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Your Ultimate Guide to Things to Do in Frisco

Let’s not forget about the many things to do in Frisco, within an easy 20-minute drive of most parts of the City of Plano. Having lived here for 10 years, I can tell you that I’ve tried many, if not all, of these things to do in Frisco.

Frisco has great restaurants, fun indoor and outdoor spaces to explore, and tons of sports and entertainment at their fingertips.

These Things to Do in Frisco are a MUST!

  • Sci-Tech Discovery Center
  • Pump it Up
  • KidZania
  • Frisco Athletic Center
  • Frisco Public Library
  • Video Game Museum
  • Ninja Nation
  • The Star Tour
  • iFly
  • Canyons Rock Climbing
  • National Soccer Hall of Fame at FC Dallas
  • Splash Pads: JR Newman, Shepard’s Glen & Hope Park

What is Frisco Texas best known for?

Not only is it home to the Dallas Cowboys’ training facility at The Star and talks with Universal Studios to open a park close to Prosper but with the recent addition of PGA America moving their headquarters to Frisco, the city is again firmly taking its place as one of the entertainment and sports capitals of North Texas.

Frisco is known for many things, not least some of the area’s best neighborhoods and schools, but shopping, a vibrant restaurant scene, and family fun are all available in abundance.

Easter Egg Hunt

Is Frisco worth a visit?

Yes. Just north of Dallas and across the border from Plano, Prosper, Lewisville, McKinney, and Allen, it’s easy to get to via the Dallas North Tollway and the 121, or the infamous 380 (beware of the endless construction!)

National Videogame Museum Frisco

Things to do in Frisco

Museums and Indoor Play

Some of our favorite places and things to do in Frisco include the Frisco Heritage Museum, National Videogame Museum, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, and TrainTopia, which is an exclusive exhibit in Frisco with a giant layout model covering the American Southwest.

Get free entrance into National Videogame Museum and Discovery Center in Frisco with the purchase of a Pogo Pass. Get 50% off here

While you’re on a shopping trip inside Stonebriar Mall, be sure to check out Kidzania – a Texas’ sized mini-city for kids, run by kids. If you want to combine a meal with a fun venue to play board and video games to your heart’s content, you need to check out Nerdvana, near Frisco Square.

Bowling and Arcades are also plentiful things to do in Frisco: especially the old-style decor at Strikz and Main Event Frisco, and the multi-level Dave and Buster’s.

More: KidZania Frisco: The First Ultimate Mini-City for Kids

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See and enjoy Live Sports

The home of Major League Soccer FC Dallas at the Toyota Stadium and the Frisco Roughriders at the Dr Pepper Ballpark, seeing live soccer and minor league baseball are within reach, as is a unique experience of a tour of the famous Dallas Cowboys training facility at The Star complex. You should not miss the really awesome National Soccer Hall of Fame if you visit the FC Dallas facility!

You can also enjoy indoor hockey and ice skating at Children’s Star Center, also based in Frisco.

More: 7 Best Places to play Hockey and go Ice Skating

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Get outside in Frisco: Visit Frisco Parks and Play areas

Limestone Quarry is a favorite best-kept secret that has it all: swings, slides, trees, and covered pavilions. Be sure to go past the play area and down an unmarked path that leads to an Oasis, flanked by rocks and beautiful clear water to swim in.

In the Summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Frisco Water Park at Frisco Athletic Center is a great place to enjoy some outdoor water fun

More: 17 of the Most Fun Water Parks near to Dallas Fort Worth and Texas

Hope Park Frisco
Photo Credit: Leathers and Associates

For younger kids, a great place to take them is the Hope Park play area inside Frisco Commons. In the Summer, enjoy the Splash pad next to it too!

They have cute walking trails surrounded by large trees and a fishing pond, which is rumored to have turtles in it! Take a picnic, enjoy the sunset, and kick back and relax.

Why do people want to move to Frisco TX?

If you’re looking for somewhere to live, there are pockets of undeveloped land and new housing developments still going up, but it’s getting far closer to building out than it was even 5 years ago.

With great job prospects and proximity to the Dallas Metroplex, you can probably find good job prospects within a 30-minute drive of home, whether it’s in Frisco itself or further North or South of Frisco.

The choice of great public and private schools is a huge pull toward Frisco, but house pricing is probably not too different than the cities further South if that’s a big factor in your decision.

Many West Coast and Northeast-based corporates have been moving their headquarters to North Plano and the Frisco area, as the availability of skilled labor is plentiful and the cost of living still fairly accessible for many employees.

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  • Abbie

    Hi, I’m Abbie, super mom, and busy-bee who moved to Plano from London, England with my husband and 2 kids, Jesse and Lucy, in the Summer of 2013. Plano Moms was my lifeline when I arrived as I didn’t know anyone or anything about my new city that I now called home. When I’m not being a Plano Mom or being a taxi service to my kids, working out, cooking and reading (when I find the time!)

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