Things to do in Allen, Texas
The City of Allen is located in Collin County, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. Allen offers a friendly community with exceptional schools, excellent city services and a nationally-recognized parks and recreation program. With four premier shopping destinations, an award-winning golf course, nearly 200 restaurants and the 7,000-seat arena, the city boasts something for everyone.
Getting active in Allen ranges from the extreme to the effortless and everything in between. If experiencing a bit of art and culture is more your style, Allen has plenty of that too. The city offers great concerts and events as well as just about every spectator sport you can imagine. Of course, Allen is known for its history and nature and is brimming with lots of other extras all around town.
Things To Do in Allen, Texas
Allen has lots of local amenities which you will surely enjoy! Shopping? Groceries? Parks? Restaurants? Not a problem at all. They are just around the neighborhood. Allen has all these amenities with local businesses providing outstanding services.
If you are living in Allen, or if you are planning to live in Allen here are some of the fun things to do in Allen, Texas:
Grocery and Shopping Centers
Here’s a list of groceries and shopping centers in the City of Allen. There is a number of great places where you can have your grocery and shopping in Allen. Click on the name of the store and you will find homes nearby.
|Rodenbaugh's Flooring America and Appliances||102 W Main St Allen, TX 75013||My Delicias, L.L.C.||206 N Greenville Ave Allen, TX 75002|
|Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning||604 Central Expy Allen, TX 75013||Farah Market||105 N Greenville Ave #105a Allen, TX 75002|
|Big Lots||117 N Greenville Ave Allen, TX 75002||Schlotzsky's||502 W McDermott Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Sears Outlet||109 N Greenville Ave Allen, TX 75002||Twin Creeks Mobil Golden||802 W McDermott Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Sherwin-Williams Paint Store||105 N Greenville Ave Ste 100|
Allen, TX 75002
|Tom Thumb||900 W. McDermott Dr. Twin Creeks Village Allen, TX 75013|
|Cottonwood Creek Village||115 N Greenville Ave Allen, TX 75002||Sunshine Cupcake Bakery||210 Central Expy S #82 Allen, TX 75013|
|ProSource of Allen||25 Prestige Cir Allen, TX 75002||Panera Bread||951 W Bethany Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Stacy Furniture & Design||111 Central Expy Allen, TX 75013||Market Street||985 W Bethany Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|S&H Flooring - Allen||111 Central Expy #119 Allen, TX 75013||Bonnie Ruth's Bistro Allen||916 Garden Park Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|All American Flooring - Allen||109 N Central Expy #527 Allen, TX 75013|
|Hobby Lobby||107 Central Expy Allen, TX 75013|
|Adorn Body & Home||816 W McDermott Dr # 324 Allen, TX 75013|
|Lowe's Home Improvement||1010 W McDermott Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|The Home Depot||909 W McDermott Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Target||907 W McDermott Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Payless ShoeSource #5746||210 Central Expy S Allen, TX 75013|
|Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm||970 Garden Park Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Panacea||Garden Park Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Eddie Bauer||865 Market St Allen, TX 75013|
These are just some of the grocery and shopping centers in Allen. Of course, there are a lot more.
Cafe and Restaurants
Food lover? Allen is a great place for you. The city has a number of restaurants to choose from. Whatever type of food you want, it is just in the neighborhood. Explore Allen restaurants and treat your taste buds!
|Subway||204 N Greenville Ave #210 Allen, TX 75002||Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie||832 Market St Allen, TX 75013|
|Papa John's Pizza||101A N Greenville Ave Allen, TX 75002||Panera Bread||951 W Bethany Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Walgreens||510 E Main St Allen, TX 75002||Starbucks||727 Central Expy S Allen, TX 75013|
|On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina||213 N. Central Expy. Twin Creeks Village Allen, TX 75013||Starbucks||904 W McDermott Dr #204 Allen, TX 75013|
|5th Street Pizza||111 Central Expy Allen, TX 75013||7-Eleven||301 Central Expy S Allen, TX 75013|
|Chipotle Mexican Grill||103 Central Expy Allen, TX 75013||Food for Thought Market and Cafe||300 N Allen Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Silver Thai Cuisine||906 W McDermott Dr Allen, TX 75013||Elke's Market Café||105 N Greenville Ave Allen, TX 75002|
|Jason's Deli||906 W McDermott Dr Allen, TX 75013||House Cafe||602 E Main St Allen, TX 75002|
|Chili's Grill & Bar||903 W McDermott Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Chuck E. Cheese's||204 Central Expy #33 Allen, TX 75013|
|Subway||204 Central Expy S #11 Allen, TX 75013|
|TwoRows Classic Grill||711 Central Expy S Allen, TX 75013|
|The Dirty Rooster||604 W Bethany Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|P.F. Chang's||915 W Bethany Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Brio Tuscan Grille||810 Central Expy S Allen, TX 75013|
|The Cheesecake Factory||820 Central Expy Allen, TX 75013|
|Grimaldi's||836 Market St Allen, TX 75013|
|The Blue Fish Allen||940 Garden Park Dr Allen, TX 75013|
|Cru A Wine Bar||842 Market St Allen, TX 75013|
The City of Allen is widely known as having one of the best parks systems in the region. Your kids will surely love hanging out with the family on the weekends or maybe after school because parks are within walking distance. Dog parks are also in the neighborhood for your furry family member.
Allen Event Center
A recently completed multi-purpose arena, the 7,500-seat Allen Event Center, is home to the Central Hockey League’s Allen Americans and the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League.
From the ice to the turf to the court, it is hard to keep up with all the ways the arena can be configured for sports.
Events of all types and sizes are held at Allen Event Center.
Allen Event Center features a 2nd, full- size, state-of-the-art ice surface with a general seating capacity for over 300 spectators. You can participate in Learn to Skate programs for all types of figure skating and hockey classes, join a recreational or competitive hockey league, or experience the ice during open skate times. Allen Community Ice Rink is a great venue for birthday parties, private ice rental, field trips, fundraisers, corporate team building, and church functions.
Step just outside the doors of the arena and you’re right in the middle of The Village at Allen, one of the largest mixed-use developments in the country. Shopping and dining options surround Allen Event Center while all the meeting space and options you need are inside.
Arts And Culture
Allen Civic Ballet is dedicated to providing affordable and enjoyable dance performances for audiences of all ages. The Allen Civic Ballet company performs The Nutcracker each December and participates in an extensive number of performances around Allen in the spring.
Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus is one of the best kept musical secrets in the city. They offer a season full of concerts featuring famous guest artists, holiday traditions, and cultural connections. They have numerous performance venues around Allen including the new 1,500-seat Performing Arts Center at Allen High School.
Aurora Images Art Studio provides a fun and creative learning environment for young and not-so-young emerging artists as well as numerous art exhibits throughout the year.
Historic Allen Driving Tour
With 15 historical stops around Allen, the Allen Heritage Guild has organized a driving tour of the city that includes many of the historic homes and locations that have shaped Allen. The 15 historical stops includes:
- Depot – 100 E. Main – a replica of the original depot and now serves as the Allen Heritage Center.
- 107 W. Main Street
- 111 and 113 W. Main Street – the original Woodmen of the World building, built in 1911.
- 207 W. Main Street – This house was built in 1907-08. Wesley Young, an early pharmacist lived here.
- 103 N. Allen Drive – This is the Walter N. Waters house. Mr. Waters owned the Waters grocery store in downtown. This house was built in 1918.
- 406 W. Main Street – This house is known as the Baccus-Brown house, a prairie foursquare design. It was built in 1911 by the Baccus family.
- 105 S. Butler – This Interurban Depot was built in 1913 by the Texas Traction Company, which became the Texas Electric in 1917.
- Methodist Parsonage- 202 S. Butler
- Belmont House- 103 W. Belmont
- Allen Cemetery-E. McDermott – This cemetery was established on April 5, 1884, by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Local Lodge #249.
- Allen Heritage Village – 450 E. St. Mary Drive –I – House – This is the only surviving example of a dwelling from the late frontier period in Allen. Archeological evidence suggests that the house was constructed in the 1870’s.
- St. Mary Baptist Church – 402 E. St. Mary Dr. – ca 1887. This church once served as aschool & church for Allen’s black community.
- Allen Historical Marker – N. Cedar Drive – Allen Station Park
- Stone Dam – E. Exchange Dr. – The old stone dam spans 100 feet and is 10 feet wide. It is now designated by the Texas Historical Commission as a State Archaeological Landmark.
- Ford Homestead- Bishop Gate Dr. – Last home of George Washington“Wash” Ford. During the civil war, the Quantrill Raiders hid on the premises.
More Things To Do In Allen, Texas
There are countless things to do in Allen Texas. If you are looking for some fun, family-friendly ways to spend your time in Allen that is pocket-friendly, there is a number of free things to do in Allen. All year round FREE fun things to do include:
- The Edge Skatepark
- kidMania Playground and Sprayground
- Disc Golf and Fishing at Bethany Lakes Park
- Classes at Cabela’s
- Parks and Trails
- Rocketship playground at Waterford Park
- fitness equipment at Hillside Wellness Park
- Public Art
- Allen Heritage Center
- Allen Stone Dam
- Historic Driving Tour
- Allen Veteran’s Memorial
- Allen Heritage Village
Of course, there are also FREE seasonal fun things to check out in Allen such as the Summer Sounds Concerts which starts on Memorial Day through the last Monday in June, Market Street Allen USA Celebration on the last Saturday in June, Concerts by the Creek which happens from April until October, Movies by the Creek during spring and fall and many more!
You can spend months vacationing here and still not be able to check out all the fun things that you can do in Allen, Texas.
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