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Things to Do in Plano, Texas: February and March

Located about twenty miles northeast of Dallas, Plano offers the best of big-city life and small-town Texas heart. The people are friendly, and there are plenty of events and activities to keep travelers busy. The weather is mild and sunny, with average daily highs in the 70s by early spring. If you’re headed to Plano, Texas this winter, here are a few of our top picks for things to do in February and March.
 
A Day on the Ranch (Anytime)
If you were a fan of TV’s long-running primetime soap Dallas (or the 2012 reboot), Southfork Ranch is a must-see. Relive the glory days of J.R. and his family as the iconic white columns of the Ewing Mansion come into view. Get an eyeful of recognizable Dallas memorabilia including Lucy’s wedding dress and the infamous gun that shot J.R. on the ranch tour (just $15!), or enjoy a trail ride or horseback lesson for an additional fee. Guests can also saddle up for a full day of adventure on the ranch by purchasing a day package that includes lessons, an hour-long trail ride, Ewing mansion tour and lunch, plus credit in the gift shop. Southfork Ranch is located just 15 minutes from Plano. Book your Dallas experience here.
 
A Valentine Murder Mystery (Feb. 9-10)
If you think romance is overrated, you’ll love Death Imitates Art at Rover Dramawerks. The murder mystery show follows the Rover family through drama, intrigue and an unexpected death. It’s up to the audience to solve the mystery and figure out who committed the crime. The show takes place two nights only, February 9 and 10 at 7 p.m.
 
The Hunt at Heritage (Mar. 9)
There are plenty of kid-friendly Easter egg hunts around Plano. If you’re in town without little ones and still want to participate in the holiday fun, head to Heritage Farmstead Museum on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. The museum is hosting an adults-only egg hunt, with 1,000 colorful plastic eggs hidden around the site. Guests can crack them open to reveal prizes including gift certificates and coupons. Call 972-881-0140 for details, and don’t forget to check out the vintage farming equipment and replica one-room schoolhouse during your visit!
 
Brews, Boats and Bobbers (Mar. 10-11)
Love to fly fish? Adults and kids can learn fishing techniques from the experts at the Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival at the Plano Event Center. Admission is $20. Fly fishing guides and kayak instructors will be on-hand to help the whole family get started on the water, and those over 21 can sample (or purchase) local and regional microbrews. 
 
Let Your Imagination Soar (Anytime)
History’s greatest aircraft are displayed at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, a 50,000-square foot showroom featuring vintage aircraft, armor and wartime vehicles. More than 35 airplanes are on display, including a mint-condition P-51 Mustang, an F-104 Starfighter and three Russian MiGs. Visitors aren’t grounded, either. For an extra fee, guests can take a helicopter ride over North Dallas or cruise the skies in a vintage Douglas Skyraider used by the U.S. Navy.  General admission is $12 adults; $6 for kids.
 
There’s no shortage of fun activities and events for the whole family in and around Plano, Texas. Whether you see the city on foot, by horseback or from the air, you’ll make lasting vacation memories. Get your next trip to Texas started by booking a tour of Dallas’ most famous venue, Southfork Ranch. Make your reservation online today, or give us a call at 972-442-7800 with any questions.

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