Comfort Inn Near Plano Medical Center
5021 West Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (972) 733-4700
Fax: (972) 733-4558
This exciting miniature golf facility is located in North Dallas and sports three challenging eighteen-hole courses. Each course provides different challenge levels for golfers of all ages. In addition to golf, visitors can take a shot at laser tag or put the accelerator to the floor in a competition go-cart. There are batting cages for aspiring home run hitters and an arcade area with state-of-the-art video games. Free Admission. There is a party room available for birthdays and celebrations. Call ahead for party rates.
Your family will enjoy the great outdoors at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. It provides a tranquil place to escape the hectic city life for an afternoon. You will find untainted woods, meadows, a collection of native Texas trees, and a habitat for birds, fish, and wildlife. This preserve is connected through a series of bridges and ramps leading to a covered pavilion. You will find climbing structures and slides, plus a torpedo-shaped track ride, and a wonderful fake rock to climb.
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.
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.
Addison has worked hard on its beautification plans lately and the evidence is clear to see. Addison Circle Park is in between the Addison airport and the loud Belt Line Rd but it’s hard to notice in this subtle, yet beautiful area. This charming park has everything needed for a fun afternoon. Bring a Frisbee, ice chest, or a picnic. Let the kids or pets run through the fountains in the summertime. Athletes will the scenery while running or walking. Across the street are charming shops and dainty restaurants. If planning a family reunion or wedding reception the facilities can also be rented.
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!
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 stadium defies the conventional norms of stadium design. Walk in to this gray structure to discover a number of buildings instead of a single grandstand. Each of these buildings offer private luxury boxes on the second floor while the concession stands are located on the ground floor. The seating arrangements are excellent and offer a good view to catch the action
The Ice is a great venue for a birthday party, a broomball or ice hockey game, individual lessons, and skating competitions throughout the year. Admission, and skate rentals are very reasonably priced, and there are public skating hours every day of the week. Call ahead for varying dates.
With a capacity of 7,500 seats, Alfred J. Loos Field House is the seventh-largest arena in United States and undoubtedly a very well-maintained one. This former home to Dallas Chaparrals is the official arena of Brookahven college. A multi packed arena, plays host to the Dallas Defenders in the Premier Basketball League and promises entertainment right down to the wire.
Located inside the upscale Galleria Mall, this ice rink is a great place to spend the afternoon. Adults and children alike will enjoy burning excess energy here. While hockey is not allowed, skating lessons are available to the general public daily; it always helps to get a few pointers before sliding out there on your own! Open daily 10am onwards.
Take to the ice in the middle of the Galleria Dallas. This unique ice skating rink is located in the center of the mall and is surrounded by four levels of grand shopping. The Center offers "broomball," beginner to advanced skating lessons, open public skating sessions, and has provisions for private parties. Rental equipment is available at a nominal charge. This is a great place for children to use up some of their inexhaustible energy or as a terrific family outing.