Whether you have young kids, teenagers, or kids at various stages in life, it can be tough to find activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Thankfully, Frisco, Texas, is the perfect place with loads of things to see and do that everyone will love. Here are seven major attractions in Frisco that are perfect for any family with kids of all ages.
1. Dr. Pepper Ballpark
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One of the coolest, most unique minor league stadiums in the country, the Dr. Pepper Ballpark stadium is a must-visit. This place is home to the Frisco RoughRiders who regularly offer autographs after games. Post-game fireworks and family nights are regular events at this ballpark. Get tickets to a game and enjoy the local food trucks, a bouncy house, and large play areas. Parents can relax with a beer while they watch the kids play or watch a game.
The most distinguishing characteristics of the Dr. Pepper Ballpark is its lazy river. Fans can actually hang out in a pool that stretches along the outfield while enjoying baseball. Large patio areas and the beach-house feel make this the perfect spot for a warm, sunny day. If you can’t catch a game, keep in mind that the ballpark is also available for party rentals and other events.
2. Texas Sculpture Garden
Interested in art or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk outside? Head to the Texas Sculpture Garden. You’ll see more than 40 unique sculptures throughout the gardens welcoming you to explore and observe. There’s also an indoor art gallery along the way, great for parents and older children. The outdoor area is open daily from dawn to dusk, and the indoor gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Little ones will enjoy the space to run around while parents and older children can learn about local artists and even interact with the art pieces.
3. Play Street Museum
The Play Street Museum is perfect for toddlers, preschool, and elementary-aged children. Kids are encouraged to play pretend as they dress up to act out various scenarios. Play grocery store, dentist, and firefighter or enjoy some arts and crafts. Other play options include a sandbox and coloring station. No matter what the kids decide to do with their time here, they are safe and kept near, so parents can sit down and enjoy some coffee from a nearby shop. The museum welcomes visitors Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Visit the Sci-Tech Discovery Center to interact and learn in the numerous exhibits, take part in an educational program, or attend a science camp. There are tons of things to do at this center for mind-stretching fun. Several exhibits change throughout the year, but there are a few permanent options like the building challenge area, the air pressure zone, and the Bodies in Balance exhibit that teaches kids about the many functions of all the different parts of the body.
Little ones younger than six years old can enjoy some sensory play in the bubble play area, a puzzle station, and the LEGO builders spot. Stop by with the kids Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or on the weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
5. Frisco Heritage Museum
The Frisco Heritage Museum and historical park area are ideal for elementary-aged children learning about local history. Frisco, TX, is a railroad town established in the late 1800s due to a necessary stop along the St. Louis to San Francisco Railway. Visitors can enjoy restored train cars from the original railroad, historic buildings, and the Heritage Center with multiple educational exhibits. Visitors are welcome Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tours are generally self-guided, but you can book official tours as well.
6. National Videogame Museum
Kids love videogames whether they are little and enjoy easy games on a tablet or are older with a specific gaming system or computer. The National Videogame Museum is the only museum of its kind in the country. In addition to over 100,000 gaming consoles from all different eras, this museum also features some interesting artifacts and exhibits that showcase the history of videogames.
Parents will love the blasts from the past when they see old arcade games like Mario, Pong, and Donkey Kong in the 80s arcade exhibit called “Pixel Dreams.” Try your hand at Pac-Man again and see if you can avoid the ghosts. Kids will enjoy playing all the games, but this museum provides a unique opportunity for parents to share some of their childhood memories with their own kids. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop before leaving. Come by with the family Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a noon start on Mondays.
7. Museum of the American Railroad
Train enthusiasts and kids will love a visit to the Museum of the American Railroad. Exhibits feature artifacts and locomotives from all different time periods in railroad history. Walk through real train cars that once transported people all over the nation and learn about the ground-breaking developments spanning from steam locomotives to current rail travel technologies. Check out Traintopia during your visit. This miniature intricate model train exhibit was donated by a local family and is a favorite of all ages.
The Museum of the American Railroad is also an ideal field trip destination for schools and homeschool groups. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with guided tours available daily.
Find time to check out each of these local family-friendly attractions on Crème de la Crème of Frisco, TX. list, and let us know which was your favorite. If there are other attractions in the Frisco area that you think should be on this list, send us a message and maybe we will add it.