GUIDE: 7 local getaways in and around the Richardson area

The “Expanding Universe Hall” exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science explores the solar system, stargazing and distant galaxies. (Photo courtesy JerSean Golatt)
The “Expanding Universe Hall” exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science explores the solar system, stargazing and distant galaxies. (Photo courtesy JerSean Golatt)

The “Expanding Universe Hall” exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science explores the solar system, stargazing and distant galaxies. (Photo courtesy JerSean Golatt)

Looking for something to do? Here are some attractions to check out in Richardson and other nearby areas.

Richardson


1. Eisemann Center

Visitors to the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations can enjoy in-house productions and traveling shows, such as concerts, plays, orchestral performances and more. The facility also includes visual arts and exhibitions. Hours and ticket prices vary.

2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

972-744-4650

www.eisemanncenter.com


2. DFW Chinatown

Chinatown is the city’s destination for Asian food, shopping and events. Restaurants in the development serve various Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Vietnamese. The development also includes a grocery store and a community center. Hours and costs vary.

400 N. Greenville Ave., Richardson

www.dfwchinatown.com

3. Sherrill Park Golf Course

Sherrill Park Golf Course is open to the public and includes two regulation courses and a number of tee boxes. It has ranked in the Top 10 municipal golf courses, according to its website. Open dawn to dusk daily. Tee time prices vary by day.

2001 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson

972-234-1416

www.sherrillparkgolf.com

Regional


4. National Videogame Museum

The museum preserves the history of the video game industry through archiving physical artifacts along with the stories and information behind its creation. Guided tours and space for private parties are available. Current exhibits include a timeline of consoles, an ‘80s arcade and prehistoric games. $10-$12.

8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco

972-668-8400

http://nvmusa.org

5. Bendt Distilling Co. tours

Take a guided tour of this distillery in Old Town Lewisville. Guests walk through the distillery’s various processes during the hour-long tour, which includes a spirit tasting. Guests can also hang out in the distillery’s tasting hall, lounge or outdoor whiskey garden and purchase craft cocktails. The tours take place Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Reservations are required online. $10.••225 S. Charles St., Lewisville

214-814-0545

www.bendtdistillingco.com

6. The Comedy Arena

The comedy theater showcases stand-up, sketch and improv comedy and offers classes. It is also home to the comedy troupe CSz DFW, which performs weekly ComedySportz matches. The Comedy Arena is offering virtual events and outdoor events with social distancing. Virtual shows are “pay what you can”; outdoor shows are $12.

305 E. Virginia St., Ste. 104, McKinney

214-769-0645

www.thecomedyarena.com

Worth the trip


7. Perot Museum of Nature and Science

At the Perot Museum, guests can check out five floors with 11 permanent exhibits, which include hands-on activities, interactive kiosks and educational games. The Perot Museum also hosts programs for various age groups from early childhood to adults. $13-$20.

2201 N. Field St., Dallas

214-428-5555

www.perotmuseum.org
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


MOST RECENT

Crumbl Cookies offers over 120 rotating cookie flavors. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)
Crumbl Cookies to open in Plano; McKinney trash pickup rates to rise and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news form the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Diesel Barbershop
Vintage-themed Diesel Barbershop now open at CityLine in Richardson

To celebrate its grand opening, Diesel Barbershop will host a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on May 5, and it will welcome guests from 4-9 p.m. to check out the new shop.

Student walking into school.
Plano ISD to receive $43M in federal COVID-19 relief funding

“These additional funds will be a tremendous help in facilitating a comprehensive, long-term approach to support students and staff affected by the pandemic,” Plano ISD Chief Operating Officer Theresa Williams said.

Frankford Middle School.
Plano ISD to partner with Dallas for park at Frankford Middle School

Plano ISD will not contribute any funds toward the park, but will be able to reserve it for the district's exclusive use.

Richardson senior center.
Richardson sets membership structure for newly renovated senior center

When the freshly renovated Richardson Senior Center reopens in June, nonresidents will be required to pay double the amount that residents purchasing new memberships will be charged.

Early voting location.
Tyra, Powell, Humphrey, Chambers win Plano ISD board of trustees races

Election day results from May 1 show Lauren Tyra won the Plano ISD board of trustees Place 1 race and incumbents Angela Powell, Nancy Humphrey and Jeri Chambers won the races for Places 2, 3 and 6, respectively.

Students on computers.
Richardson ISD voters approve $750M bond package

Election day results from May 1 show Richardson ISD's $750 million bond package was approved by more than 63% of voters.

Early voting location.
Poteet, Clair to have runoff for Richardson ISD Place 7, Timme wins District 1 seat

Election day results from May 1 show Christopher J. Poteet and Amanda Clair headed for a runoff for the Richardson ISD at-large Place 7 seat and Megan Timme winning the single-member District 1 race.

Early voting location.
Shamsul, Frederick head to runoff for Richardson City Council Place 6, Corcoran wins Place 4 seat

Election day results from May 1 show Arefin Shamsul and Marilyn Frederick headed for a runoff for the Richardson City Council Place 6 seat while Joe Corcoran defeated incumbent Kyle Kepner for the Place 4 position.

Three incumbents faced challengers vying for seats on the Collin College board of trustees in the May 1 election. (Courtesy Collin College)
Incumbents defeat challengers in elections for Collin College seats

Unofficial election results on May 1 show the incumbent candidates defeated their challengers in the races for Collin College board of trustees seats.

Early voting location.
Plano ISD board of trustees election features 4 contested races

Plano ISD voters will decide on Places 1, 2, 3 and 6 on the district’s board of trustees May 1. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vote sign.
Richardson ISD board of trustees election features 2 contested races

Richardson ISD voters will decide on new members for the single-member District 1 and at-large Place 7 positions on the district’s board of trustees May 1.