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'''The Colony''' [http://www.thecolonychamber.com] is a bedroom community in North Texas, about 30 miles north of [[Dallas]]. The Colony is probably best known for the unusually high number of liquor stores among the neighboring dry cities. Though it is technically a city, it is mainly considered an oasis for commuters and drinkers.
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The Colony, City by the Lake, is one of the best kept secrets in the heart of North Texas - located less than 30 miles from Downtown Dallas. Best known for strikingly beautiful views of Lake Lewisville, The Colony extends 23 miles along its eastern shoreline. Residents and visitors alike immerse themselves in hundreds of acres of wildlife as they enjoy a myriad of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and cycling.
 
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==Understand==
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
The Colony can be accessed by Texas State Highway 121 to the south or 380 to the north if you can fight through overcrowded streets caused by poorly thought out construction constantly going on throughout the entire city.
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The Colony can be accessed by Texas State Highway 121 to the south or 380 to the north. We're also conveniently located 5 miles from the Dallas North Tollway providing you a quick 25 minute drive to Dallas Love Field Airport. In addition, Texas State Highway 121 takes you right to the Dallas Forth Worth International Airport in no time. Surrounded by Plano, Frisco, Lewisville, Carrollton, Grapevine and Denton, The Colony brings you hometown feel with big city advantages.  
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
The colony has one of, if not the only city hall/library that was formerly a food lion shut down for numerous heath code violations.
 
  
 
Visit the Memorial to Veterans of the Armed Services located within The Colony Five Star Complex. The concept of the Veteran's Memorial began in 2003, with The Colony Masonic Lodge #1451's commitment to recognize and honor all Veterans. Bricks around the cenotaph display Veterans of the past, present and future and consist of the name, rank, branch of the military, and years of service for both active personnel and honorably discharged veterans.
 
Visit the Memorial to Veterans of the Armed Services located within The Colony Five Star Complex. The concept of the Veteran's Memorial began in 2003, with The Colony Masonic Lodge #1451's commitment to recognize and honor all Veterans. Bricks around the cenotaph display Veterans of the past, present and future and consist of the name, rank, branch of the military, and years of service for both active personnel and honorably discharged veterans.
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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The sports, outdoor, and water bound enthusiast can find plenty to do in The Colony. You can take to the water on 23 miles of shoreline, choose from a selection of 23 municipal parks, or visit multiple attractions while enjoying a relaxing and scenic atmosphere in The Colony.  
 
The sports, outdoor, and water bound enthusiast can find plenty to do in The Colony. You can take to the water on 23 miles of shoreline, choose from a selection of 23 municipal parks, or visit multiple attractions while enjoying a relaxing and scenic atmosphere in The Colony.  
  
Play golf on two of the "finest" golf courses in Texas (so they say) or visit Stewart Creek Park and MarineQuest at Hidden Cove for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, or just unwinding in a scenic lake setting.
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Play golf on two of the "finest" golf courses in Texas or visit Stewart Creek Park and MarineQuest at Hidden Cove for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, or just unwinding in a scenic lake setting.
  
Hawaiian Falls Water park (for about 20$ for entry per person, not including food and lockers)and The Colony Aquatic Park provide family fun in the summertime in The Colony for very young children, though, adults might find that the water park lacks a pool deeper than 4 feet. The Aquatic Park has a deeper indoor pool, a shallow outdoor leisure lagoon and an interactive splash zone. During the school year, the Aquatic Park shifts into a major kayak location, with a full range of classes.  Lap swimming, party rentals, exercise classes, youth swim clubs, SCUBA and swim classes are also part of the winter schedule.
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Hawaiian Falls Water park and The Colony Aquatic Park provide family fun in the summertime in The Colony for all ages. The Aquatic Park has a deeper indoor pool, a shallow outdoor leisure lagoon and an interactive splash zone. During the school year, the Aquatic Park shifts into a major kayak location, with a full range of classes.  Lap swimming, party rentals, exercise classes, youth swim clubs, SCUBA and swim classes are also part of the winter schedule.
  
  
* '''The Tribute''', [http://www.thetributegc.com/]. Offers a recreation of many of the famous holes from Scotland's historic courses.  If you want to play The Road Hole at St. Andrews, here's the next best thing.  Located north of the city in The Colony.
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* '''The Tribute''', [http://www.thetributegc.com/]. Offers a recreation of many of the famous holes from Scotland's historic courses.  If you want to play The Road Hole at St. Andrews, here's the next best thing.  Located in the northern part of The Colony.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
Fast food, or prepackaged food from one of many gas stations. Because this area shuts down at ten, visit the local Wendy's, taco bell, or Whataburger for a cheap, albeit greasy, meal, should you happen to be lost.
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With plenty of restaurants from which to chose, The Colony brings you the best fares at great bargains.  
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
A few rounds at the local pubs, bars, or bar/grills might be a worthwhile diversion, but get a designated driver, as cabs are few and far between, and public transit is non-existent.  
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You will find the perfect happy hour hangout after a full day of playing on the lake or stolling on the beautiful nature trails that wind through acres of wildlife. 
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CJ’s Restaurant & Club
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6700 Main St.
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The Colony, TX 75056
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Phone: (972) 625-6207
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www.cjsinthecolony.net
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McSwiggan’s Irish Pub
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6910 Windhaven Pkwy
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The Colony, TX 75056
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Phone: (972) 820-0688
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www.mcswiggansirishpub.com
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Nick’s Grill & Bar
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5110 Paige Rd.
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The Colony, TX 75056
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Phone: (972) 625-0936
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www.sportscitycafe.net
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Pat’s Pub 
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5204 S. Colony Blvd.
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The Colony, TX 75056
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Phone: (972) 370-8456
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Stan’s Lakeview Taphouse & Grill
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4847 Main St.
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The Colony, TX 75056
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Phone: (972) 370-9994
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www.stanslakeview.com
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Zen Bar Austin Ranch
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6910 Windhaven Pkwy
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The Colony, TX 75056
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Phone: (214) 483-5500
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www.zenrbl.com
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
Budget Inn and Comfort Suites are the only source of lodging although more motel/hotels are supposedly in the works.
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Two brand new hotels, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Residence Inn, have just opened and invite you to enjoy strikingly beautiful décor, exceptional customer service and a memorable stay. Hotel accommodations include a 32-inch flat screen television, free wireless high-speed internet access, outdoor pool, fitness center and complimentary deluxe breakfast buffet. For extended stay visitors Whether you stay one night or thirty, either one of these hotels is the perfect fit
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Two of other hotels, Comfort Suites and Budget Suites are just as accomodating. All guests at Comfort Suites will enjoy free full hot buffet breakfast, coffee, weekday newspaper and access to our wired and wireless high-speed internet, business center, indoor heated pool, hot tub and fitness center.
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Best known for competitive prices and fully furnished apartment style accommodations, Budge Suites comes with all utility bills paid, free cable television, including HBO and ESPN, free local calls, on-site laundry facilities, maintenance services, beautiful pools and full-size kitchens complete with appliances.
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Escape to The Tribute along the shores of Lewisville Lake and enjoy the elegantly appointed guest suites for a weekend of golfing or retreating. All our suites were custom designed after famous clubs in Scotland and come equipped with a flat screen television, free wireless high-speed internet access and beautiful antique furnishings.
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==

Revision as of 15:16, 8 December 2009

The Colony, City by the Lake, is one of the best kept secrets in the heart of North Texas - located less than 30 miles from Downtown Dallas. Best known for strikingly beautiful views of Lake Lewisville, The Colony extends 23 miles along its eastern shoreline. Residents and visitors alike immerse themselves in hundreds of acres of wildlife as they enjoy a myriad of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and cycling.

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Get in

The Colony can be accessed by Texas State Highway 121 to the south or 380 to the north. We're also conveniently located 5 miles from the Dallas North Tollway providing you a quick 25 minute drive to Dallas Love Field Airport. In addition, Texas State Highway 121 takes you right to the Dallas Forth Worth International Airport in no time. Surrounded by Plano, Frisco, Lewisville, Carrollton, Grapevine and Denton, The Colony brings you hometown feel with big city advantages.

Get around

See

Visit the Memorial to Veterans of the Armed Services located within The Colony Five Star Complex. The concept of the Veteran's Memorial began in 2003, with The Colony Masonic Lodge #1451's commitment to recognize and honor all Veterans. Bricks around the cenotaph display Veterans of the past, present and future and consist of the name, rank, branch of the military, and years of service for both active personnel and honorably discharged veterans.

Do

The sports, outdoor, and water bound enthusiast can find plenty to do in The Colony. You can take to the water on 23 miles of shoreline, choose from a selection of 23 municipal parks, or visit multiple attractions while enjoying a relaxing and scenic atmosphere in The Colony.

Play golf on two of the "finest" golf courses in Texas or visit Stewart Creek Park and MarineQuest at Hidden Cove for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, or just unwinding in a scenic lake setting.

Hawaiian Falls Water park and The Colony Aquatic Park provide family fun in the summertime in The Colony for all ages. The Aquatic Park has a deeper indoor pool, a shallow outdoor leisure lagoon and an interactive splash zone. During the school year, the Aquatic Park shifts into a major kayak location, with a full range of classes. Lap swimming, party rentals, exercise classes, youth swim clubs, SCUBA and swim classes are also part of the winter schedule.


  • The Tribute, [1]. Offers a recreation of many of the famous holes from Scotland's historic courses. If you want to play The Road Hole at St. Andrews, here's the next best thing. Located in the northern part of The Colony.

Buy

Eat

With plenty of restaurants from which to chose, The Colony brings you the best fares at great bargains.

Drink

You will find the perfect happy hour hangout after a full day of playing on the lake or stolling on the beautiful nature trails that wind through acres of wildlife.

CJ’s Restaurant & Club 6700 Main St. The Colony, TX 75056 Phone: (972) 625-6207 www.cjsinthecolony.net

McSwiggan’s Irish Pub 6910 Windhaven Pkwy The Colony, TX 75056 Phone: (972) 820-0688 www.mcswiggansirishpub.com

Nick’s Grill & Bar 5110 Paige Rd. The Colony, TX 75056 Phone: (972) 625-0936 www.sportscitycafe.net

Pat’s Pub 5204 S. Colony Blvd. The Colony, TX 75056 Phone: (972) 370-8456

Stan’s Lakeview Taphouse & Grill 4847 Main St. The Colony, TX 75056 Phone: (972) 370-9994 www.stanslakeview.com

Zen Bar Austin Ranch 6910 Windhaven Pkwy The Colony, TX 75056 Phone: (214) 483-5500 www.zenrbl.com


Sleep

Two brand new hotels, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Residence Inn, have just opened and invite you to enjoy strikingly beautiful décor, exceptional customer service and a memorable stay. Hotel accommodations include a 32-inch flat screen television, free wireless high-speed internet access, outdoor pool, fitness center and complimentary deluxe breakfast buffet. For extended stay visitors Whether you stay one night or thirty, either one of these hotels is the perfect fit

Two of other hotels, Comfort Suites and Budget Suites are just as accomodating. All guests at Comfort Suites will enjoy free full hot buffet breakfast, coffee, weekday newspaper and access to our wired and wireless high-speed internet, business center, indoor heated pool, hot tub and fitness center.

Best known for competitive prices and fully furnished apartment style accommodations, Budge Suites comes with all utility bills paid, free cable television, including HBO and ESPN, free local calls, on-site laundry facilities, maintenance services, beautiful pools and full-size kitchens complete with appliances.

Escape to The Tribute along the shores of Lewisville Lake and enjoy the elegantly appointed guest suites for a weekend of golfing or retreating. All our suites were custom designed after famous clubs in Scotland and come equipped with a flat screen television, free wireless high-speed internet access and beautiful antique furnishings.


Get out


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