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There’s a lot to love about Frisco, Texas. The City That Plays sits near the epicenter of Texas fun, just 25 minutes north of Dallas and connected to everything happening in the DFW metroplex. But what about some offbeat destinations in Frisco? Here’s a look at three quirky attractions in the area you’ll be glad you tried.

National Videogame Museum

Exactly as it sounds, the National Videogame Museum is home to a large collection charting the history of video games. The museum includes classic video game arcade machines in an arcade setting, games on different consoles (including some in a living room setting), games on historic computers, and exhibits on the industry as a whole. There are a ton of interactive displays to check out, and even trivia! Did we mention there’s an arcade where guests can play? If you’re looking for something to do in Frisco, this spot is too good and quirky to pass up.

Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum

Showcasing the life’s work of an unorthodox local artist, Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum features over 1,400 art pieces made out of… you guessed it… toilet seats! Barney, who is now retired, had one goal in mind with his artwork: turning a thing that might be trashed into something of value. Located at Truck Yard in The Colony, Texas, this unique museum is open daily for exploring from 11 AM - 2 PM. After browsing the toilet seats, make sure to grab a beer and play around at the adult playground that is Truck Yard.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

This is about as close as you’ll get to standing near living dinosaurs, and we’re all about it. Jurassic World: The Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes that are inspired by the iconic film Jurassic World. You’ll walk in the land of the Jurassic giants, come face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs, and even travel to Isla Nublar, where you’ll meet a Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, and the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex. This is a family-friendly outing, so make sure to bring the whole crew.

Have some out-of-the-box fun with a visit to one of these three quirky attractions near Frisco, Texas. For more ideas on how to enjoy Frisco and DFW, check out our Olympus Boulevard blog.


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