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15 Things To Do

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Discover the Colorful World of Crayola

Plano’s newest and most colorful attraction, the Crayola Experience at The Shops at Willow Bend, is an amazing place where visitors can explore 22 hands-on attractions in a 60,000 square foot space that Parents Magazine calls one of the “Top 10 Trips to Take Before Your Kid Turns 10.” 

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Shop Legacy West

Plano’s newest $3.2 billion 255-acre open-air development hosts a plethora of unique restaurants, shops and other sights for you to enjoy. Here you can find the adored Sprinkles cupcakes, innovative Tesla cars, and an East meets West of Zen-inspired luxury hotel. Need more? There are over 70 shopping centers located in Plano.

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Dine, Drink, and Discover at Legacy Hall

Also at Legacy West is Legacy Food Hall, one of the nation’s largest and most unique food halls dedicated to serving the best-of food trends prepared by premier chefs and local artisans. The three-story, 55,000-square-foot European-style food hall, features 22 chef-driven food stalls, a brewery (Unlawful Assembly), and a live music and entertainment venue.

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Swim Across Texas

The historic Texas Pool is 168,000 gallons of saltwater shaped like the great State of Texas. The pool features a diving board, two water slides, and an island with a shallow “South Texas” wading area for small children and parents. Cook out on their BBQ grills or enjoy the snack bar. There are also picnic tables and a beach volleyball court. Tourist pass available!

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Go Ape at Oak Point Park

The first treetop adventure course in Texas 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.

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Canoe at Oak Point Park

There’s tons to see at this beautiful 800-acre preserve in Plano and canoeing is an active way you can get out there and explore by water. The park also has several trails if you prefer to run, bike, or just wander and enjoy being outside. Click here for more information and directions.

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Walk the Boardwalk

Plano’s Granite Park boardwalk has the same energetic but simultaneously relaxing feel that everybody knows and loves when it comes to boardwalks. The area has multiple restaurants with beautiful patio dining spots, outside games like Connect Four and Corn-Hole, and is a great place to stroll, dine, and unwind.

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Practice Bowling Spares & Strikes

Plano has three great options for fun!

Plano Super Bowl – Since 1954

Open 24 hours and newly renovated, Plano Super Bowl offers everything you need for a fun night out with family or friends. Plano Super Bowl is home to Scratch Kitchen serving up made-from-scratch breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.  Be sure to check their bowling specials!

2521 K Ave
Plano TX 75074
(972) 881-0242

Main Event Entertainment

Main Event Entertainment – Plano is a top entertainment destination for people ready to play! Its unique Eat.Bowl.Play. experience features state-of-the-art bow…ling, multi-level laser tag, high ropes adventure courses, billiards and interactive and virtual video games, with dining experiences ranging from fast-casual to chef-inspired casual and creative cocktails, beer and wine.

3941 Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75023
(972) 881-8181

Pinstack

PINSTACK is Plano’s premier venue for indoor family activities. From state-of-the-art bowling lanes to its unique LED Rock Climbing Wall, PINSTACK has indoor games for the whole family. The one-of-a-kind indoor family activity venue features a full-service restaurant offering a chef-inspired menu featuring local and regional cuisine, a full bar and a private dining area.

6205 DALLAS PARKWAY
PLANO, TX 75024
(972) 781-2695

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See an Active Farm at Heritage Farmstead

Wondering what the area was like in the 19th century? Heritage Farmstead can take you back with its original buildings, museum and active farm and garden museum. The 1891 Victorian farm is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a must-see for fourth graders in the Plano school district.

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Visit the Downtown Plano Arts District

It may look historic, because it is! Downtown Plano was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. However, the area still boasts an urban dining scene and a cool vibe with plenty to keep you busy. From coffee and breakfast spots to hip restaurants for a night out with the girls. If shopping is on your must-do, unique boutiques selling a variety of goods from handmade jewelry to antiques are also on the brick-lined street. Check out the event calendar to see what’s going on during your visit. Also, don’t forget to stop by the Interurban Railway Museum where the Texas Electric Railway was a vital part of Plano history.

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Find Live Music

It’s not hard to come by live music in Plano! From outdoor venues at parks and in Downtown Plano to intimate restaurant settings, see a list of where you can find the city’s talents performing here.

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Discover the Arts in Plano

Plano is making a name for itself in the art community. With the recent additions of 10 public art pieces in the Downtown Plano Arts District, Plano has a colorful new look! The Saigling House is newly renovated and now the home for the Art Center of Plano; it is one of Plano’s artistic jewels. You can even catch the Plano Community Band at neighboring Haggard Park playing free concerts. If you’re a classical music fan, you may also be surprised to learn Plano has its own symphony. Whether you’ve been a fan of the arts for many years or you just want to dip your feet in, Plano is certainly a destination to indulge all types!

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Ice Skate Year Round at the Plano StarCenter

You don’t have to wait until winter to participate in this fun activity. Plano StarCenter has public skate sessions almost every day of the month. Beat the heat or beat the boredom and check out their schedule here.

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Ride the DART

Skip the rental car and get to Plano via the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System (DART). Plano is as far north as you can go on DART. Choose from three stops in Plano: Parker Road Station, Downtown Plano and the George Bush Turnpike Station. Visit dart.org for more info.

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Grab a Bite

With more than 800 restaurants in Plano, it will be a tough choice but there is definitely something to please everyone. We’ll just point you to our restaurant list and wish you good luck. Check out that’s Tempting for posts and videos about Plano’s unique restaurants.