Welcome to Addison

The city of Addison is located in the heart of northern Texas. Addison is near Dallas, making it easy to reach for travelers. The city is named after the area's first postmaster, Addison Robertson. Addison's weather includes mild winters and hot, humid summers. The city is home to an impressive number of restaurants for a town of its size. The alcohol laws differ from other parts of Texas, allowing restaurants to sell by the drink. Addison is a fun stop off the beaten path of more well-known Texas destinations.

Addison is home to a unique slice of Texas history. Mary Kay Cosmetics is headquartered in the city. The headquarters also houses a museum dedicated to the history of the Texas business. The founder, Mary Kay Ash, lived locally and began her cosmetics empire at a small store in the area. The museum highlights Mary Kay's career as well as products from her line. Mary Kay is not the only individual honored by the museum. The museum also has a section dedicated to the top employees of the company.

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a great place for airplane enthusiasts. The museum began as the private collection of a local businessman, but is now open to the public. The airplanes on display range from World War I planes to aircraft flown in the Vietnam War. The museum aims to educate visitors about aviation. Detailed and devoted work goes into the full restoration of every featured aircraft. The museum is not limited to just aircraft and boasts an impressive art collection as well.

The WaterTower Theatre is not an average playhouse. Since opening, WaterTower has featured over 70 different products of musicals and plays. From the plays of Shakespeare to grand premieres of new productions, WaterTower Theatre is the hottest spot in Addison for entertainment. The modern theater has been well recognized by the region and sets the standard for dramatic and musical productions.

A stop at the Blueprints at Addison Circle is a great way to wrap up a day in Addison. The bright blue metal poles of this sculpture reach out towards the sky like a giant tree. Each section of poles features metal designs based on actual blueprints from the buildings of Addison, Texas. This unique sculpture stands nearly 4 stories tall. It's a great place to rest and take some pictures before moving on to the other delights of Addison, Texas.