5901 Los Rios Boulevard Plano, TX 75074 +1 972 941 7250(City Park Council)
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.
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!
709 South Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051 +1 817 410 3123
Take a trip back in time on this steam engine built in 1896. The round-trip train ride lasts around five hours with two stops in Fort Worth at Eighth Street and the Stockyards. The fully-stocked bar includes a few snacks to satisfy your hunger on this great turn-of-the-century adventure. All ages are delighted by this unique way of touring Tarrant County. This is a great place for children to celebrate a birthday or special event.
416 East College Street Grapevine, TX 76051 +1 817 481 9463
Located in a historic church in downtown Grapevine, the visual experience is almost as good as the wine. The premises of La Buena Vida are surrounded by arbors dripping with vines and greenery. La Buena Vida's tasting room features six wines from the vineyard located in Springtown, Texas. Other wine offerings are from the Alamo Farms Winery and there is champagne from the Smith Estate. There is also a small museum with wine making paraphernalia from as far back as 1869. In addition, La Vida offers farming tours, and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, which can be eaten in the gorgeous garden area.
211 East Worth Street Grapevine, TX 76051 +1 817 251 9463
Nestled in the heart of historical downtown Grapevine, Homestead Winery is a cozy place to enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting. The wines come from Gabe and Barbara Parker's winery located in Ivanhoe. There are a multitude of wines to sample from. For groups, Homestead Winery offers tastings for minimal fees per person. You can host an event in their tasting room or outdoors. When you are finished, take a stroll and try one of the many great restaurants in the surrounding area.
Join in or watch as your kids enjoy baseball-batting cages, go-karts and bumper boats. Laser tag, miniature golf and a variety of indoor games are other options. Children seven and under can enjoy dinosaur, train and plane rides. Ask about the teen nights for your older children. Take a break from your day of family fun and go indoors to enjoy some delicious pizza or other menu offerings. Celebration Station surely lives upto it's names with this pandora's box of exciting games.
2542 North I-35 East Lancaster, TX 75134 +1 972 228 4308
The Angelic Moments Party & Event Center as the name suggests is an event venue specifically designed for hosting private parties and celebrations. Functions like weddings, dinner rehearsals, baby showers, receptions, birthday parties are held here. The support team at Angelic Moments Party & Event Center with its professional yet friendly approach ensures that your event is conducted smoothly sans any glitches or issues. Apart from the indoor space that can hold up to 350 guests, if need arises you can hire its outdoor event space too. For venue hire and other information, call ahead.
400 South Houston Street Dallas, 75202 +1 805 603 5620
Looking for a way to turn Dallas into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of The Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Dallas. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of the downtown historic district and takes you on a well designed course among historic monuments, past great artwork and the along the site of national tragedy. The tour requires approximately 2.5 miles of walking and uses the local transit system at one point in the game. Using a smart phone as the "guide" allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop for some great Texas BBQ or enjoy a nice cold tea…and why not? It's your schedule. Offered at a fixed price for a group versus per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget.
14865 Inwood Road Italian Club of Dallas Addison, TX 75001 +1 972 931 9167
ICD Clubhouse is an eclectic event space located within the beautiful Italian cultural center called Italian Club of Dallas. The clubhouse is used to conduct events and organize lectures that are interesting to attend. Besides the clubhouse is also given out on rent for private events. If you are interested in knowing more about the Italian culture as it prevails in the city of Addison, ICD Clubhouse is the place to go.
The Charles W. Eisemann Center is a plush and fully-functional center in Richardson that presents theater, drama, recitals, readings, dance, concerts and more with regularity. The space can also be rented by corporates for exhibitions, seminars and product launches. Perhaps what sets this center apart from the rest is the painstaking effort that goes into making each event enjoyable to those with learning, mobility, visual and audio impairments. Check the website for a list of upcoming events.
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