidMania!
The $3.2 billion dollar, 255-acre development boasts 415,000 dynamic square feet of open-air retail and restaurant space. Additionally, it is home to the North American headquarters of Toyota and FedEx Office as well as the regional headquarters for JPMorgan Chase and Liberty Mutual with more than 20,000 employees, making it one of the largest new job centers in the state. A 303-room Renaissance Legacy Hotel, two stunning, high-rise luxury living towers, more than 1,200 luxury apartments and 127 urban villas complete the project. For a complete list of restaurants and shopping tenants, visit their website.
For a small daily fee, visitors can enjoy all that Liberty Park Recreation Center has to offer.
- Gymnasium available for drop-in basketball Cardio Room with AMT’s, Treadmills, Ellipticals, Recumbent and Spin Bikes, and Rowing Machines
- Weight Room – Machine and free weights
- Game Room that includes billiards, air hockey, board games and table tennis
- Open Play Table Tennis
- Open Play Volleyball
- Outdoor seasonal swimming pool for open swim, learn-to-swim classes, swim team and party rental.
Great family fun for players of all ages and abilities. Inside Collin Creek Mall, lower level near Sears. Check current prices and hours here.
Friday 3:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday noon to 6:00 pm
Plano 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 accommodations for corporate meetings or group gatherings.
When you want to let your fun out with family and friends, Main Event is the best - and easiest - place to HEAD FOR FUN. With state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, over 100 games topped with handcrafted food and a full bar under one roof, Main Event is THE destination for FUN. Join us! We can customize a party that's easy for mom and a blast for the kids. We handle all the details including invitations, set up, and clean up. You just bring the cake and the kids.
Photo courtesy of Main Event.
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.
Open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm except for holidays.
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is Plano’s largest park and is just over 800-acres with nature trails open from sunrise to sunset daily. The park boasts 3.5 miles of concrete trails and 5 miles of soft surface trails along Rowlett Creek. The pond at Oak Point Park is now open for kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards. Get more information here. The park is home to Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center which has indoor and outdoor meetings space for rent and the Go Ape treetop adventure course, which is available for individual or group activities and team building events. Check out the trail map here. See more trail information here.
- 16 acre lake
- Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
- Native prairie restoration zone
- Many acres of open meadow
- Wooded “riparian” Rowlett Creek corridor
- Dexter Prince Memorial Pecan Grove
Temporarily closed for renovations. Oak Point Recreation Center will reopen in the fall of 2017. Check back for updates here. The expansion and renovation includes:
New weight room addition, including new weight equipment and 35+ cardio machines
New locker room addition
Update current pool locker rooms
New mechanical equipment in the pool
New indoor slide
Resurfacing pool deck
General updates throughout the facility
Convert existing weight room to a studio classroom
Refinish basketball/racquetball court floors
Pecan Hollow Golf Course is a public facility open for play Tuesday through Sunday.
Opened in 1973 under legendary architect Don January, Pecan Hollow has been a longstanding favorite of the metroplex for years. After a year long renovation led by the Plano based Weibring-Wolfard group, Pecan Hollow reopened to the public on November 1st, 2011. Pecan Hollow now offers a 7026 yard championship golf course with mini-verde greens and 5 sets of tees to offer a challenge for every level of golfer. Throughout the course, you will find impeccable conditions, beauty, fast greens that roll true and smooth and white sand bunkers guarding greens and fairways. If you find yourself without enough time to play, make sure you stop in to use the new practice facilities. The driving range has been expanded, and is now lighted at night to offer everyone time to practice. We also have a 5 hole short course, a chipping green with three practice bunkers, and a 14000 square foot putting green. Pecan Hollow offers a fully stocked golf shop with a friendly and professional staff ready to meet you so be sure to stop by and make a tee time to enjoy our new golf course!
When you're ready, the spacious clubhouse is the perfect place to relax after your round. You will find a diverse menu with value pricing, with both indoor and outdoor dining areas.
PINSTACK is North Texas' first state-of-the-art bowling and active entertainment destination. From VIP bowling experiences to two-story laser tag, bumper cars, LED lit six-lane rock climbing walls, hundreds of interactive games and simulator technology, PINSTACK offers fun for everyone. A chef-inspired restaurant offers an upscale dining experience before or after gaming with modern American classics, a stacked bar and craft cocktails. The "Bowl Bar" located right next to the bowling lanes, serves guests 24 beers and six wines on tap, top shelf craft cocktails, and full-service, gourmet coffee and gelato bars.
Pipe & Palette Home Outfitters & Mixed Media Art Classes
Try your hand with various media at the classes and camps offered here. Watercolor, pottery, bookmaking, photography, Lego sculpture, acrylic on wood, and more! Summer camps for kids and adults. Check their offerings here.
At Pipe & Palette, we host high end makers and artisans. We also teach beginning art to amazing individuals who crave to create. Our goal here is to teach art and sell art we find not only amazing but useful. Each maker and artisan we host has a story. They have a journey that lead them to us and from us they will continue to grow. We want not only our makers and artisans to feel at home but also our shoppers. Stop by anytime just to enjoy our vibe and be inspired.
We have many talented art instructors here. They range from teaching age 5 to adults. We meet you where you are, not the other way around. Come with no experience or be talented yourself. You will not be overwhelmed. You will leave with more talent and joy to keep on creating.
For a small daily fee, visitors can enjoy all that Plano Aquatic Center has to offer.
- Indoor lap and leisure pool
- Outdoor spray area and picnic tables
- Classrooms and meeting rooms
- Party rooms available for rental. See rental fees here.
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!
Indoor Play Park for Kids
Safari Run is a fun and healthy entertainment center that opened in Plano in Summer 2016. Safari Run offers a family-friendly play space celebrating the fun of fitness with games and obstacle courses centered on a track and giant animal-themed jungle gym. The Safari Run mission is to improve the quality of children’s lives by nurturing their minds, bodies, and spirits through programs that reinforce fitness, nutrition, independent learning, and fun activities. Safari Run is committed to being a warm, fun, inviting, and safe place where kids and parents can play like animals!
Check their open play calendar here.
The Club at Los Rios in Plano is where the great traditions of golf are blended with the wonders of modern country club living that is open to the public.
The golf course at Los Rios has an outstanding history in the Dallas area having been designed in 1974 by Texas golf legend Don January. The traditional layout spreads over 220 acres and features tree-lined fairways and generous sized Bermuda greens. The natural terrain for this 6,507 yard, par-71 course is studded with Live Oak trees and etched by the waters of a meandering creek that comes into play on 14 of 18 holes. Eight glistening ponds are found throughout the course, adding an additional test for golfers. The trees narrow the fairways providing you with an unforgettable round that challenges your skills.
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 sights, sounds and tastes to enjoy.
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.
Photo credit Edmonson Photography
The historic Texas Pool is 168 thousand gallons of saltwater shaped like the great State of Texas. It is located near downtown Plano off 15th Street near Alma. The Texas Pool is a nonprofit 501(c)3 supported by a membership base, the public is welcome for a small daily fee. The pool hosts several celebrations each year such as the Easter Egg Hunt on the Lawn, the Memorial Day celebration with the National Moment of Remembrance, an Independence Day party, and a Labor Day party. The pool has a snack bar, grills and picnic tables, and coolers are welcome. No alcohol please. The Texas Pool is one of Plano's very own historic Texas style attractions. Check their website for hours and information.
Indoor Roller Skating Rink. Summer hours start June 2nd, open Monday through Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, plus:
Tuesdays 8:00 - 8:00 pm: Cheap Skate
Friday 6:00 - 10 pm: Open Skate
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Skate Lessons
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: Open Skate
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Open Skate
For a small daily fee, visitors can enjoy all that Tom Muehlenbeck Center has to offer.
- Cardio areas with AMT’s, treadmills, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes, and rowing machines
- Adult strength area and a free weight area
- Youth line of strength equipment (age 10+ with adult supervision)
- 1 full size basketball court
- Indoor jogging/walking track
- 2 indoor pools
- Lap pool (8 lanes x 25 yards) with large drop slide
- Leisure pool with current channel and large spiral slide and shallow water play pool (1’ deep)
- 2 outdoor pools
- Leisure pool with 3 large slides
- Shallow water play pool (1’ deep)
- Game Room that includes billiards, air hockey, board games, table tennis and foosball
- Open play badminton, basketball, table tennis and volleyball
- Classrooms and meeting rooms available for rent
WhirlyBall, a competitive mix of lacrosse and basketball played in bumpercars, is the perfect game for your birthday party or corporate event! At WhirlyBall - LaserWhirld Plano, we have two large whirlyball courts, a two story laser tag arena, several party rooms to accommodate any size group, tons of arcade games, drinks, and the best catered food around! Whether you plan to celebrate a birthday or get the office together for some fun after-hours, WhirlyBall / LaserWhirld Plano is the place to go for an event no one will forget!
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 10 am-9 pm
Friday: 10 am-Midnight
Saturday: 12 pm-Midnight
Sunday: 12 pm-8 pm
Looking for something to do with the kiddos? View our featured list of family friendly activities in Plano.