Flower Mound and nearby cities, such as Grapevine, offer rich history and heritage. We are surrounded by so much culture and so many things to do. When those two become one, life is better because of it. Take a short field trip this summer to visit these must-see museums and historical sites near our neighborhoods. You’ll not only enjoy yourself, but you will learn so much along the way.
Distance from Elan Flower Mound: an 18-minute drive
Nothing is greater than cooling off from the summer heat while learning about Texas’s rich history. Dive into the past this summer at Grapevine Galleries and Grapevine Museums, which offers a diverse collection of cultural art and historical exhibitions. Free to the public, this museum offers new exhibitions, activities, and art shows each month.
Distance from Elan Flower Mound: an 10-minute drive
The Grapevine Cotton Ginners Museum shares the backstory of Grapevine’s original cotton ginners, if you hadn’t guessed that already. The museum, which was formally a house built in 1910, was originally located on Grapevine’s historical cotton gin at Scribner Street and West College. The museum is open seven days a week and offers hands-on activities, including a cotton gin to learn just how so many by-products are produced from these important plants. We’re all about admiring from afar, but when we are given the option to actually interact, we’re all the more intrigued.
Distance from Elan Flower Mound: a 20-minute drive
Walk across history on the historic Old Alton Bridge. This site connects the two cities of Denton and Copper along Texas Hickory Creek on Copper Canyon Road. Built in 1884, this historical landmark is home to scenic views of nature and trails along its 145-foot-long path. Not only will you find that this destination is rich with history, but it is also wildly photogenic and some even say it’s haunted. Spooky much?