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If you are headed to Texas and strapped for time, make sure you head to Frisco. This suburban paradise perfectly combines the hustle and bustle that larger towns in Texas have to offer with the homeliness of a country town. The perfect stop for the whole family, be sure not to give Frisco a miss.
History and Museums
Frisco has many museums to offer every informative city, which will appease even the most dedicated history buff. Frisco is so rich in historical content that the Frisco Heritage Museum is dedicated to just that, cataloging this northern Texas town's history. While there, be sure to check out the caboose's replicas (and a real locomotive) and the impressive – and expansive – four-acre display of the town, including a jail, various homes, a fountain, and a railroad depot, among other things.
Frisco, Texas, is also home to the most extensive private collection of sculptures in the state, with many Texan sculptures. Yes, the Texas Sculpture Garden is an unmissable feature of Frisco, featuring impressive sculptures and intricate landscaping and water features throughout the experience. It presents the perfect opportunity for a scenic (and self-paced) walkthrough Texan culture.
If you happen to be heavily into videogame culture, guess what? Frisco has something for you, just as it has for everyone. The National Video Game Museum is dedicated to cataloging video games' history, retelling the stories of the gaming industries' development spanning from the 1950s to today's modern-day gaming consoles. As well as preserving knowledge on the history of gaming, they also keep a collection of physical artifacts, some of which are even interactable for visitors to the museum.
Railroads are also significant to Texas's history and the entirety of the United States, which is why The Museum of the American Railroad is situated right here in Frisco, Texas. Featuring several display trains, interactive activities for visitors, and various railroad industry artifacts, this 60-year-old museum is perfect for any train enthusiast in your group.
Frisco also has various monuments to history scattered about, such as a calaboose – which is essentially a southern term for a jail that could only hold roughly one person. It would be best if you also see the historic downtown, which used to be known as Emerson; you can now see five roads where Emerson's township once was.
It is well known that many Texans love their guns. It should come as no surprise, then, that Frisco has a gun range. Not any old gun range, this state-of-the-art indoor shooting range featuring all the latest safety measures is sure to impress even the most seasoned hunter or gun enthusiast. Frisco Gun Club regularly offers classes for those inexperienced with guns. They even have a café for anyone in your party who would prefer not to partake in this Texan tradition.
If you enjoy a fun night out bowling with friends or family, you may have found the perfect new spot for your activities. Strikz is an upscale bowling alley serving dinner and drinks over a game of bowling, laser tag, or a visit to the arcade. Be sure to take in the boutique feel of the leather sofas and the neon lighting while you are there.
If you have children, Frisco also has many facilities and activities dedicated to the young ones. Jump! Zone is 11,000 square feet of trampolines, slides, obstacles, arcade games, and all sorts of inflatable goodies made for entertaining your children for hours. You will relax while leaving them in here to burn off all the energy that children are known for possessing. There are specific hours dedicated to more minor children, so you don't need to worry about injuries, and there is also a toddler dedicated area. If you'd prefer a more learning-based experience for your children, there is a Play Street Museum devoted to children's toys. There are costumes, props, playhouses, and various other trinkets so the little ones can use their expansive imaginations to create hours of fun.
Frisco Commons Park features playgrounds, a fishing pond, and an amphitheater which may entice you on a peaceful walk with or without children.
Sport and Stadiums
Texas is known for its love of sports, and Frisco follows suit. The Star is 91 acres of football dedicated land, but it also happens to be the place the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters calls home. In addition to the offices for the Cowboy's corporate offshoots and a practice facility, there's also Ford Center which is an indoor football stadium. There are tons of entertainment venues, shopping, and dining in the area, too, so you're able to see a fair amount of everything you'd want to while you're there. Book a VIP Guided Tour of The Star to see Ford Center and the War Room for the NFL Draft and a collection of Superbowl memorabilia.
Now, a treat for the soccer fans. The Toyota Stadium in Frisco is not only an imposing multipurpose sports and entertainment facility — it is also home to FC Dallas. Plus, it has been determined that the National Soccer Hall of Fame will be built here. Regardless of whether you catch a game while you're there, be sure to check out the north-east corner of the stadium to locate the team gift shop and stock up on all trinkets you want.