Things to Do with In-laws

Updated on September 22, 2007
A.G. asks from Plano, TX
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I have my husband's father and his wife coming to visit Oct. 1st. My husband is unable to get much time off work so I'm left to entertain them. They are in their late 70's but still very mobile and active. Any suggestions in keeping them busy in the Plano area?

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Thanks to everyone for such good advice on entertaining my in-laws. I had over a dozen replies. I read them all to them and they choose going to downtown Dallas to the Kennedy Musuem. They loved it! Then I fed them lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse. Thanks again!!

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R.W.

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The flight museum at Love Field in Dallas is very, very neat. We just went to a party there and thought it is a really nice, small museum.

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D.L.

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First of all WELCOME to Texas. I too moved here for Louisiana (Shreveport) about 11 yrs ago. We live in Frisco and LOVE it here.

I know that my grandmother-in-law LOVE to go to the Senior Citizens Center activities when she is here. They have dances, card games, all kinds of activities. She visited the ones in Frisco, Plano, McKinney and Allen. She's 80 and had a GREAT time. I didn't go to any of them with her, her daughter (my husbands' mom) took her, but I know she loved it. Have fun and I've put the links to the different sites for you below.
take care,
D.

http://www.ci.frisco.tx.us/departments/Parks_Recreation/i...

http://www.plano.gov/Departments/parksandrecreation/Senio...

http://www.cityofallen.org/parks/Allen_Senior_Center.htm

http://www.mckinneytexas.org/frameset.asp?aid=144

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J.C.

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A., A great thing to do especially this time a year is to spend the day in downtown Dallas. My parents are in their 70,s as well and they love to jump on the Dart train from Plano and head downtown. Once there we normally will go to the Marsales zoo and then go have dinner at Spagetti Warehouse. There is also farmers market and all kinds of shopping. It really does make for a fun day.

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M.W.

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Half Price Books! Plano has a great one, but the big one in Dallas can keep you all occupied for a good long while. My mother takes her in laws every year when they visit at Christmas time.

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L.M.

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The DMA (Dallas Museum of Art) has a really great exhibit going on right now called "The Ashes of Vesuvius". Just jump on the tollway and you'll be right there in about 20 minutes from Plano. I took my Mom in law there and she loved it. have fun.

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T.W.

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Hi There
My in-laws enjoyed seeing all the tourist type places like South Fork Ranch. (they do tours) We also went to the World Aquarium in Dallas. In October, the Owens Farm in Richardson has a pumpkin patch and little museum they might enjoy. We set up an appointment and had photos of them made with the baby. They LOVED that. Enjoy their visit.
T.

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A.G.

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The Dallas Arboretum will be a beautiful place to spend a nice morning or afternoon:

http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

We often take out of town guests there of all ages. Enjoy their visit!
Warmly,
A.

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A.

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The Arboretum is great for all ages. You might want to pack a picnic lunch, we found the food options limited and overpriced, especially for kids.

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J.S.

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It's not in Plano, but the State Fair is in town!

T.F.

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Oh Yummy!! I went to THE PANTRY everyday last year when I was on jury duty. GREAT food. Also....if you have kids...Herbie's Fountain in McKinney on the square area is great as well.

My mom loves to shop. The outlet mall and other area malls were a hit for us.

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C.W.

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You can take them to Allen Outlet Mall, its fun and you can walk around. Or Mckinney town square, they have lots of fun little shops and this place that you can eat at called The Pantry - and its OFF THE HOOK yummie!!

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M.D.

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These aren't in Plano, but they are some fun day trips --

The Nasher Sculpture Center across from the Dallas Museum is a huge favorite of my mother-in-law. Also, the Kennedy Museum near the West End.

The State Fair will also be going on and there are loads of exhibits including a butterfly enclosure this year.

Go to guidelive.com too and look at some of the info there -- they have all the fall festivals listed.

Have fun!

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R.W.

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The flight museum at Love Field in Dallas is very, very neat. We just went to a party there and thought it is a really nice, small museum.

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