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1. Meet Unique

Take Your Group Out to the Ballpark

Dr Pepper Ballpark, home to the Frisco RoughRiders, seats 9,000 people and features 22 luxury business entertainment suites, two party decks and the Skinny IT Tech Tavern. In 2016, the ballpark added a 174-foot lazy river, complete with a 6,400-square-foot party deck around the pool and a 945-squarefoot cabana with covered seating and a built-in bar.

Feast at a Food Truck

Frisco Rail Yard, a food truck park, offers rotating food trucks, live music and a bar. The park is located near the railroad tracks, a nod to the trains that put Frisco on the map in the 1800s.

Meet at the Star

The Star is more than just a place for the Dallas Cowboys to practice. It’s a place that hosts the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Ford Center and the Omni Frisco Hotel. Meet in one of the 30 flexible meeting spaces, explore the entertainment district lined with restaurants and shops, take a tour of the indoor football stadium, or partake in a little teambuilding at the 60,000-square-foot Cowboys Fit gym. This 91-acre campus meets any meeting or event need from the intimate War Room with its interactive video wall, to the 12,000-seat Ford Center, perfect for large-scale events.

2. Location, Location, Location

Frisco could not be easier to travel to. With two airports and a centralized location in the United States, visitors from all over can come to witness all that this Texas city has to offer. Frisco, TX is located just 20 minutes due north of Dallas and is a quick drive from both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Once you’re in town, it’s very easy to get around Frisco. From airport shuttles and luxury transportation to app-based Uber and Lyft, your commute around Frisco will be a breeze.

3. Meet and Eat (And Eat, And Eat, And Eat)

Sushi Marquee: This Japanese restaurant blends great food and great times with an 80s and 90s homage to live action films and TV shows. The 5,000-square-foot space offers a front of house open sushi bar, live kitchen, hot entrees, craft cocktails, sake, high-end Japanese whiskeys and hard to find spirits. Sushi Marquee also serves a late-night menu until 2 a.m.

The Heritage Table: Located in a 1917 converted Victorian home, The Heritage Table is a casual, scratch-kitchen restaurant in, the Rail District, Frisco’s historic downtown neighborhood. The restaurant features house-cured and smoked meats, locally baked bread and locally sourced produce along with handcrafted cocktails in a pleasant, unique dining atmosphere.

Zaytinya: Under the direction of celebrated Chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup team, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. The restaurant features special menus and private party spaces suitable for a group of any size – or for larger events of 100-300 people, they even offer full or partial buy-outs of the restaurant.

Eight11 Place: Enjoy weekly live music outside on the patio or inside the cafe every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Eight11. Unwind with a glass of wine, good tunes and good eats with friends. This locally-owned restaurant specializes in curated wines, craft brews, hand-crafted cocktails and a one-of-a-kind fireside patio.

Tender Smokehouse: Serving one of the best sandwiches in Frisco, this family-owned Texas Pit Barbeque restaurant is a can’t miss eatery. Come for the El Jefe Sandwich that features brisket, smoked sausage, pulled pork and a spoonful of BBQ beans, all sandwiched between two pieces of Texas toast and topped with a pork rib. Stay for the relaxed atmosphere, excellent service and quality food.

4. Explore Out of the Conference Room

The Rail District & Frisco Square

Frisco has a long history of being a shopping destination. Over the years horses, wagons and eventually cars have been parked on Main Street with visitors frequenting the unique shops. Today, shoppers still come from all over to visit the Rail District and frequent the merchants including Twisted Simplicity, Lillian Welch, Summer Moon Coffee and Randy’s Steakhouse. After exploring the Rail District, make your way across the train tracks and visit Frisco Square, a pedestrian-friendly urban environment home to Frisco City Hall and the Frisco Public Library. Frisco Square offers a variety of other attractions including specialty shops, restaurants and access to entertainment and special events throughout the year.

A Day at the Museum

Frisco’s growing museum district features some of the most unique and interactive museums in North Texas.

The National Videogame Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to the history of video games. It features one of the most comprehensive collections of video game memorabilia in the world, including more than 100,000 videogame consoles, arcade games, and the world’s largest Pong console. Guests are welcome to play and challenge others to a game.

The Frisco Heritage Museum and Center allows visitors to step back in time to learn how the area’s earliest settlers lived, worked and played. The museum originated as a collaborative project between the City of Frisco and the Frisco Heritage Association. The Heritage Center houses historic homes and buildings available for tours, including an authentic log cabin built in 1895 and a replica of the original Frisco Depot. The buildings and Heritage Center are available to rent for events.

The Museum of the American Railroad was founded in 1963 and relocated to Frisco in 2009. The Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Pullman Cars in the United States, as well as a Union Pacific Steam Locomotive "Big Boy" 4018, one of the largest steam engines ever built. It strives to preserve locomotives from the steam and diesel-electric era. The Museum of the American Railroad can also host private events aboard the historic train cars in its collection.

Ignite Some Friendly Competition

Discover even more of what Frisco has to offer by visiting the National Soccer Hall of Fame. This 200,000-squre-foot museum is truly state of the art. Visitors can create their own journey using facial recognition. Once you’ve told the museum about yourself, the exhibits will see you coming and automatically deliver an experience that’s built only for you. Other virtual experiences include trying to emulate U.S. Men’s National Team goalie Tim Howard against Belgium in a World Cup game, integrating yourself in some of the most famous moments in the sport’s history or playing the game with your teammates. Viewing more than 400 artifacts is fun, but it’s the interactive elements of them museum that guests will remember.

5. Hot Hotels

There’s no other way to end a day in Frisco than by staying in one of the amazing hotel properties Frisco has to offer. From award-winning, select service properties to a resort-style AAA 4 Diamond hotel, there’s plenty of options to choose from when it comes to where you lay your head down in Frisco. New select service properties in Frisco include AC Hotel, Hotel Indigo, Drury Inn & Suites, and opening in early 2020, Canopy by Hilton. Guests wanting a full-service property experience can choose from hotels including Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club, Embassy Suites & Frisco Conference Center, Omni Frisco Hotel, and opening in spring 2020, Hyatt Regency Stonebriar. With 3,081 sleeping rooms and more than 230,000 square feet of meeting space located throughout Frisco, there are plenty of options to choose from for your next meeting or event.

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Frisco, where unique space meets modern convenience. Located just 25 minutes from both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field, Frisco conveniently offers more than 3,081 hotel rooms and 230,000 square feet of meeting space. Home to several professional sports teams, world-class event facilities, a growing museum district and more than 9 million square feet of retail and dining, discover why one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. is the perfect location to host your next event.

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