Have an exciting trip to Plano in your RV rental from RVshare! One of the wealthiest and most affluent cities in the country, the city of Plano is the home to many major companies. Initially it was not as progressive compared to the more well known cities in Texas like Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, but by the 1980s numerous major companies moved their headquarters to Plano which paved the way for the city to enjoy rapid growth and development. Its progress has not gone unnoticed; it has been designated as the best place to live in the Western United States by CNN Money magazine in 2005, 2006 and 2011, and was also selected as the safest city in America by Forbes in 2010 and 2011.
Although Plano is known as a business center, it has its share of numerous attractions. In fact, the city is known as the “Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas”. We are sure this has pique your curiosity, so why not take it a little further and visit here soon in an RV rental Plano TX!
Popular Tourist Attractions
Heritage Farmstead Museum
The Heritage Farmstead Museum was built in 1891 by successful businessman, Hunter Farrell, for his wife, Mary Alice and daughter, AmmIn 1972, after Ammie passed away, the Plano Heritage Museum was formed to preserve the home and grounds. It is a living museum where visitors learn about the history of Plano and its people through exhibits and structures that will bring you back in time. It also features a collection of tools & implements for craftwork, furnishing & domestic accessories from the Victorian era, a library which houses books and documents pertaining to Plano’s history, textiles and costumes, and the Young House which was built by one of Plano’s original settler families. It also has a gift shop where you can buy reproductions, books and handmade gift items. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Interurban Railway Museum
Located right in the heart of the city, the Interurban Railway Museum showcases the building that served as a primary stop on the Texas Electric Railway that ran from Denison to Dallas when the railway was operational from 1908 to 1948. The building was completely restored in the 1990s and was turned into a museum. It features artifacts associated with the Interurban Line, as well as the history of Plano. It is also the home to the Johnnie J. Myers Research Center. It is a fun way to learn more about the city and the significance of the railway to its development. Admission is free. The museum is open from Monday thru Friday 10 am to 2 pm, and Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is the perfect place to commune with nature. It is a lovely well-maintained park located about 12 miles from the heart of the city. The park has three distinct eco-regions namely the Blackland Prairie, which has large expanses of grasses and wildflowers, the Riparian Forest where you will find a wide variety of trees, and the Upland Forest where there is an abundance of cedar elm trees and small flowering trees. The park’s amenities include pavilion and picnic shelters, playground, off-road cycling trail, and an observation tower. The park is open daily from 5 am to 11 pm.
Campgrounds and State/National Parks
Hidden Cove RV Park & Marina
Located in the city of Frisco, about 26 miles from Plano, the Hidden Cove RV Park & Marina is a family-oriented RV Park situated along the banks of Lake Lewisville. It is a great place to stay if you want to explore the cities of Frisco and Plano. The RV Park has 66 paved available spaces, 31 of which are full hookups. Facilities and amenities include a marina, playground, picnic areas, pavilion, floating bar, ship store, horseshoes, and restrooms and showers. You can also enjoy numerous outdoor activities boating, kayaking, swimming, dishing, skiing, hiking, and nature watching. Hidden Cove RV Park & Marina is open all year round for your camper rental Plano TX!
Destiny RV Resorts-Dallas
Strategically located, the Destiny RV Resorts-Dallas is a great home base if you want to visit the cities of Dallas, Denton and Plano. The RV Park is located about 30 miles from the city of Plano. You can visit numerous attractions nearby and enjoy the amenities of Denton. The RV Park has 35 shaded full hookup sites with room for slideouts. Facilities and amenities include a swimming pool and a spa, recreational hall, playground, horseshoes, fitness center, laundry facilities, restrooms and showers, and self-service RV wash. You can stay in Destiny RV Resorts-Dallas at any time of the year in your motorhome rental Plano TX.
The Vineyards Campground & Cabins
If you are looking for a campground that affords you beautiful sceneries and a very friendly atmosphere, then the Vineyards Campground & Cabins features is exactly what you need. The campground is located in the city of Grapevine, about 27 miles from Plano. It is a great home base if you want to visit the attractions in Plano and Grapevine. The campground has 93 paved and shaded full hookup sites with patios and room for slideouts. Facilities and amenities include an on-site camp store, playground, fishing pier, basketball and volleyball courts, sports equipment rentals, boat ramps, laundry facilities, control access gate, self-service RV wash and swimming in Lake Grapevine. You can enjoy all these amenities at the Vineyards Campground & Cabins at any time of the year.
Plano Balloon Festival
The city of Plano is nicknamed as the “Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas” because of its very popular Plano Balloon Festival held every September at the Oak Point Park. It is a three-day event, which showcases 45 magnificent, colorful, hot air balloons in different shapes. The event features hot air balloon rides, skydiving, kid’s zone, live entertainment and balloon glow in the evenings, food and craft vendors, and a spectacular fireworks display. The festival is open to the public and you may purchase your tickets online.
Plano International Festival
The Plano International Festival is held every October to celebrate the cultural diversity of the city. It is the largest cultural event in the city with more than a hundred cultures represented. The event kicks off with an outdoor naturalization ceremony, after which the fun begins. The event features musical and dance performances, hands-on and educational kids' activities, cultural displays, an art exhibit and an ethnic food court. A fitness and wellness fair is also held and offers free flu shots, health screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, hearing and more. The festival is open to the public for free.
Now that you know that Plano is not all about business and that it is a fun city too, you might want to book that RV now and start planning your trip to this exciting city!
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