In the town of Spring, TX, there's neighborhood that seems to have it all – beautiful houses, manicured lawns, all the trimmings of an upscale suburban community. So why, then, does no one live here?
This is Main Street America. Some call it a theme park, though you won't find any roller coasters or carnival games here. Instead, the park is based around 12 model homes, all built with the latest materials, up-to-the-minute design inspirations, cutting-edge technological installations and some very cool and unique options. Visitors can explore every aspect of each home and get information on a broad range of products, from interior finishes to structural components to home services. And not just the basics like kitchens and baths, but the fun stuff too: man caves, game rooms, family dens, a backyard putt-putt course. One house has a secret room hidden behind a bookshelf. It really is a grown-up playground for anyone looking to design or remodel a home or even just interested in seeing what's new.
At the core of the Main Street America experience is the variety of products on display throughout the showcase homes. Visitors are given use of an innovative hand-held gadget called TED (Technological Education Device), used to gain instant access to information on selected products and services featured in each showcase home. Interested in a specific lamp, a brick exterior, swimming pool accessory, surround sound system component or kitchen appliance? TED will access its brand name, list of features, provide buying information and create a virtual shopping list. Order it on the spot or save it to a wishlist which you can later access online.
Main Street America begins with the showhouse shopping experience but it doesn't end there: The park provides many educational opportunities, entertaining events, seasonal festivities and fun stuff for kids:
- Learn something new – Classes and demos are offered on topics like creating a sports court, outdoor grilling or how to build the ultimate garage.
- Make a gourmet meal – Take a cooking class at the on-site culinary school, The Main Course.
- Or just make reservations – MAIN Restaurant is a world-class dining experience, located in the Guest Center of Main Street America.
- Attend a Special Event – Check the calendar for special celebrations like Family Day, Women's Day, the upcoming Fall Festival and "Christmas on Main Street".
Main Street America is open year-round, 7 days a week.
Admission is $15.00 for Adults (16 & over), $5.00 for kids (4-15) and free for kids 3 and under.
Whether you're planning a new house or just like to see what's trending in home decor and technology, your whole family will enjoy a stroll down Main Street.