Five Incredible Attractions to Treat Your Family to in Frisco
We’ve all had those weekends where it seems everyone in your home is restless with cabin fever. You’re ready to get everyone out of the house and explore, but in a place as great as Frisco, it can be difficult to figure out where to even start.
There are so many great things to do and see in Frisco, which is one of the reasons that it has become such a popular spot for families.
It’s easy to grab a picnic and head off for a day of fun at the park, but there are times that you might be in the mood for a little bit more in terms of adventure.
We also know that it can be hard to get everyone on the same page regarding what that adventure should be.
At Taylor Morrison, we believe that enjoying the community you live in is extremely important. This is why we put so much effort into choosing the location for our homes, like the ones in our Somerset Park community.
There’s no shortage of opportunities to enjoy Frisco with your family and to prove it let us introduce you to 5 of the best family attractions in the area.
1. Dr. Pepper Ballpark
Thinking about heading to a ballpark to catch a game? You’re going to want to head straight the Dr. Pepper Ballpark, home of the Frisco RoughRiders Class AA minor league baseball club. You’ll want to be prepared though, this ballpark is unlike any other you’ve been to before.
In its opening season, the Dr. Pepper Ballpark was named best new ballpark in baseball by ballpark.com. Among the features that make the ballpark stand out in the crowd are the bullpens built right into the stands and the Choctaw Lazy River – one of the premier attractions in the park.
The Choctaw Lazy River is a slow moving river built right into the ballpark that circles the field. It’s built into an elevated wall so that minor league baseball aficionados can float along the river while enjoying the game. It’s truly a one of a kind baseball experience.
While the Dr. Pepper Ballpark’s schedule is packed during baseball season, it’s also a popular venue for lots of other events throughout the year.
2. Texas Sculpture Gardens
If you’re ready for an art-inspired outing, but not sure if a stuffy day spent indoors at a typical museum is what you’re in the mood for, it’s possible to have your art and spend time outside too. The Texas Sculpture Gardens is the largest collection of contemporary sculpture that’s been made available to the public in the entire state.
The Texas Sculpture Gardens are open every weekday from 9am to 5pm, and you’ll want to plan on spending the entire day here exploring. Many of the sculptures are displayed among twisting, winding walking trails, nestled in professionally landscaped areas that add to the artistic value of each piece.
You’ll find an incredible variety of sculptures in the park and everyone in your group is sure to discover their own favorite. As an extra perk, there’s no admission fee to The Texas Sculpture Gardens, making it the perfect low-cost family attraction.
3. The National Videogame Museum
If you’ve got a gamer or two in your group or even someone who would get excited over the history of electronics, you’ll want to take a trip to the National Videogame Museum to learn about the evolution of the gaming industry.
The National Videogame Museum is a great family adventure because it’s fun, especially for younger attendees, to see how the video game technology of their parent’s generation influenced gaming as it’s known today.
Not only is the National Videogame Museum educational, they also feature some amazing exhibits that everyone will love. Up for a larger than life game of Pong? Or maybe you’d rather go a little retro and spend some time trying to beat your best score in the 80’s style arcade.
The National Videogame Museum also offers guided tours and will host special events and birthday parties.
When you’re looking for a family-friendly attraction that will really sweep everyone off their feet, plan a trip to iFly in Frisco for an incredible “bodyflight” experience.
Bodyflight can be compared to skydiving, except there’s no diving or falling from the sky involved. The completely indoor experience involves flight chambers where participants float around on a cushion of air.
The free-floating flight experience is open to adults and children who are at least three years of age. Everyone is required to participate in a training session with an instructor who will help guide their first experience.
Those with a bit more experience in bodyflight can fly around the tunnel with friends and family. The bodyflight program at iFly is a safe, innovative new way to enjoy the world of flight.
5. The Star
If there’s one thing that unites communities in Texas, it’s football. Texans love their Dallas Cowboys, and Frisco is where you’ll find The Star – the official Dallas Cowboy World Headquarters. The Star is an attraction in Frisco that everyone will enjoy, regardless of their love of the sport.
There is a complete entertainment district with over thirty restaurants and shops. Among the dining options, you’ll find something that will please even the pickiest eater, but you’re not going to want to pass up the sights and smells coming from the Nestle Tollhouse Café.
The Star is worthy of a visit just to explore, but there’s no shortage of events going on. You can catch a game at the Ford Center – the indoor athletic facility shared by the Dallas Cowboys and the Frisco ISD, or check out one of the movie nights, concerts or other entertaining events hosted by The Star.
Return Home After a Day of Family Fun
After a day spent enjoying all the many family-friendly attractions in Frisco, you’ll want to return to the relaxation and comfort of your beautiful Somerset Park home.
With large, open concept floor plans, the homes in our Somerset Park community are the perfect retreat to return to after a long day of Frisco fun.