McKinney Things to Do

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  • 1. Towne Lake Park

    Towne Lake Park doesn't measure up to Central Park or Stanley Park, but it's still a nice place for jogging, walking, fishing, picnics, paddle boating, etc.... There are also horseshoe throwing pits,...

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  • 2. Pecan Grove Cemetery

    If you like wandering through history, McKinney's Pecan Grove Cemetery is the last resting place of not only some of its Civil War veterans, but the Texas Revolution and Mexican War, as well. It's one...

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  • 3. Historic District

    McKinney has preserved a number of structures which comprise historic Chestnut Square Village. Taking your family on a guided tour would make for an interesting history lesson! A turn of the century...

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  • 4. Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Near the town square, but off by a block or so Lone Star Wine Cellars offers a tasting room designed to blend nicely into the historic buildings and friendly atmosphere of McKinney. They feature four...

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  • 5. Old Collin County Courthouse

    The old courthouse was the first permanent building on the square downtown. This original gothic style building was built in 1876 and stones were quarried three miles from town for the construction....

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  • 6. Cadillac Pizza Pub

    Righteous little venue right off the square here in McKinney, TX. Open mike jam sessions(Weds and Thurs) are off the hook and the local talent is genuinely gifted. Jimmy Vaghn (Stevie Rays older...

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  • 7. Garret Art Gallery

    We were happily surprised at the high quality of local art on display at McKinney's Garret Art Gallery. Most of the pieces featured scenes from the Southwest; a number highlighted Texas' colorful...

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  • 8. Heard-Craig House

    This home is amazing and I learned so much from the tour. The original furnishings and the art make it feel like the family is still living there. I highly recommend for anyone interested in history...

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  • 9. Chestnut Square

    Chestnut Square is a historical park which displays a collection of seven historic buildings and houses which date back to the 1850's. There is a 1900’s store as well as the oldest house in McKinney....

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  • 10. Dulaney House Museum

    This house was built for Mrs Joseph Dulaney in 1916. There is collection of furnishings and artefacts along with vintage clothing dating from the 1860’s. It was designed in the prairie style with 2...

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  • 11. James Throckmorton Statue

    James Webb Throckmorton was the 11th governor of Texas and a Congressman. He was also one of the first to practice law in McKinney. This marble statue was erected there by the local Chapter of the...

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  • 12. Old First National Bank Building

    This was built in 1869 and stands quite regal on the downtown square. It almost looks out of place with the other historic buildings there. The bank has gone but there is a very good antique store...

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  • 13. Old Post Office Museum

    The old Collin County Post Office was built in 1911 and now houses a museum. The museum focuses on postal history as well as McKinney history. Admission is $2. Hours: 11am - 4 pm Tues, Thurs, Fri,...

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  • 14. Get Strong... Dancer Strong

    My daughter absolutely loves taking dance lessons here. She is 4 years old, and they are very good with kids her age, as well as many of the older kids. The...

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  • 15. Earn your Title

    I recently came across a great new fitness workout, which I later learned is actually a chain across the US. Title Boxing Club is a great workout, touting up to...

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  • 16. Heard-Craig Historic Center

    The Heard-Craig house was built in 1900. The original owners wished for it to be preserved to show future generations how people lived in yesteryear. Tours now...

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  • 17. A Peek At Some Lovely Gardens!

    If you adore gardening or deeply appreciate someone else's green thumb, then The McKinney Garden Club tour is for you! This event is held in June each year and...

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  • 18. The Ice Cream Crank-Off

    It must have been our lucky day--a recent trip to McKinney for the Garden Club Tour also gave us the opportunity to do some taste testing at the Ice Cream...

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  • 19. Painting with a Twist

    Painting with a Twist is a fun and relaxing place to explorer your creativity. They offer you a trained artist to guide you every step through completing a...

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  • 20. cheap movies!

    At Cinemark Movies 14, you'll find first run movies at reasonable prices. Matinees are $2.50 and it's $4.50 at night. $2.50 is nothin'...and most movies that...

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  • 21. The Dulaney Cottage

    This little Victorian cottage was built by Joseph E. Dulaney in 1875 and has wonderful detail. The rooms have been furnished with authentic pieces from the...

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  • 22. The Old Prison

    The old prison was built in 1880. It has been used by Hollywood for movie locations in recent years. Jessie James’ brother Frank James spent more than a few...

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  • 23. John H. Johnson House

    Built in the early 1870’s this ‘Folk Victorian’ style house was originally owned by John H. Johnson who served as a Captain in the Confederate Army and authored...

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  • 24. The Faires House

    This house is the oldest home still standing house in McKinney. It was built in 1854 by John Faires and was in the line of fire during the only battle the Civil...

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  • 25. The Taylor House

    The Taylor House was built in 1863 and stands out in colour amongst the other old buildings in Chestnut Square. In 1868 it was purchased by Armstead J. Taylor...

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