Denison TX Visitors Guide

Whether you’re looking for a place to call home, a weekend getaway spot or a family vacation destination, come explore Denison and discover the many activities, attractions, and comforts that make the city shine.

In Denison, you’ll find Texoma hospitality; lodging ranging from quaint bed & breakfast inns to major brand hotels; and restaurants featuring everything from Tex-Mex to home cooking. Year-round events abound with festivals, parades, concerts, tournaments, tours, and art, car, and air shows.

Enjoy golfing or take advantage of the fishing opportunities from our town lake to Lake Texoma and the Red River. Great hiking trails, camping, canoeing, and water sports await both the novice and expert, outdoorsman. When it comes to shopping, just park your car and enjoy a stroll around Denison’s thriving, yet quaint, downtown area, which is lined with galleries, art studios, antique and specialty shops. Denison’s rich heritage includes the Red River Railroad Museum and the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Come “Kick Back” with us.

Things to do in Denison TX

  1. Visit the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site – the birthplace and childhood home of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, which has been preserved as a museum.
  2. Explore the nearby Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge – a nature preserve with hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and bird-watching.
  3. Visit the Grayson County Frontier Village – a historic village with restored buildings from the 19th century, including a blacksmith shop, church, and schoolhouse.
  4. Go fishing or boating at Lake Texoma – a large reservoir with several marinas and recreational areas.
  5. Attend a performance or event at the nearby Sherman Community Players – a theater with live performances and other events.
  6. Go shopping and dining at the nearby Downtown Denison – a historic downtown area with shops, restaurants, and a farmers market.
  7. Visit the nearby Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum – a museum showcasing the history of the Perrin Air Force Base.
  8. Go on a scenic drive or hike through the nearby Red River Valley – a scenic area with rolling hills and beautiful views.
  9. Enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Denison Golf and Country Club – a private golf course with beautiful views and challenging holes.
  10. Take a trip to the nearby Choctaw Casino Resort – a large casino and resort with gaming, entertainment, and dining options.