The Best Places to Take Visitors {Fun Things to See and Do}

The Best Places to Take Visitors

When you have company in town you want to show them all that our city has to offer. We are so lucky that Plano has some great places around us including Dallas and Ft. Worth that are so close. Here are some of the best places to take visitors to show off our city!

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Klyde Warren Park

A park that is right in the middle of downtown Dallas? Yes! It’s the coolest thing! It’s totally kid-friendly and dog-friendly too. There are food trucks for everyone and you can easily get there via DART or by driving and parking the Dallas Museum of Art.  You can bring a picnic and make a day of this or just stop there to eat at one of the fun food trucks as a pit stop. Klyde Warren is a must-see, especially on a beautiful day!

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205  Located on the campus of SMU, this is a fabulous place to take visitors and older kids. Adult tickets are $17 and youth are $13. You can find more info on prices and plan your visit on their website. They frequently have different exhibits in the museum to see. The museum is also a great place for a field trip for older students!

 

6th Floor Museum

If you have a history buff on your hands then they would love to hear about JFK and the history of the shootings that took place in Dallas.  Located in Dallas, the museum offers tickets daily for visitors. It has a great location close to the West End area and the Dallas World Aquarium as well.

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Frisco Star

Even if you’re not a Cowboys fan, visiting the Star in Frisco would be fun to take visitors. This is the new Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters located off the toll road in Frisco. You can take a tour of the facility of the place where the Cowboys train and work out the majority of the year. With the tour, you can see the indoor athletic facility, the NFL draft war room, the Nike Star Walk, the Super Bowl Memorabilia station, and the Grand Atrium. This would be a fun place to visit and take kids as well!

 

Perot Museum

If you have family that would like to stay indoors then visiting the Perot Museum would be a great option. The Perot Museum is a fabulous museum located in the heart of downtown Dallas that is fun for all ages. They have seasoned exhibits and 3D shows you can see as extras but just visiting the general museum is fun for most. From dinosaurs to birds to weather and engineering there is something for everyone. They even have a great children’s area that is located at the bottom that is for the younger crew.

 

Celebration Station Park

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If you have a crew that would like to be outdoors, then spending the day at Celebration Station Park in Allen would be so much fun. They have several tables you can reserve for a party or picnic so plan ahead. If you go during the summer months they have a great splash pad that is fun for all ages. Year round they have a large playground area that is so much fun. The park is equipped with several restrooms and large fields to play sports on as well.

Downtown Plano

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Care to do some eating and checking out some of the newest places in town? You have to check out the downtown area and be sure to make a stop at Haggard Park for the kids to play. It’s a cute park with a really fun and historical Interurban Railway Museum located on site. Georgie’s Farmers Market is a must see do also for fresh produce and flowers as well.

 

Dallas Zoo

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Dallas has a great zoo with so many things to see and do. The African exhibit where you can feed the giraffes comes highly recommended as well as riding the monorail train. The new hippo exhibit has easily become a fan favorite of kids everywhere and don’t forget to stop at the children’s area! Check out our 5 reasons to visit the Dallas zoo. 

 

More Ideas to Take Visitors {From Plano Moms}

  • Go see a Frisco RoughRiders Game
  • Visit Hurricane Harbor
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Ft. Worth Stockyards
  • Little Elm Sandy Beach
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Lake Park (Lake Lewisville)
  • Watter’s Creek in Allen (shopping/eating)

What other ideas do you have? Tell us in the comments and we’ll add them to the list of good places!

The best places to take visitors to see and do in Dallas

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