Located in the north-east of the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Plano is a historically rich city famed as the filming location of the TV series “Dallas”. It’s also home to a living history farm museum and a vintage railway station.
Things to do in Plano
Step back in time to experience life on a 19th-century farm at the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Admire the vintage artefacts within its farm buildings and explore the replica 1895 school, then visit the working blacksmith’s shed where the Victorian-era trade is demonstrated.
Discover the history of the Texas Electric Railway at the Interurban Railway Museum, which is housed within an old train station. Wander through the vintage rail car 360 and learn how the railway and baseball worlds collided in the Home Runs and Heartaches exhibit, then visit the Vital to Victory display that celebrates the influential role of women in the rail industry.
Fans of the TV show “Dallas” should visit the Southfork Ranch, which was used as the filming location for the series. Join a guided tour to see iconic memorabilia and relive some of the most memorable moments from the series or explore the ranch on horseback during a trail ride.
Explore one of the many walking trails winding through the picturesque Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. Rent a kayak or paddleboard to cruise along the central pond or get a bird’s-eye view from the forest canopy while zip-lining through the trees.
Getting around Plano
Plano is a 30-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and around 25 minutes from downtown Dallas. It’s well-serviced by buses and trams, along with taxis.