These Are the 7 Coolest Things to Do in Plano, TX Right Now

All Storage Online | August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Looking for something fun to do in Plano, Texas? Whether you’re new to town or have been here for a while, this growing Dallas Fort Worth suburb offers all sorts of adventures. From tasty rooftop bites for foodies to outdoor adventures for thrill-seekers to artistic attractions for kids, there’s never a dull moment in this beautiful Texas community. 

 

Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Plano:

 

Get Colorful at The Crayola Experience

 

This family-friendly attraction located at The Shops at Willow Bend will bring out your child’s inner artist and remind you of how much you loved drawing with crayons as a kid. The 60,000 square-foot attraction features hands-on (and Crayola-centric) activities such as crayon-making, drip art, and animated selfies. There are more than 25 attractions here, so plan on spending a few hours—and grabbing a bite to eat at Cafe Crayola on your way out.

 

Take a Hike at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

 

This peaceful 200-acre park offers a tranquil respite from your busy week in the form of hiking and biking trails. Look for animals, take an easy three-mile stroll on a paved pathway, enjoy lunch on a pavilion (available for rental if you’ve got a larger group) or simply head to the observation tower for sweeping views of the preserve and Plano. 

 

Hop Aboard the Interurban Railway Museum

 

Looking for something free to do in Plano? Or something educational to do in Plano? Check and check. The Interurban Railway Museum is a free attraction dedicated to conserving the history of the Texas Electric Railway. Take a self-guided tour or request a docent guide and see historical artifacts, model trains, and more. Don’t miss the virtual reality tour of a rail car.

 

Cool Off at The Texas Pool

 

Texans love to show off their Lone Star pride. From Texas-shaped waffles to Don’t Mess With Texas t-shirts, there are many ways to celebrate your love of the state. Here’s one that’s especially cool (pun intended): The Texas Pool. This saltwater pool is shaped like Texas, allowing you to enjoy a dip during a toasty Plano summer while celebrating your love of the state. It also happens to be very Instagrammable.

 

Fun fact: The Texas Pool was built in 1961 and is actually on the National Register of Historic Places!

 

Get Cultured at the Angelika Film Center

 

The Angelika Film Center in Texas is no ordinary movie theater. Sure, you can catch some of the hottest releases, but you can also see under-the-radar indie films plus movies you love that haven’t been on the big screen in a while. There’s something for everyone from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to summer film festivals dedicated to indie animated movies. Even better, there’s food. Enjoy flatbread pizza, buffalo wings, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, beer, wine, cocktails, and more while you watch a movie. 

 

Channel Your Inner Tarzan at Go Ape

 

Swing through the trees with the greatest of ease at Go Ape in Plano, a mecca for ziplining and swinging above the trees. Experience a 423-foot zipline, free-drop swings, and then head back to earth for ax throwing. 

 

Enjoy a Rooftop Slice at Urban Crust

 

It’s a fact: Pizza just tastes better on a rooftop. Find out for yourself at Urban Crust in Plano, where you can savor beautiful views of historic Plano and upscale pizza. Order specialty pies like the Urban Amore (fig, prosciutto, goat cheese, balsamic, arugula) or create your own. There’s also pasta, steak, and specialty cocktails. There’s even a third-floor ice bar called 32 Degrees, which features a bar made of ice and a chilly 32-degree temperature. 


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