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Historic depot in rural Mineola, Texas



Just outside of Frisco, Texas, awaits some of the most charming towns you’ve ever seen. You don’t need to go very far to experience a different version of rich culture, unique charm, and a sense of community. Explore rural Texas with a visit to one of these three small towns.

Pilot Point

This small town has a small claim to fame – it’s home to a former famous bank, one that was used for filming in the 1967 movie, Bonnie & Clyde. In fact, every October there’s a Bonnie & Clyde Days Celebration, which we highly suggest checking out. The drive in itself to Pilot Point is amazing and worth the visit, with scenic horse farms, gentle rolling hills, and Lake Ray Roberts nearby. There’s plenty to do in Pilot Point, but the real question is how will you fit it all in?


Founded in 1873, Mineola, also known as “a national Main Street City,” is a short drive from Frisco with plenty to pack in for the weekend. Each October, the town hosts The Iron Horse Festival, a large celebration honoring the trains that helped establish the town. Once you get to town, check out a flick at the Select Theater, one of the oldest continuously operating movie theaters in Texas. The drive from Dallas to Mineola is a popular antiquing route, so make room for some treasures along the way. Want more of an adventure? The Amtrak runs from Dallas to the charming Mineola station. All aboard!


If there’s one thing you need to know, it is to be in Grapevine for Grapefest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest, featuring live music, food, and lots of, well, you guessed it, wine. The small town is known for its endless vineyards and countless wineries in the area, with 12 wineries and tasting rooms located directly in the historic downtown. Main Street is the cutest street you ever did see – especially during Christmas. Reminiscent of holiday movies, the streets are full of lights, shoppers, music, and carolers. Choose a slower pace when you visit Grapevine.

There’s so much to explore not far from home near Frisco, Texas. Add these three small towns to your weekend getaway bucket list. For more trip inspo, check out Olympus Boulevard’s blog.


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