Lewisville TX Visitors Guide

Whether it’s lakeside fun or an adventure around town, Lewisville is the place to find it all. Many family-friendly options are available, ranging from cultural arts to water sports. Visitors will find an extensive selection of well-appointed Lewisville hotels with all the amenities. For those flying into the area, Lewisville is located 10 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and commuter rail service is available to Dallas and Denton.

The 29,000-acre Lewisville Lake, known as the official “Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas,” boasts fishing, water sports, boating and swimming. The Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater presents live musical performances, theatrical offerings, and art galleries. Vista Ridge Mall brings a million square feet of national retail stores as well as unique specialty shops to Lewisville, while Old Town Lewisville offers a revitalized downtown district showcasing buildings from the early 20th century. For the avid golfer, Lewisville is surrounded by some of the finest golf courses in the nation.

Things to do in Lewisville TX

  1. Visit the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) – a nature preserve with several hiking trails, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.
  2. Explore the Lewisville Lake Park – a park with several picnic spots, playgrounds, and a swimming beach.
  3. Take a stroll through the Old Town Lewisville Historic District – a historic district with several shops, restaurants, and buildings dating back to the early 1900s.
  4. Go shopping at the Vista Ridge Mall – a mall with several stores and restaurants.
  5. Take a tour of the MCL Grand Theater – a historic theater that now serves as a performing arts venue.
  6. Visit the Coyote Drive-In Theater & Canteen – a drive-in theater with several screens, food trucks, and outdoor seating.
  7. Attend the annual Western Days festival – a festival with live entertainment, food vendors, and a rodeo.
  8. Play a round of golf at the Lake Park Golf Course – a golf course with beautiful views of Lewisville Lake.
  9. Explore the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) – a nature preserve with several hiking trails, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.
  10. Take a day trip to the nearby Dallas Zoo – a zoo with several animals from around the world.

About Lewisville

Located in southeast Denton County, Lewisville is 20 miles north of Dallas and is situated on rolling hills between Lewisville Lake and Grapevine Lake. The city’s beginnings originate in the 1840s with 600 families. More than 80,000 residents call this progressive and growing community their home today. There is plenty of recreation, from biking and walking on the miles of paths that connect all parts of the city, to boating, fishing, camping and swimming at Lewisville Lake.

Old Town is the center of Lewisville and a source of pride for the residents. The city has undergone a major revitalization and the new City Hall building is a welcome addition to the area’s shops, services, boutiques, restaurants, hospitals, commercial buildings, and residential neighborhoods. Events scheduled throughout the year strengthen the sense of community. The local amphitheater holds music programs and is the home to the Lewisville Lake Symphony. Other popular annual events include SummerBlast!, a fireworks show, a chili cook-off, a dog show, and a rodeo.

Public schools are part of the award-winning Lewisville Independent School District. Texas Women’s College, the University of North Texas and many other colleges and universities are nearby. Industries providing employment include educational, retail trade, health, and social services and management. The city’s real estate market is diverse and offers single-family homes in a variety of styles as well as condos and townhouses.

Lewisville residents take great pride in their community and value its location, quality educational system, abundant recreational activities, and down-home attitude.

Parks & Recreation

Lewisville residents have access to a number of parks and other recreational opportunities, including Lewisville Lake. The lake has three launch ramps, including one at Tower Bay Park. Lake Park offers a cricket field, batting cages, a miniature golf course and full-size 18- and nine-hole golf courses. Sun Valley Park has tennis courts. These parks and others throughout the city have playgrounds, picnic areas, ball fields, and basketball courts. A bandshell is located at Central Park. The Civil Circle Recreation Center and the Memorial Park Recreation Center offer weight rooms, racquetball courts, gymnasiums, activity rooms, and dance, fitness, and crafts classes.

Local Events

The city hosts a number of annual events to be enjoyed by the whole family. SummerBlast!, held at Lewisville Lake in June, features water sports demonstrations, sandcastle building competitions, a Hot Rod reunion, Dachshund races, food, and music. A fireworks show is held each July. In August, the Texas Open State Championship Chili Cook-off attracts over 250 cooks and thousands of people eager to taste every type of chili imaginable. The Dog Days of Summer dog show includes a variety of dog and owner contests. The Labor Day Rodeo draws thousands of people who cheer on the bull riders, the ropers, and the barrel racers.


Lewisville is known in Denton County as the place for shopping and dining. The Vista Ridge Mall is the primary destination. Other things to see in Denton County include historic homes, the Courthouse on the Square Museum, the Hangar 10 Flying Museum and the Texas First Ladies Gown Collection at Texas Women’s University.

Local Sports

Lewisville residents also have access to all that the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex has to offer. The Cowboys, Stars, Mavericks, and Rangers offer fans many opportunities to see their favorite professional athletes in action. The Texas Motor Speedway provides race fans with every type of car racing imaginable. It is the home of the NASCAR Winston 500. The Dallas County Parks and Open Spaces Commission operates several preserves including Grapevine Springs Preserve, Elm Fork Preserve, Spring Creek Preserve, Joppa Preserve and Fish Creek Forest Preserve. Many of the preserves are ADA accessible.