I haven’t shared any Dallas events lately, so I wanted to pop on here with a couple of really great kid activities in the Frisco area. And the best part is, both of these place are in the same location, so you can make an afternoon out of it!
The National Videogame Museum and TrainTopia both sent us tickets so we could check them out (The National Videogame museum has been around for a few years but we just now got around to visiting for the first time, and TrainTopia is brand spanking new!).
Both museums are located at the Frisco Discovery Center (which is conveniently located right down the road from from great restaurants, so you can make a morning of it and head to lunch after). In fact, they’re right next door to each other. Depending on the age of your kids, you can expect to spend a couple of hours at the Videogame Museum (or more, if you bring money for the arcade!) and 45 minutes to an hour at TrainTopia.
The National Videogame Museum was *super* fun for my videogame-loving kids. They have pretty much every videogame console ever made, and a ton of opportunities to play videogames (some new ones, but mostly old ones, on old consoles…it’s so fun, y’all – I know I’m not the only parent to tell her kids to move out of the way so I could show them how it’s done!).
They have an 80’s arcade, with a bunch of old arcade games (and games are only $.25 each, like in the old days).
We left after about two hours, but the kids would have stayed – and played – longer.
TrainTopia, which is next door, is a model train lover’s paradise.
The space is about 2500 square feet and it’s filled with an incredibly detailed model train layout. If you have little kids, there are also a couple of train tables for them to play with (although my not-so-little kids were way into it, too, and I loved hearing them reminisce about when they were “little” and had a train table of their own).
You can buy tickets at both locations. If you visit, I’d love to hear about it!