Frisco is Texas Rising Star! Just a short drive north of Dallas, Frisco features abundant shopping, professional sports, and breathtaking art on public display. Frisco is a shoppers haven, with 8 million square feet of retail and dining options including Stonebriar Centre, IKEA, and Sam Moon Trading Company. Catch your favorite artists at Friscos two concert venues, Pizza Hut Park and Dr Pepper Arena, featuring artists such as Jimmy Buffett and shows like Cirque du Soleil. Four professional sports teams will keep you on the edge of your seat with Frisco RoughRiders baseball, Texas Legends basketball, the Dallas Stars official practice ice, Texas Tornado junior hockey team, major league soccers FC Dallas. A growing museum district includes Frisco Heritage Museum, Frisco Discovery Center, and coming in summer 2012, The Museum of the American Railroad. Frisco offers accommodations from upscale to extended stay hotels, with a variety of brand new hotels.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR, GREENVILLE
Less than 45 minutes east of Dallas on Interstate-30, Greenville offers quiet country charm, plenty of outdoor recreation, and an appreciation of the areas rich heritage.
Visit our historic downtown to scope out antique shops and unique boutiques. Two wineries offer exceptional wines, and also feature live music on weekends. Concerts are also presented in our 1939 Art Deco Municipal Auditorium, as well as other live music venues. Restaurants, public parks and a historic walking tour highlight Greenvilles proud past and vibrant future. Nationally recognized historic landmarks and quaint cottages are found in and around downtown.
The Audie Murphy/ American Cotton Museum welcomes visitors as they come into Greenville on I-30. See the exhibits honoring Murphy, local baseball legend Monty Stratton and other aspects of area history.
Greenville is less than an hour away from 6 recreational lakes offering fishing and water sports. Paul Mathews Prairie and other local sites are prime birding areas. Theres more outdoor fun at area golf courses and local auto racing venues.
FOR MORE GREENVILLE AREA INFORMATION, CONTACT THE GREENVILLE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/CVB, P.O. BOX 1055, GREENVILLE, TX 75403-1055; 903-455-1510,
FAX: 903-455-1736, EMAIL: TOURISM@GREENVILLECHAMBER.COM
FARMERS MARKET, McKINNEY
McKinney, located just 30 miles north of Dallas, offers the perfect getaway, thanks to its rich history, boutique shopping, dining and entertainment options. Named the #5 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine in 2010, McKinney offers a charm and comfortable atmosphere that are a nice change of pace from the metroplexs urban sprawl. Explore the vibrant historic districts downtown square, or commune with nature at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuarys nature trails, ropes course, zip line, changing exhibits and the annual visit of Dinosaurs Live. Seasonal events like Red White & BOOM, the Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off, Oktoberfest, Dickens of a Christmas: Home for the Holiday, Chestnut Squares Holiday Tour of Homes and Krewe of Barkus offer family entertainment. Enjoy performances or art shows at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in the historic Collin County Courthouse. Unearth a treasure at Third Monday Trade Days or experience the citys history at the Heard-Craig House, Chestnut Square Historic Village, the North Texas History Center and Pecan Grove Cemetery. Play baseball, softball, soccer or golf at one of our many facilities.
PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP AT VISITMCKINNEY.COM OR CONTACT THE MCKINNEY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU AT 888- 649-8499 OR 214-544-1407.
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