Frisco began as a stop along Preston Road, one of the oldest north-south roads in Texas. Back in the mid-1800’s, Preston Road, known at the time as the Shawnee Trail, was used to bring immigrants in to Texas. The arrival of the railroad at the turn of the 20th century would further spur growth in Frisco. The line that ran through town, known as the San Francisco-St. Louis Railway, provided Frisco with a direct connection to such cities as Dallas, Tulsa, St. Louis, and Springfield, Missouri. It was this railway that inspired the name Frisco for the emerging town, which was officially established in 1904. Although the roaring trains of the San Francisco-St. Louis Railway are no longer running, you can still get a taste of its history at the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, one of the town’s top attractions.
If you’d rather play than watch, you’re in luck. Frisco is just minutes away from some of the best swimming, fishing, and boating spots in Lake Lewisville, as well as two of the top golf courses in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area.
Of course, no vacation would be complete without unleashing your inner shopaholic. Fortunately, Frisco boasts more than nine million square feet of retail and dining space, which includes everything from small boutique clothing shops to large department stores. The many restaurants in Frisco offer a little bit of something for everyone, as well. American, Asian, Italian, Mexican, and barbecue cuisine are all on the menu, along with one-of-a-kind bakeries, pastry shops, and gastropubs.
Frisco’s combination of big city-style fun and ample recreation makes it a must-visit destination for just about any type of traveler.
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