2301 E Pres George Bush Hwy
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: (469) 429-0700
Fax: (469) 429-0710
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.
There are four large parks for camping and a number of day-use parks on this 21,400 acre Army Corps of Enginerers' lake.
Travel back to the simple days of farm life years ago at this unique venue that features a farmer's market, a petting zoo, children's games, pony rides, and a country style party facility.
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.
This 66,000 square foot family entertainment center houses a variety of venues to entertain any age group! It features 34 lanes for bowling, 13 billiard tables, a two-story laser tag arena, over 100 video games, full service bars, Main Street Caf
Spread over a whopping 800 acres (323 hectares) of lush greenery, the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is the largest park in all of Plano. Families and groups take full advantage of the soft surface trail and concrete trails that run along the Rowlett Creek, offering panoramic views of some spectacular flora and fauna. There is also an amphitheater which plays host to live gigs, cultural and community events.
Laser Quest is live action laser tag at its best. Enter the multi-level arena where fog, music and special effects combine to provide an incredible combination of tag and hide & seek. For family and group events, birthday parties or on your own, Laser Quest is interactive intense fun for ages 7-77.
Two outstanding games are available at this fun and exciting venue including LaserWhirld that features over 6,000 square feet on two levels of hunting or ambushing your opponents in laser tag and WhirlyBall where you and your teammates try to score by scooping the ball into your goal while driving your WhirlyBug. Billiard tables, video games, and concession stands are also on site.
This is Texas's largest mosque and many people come here to offer prayers and for other religious services. It is centrally located and offers parking.
With a variety of apartment complexes and shopping centers around the park it's very surprising to find such a serene area as Cottonwood. The small lake that runs through it provides many different activities. The playgrounds and cook-out areas offer a great outing for families and friends. Because of how nice Cottonwood is, it's host to many different festivals throughout the year. Just beware of the Texas heat in the summer and be prepared!
The Edge at Allen Station Park features facilities for thrill-seeking sports enthusiasts. Here, you'll find the largest skate park in Texas, which blows the competition out of the water at 37,915 square feet (3522 square meters). You'll also be able to hone your skills at the BMX track. This facility provides a lot of opportunities for fun, but be sure to bring a helmet and other safety equipment.
This treasure is tucked away behind malls and chic restaurants but it's still worth a visit. More importantly, it's the home of the Addison traveler and explorer. Though tours are not offered of this old beauty the visitors bureau is here and can point you in the direction of many different festivals and shows in the area. Especially nice during the Christmas season, it's decorated with beautiful lights and garlands.