A Look Inside: Grandscape

Grandscape in The Colony is quite possibly the coolest indoor-outdoor shopping destination you’ve ever experienced. With attractions for the whole family, upscale restaurants perfect for date night and locally-owned boutiques, it’s time to add a trip to Grandscape to your weekend plans. Check out some of the shops, eateries and experiences that make this the hottest destination in North Texas.

World-Class Entertainment

You don’t have to go far to experience an abundance of family-friendly attractions, thrill-seeking adventures and lively nightlife options. At Grandscape, it’s all within walking distance and surrounded by lush trees and digital art displays. 

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games offers unparalleled entertainment ranging from exclusive VR experiences to high-speed go-karting. The multistory track, with hairpin turns and electric karts reaching up to 35mph, is an adrenaline junkie’s dream. If racing isn’t your speed, relax at the duckpin bowling lanes’ lounge, immerse yourself in a virtual reality gaming experience or get competitive in the laser tag arena and elevated ropes course.  

The US has yet to see anything like Immersive Gamebox. The UK-based company offers the ultimate augmented reality experience with immersive digital adventures inside an interactive room. Cooperate with friends and family to complete each task with the gamebox’s advanced projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and 360° surround sound. Reserve a game room for up to six people for 30-minutes or a full hour of interactive fun.

Galaxy Theatres is the luxury movie-going experience you deserve. Take your pick of deluxe leather recliners in one of the immersive Sony Digital Cinema auditoriums, complete with dual 4k laser digital cinema projectors and a 70-foot screen. Arrive early for your show time to enjoy a movie-themed beverage at the bar.

Spectacular scenes await from atop the breathtaking Grandscape Wheel standing 180 feet tall. Take in 360° views of the scenic North Texas skyline inside climate-controlled gondolas. Enjoy an approximately 15-minute ride overlooking the waters of Lewisville Lake to the high rises in downtown Dallas. Upgrade to a V.I.P. experience with premium access to an exclusive gondola with leather Ferrari-style seats, a glass-bottom floor, upgraded stereo and complimentary souvenir photos.

Outdoor Digital Art

It’s hard to miss the digital art displays scattered around Grandscape. Upon arrival, you’ll immediately see the towering Stylon, a 43-foot double-sided digital sign showcasing ever-changing video, animation and images. Not to be outdone, The Kaleidoscope stands 35-feet tall, covered in hundreds of video tiles. All 1,000 LED lights, 16-channel audio and integrated cameras create a digital art experience unlike any before. Stick around until dark to view a mesmerizing show at The Fountain. Choreographed music and 3D projection on the water’s surface begin at the top of every hour.

Amazing Concerts & Live Performances

Live music can be found all over The Colony, but Lava Cantina has established itself as the premier entertainment venue with national acts on stage and Creole-Mexican fusion on the menu. Reserve a table at this open-air venue or opt for a VIP concert experience. Check out the ever-evolving lineup of bands, movie screenings and themed brunches.

At Windmills, quality food, craft brews and live music meet for an unforgettable night out. The concept, new to the US, offers a fusion of Indian and Texan flavors on the menu with live jazz on the stage. Kick back with a specialty beer, brewed onsite, and let the sounds of boundary-breaking artists transport you.

The entertainment never ends inside Grandscape. On any given day, you’ll find local performers, film screenings or workout classes on The Topo Chico Lawn & Stage, all free of charge. Find a seat on the oversized lawn for an evening concert or family movie night. Check out a complete list of events before your trip to Grandscape.

Vivid Nightlife

Putt your way through a modern spin on mini golf. Not only are Puttery’s multi-level four courses Instagramable and immersive, the innovative auto-scoring technology makes gameplay a breeze. This adult-only locale serves up contemporary craft cocktails and chef-crafted signature dishes perfect for a night out in the lounge or on the outdoor terrace. The good times keep rolling with DJ nights and special events for an unforgettable evening out with friends.

Part Honky Tonk, part beer garden, Truck Yard is all Texas flair. Referred to as an “adult playground,” Truck Yard offers something for everyone with made-to-order cheesesteaks, live local tunes, rotating food truck fare and cold brews on tap. Sit back and relax or play yard games on the lawn. As the saying goes, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Adjacent to Truck Yard are two bars serving up one-of-a-kind drinks. Sample tastes of carefully cultivated beers processed by the creative minds behind Beard Science. Brew masters combine special spices and unexpected ingredients to craft sours with local ingredients. Limin’ Lounge, a quintessential tiki bar, features tropical cocktails with plenty of fun with friends. Sing to your heart’s content in your own karaoke room or plan a poker night in a private game room.

Check out more nightlife in The Colony and plan your perfect night out using our itinerary.

Shops Favored by Locals

Inside the heart of Grandscape lies The Homestead. The curated collection of locally owned boutiques are perfect for shopaholics or those looking for a treasured souvenir.

Bullzerk is the top gift shop in Dallas-Fort Worth and well-known for immortalizing North Texas pride on t-shirts, posters, coasters, koozies and more. Stop by the shop and explore a collection of hand-printed on-trend tees.

Explore the ancient art form of water marbling at Dallas Silk Art. The gallery features traditional hand-dyed fabrics and accessories, as well as more modern 3D materials and home decor. Learn how to create your own treasure with Dallas Silk Art’s workshops and private events. This one-of-a-kind experience offers an interactive and therapeutic activity for all ages.

Named after the owner’s three children, this family-owned boutique offers quality goods for affordable prices. Browse on-trend clothing, must-have accessories, locally-made hand creams and more at GAL Clothing.

Shop one-of-a-kind leather goods, handcrafted to last a lifetime at Odin Leather. Shop owner and craftsman, Odin, combines high-quality materials with old-world techniques and tools to produce classically styled belts, bags, key chains and much more.

Art comes to life with designs, décor and more at REECII. Meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans from around the world, each piece tells a story that keep traditions alive. Each purchase helps the environment, fights poverty and assists those whom live with disabilities.

Soul Stonz is a modern crystal apothecary that sets out to bring peace and positivity through its many home products and accessories. Each handcrafted ware features stunning crystals or gemstones to enhance spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Treat yourself to unique crystal-infused soy candles, gemstone wall hangings and more.

Voted Best Soap Shop in Dallas by D Magazine, White Rock Soap Gallery proudly produces all-natural and vegan soaps, soy wax candles and body care products. This cozy gift shop is the perfect place to find self-care products made by Texas-based artisans.

Elevate your shopping experience and refresh your closet with on-trend apparel from Willow House. Seek out the latest in southern-inspired clothing and accessories for women, men and even babies. Shop the store’s curated collection which includes independent labels mixed with beloved brands like Z Supply and Free People. Willow House’s exclusive “Littles” collection features printed onesies, stylish bows and soon-to-be favorite stuffed animals.

Outside the Homestead, you’ll find The World’s Largest All Sports Store and The Nation’s Largest Home Furnishing Store. SCHEELS’ 331,000 square-foot storefront features 80 specialty shops and departments that offer the hottest workout apparel, sports equipment, home goods, fan gear and shoes for the whole family. A trip to the store is not complete without seeing Wildlife Mountain, taking a spin on the indoor Ferris wheel or enjoying handmade fudge from Ginna’s Cafe.

NFM is more than just a home-furnishing store. The 1.8 million-square-foot showroom and warehouse space offers everything from the latest electronics and tech to home decor and one-of-a-kind gifts. Before your trip to NFM, check out their upcoming special events ranging from outdoor Market Days with local vendors to tech demos and celebrity appearances.

Perfect Patio Dining

Welcome to foodie heaven. Grandscape offers nearly 30 different restaurants and eateries (with more on the way), featuring global cuisines and specialties. Try dining al fresco at one of these favorite spots for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The covered patio at Hard Eight BBQ has welcomed thousands of diners since the restaurant opened in 2016, and for good reason. The quintessential Texas smokehouse serves meats and sides perfumed by mesquite wood and made fresh daily. The menu features brisket, ribs, ham and pulled pork straight from the pit.

One restaurant, favored by locals and rock fans is Rock & Brews, co-founded by KISS band members, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The high-energy family restaurant immerses guests in a rock-inspired experience even on the open-air patio. Choose from rocking menu items like Sgt. Pepper’s Jalapeno Poppers, “Any Way You Want It” pizzas and Purple Rain Drops.

Parry’s Pizzeria and Taphouse has brought New York-style pies to the Lone Star State. The neighborhood pizzeria is dedicated to crowd-pleasing pizza, spicy Buffalo wings and a wide assortment of local brews. The covered patio at Parry’s, which overlooks The Lawn, is the perfect spot to kick back and relax with a cold beer in one hand and a slice of cheesy goodness in the other.

Enjoy an exquisite meal on the balcony patio at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. The patio is available seasonally for an al fresco meal, where everything is made by hand from the best ingredients. Davio’s refined menu features everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations, served by attentive and hospitable staff.

Discover a complete list of eateries in The Colony, ready to serve you for dine-in, take out or delivery.

Snacks and Sweet Tooth’s Delights

After a delicious meal at Grandscape save room for a decadent dessert or take home a savory snack. The area features an array of bakeries and treat shops sure to delight. Julie’s Sweets features Southern-style pies, cakes and cookies baked with love and none of the “bad stuff”. Only natural ingredients like unbleached flour, unrefined sugar and healthy oils go into their creations.  

If you’re in the mood for classic sweets, Kilwins is the place for you. The confectionary offers chocolates, caramels and fudges made the same way since 1947. Their “made-in-store” mentality hasn’t changed either, with caramel apples, brittles and chocolate-covered pretzels made fresh daily.

For ice cream lovers, it doesn’t get much better than The Baked Bear. Super-premium ice cream is crafted in a dozen flavors and is ready to be sandwiched between freshly baked cookies. These handcrafted treats are made to order and feature endless possibilities with mix-and-match cookies and a variety of toppings. Whether you choose to customize your ice cream sandwich or order the monthly special, be sure to get your creation warmed up for the perfect gooey bite.

Triple T’s Popcorn mixes savory and sweet with popcorn goodies for every palate. This family-run shop features freshly popped popcorn smothered in flavorful seasonings, luscious chocolates and cravable caramels. Some of the most outrageous flavors include Cookies and Cream, Cinnamon Toast, Zebra Caramel and Dill Pickle.

Hand-rolled and made fresh daily, Ben’s Soft Pretzels are made to melt in your mouth. With a combination of the Amish-inspired recipe, imported German pretzel salt and eleven gourmet dipping sauces, the bakery features an excellent range of flavors. From pretzel dogs and jumbo soft pretzels to sweet bites and pizza, you won’t want to miss out.

Jugo offers a healthy treat or meal-on-the-go option. Their delicious superfood bowls and smoothies are made with the highest quality ingredients and they offer vegan-friendly protein and nut butter options. Using a hydraulic press and centrifugal method, they extract the freshest juices from their fruit. Enjoy one of their pre-built menu options or be adventurous and build your own.

More to Explore

Although there’s tons to see, do and eat inside Grandscape, more is on the way. To learn more about what’s coming soon, check out The Most Anticipated Openings of 2023 and a comprehensive list on our Anticipate page.

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