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McKinney, Texas
McKinney, Texas
200 W. Virginia
McKinney, TX 75069

Attractions in McKinney

Whether you're taking your sweetheart on a weekend getaway or the whole family on a road trip, McKinney has a myriad of sightseeing and tourism opportunities. If you're looking for fun things for kids to do, a trip to the Heard Natural Science Museum or a hot air balloon ride would be hard to beat. The city also offers fun activities for couples, from its menagerie of wineries and breweries to the serenity of the LAST gallery. And no matter what your age, everyone can get on board with some delectable smoked meat served up at a nearby barbecue powerhouse. Refer to this list as a guide to some of the attractions in McKinney where you're almost guaranteed to have a great time.  

Erwin Park
A very popular spot on weekends, Erwin Park boasts a seven-mile hike-and-bike trail, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and campgrounds among its 212 acres. Mountain bikers will appreciate the two bike repair stations for airing up the tires or making other minor fixes. 
4300 CR 1006
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 547-2690

Franconia Brewing Company
Owner Dennis Wehrmann's family has been brewing beer since the early 19th century. In other words, he knows his beer. For a small fee, you can join him on a tour of the brewery as he explains Franconia's process while you sample the beer with newly made friends.   
495 McKinney Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 542-0705

Hank's Texas Grill
Grab a beer and catch some of the best country music acts in the Southwest live at this burger joint. If dining in, try the barbecue platter, with slow-cooked brisket, pulled pork, and sausage.
1310 North Central Expressway
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 542-5144

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
The interactive exhibits in the Heart Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary make learning fun for kids of all ages. Children are introduced to the fundamentals of biology, ecology, and geology inside the museum through areas like the interactive Living Lab, while outside they experience first-hand the wonders of nature in a 289-acre wildlife sanctuary. The seasonal Dinosaurs Live! exhibit featuring robotic dinosaurs is a must-see.   
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 562-5566

Landon Winery
You don't need to drive out into the country to find this winery; it's right in the middle of downtown! Stop in for a tasting, make up some of your own bottle labels, or even try your hand at winemaking. The Landon Bistro serves lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Sundays.
101 North Kentucky Street
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 542-3030

LAST Art Gallery
Opened in 2014 by award-winning artist Gail Delger, LAST showcases works from two dozen artists in a range of styles and techniques, from traditional to eclectic. Many of the featured artists have moved their work here from the now-closed Garret Art Gallery, making LAST the best place to find their moving watercolor paintings at reasonable prices. 
105 West Louisiana Street
McKinney, TX 75069
(214) 960-4741

Lockhart Smokehouse
 Lockhart Smokehouse is known as one of the very best barbecue joints in the state of Texas. The smokehouse is located in Plano, just a 20-minute drive south of McKinney. Make no mistake: brisket this tender and down-home sides this satisfying are definitely worth the trip.
1026 East 15th Street
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 516-8900

Lone Star Wine Cellars
Open seven days a week, Lone Star Wine Cellars has a reputation for great wine served by a friendly staff. With a large selection of red, white, dessert, blush, and library wines, you'll have to visit many times to try them all. Happy Hours happen every Thursday, and there is live music on the weekends.
103 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-9463

McKinney Performing Arts Center
Cap off a delightful evening downtown with a show at McKinney's Performing Arts Center. The venue hosts a wide variety of one-night-only and recurring acts, from brass and bluegrass performances to off-Broadway productions. During business hours you'll find participatory activities like dance and fitness classes.
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-2650

Mitas Hill Vineyard
Just outside of town, amid the rolling hills of Collin County, Mitas Hill Vineyard is an elegant setting fit for everything from a Saturday afternoon wine tasting to a wedding. The Wine Bar Restaurant on the grounds serves top-shelf American Wagyu beef that would pair nicely with, say, a bottle of Tempranillo Reserve, the first reserve wine made from Mitas Hill's first harvest in 2010. Bon appetit!
2300 Vineyard Hill Lane
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 316-7991

Myers Park and Event Center
There's no better spot in town to hold a family reunion or a large meeting than Myers Park. It offers a handful of venues, from the Gazebo with its lovely fountained lake backdrop to the spacious reception hall known as The Landing. Of course, there are lots of options for small groups, as well, as the event center regularly plays home to dog shows, circuses, garden tours, workshops, and more.   
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 548-4792

Rohr Balloons Hot Air Balloon Rides
Looking to check an item off your bucket list? Sit back and sip champagne high above the North Texas countryside as owner and pilot Brian Rohr takes you on an once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride. Available specialty flights include private, engagement, and yes, even wedding flights.
6100 West Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
(214) 733-9915

Towne Lake Recreation Area
This 108-acre park across from McKinney High School offers tons of fun outdoor activities for kids and adults alike. Pitch horseshoes, fish off the pier, play sand volleyball and disc golf, or hit the hike and bike trail. Parking is easy and admission is free.
1405 Wilson Creek Parkway
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-2690

TUPPS Brewery
Located in the historic Cotton Mill building, TUPPS specializes in pale ales made with an eye to creative combinations and unique flavors. The modest price of admission to one of the Saturday tours buys you a glass and three pours. Happy hours are held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.
721 Anderson Street
McKinney, TX 75069
(214) 856-7996

Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery
It's easy to see why Wales Manor is such a popular wedding venue with brides across the area. As you tour the stately grounds, you'll marvel at the stone masonry, and afterward sip award-winning cabernet sauvignon made from Texas grapes right here at the oldest winery in the county.  
4488 County Road 408
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 542-0417

WestRidge Golf Course
Enjoy well-kept greens, a full-featured driving range, and a plush lounge area called The Pavilion, for an affordable price at WestRidge Golf Course. Be sure to bring your driver, as this course holds the distinction of being the only golf course in Texas with six par-five holes.
9055 Cotton Ridge Road North
McKinney, TX 75070
(972) 346-2212

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McKinney, TX 75069

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