Plano Adventures Under $10

Plano Adventures Under $10 with Heritage Farmstead Museum donkey

Updated: 5/1/2024

Welcome to Plano, Texas, where unforgettable adventures don’t have to come with a hefty price tag! Whether you’re a local on a budget or a visitor looking to make the most of your money, Plano offers a plethora of activities and attractions for under $10. From exploring scenic parks to diving into local culture and cuisine, there’s no shortage of affordable fun waiting to be discovered. So, grab your wallet and get ready to stretch your dollars further as we delve into the best things to do in Plano without breaking the bank!

Adventures Under $10

Heritage Farmstead Museum

This four-acre museum preserves a way of life during the height of farm prosperity in the early 1900s. The beautiful Victorian home and 12 outbuildings were the hub of a 360-acre farm operated by a colorful local resident, Ammie Wilson. Tickets are available at the museum entrance for $5 per person. Tour of the historic 1891 Wilson House are an additional $5 per person (10am-12pm). Wagon rides are $2 per person (10am-12pm). Chicken scratch may be purchased for $1 per bag.

Jack Carter Pool

For a small daily fee, visitors can enjoy Jack Carter Pool during the summer months. 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. Check facility fees and hours at

The Texas Pool

The historic Texas Pool is 168 thousand gallons of saltwater shaped like the great State of Texas. The Texas Pool is supported by a membership base, but offers a tourist pass for visitors and hosts a number of free and public events each season. An all-day visitor pass is $10 per person.

Thunderbird Roller Rink

Lace up the roller skates, turn up the jams, and be a kid again! Check their website for public skate sessions. Skating admission is $8 per person. If you have your own skates, your visit remains under $10, however if you need to rent skates, rentals are $10-$13. Spectator admission is $2.



Browse through the art galleries for displays of local artists, as well as national shows.


The Box Garden at Legacy Hall is Plano’s newest venue for hosting live music and events. The best part is many of their live music events and other happenings are completely free! Be sure to check their event calendar to see what’s playing.


North Texas transportation history is brought back to life with this interesting exhibit. Once a vital part of the Texas Electric Railway that 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.


McCall Plaza is a newly renovated performance stage in the heart of the Downtown Plano Arts District surrounded by one-of-a-kind restaurants and unique boutiques. Plano Stages hosts free monthly events and concerts at McCall Plaza. We post events to our event calendar as they are released.


Take a walk in a Plano park! Plano features more than 4,337 acres of public parks, offering more than 82 miles of recreation trails, six recreation centers, 133 public tennis courts including a 21-court tennis center, nine public swimming pools and more. 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. The lake at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve is open for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding from dawn to dusk. Bring your own canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board and see Plano’s largest park from a new perspective, for free! 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.


The new Carpenter Park Skate Park combines popular street-style skating and bowl skating features making it one of the most extensive and unique skate parks in all of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Skaters will enjoy one of the largest bowls in the area as well as various sized ramps, rails, stair sets, and ledges. You will also notice the fitting design of the skate park in a “P” shape resembling the official Plano logo. View hours here.

Find more things to doplaces to eat, and places to stay on our website.
Pricing is subject to change without notice. Please check with each attraction before going on your adventure.


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