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Fun Stuff for Dad in McKinney

Whether it's Father's Day Weekend or any time of the year, there is plenty of fun to be had in McKinney with your dad, granddad, or other important man in your life. Places to Go with Dad Arcade 92 - Challenge your dad to a game of Asteroids or Guitar Hero in downtown McKinney's vintage arcade…

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Summer Camps in McKinney

It's Time for Summer Camp in McKinney! The kids are out of school, and there is plenty for them to do to avoid boredom! After all, it's time for summer camp! There are so many great options available, something for all interests all summer long. Check out: the Prairie Adventure Camps at Chestnut…

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Movies & TV Shows Shot in Film-Friendly McKinney

'Where is the Benji House?' This is a question we hear often at the McKinney Visitors Center as people inquire about the filming location that put McKinney on the Texas Film Commission’s Classic Film Trail. Benji , the classic movie shot in McKinney in 1973-74, included quite a bit of filming in a…

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Music-Friendly McKinney Hosts TMR25, VIP Contest

McKinney has always, or at least for as long as we can remember, been a very welcoming and active city for musicians with many venues for live music, music schools, and even some high-quality music stores. It only made sense for Visit McKinney to pursue an official Texas Music Friendly Community…

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10 Activities for Families in McKinney This Spring

We're so happy to see Springtime bring beautiful weather and blossoming trees and flowers to McKinney. Spring also brings with it opportunities for families to spend time enjoying the great outdoors and time together completing fun projects. Below is a list of fun activities you and your family can…

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YOLO TX Visits Downtown McKinney

(Note: Thi s show was filmed when restaurants were at 50% capacity and masks were not yet mandatory.) The crew from Texas travel show YOLO TX visited downtown McKinney during the summer of 2020, stopping at several spots to chat with folks who work here and make our community such a special place to…

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Guest Blog: Where to Stay, Shop & Eat in McKinney

Earlier this fall, we invited social media influencer Jessica Serna (My Curly Adventures) to visit town with her husband Ismail Mpiana (My Culinary Adventures) for a romantic getaway weekend. If you'd like to read their recommendations for the best places to stay, shop, eat, and play in McKinney…

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Monarchs of McKinney: Planting Your Own Habitat

Did you know that McKinney is right along the migration path of monarch butterflies from the north to Mexico each autumn? These beautiful winged insects will be flying through North Texas within the next few weeks (end of September and early October), making this the perfect time to put in your…

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