1590 N Central Expressway
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (972) 548-9595
Fax: (972) 548-2208
1590 N Central Expressway, McKinney, TX, US, 75070
- Phone: (972) 548-9595
- Fax: (972) 548-2208
Arts & Museums
The Art Institute of McKinney offers art classes, workshops, special events, and gallery exhibits for kids of all ages and adults.
Pioneer Roots, Cowboys and Cattle Drives, and Texas in the Civil War. NTHC also features special exhibits and events.
This 289-acre site enchants visitors with nature trails, natural science exhibits, educational programs, live animals, a Native Plant garden, the Heard Nature Store, and more.
The homestead of the fictional Ewing family has become the “world's most famous ranch.” The sprawling acreage of this North Texas ranch is located 20 miles north of downtown Dallas and, although the long-running television series Dallas has been off the air for several years, the mansion and grounds are still a popular place to visit. Tram tours carry guests on a voyage through the history of the series every half-hour throughout the day. The Ewing mansion is the key point of the tour, offering insight to the characters and filming of the series.
Established in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad is a living preservation of steam-era railroading and has one of the finest collections of historic railway equipment in the country. Rare and unique pieces have been rescued and assembled to illustrate the importance of the railroads in America's heritage. The museum also presents artifacts for interpretive display to the public. A selection of massive locomotives is featured along with freight and passenger cars.
Commuting is a fact of life for tens of million of Americans. In suburban Dallas, there is the Interurban Electric Railway that commemorates some of the significant developments in urban transportation. Between 1908 and 1948 the Texas Electric Railway ran from Dallas to Denison, among many other routes throughout Texas. The primary stop between these locations was in Plano, which is now the site for the Interurban Railway Museum. Plano decided to renovate the station into a museum to recognize the importance of the station as a sign of technological progression. The electric railway car was an important advancement of the traditional steam engine. The museum features pictures, displays and artifacts from the Texas Electric Railway. You can even tour one of the train cars. A must visit for those interested in railway history.
This historically correct museum is dedicated to safeguarding the history of farm life on the Texas prairie from 1890 to 1920. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this four-acre site is accredited by the American Association of Museums. You will be able to view a restored 14-bedroom Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, gardens and smokehouse along with a blacksmith's shop and farm animals. Period-dressed volunteers give guided tours. Among the many programs available are birthday party plans for children up to age 12.
Without a doubt, art exhibits and performances at the University of Texas at Dallas have doubled in the recent past. The on-site classrooms and bulletin boards have even been incorporated for exhibits by guests like Victoria Corcoran. Other artists have included those from Continental Gin Studios in Deep Ellum. Rolling Stone Magazine's Greil Marcus has been among the notable guest lecturers. UTD has also staged numerous performances by musicians such as Moscow pianist Dmitri Ratser, the Huaxia Ensemble of China, Mexico's Los Tiempos Pasados and Dallas' own Cafe Noir. Art shows are free. However, admission is usually charged for lectures, concerts, and theater events.