Around the Venue
At the Family Dynasty Conference, you will be immersed in many enjoyable features of the North Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas. The Dallas/Plano Marriott, Plano’s largest hotel, offers a unique combination of casual elegance, sophistication, and good ‘ol Texas Hospitality. Built in 2001, the facility completed a $3.6 billion renovation of its state-of-the-art meeting space, designed to make the meeting experience enjoyable.
The property is steps away from outdoor shopping, including Kendra Scott, Travis Mathew, and much more Shopping at the Shops of Legacy. The area also features 41 dining options, including Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Brasao’ Brazilian Steakhouse, Cru’ Wine and Food Bar, Mi Cocina, Season’s 52, and many more. Dining The Shops of Legacy
Within a five-minute drive to Legacy West Village, you will find retailers such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Peter Milar, David Yurman, Gucci, Golden Goose, and others you’ll want to see. You can even pick out your new Tesla or Lucid on the spot! Shopping Legacy West. With over 20 restaurants to choose from, you can find your favorite flavor here! You may enjoy Parisian cuisine at Toulouse, Italian at Taverna, or even Texas Fare at Haywire. Dining Legacy West
If you are traveling from out of town and want to arrive a few days early or stay a few days after the conference, there are several sights you will want to check out.
All about 'dem 'Boys!
The Star in Frisco
A short ten-minute drive from the conference location, you will find the 91-acre Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters campus and practice facility allowing fans to connect with the Dallas Cowboys in ways they never imagined. The Ford Center is a multi-purpose, 12,000-seat indoor stadium and the Dallas Cowboys football operations and practice fields. The Tostitos Championship Plaza is at the heart of the Complex, with a jumbo tron towering above a 50-yard replica turf field.
AT&T Stadium is Home to the Dallas Cowboys, and it offers a world of facts and figures about the world’s largest domed structure and an art museum throughout the structure. Tours are available.
If Golf is More Your Thing
PGA Frisco is a public/private partnership between the PGA of America, Omni Hotels & Resorts, the City of Frisco and the Frisco Independent School District. The 660-acre campus is a unique destination that includes:
Fields Ranch which features two world-class 18-hole championship golf courses and a state-of-the-art clubhouse.
The Monument Realty PGA District features The Swing, a lighted 10-hole short course; The Dance Floor, a lighted 2-acre putting course; and an expansive retail and entertainment district, including an outdoor area for concerts and events.
The Jerry J. Ransom Northern Texas PGA Golf House.
Culture and the Arts
Heritage Farmstead Museum
A living history museum depicting life on the Blackland Prairie in the late 1800s, the Heritage Farmstead Museum has exhibits like a replica 1895 schoolhouse and the 1892 Farrell-Wilson House. Costumed docents explain the numerous furnishings, tools, and other Victorian-era objects on display during your guided tour, or you can explore at your own pace.
The Interurban Railway Museum tells the story of the Texas Electric Railway and its impact on Plano’s history through interactive exhibits and antique photos. A highlight is the tour of the refurbished 1911 Car No. 360 that a knowledgeable staff member guides. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
One of the most iconic and longest-running TV shows of all time, Dallas, was shot at this fictional ranch in Parker, located just east of Plano. Today, show fans come from all over the world to tour the grounds, see memorabilia, ride horses, and feel like an Ewing for a day.
See where President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in the Presidential Motorcade in 1963. The Museum, located within the former Texas School Book Depository building, chronicles the assassination and legacy of the 35t President of the United States.
Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is listed as one of the top arboretums in the world. With permanent gardens and seasonal events that have become popular fan favorites, the arboretum provides a beautiful glimpse into the wonders of nature. There are also seasonal festivals like Dallas Blooms, a Children’s Garden, and an edible display garden called A Tasteful Place.
Opened in 1992, the attraction offers the Orinocco Rainforest allowing you to observe birds in free flight, sleepy sloths and monkeys. Also featured is Mundo Maya, a tribute to the ecosystems of the world with lizards, snakes, bats, stingrays and other marine creatures. The Could Forest Trek is the newest installation which displays the clouds of the Columbian Rainforests, integrating technology with live jungle foliage and unique animal exihibits indigenous to South America.