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November 4, 2016 / Millerann Moya / , / Comments

Cowboy Cup Sports Survival Guide to Plano

Visit Plano welcomes the Cowboy Cup Lacrosse Tournament for the 3rd year to Russell Creek Park November 12-13! Take a look at our sports survival guide below to help plan your weekend around your tournament in Plano.

Kid-Friendly Entertainment

Amazing Jakes
Ready to play indoors? This venue located at Collin Creek Mall features go-karts, bumper cars, miniature golf, unlimited arcade games, laser tag, rock wall climbing, great food, and much more. amazingjakes.com

Escape Expert
Escape Expert is the largest escape room in the U.S. with nine escape rooms that can accommodate 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+. escapeexpert.com

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course
The first Go Ape treetop adventure course in Texas and is just minutes from the Downtown Plano Arts District 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. This activity is for kids and adults ages 10+. goape.com

Main Event
Main Event houses over 50,000 square feet of high quality recreational bowling, billiards, laser tag, a unique selection of interactive games, and an array of food and beverage. mainevent.com

PINSTACK
Pinstack
PINSTACK is a 50,000 square foot venue featuring a 28-lane bowling experience, ropes course suspended 20 feet above the gaming center, two-story laser tag, bumper cars, LED lit six-lane rock climbing walls, hundreds of interactive games and simulator technology.  The facility also has a full-service restaurant, outside bar area, covered patio with fire pits, big screen TVs and ample seating. pinstackbowl.com

Plano Super Bowl
Are you in for some late-night bowling post-tournament? The newly renovated 50-lane Plano Super Bowl is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week! The cafe offers a varied menu perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just snacking. Be sure to check out their specials: breakfast & bowling, lunch & bowling, and family fun packs. planosuperbowl.com

Movie Theaters

Angelika Film Center
7205 Bishop Road Suite E6 Plano, TX 75024
angelikafilmcenter.com

Cinemark Legacy and XD
7201 N. Central Expressway Plano, TX 75025
cinemark.com

Cinemark Movies 10
1818 Coit Road Plano, TX 75075
cinemark.com

Cinemark West Plano and XD
3800 Dallas Parkway Plano, TX 75093
cinemark.com

Studio Movie Grill
4721 West Park Boulevard Suite 100 Plano, TX 75093
studiomoviegrill.com

Parks

If you haven’t gotten enough of the outdoors on your stay, two major parks in Plano offer great opportunities to get some more fresh air. Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is 800 acres and has 3.5 miles of concrete trails and 5 miles of soft trails along Rowlett Creek. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park with hike and bike trails, a 2-mile walking trail and stunning views of the prairie and forest. And now, due to a partnership between the City of Plano, Toyota, American Park Network and Time Warner Cable, free Wi-Fi is available at City parks and recreation centers! planoparks.org

Shopping & Dining

Downtown Plano Arts District
The Downtown Plano Arts District boasts a charming downtown area lined with authentic brick streets, clothing and jewelry boutiques, specialty shops, antique stores, art galleries, and artist residences. There are also one-of-a-kind restaurants like Urban Crust, Urban Rio, Brix Bar & Grill, and Hub Streat. Be sure to check our event calendar for live music events at McCall Plaza.  visitdowntownplano.com

Lakeside Market
Lakeside Market offers another open-air, upscale shopping experience. Discover one-of-a-kind treasures, unique gift ideas, signature cuisine and superb service from prestigious home furnishing stores, salons, spas, specialty retailers, and restaurants like Mi Cocina, Mignon, Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill, Taverna Rossa, Kenny’s Burger Joint, and Ziziki’s. lakesidemarket-plano.com

Shops at Legacy
Sports survival guide; Mexican SugarThe Shops at Legacy is a hopping urban development featuring unique boutiques, popular shops, sidewalk cafes, and is a culinary landmark for some of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest chefs and restaurants. A unique “Main Street-style” experience, The Shops at Legacy combines a “downtown” feel with the intimacy of a neighborhood and community, with today’s modern styles. Bring the kids and enjoy meals all day at the many popular restaurants like: Mexican Sugar, Kenny’s Smokehouse, East Hampton Sandwich Co., Henry’s Tavern, Mi Cocina, Twisted Root, Village Burger, and Main Street Bakery. Need a mom days-out while the kids play? Enjoy spa and beauty services at places like The Woodhouse Day Spa and Drybar. shopsatlegacy.com

The Shops at Willow Bend
The Shops at Willow Bend offers visitors a unique blend of Texas-style ambiance and world-class shopping. The center is anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Neiman Marcus. With stores like Coach, H&M, G by Guess, Banana Republic, American Eagle, Swarovski and Sephora everything you need is around the bend. Plus, Restoration Hardware, Z Gallerie and Crate & Barrel make The Shops at Willow Bend a premier destination for stylish home decor. shopwillowbend.com

Preston Park Village
Shop, dine, and play all around Preston Park Village! You’ll find more than 60 specialty shops including Ann Taylor, Talbots, The Gap, Barnes and Noble Bookstore and much more. There is also a Studio Movie Grill and several restaurants. View the map.

Click here for a complete list of dining options in Plano.

Sporting Goods Stores

Was only one cleat packed? Need to buy a new lacrosse stick? Here’s your go-to list of sporting goods stores in Plano.

Sports survival guide; lacrosse stick


Academy Sports + Outdoors
4045 N. Central Expressway Plano, TX 75023
3305 Dallas Parkway #301 Plano, TX 75093

Cardinal’s Sport Center
4817 W. Park Boulevard Plano, TX 75093

REI
2424 Preston Road Plano, TX 75093

For the Adults

Angelika Film Center
The Angelika is a stylish five-screen boutique cinema devoted to independent specialty films located in Plano’s Shops at Legacy. The Angelika Cafe & Bar is located on the second level of the cinema and is open to the public. angelikafilmcenter.com

Sixty Vines
40 wines on tap. Yes, you read that right. Sixty Vines offers wine (and 20 beers) by the tap and has a remarkable dining menu to accompany it. From the ability to serve each glass at the perfect temperature, to the promise that the last glass will taste just as fresh as the first, wine on tap is redefining how wine is served. Sixty Vines focuses on food first with cuisine inspired by the wine country; flavors are chosen to compliment the wine. Ingredients are thoughtfully sourced, uniquely prepared, and change with the season depending on the products available from local farmers and small growers. You can bring the kids, however this may be a fun parents only night out activity! Read our full blog post here. sixtyvines.com

For a list of Plano events, visit our event calendar to see what’s going on while you are playing in Plano!

Safe Travels to Plano!

Lacrosse cover photo credit: Nan Palmero
PINSTACK photo credit: Debra Muccio
Mexican Sugar photo credit: Colleen Pence
Lacrosse stick photo credit: Colleen Pence