- TripBuzz found 325 things to do with kids in or near Plano, Texas, including 304 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Dallas, Irving, Richardson and Frisco.
- From The Main Event to WhirlyBall, the Plano area offers 93 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Family Fun Center, Specialty Museums and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- One of the largest cities in Texas, Plano is just a short distance from Dallas. With a growing economy, the community is home to many businesses and corporate offices including those for Frito-Lay, Dell Service, Adams Golf and Capital One Financial Services. Attractions in the community further include a nature preserve, railway museum and Southfork Ranch (from the TV show Dallas).
WhirlyBall is an attraction that allows guests to play the game of Whirlyball, which is essentially a game of trying to score with a ball while driving in small joystick-controlled vehicles. The site also has a full laser tag arena.
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A roller skating rink, Thunderbird Skate Center & Inline Hockey Arena offers open skating times as well as party and event rentals. The facility also offers skating lessons and day care deals.
A safari-themed entertainment center, Indoor Safari Park features a safari train and rides on the backs of robotic animals. The park also includes an 8-hole miniature golf course, jungle gym, ceramic painting table and stuffed animal factory.
The Angelika Film Center shows independent films. This theater has a special session where parents are welcome to bring young children, have an early bird matinee, and at this location offers some films with a dinner served ahead of time.
A movie theater multiplex, the Cinemark West Plano screens primarily newly released Hollywood films in full digital video and sound. The theater features serve yourself concessions, and offers a variety of promotions.
Visitors to the Heritage Farmstead Museum can see over 10,000 objects related to farming on Texas's Blackland Prairie from 1890 to 1920. Also at the museum, visitors can tour the 1840 Stone House that is an example of a late Gothic Victorian home.
Featuring full stadium seating and floor-to-ceiling XD screens, Cinemark Legacy is a movie theater that aims to provide a comfortable and memorable movie-going experience. The theater also offers HFR 3-D films, D-BOX motion seating, and a cafe.
A discount movie theater with ten auditoriums, Cinemark Movies 10 displays second-run movies using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers self-service ticketing, a game room and a concession area with food and drinks.