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.


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