A Colorful Scene: 12 Best Things To Do In Richardson, Texas

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Are you looking for a great getaway place? You should probably take the path or rather the “railroad” less taken. Chartered in 1873, the city of Richardson was named after the secretary of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad, Alfred S. Richardson.

Richardson, Texas is rich in cultural diversity because of its long history of migration and settlements. It is also known as “The Telecom Corridor” because over 5,000 telecommunication companies and businesses operate within approximately 28 square miles (73 square kilometers) of its territory.

So what are you waiting for? Here are some of the best things to do in Richardson, Texas:

1. Let your imaginations run fast and wild

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Posted by The North Texas Automotive Museum on Tuesday, 12 May 2009

For all car lovers out there, the North Texas Automotive Museum is the place for you. With a banquet room for special events, you can book this place and dine with the views of beautiful automobiles. This museum also offers a diverse collection of antique, classic, muscle, sports, and Hot Rod cars on display and it will leave you wanting to ride every single one of them.

North Texas Automotive Museum

Address: 677 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

Contact: +1 9729180084

Website: North Texas Automotive Museum

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2. Enjoy a show at the Charles W. Eisemann Center

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Loadmaster used under CC BY-SA 3.0

In 2002, the Charles W. Eisemann Center opened in Richardson. This is a great place to watch performing arts shows, such as musicals, concerts and contests, or have corporate presentations. The Charles W. Eisemann Center is also considered an architectural jewel as it won numerous awards for its design and is a great sight to see in Richardson, Texas.

Charles W. Eisemann Center

Address: 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082

Website: Charles W. Eisemann Center

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3. View galleries: Visual Arts Building - The University of Texas at Dallas

Val Curry's exhibition, "A Moving Target," includes toys, books and art from the artist's childhood.

Posted by The University of Texas at Dallas on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Visual Arts Building, which is in The University of Texas at Dallas, features the mezzanine student gallery where different paintings, sculptures, photography, and print-made works are displayed. If you are feeling artsy-fartsy then you will fancy this place!

Visual Arts Building - The University of Texas at Dallas

Address: 800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

Website: Visual Arts Building

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4. Maximize your par at the Sherrill Park Golf Course

Sherrill Park Golf Course, which is one of the best golf courses in Texas, offers quality services and a great view if you want to take time potting golf balls in holes. Sherrill Park Golf Course won many awards throughout the years and are constantly on top of the rankings of different golf courses all over Texas. Whether or not you’re a golf enthusiast, if you like the thrill of riding golf carts and swinging golf clubs, then this place is perfect to be in your bucketlist.

Sherrill Park Golf Course

Address: 2001 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75082

Contact: +1 9722341416

Website: Sherrill Park Golf Course

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5. Have a beer at the Four Bullets Brewery

The first and only craft brewery in Richardson, Four Bullets Brewery is a place to simply chill. If you’re up for it, many say it has a very friendly crowd so this place will definitely widen your circle of friends. Food trucks are also parked outside the brewery. Take your friends or family out to chill in this pub and it will be an unforgettable experience.

Four Bullets Brewery

Address: 640 N Interurban St, Richardson, TX 75081, USA

Contact: +1 4693510511

Opening Hours: Open Saturdays, 2:00 to 8:00pm for Tours, Tastings and Pints and Now Fridays, 5:00 to 9:00pm

Website: Four Bullets Brewery

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6. Unwind and relax

Posted by Studio Martica on Friday, 28 October 2016

Studio Martica offers massage therapies and spa treatments. This is a great place to unwind and just let your body and mind cool off. They also have highly trained professionals that can create treatments suited to your needs.

Studio Martica

Address: 1801 N Greenville Ave. Suite 150, Richardson, TX 75081

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 11am - 7pm, Saturday: 11am - 6pm, Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Contact: +1 9722341464

Email: massage@studiomartica.com

Website: Studio Martica

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7. Grab a big bite at Haystack Burgers & Barley

Get into the Texas feels by stopping by Haystack Burgers & Barley to grab a burger and it will be one of the best food items you will ever taste. This place is decorated in fun, Western motif to make you feel like cowboys or cowgirls. For food that is the specialty of the town, this burger place will keep your mouth watering!

Haystack Burgers & Barley

Address: 100 S Central Expy #17, Richardson, TX 75080, USA

Contact: +1 9724799424

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-10pm

Website: Haystack Burgers & Barley

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8. Go retro and play at The Richardson Free Play Arcade

The Richardson Free Play Arcade is the arcade for both children and adults. Featuring over 80 retro arcade games, you won’t know where to start having fun. All games are set to free play, I repeat - free, so spending a day here will satisfy your gaming cravings. If ever you want to have a break from all the fun and games, they also offer a wide selection of beers and snacks to keep you going.

The Richardson Free Play Arcade

Address: 1730 East Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75081, USA

Admission: 10 USD entry

Website: The Richardson Free Play Arcade

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9. Feed ducks and enjoy the Cottonwood Art Festival

Source: Photo by Flickr user Steve Rainwater used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Best for Sunday afternoons, Cottonwood Park will help you enjoy the peace and quiet while listening to the sound of nature. There are duck ponds in this place where you’re free to feed the ducks to your heart’s content. Art festivals are also held here every year so why not plan a visit the same day to enjoy the art, music, and food!

Cottonwood Art Festival

Address: 1301 West Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75080, USA

Contact: +1 9727444300

Website: Cottonwood Art Festival

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10. Enjoy the scene at Prairie Creek Park

The Prairie Creek Park is perfect for photographers and tourists because of its scenic landscapes and colorful arrangement of flowers and plants. This place features a waterfall in the middle of the park for all the waterfall-seeking people out there. This is a wonderful place to take pictures and bond with family and friends.

Prairie Creek Park

Address: 2305 West Prairie Creek Dr, Richardson, TX 75080, USA

Contact: +1 9723023046

Website: Prairie Creek Park

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11. Score some strikes at AMF Bowling Center

AMF Bowling Center offers a fun bowling experience for family and friends, so if you feel like wearing your bowling shoes, why not go here? On the lanes, you can enjoy food and beverages to keep you pumped up for your next strike. As much as you enjoy bowling, AMF Bowling Center also offers billiards and it even has a video game arcade. People of all ages will definitely enjoy this place so if you’re planning to visit Richardson, going here will always be a good decision.

AMF Bowling Center

Address: 2101 N Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080, USA

Contact: +1 9722312695

Opening Hours: 2:00pm - 1:00am

Website: AMF Bowling Center

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12. Go skating at Dr Pepper Starcenter

Dr Pepper Starcenter is the home of the Dallas Stars. This ice arena is the place to be for ice skating or playing hockey. If you’re arriving in the middle of Texas summer, it’s best to stop by the ice skating rink, put on those skates, and feel the cool rush of the rink. Catch ice hockey tournaments here as well, such as local youth and adult hockey tournaments. You can also watch the Dalls Stars play during the NHL season.

Dr Pepper Starcenter

Address: 522 Centennial Blvd, Richardson, TX 75081

Contact: +1 9726807825

Website: Dr Pepper Starcenter

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Naturally beautiful

Richardson, Texas is a beautiful city that offers a variety of food and naturally beautiful places. It has so much to offer and a trip here will leave your heart contented. You can book a trip to this place and enjoy all the activities and places mentioned above now!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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