Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2458 N. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 470-9440
Fax: (972) 470-0996
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 business books hot-air balloon flights and also sells everything from t-shirts to books--on the growing sport of ballooning.
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.
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.
Full service bowling center that offers over 40 bowling lanes with state-of-the-art automatic scoring, a full service restaurant, snack bar, lounge, billiard tables, and video games.
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.
Fun for the whole family is available at this entertainment center that features two NHL-sized skating rinks, two entertainment areas, concession stands, and a full service pro shop. Skating lessons are available.
Plano's premier municipal golf course that features 18 challenging holes, a driving range, and a fully stocked pro shop.
Semiprivate country club that features a championship 18 hole golf course, eight tennis courts, three swimming pools, a bar and grill, and two fully stocked pro shops, one for tennis and one for golf. Banquet and meeting spaces are available.
There are over 20 lighted tennis courts available at this tennis center that offers an array of lessons, leagues, and tournaments for anyone wanting an organized activity.
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.
One of the best public golf courses in the nation, this golf club features an 18 hole and a nine hole course, both impeccably groomed and both with extensive tree cover. A driving range, grill, and fully stocked pro shop are also on site.