Denton, Texas Visitors Guide
Discover Denton...and all that jazz. Music and museums. Amusements, arts and antiques. History, hospitality, horse farms, and higher learning. Shopping, sports, dining, and festivals.
Denton, Texas, the county seat of Denton County, is located just a hop-skip from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This north central Texas town is home to two major state institutions, Texas Woman's University and University of North Texas.
In historic downtown Denton, one will find antique stores, gift shops, fun restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and a lively mix of other retail businesses.
Downtown is also home to the grand Denton County Courthouse built in 1896 and the Bayless-Selby Victorian Museum. This Texas Historical Landmark is home to the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.
In addition to a restored performing arts theater, the city also has museums & art galleries that offer seasonal exhibits throughout the year.
Annual events include: Texas Storytelling Festival (March), Denton Arts & Jazz Festival (April), North Texas State Fair (August), Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza (September), Blues Festival (September), Latino Music & Art Festival (September), and Denton Holiday Lighting (December).
Denton has excellent food, and all kinds of shopping including great buys at Golden Triangle Mall, Denton Factory Stores and also in downtown Denton. Or just relax on Lake Ray Roberts and enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking or camping.
Denton, Texas is truly a city without limits. It's family, friends, festivals and fun. It's downright delicious food and fanfare. It's music, museums, magic, and happy memories. It's history. And it's history in the making. It's Denton...and all that jazz.
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