Interurban Railway Museum – Haggard Park (901 E. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074)
Located in downtown Plano, the Interurban Railway Museum is housed in a building that served as a primary stop on the Texas Electric Railway that ran from Denison to Dallas beginning in 1908. On December 31, 1948, the Denison to Dallas Interurban made its last run. The station remained closed until early 1990 when a restoration of the building was completed and the building was converted into a museum by the City of Plano.
Heritage Farmstead (1900 W. 15th Street Plano, TX, 75075)
The Heritage Farmstead is a non-profit Historic Museum and Learning Center. Built in 1891, The Heritage Farmstead Association works to preserve, teach, and demonstrate the past to more than 30,000 visitors annually. Some areas of interest include the parlor garden, the farmhouse, the potting shed and root cellar, the smokehouse, the orchards, and the henhouse.
The Texas Pool
The Texas Pool is a 168-thousand gallon saltwater pool shaped like the great State of Texas. Located just around the corner from Historic Downtown Plano, the Texas Pool is a membership supported community pool, a local landmark and community treasure. Tourists from as far away as Germany have visited the Texas Pool for an opportunity to "swim across Texas." The Texas Pool Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 charity. All maintenance, marketing and management of the pool is provided by volunteers.
The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park
The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park is home to over 6,000 aquatic animals, including marine and freshwater fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Committed to many national and international conservation and research projects, the Aquarium also breeds critically endangered Texas species of fish.
Dallas World Aquarium
Exotic plants and creatures from around the world inhabit the Dallas World Aquarium and Zoological Garden, where you can explore a South American rainforest or take a walk through a water tunnel surrounded by reef life from the Continental Shelf.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The verdant oasis is alive with color year-round and is home to the only public display of the Huang Collection of azaleas outside of China. In spring it’s blanketed in 2,400 different azaleas, while in autumn it’s like a chrysanthemum explosion. As one of the Southwest’s premier gardens, the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is an ideal setting for a late-day saunter and viewing of the spectacular floral palette.
The Dallas Zoo was the first zoo in Texas, founded in 1888. It is also the biggest zoo in Texas at 95 acres. In addition to providing a fun atmosphere for the family, including a Monorail Safari ride and the Prime Meridian Restaurant, the zoo also takes part in species survival plans for 37 species, including gorillas, tigers, chimps, lemurs, okapis and Bali mynahs.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is said to be a "world of wonder" by The Dallas Morning News. Passing the test of school children, inspiring curiosity in all ages and boasting as a living science lesson, this new Museum opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012. Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences.
Hurricane Harbor is a popular spot during a Texas Summer. It's the perfect place for everyone, from a seven-story water slide for the thrill-seeker in your family, to the Lazy River, for those who just want to relax. Try out your surfing skills, get a sun tan, or ride the classic Black Hole.
Fort Worth Zoo
The Fort Worth Zoo, founded in 1909, has grown into a nationally ranked facility, with recognitions by the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. The zoo houses more than 350 native and exotic species.
Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas is a theme park larger than Disneyland, packed with games, characters, stunt shows, musicals, and world-class rides. One of the newest rides, the Titan, is a steel roller coaster with the third largest drop in the world.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
In addition to a world-class planetarium and several exhibits ranging from prehistoric to futuristic, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is also home to Texas' first domed IMAX® screen, the Omni Theater.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The oldest botanic garden in Texas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden contains thousands of native and exotic species of plants in over 100 acres of gardens and natural settings. Visit many specialty gardens, including the 10,000-square-foot Conservatory, the Rose Gardens, and the Japanese Garden, a 7.5-acre haven of peaceful beauty, featuring waterfalls and pools filled with Koi fish surrounded by beautiful foliage.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum allows visitors an opportunity to see some of the world’s history making military aircraft. The museum, located at Addison Airport, has a splendid collection of aircraft from World War I, WW II, Korea and the Vietnam War era.
Dallas Farmers Market
Want locally grown produce? Visit the Dallas Farmers Market. Established in 1941, it is one of the largest public markets in the country where farmers, producers and dealers sell seasonal crops to consumers. Here one can find a variety of fruit, flowers and vegetables.
Enjoy an exciting evening of based upon the glory of the Middle Ages at Medieval Times. Guests will experience spectacular pageantry, dramatic horsemanship, swordplay, falconry, sorcery and an authentic jousting tournament between the six knights of the realm. During the festivities a four-course meal is served.
Renown from the "Dallas" television series, Southfork Ranch is probably America's most famous ranch. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's wedding dress, video clips from the series, interviews with the stars, and other memorabilia. Today, Southfork welcomes tour visitors as well as guests to the many special events that are hosted at the ranch's facilities.
Billy Bob's Texas
Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest country music honky-tonk. The Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music has named Billy Bob's Texas, the "best country music nightclub in the world!" You can also see professional rodeo cowboys ride live bulls inside the indoor arena.