Settled in 1845, seat of Collin County. City and county named
for Collin McKinney, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
and leader in the establishment of the Disciples of Christ (Christian
Church) in Texas. A wide variety of local industries contributes
to the city's economy.
BOLIN WILDLIFE EXHIBITS
COLLIN COUNTY YOUTH AND FARM MUSEUM
HEARD NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM AND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
OLD POST OFFICE MUSEUM
- BOLIN WILDLIFE EXHIBITS - Mounted
animal trophies from several states and foreign countries; good
Mobil Oil Co. memorabilia centered around turn-of-the-century
storefront, along with 1913 Model T, 1928 Model A truck and roadster,
pioneer life and early transportation exhibits. Open Monday to
Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m. 1028 N. McDonald (Tex
- CHESTNUT SQUARE - Quaint Victorian
and Greek Revival style houses are among five open Tues. 10 a.m.
- 3 p.m. March June and Sept - November. The hoses range in age
fro 1853 - 1910 and are furnished with period furnishings. Just
south of the square on Chestnut Street. Admission.
- COLLIN COUNTY YOUTH AND FARM MUSEUM
- Dedicated to preserving Collin County agriculture heritage.
Features collection of antique farm equipment and artifacts from
North Texas farms from the 1930s. Open Tues. from 1 to 5 p.m.
North on U.S. 75 to U.S. 380 west to F.M. 7461, north on county
road 166. Approximately 4 miles northwest of the city.
- HEARD NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM AND WILDLIFE
SANCTUARY - Natural history exhibits of flora, fauna,
and geology. Native live animal exhibits. Nature store and c lasses
for all ages. Nature trails through 275 acre wildlife sanctuary.
Scenic picnic area. Open Tues. - Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; sun from
1 to 5 p.m. South 2 miles on Texas 5; east 1 mile on F.M. 1378.
- OLD POST OFFICE MUSEUM - Built
in 1911 at a cost of $60,000 handsome building includes walkways
and peepholes used by postal inspectors. Local and pioneer history
exhibits related to Colin County, plus traveling exhibits. Open
Tues. 1 to 5 p.m. Chestnut and Virginia Streets.
- PARKS - Wilson Creek Park incorporates
Towne Lake Recreation Area, a 20 acre lake with paddleboats, sailboats,
food concessions, fishing and sand volleyball., Park also includes
softball and soccer complexes, bike trails and community center.
Between Eldorado Pkwy and Louisiana Street east of U.S. 75.
- Finch park offers tree-shaded picnic areas, playgrounds, sports
fields, swimming pool, and restored historic home of town namesake,
Collin McKinney. South edge of town off Kentucky Street.
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