When it comes to blending sights and sounds, Denton, Texas is an orchestra: shopping, music, arts, culture, and entertainment! Situated 35 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth, Denton is in the heart of the Horse Country of North Texas. Self-guided driving tours and guided group tours invite visitors to discover one of the most unique locations to Americas equine industry. Downtown Dentons vibrant specialty shopping and dining are centered around the 1896 courthouse, home to the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum and its one-of-a-kind exhibits. Nearby, visitors step into the Victorian age at the Bayless-Selby House Museum, located in the Historical Park of Denton County. The Firefighter Museum sits right across the street from the Denton Center for Visual Arts where two galleries host art shows throughout the year. And the art doesnt end there! The beautiful Campus Theatre in downtown casts some of Texas finest talent in a wide variety of productions. Denton loves to celebrate and hosts many exciting festivals and events that include every genre of music plus unique activities such as storytelling, auto shows, and even an event dedicated to mans best friend - dogs and their people! With quality accommodations at affordable rates, why wait?
DISCOVER DENTON! DENTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 888-381-1818; DISCOVERDENTON.COM
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Gainesville is The Front Porch to Texas! In Gainesville there is something for everyone. Home of the World Renowned Frank Buck Zoo. The Zoo has many exciting exhibits and daily giraffe feedings and is centered in Leonard Park, featuring a community playground, park pavilion, pool and train rides throughout the park. One of the largest collection of Victorian homes and architecture in North Texas is nestled in the South Gainesville Historic District. Homes built in the late 1800s and early 1900s still stand and are home to many local residents. You may tour the neighborhood either by car or on the self-guided walking tour (pick up your map at the Morton Museum, mortonmuseum.org). Shopping is abundant and will please the hardiest to the casual window shopper. Gainesvilles historic square is full of a variety of shops, from antiques, art galleries, jewelers, unique gift items, clocks, interior designs, apparel boutiques and more! Enjoy a selection of tea rooms, hometown diners, restaurants and the famous Fried Pie Co. while you walk the square. See the Santa Fe Depot Museum while you visit via the Amtrak Heartland Flyer. Enjoy local entertainment with a live production at the Butterfield Stage Playhouse, a former Carnegie Library, or at the beautifully restored State Theater. Just a few miles north enjoy the Winstar World Casino.
For more information contact the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce at GOGAINESVILLE.NET or 940-665-2831, 311 S. Weaver Gainesville TX 76241. Email: Lynette@gainesvillecofc.com
Tour Americas Largest Downtown Square only 90 minutes west of Fort Worth nestled in the beautiful North Texas Hill Country. Grahams relaxed and welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect escape from lifes hustle and bustle. Off the beaten path and only a few short miles from Possum Kingdom Lake, Graham offers an authentic Texas experience complete with real cowboys and small town charm. Graham is where the stories portrayed in Lonesome Dove, The Searchers, and Black Fox took place. So come explore Texas history with our walking and driving tour, visit Fort Belknap, buy original art at the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, watch a rodeo at the Young County Arena, ride a horse at one of our area ranches, bike through the countryside, hunt on some of the best land in the North Texas area, fish on Lake Graham or Lake Eddleman, attend a world class concert through our Graham Concert Association Series, or take a leisurely stroll around Americans Largest Downtown Square and enjoy our many distinctive shops. If youre looking for the excitement of bagging a great antique or an eight-point buck, fishing on two of the best bass lakes around, enjoying nature, or just taking a relaxing walk or drive through history, Graham has it! Get off the beaten path and come enjoy Graham, The North Star of Texas.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT THE GRAHAM CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, 458 OAK STREET, GRAHAM, TX 76450, TOLL FREE 866-549-0401, VISITGRAHAMTEXAS.COM
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