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Plano, Texas

Plano was first settled in 1845, and named Fillmore for Millard Fillmore. The name was changed in 1851 when the post office was granted. In 1881, most of the city was destroyed by fire, and then again, another major fire in 1895 also destroyed many businesses. Many early buildings survived and are described in an historical guide available at the Chamber of Commerce. Historic downtown Plano with its brick streets has under-gone a revitalization project with brick sidewalks, turn-of-the-century lampposts, and a plaza to enhance its specialty shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. With the growth of nearby Dallas, Plano grew from 3,695 in 1960 to 72,331 in 1980.

Plano has become known as the "Balloon Capital of Texas" with hot-air balloon races scheduled in September. A large arts & crafts fair is held in conjunction with the balloon festival.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Chase Oaks Golf Course -Blackjack

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3

Plano, TX Golf Courses

Gleneagles Country Club -Kings

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2

Plano, TX Golf Courses

Pecan Hollow Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Plano, TX Golf Courses

Los Rios Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3

Plano, TX Golf Courses

Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5

Plano, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Plano, TX

Blackwell House Museum

The Blackwell House is known as the oldest house in Canton. This residence was built for Henry F. Blackwell, II and his wife ...

Decatur Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

L.B. Houston

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Ray Roberts Lake Fishing

Ray Roberts Lake has emerged into a very productive fishing lake, growing in popularity among anglers. The current lake recor...

River Legacy Living Science Center

The Living Science Center offers a wide range of interactive environmental education exhibits, living aquaria and terria. Gui...