Some Of The Best Things To Do In Delightful Denton, Texas

things to do in denton texas

The city of Denton, Texas, is a pulsing and thriving city, with many possibilities, no matter what your passion. You and your friends are free to discover Denton, a city with a small town aura and a friendly atmosphere. Denton boasts three libraries, recreation centers, a natatorium, a water park, nature parks and walking trails, and a 2,900-acre (1,173.6-hectare) natural heritage area - it’s a city with something for everyone! Denton has two universities, with more than 50,000 students pursuing their studies. There are two hospitals, a spirited downtown, an industrialized district, and a community engaged in entrepreneurial enterprises, making Denton one of the fastest-growing cities in America.

1. The Confederate Memorial

The Confederate Statue in Denton is located on the lawn of the county courthouse, on the south side of the city square. It was built in 1918, by the “Daughters of Confederation,” in memory of all the soldiers who died in the civil war. It is constructed as an arch and has a soldier of the Confederacy on top, holding a gun. Attempts to have the memorial removed have so far, been unsuccessful. The Confederate Statue is registered as a Texas Historical Landmark and thereby, considered a Texas Archeological Site and is protected.

The Confederate Memorial

Address: 110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201-4116

2. Denton Firefighters' Museum

There's a great firefighting museum in the lobby of the central fire station.

Posted by Tonya Littmann on Saturday, 14 May 2016

The Denton Firefighters’ Museum can be found inside the lobby of the historic Central Fire Station. The museum takes visitors on a historic mission, to honor courageous firefighters from both the past and the present. It hosts a selection of captivating memorabilia, featuring Denton Fire Department fire report logs, dating back to the 1920s, fire grenades, uniforms, equipment from a 1935 ladder truck, helmets, fire extinguishers, and a hose cart from the 1800s. It is a museum that really brings to the forefront how essential and courageous our ‘first responders’ are.

Denton Firefighters Museum

Address: 332 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA

Website: Denton Firefighters Museum

3. Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

Posted by Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center on Thursday, 20 April 2017

This Heritage Center provides visitors with unmatched recreational, ecological, and educational opportunities in nearly 3,000 acres (1,214.1-hectares) of diverse public lands, managed by the City of Denton. The diversity of the land includes aquatic habitats, upland prairie, and a bottomland wooded forest, where Clear Creek converges with the Trinity River. Visiting this center and its habitat will forever be ingrained in your memory.

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

Address: 3310 Collins Rd, Denton, TX 76208, USA

Website: Clear Creek

4. Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Denton County Courthouse, Denton, Texas
Source: Photo by user Nicolas Henderson used under CC BY 2.0

Built in 1896, and renovated in 2004 using the original blueprints, it is the focal point of the Denton downtown square. Today the museum is a historic reminder of Denton county’s past, as it contains many exhibits and is the home of scheduled organized events and lectures by historians.

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Address: 110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA

5. A-train (Denton County Transit Authority)

DCTA A-Train at Downtown Denton Transit Center
Source: Photo by user From Texas With Love used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The A-train is operated by the Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA) and it is a 21 mile (34 kilometer) commuter rail service, that runs parallel to Interstate 35 from Denton and connects to Carrollton, Texas. The A-train is much more than just taking a ride - it the way you discover everything on offer in North Texas. Every trip on the A-train will bring you a new adventure. Discover what excitement is waiting for you at the DCTA.

A-train (Denton County Transit Authority)

Address: Headquarters:1955 Lakeway Drive #260, Lewisville, Texas 75057

Website: Denton County Transportation Authority

6. Bayless-Selby House Museum

Bayless-Selby House and the African American Museum next door in Denton TX

Posted by Rainbows of Autism on Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Bayless-Selby House Museum was constructed in the Victorian architectural style, in the latter part of the 19th century. The museum is located nearby the City Square in Denton’s Historical Park and is Denton County’s first historic home museum. The museum includes many exhibits that will get your history juices flowing. Discover this fabulous home-museum on your visit to Denton.

Bayless-Selby House Museum

Address: 317 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201, USA

7. Little Chapel in the Woods

Little Chapel in The Woods - Denton, Texas Photo by Laura Jan. 2nd

Posted by SOUNDS OF LAURA: GREAT PIANO MUSIC on Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Little Chapel in the Woods has been named one of Texas’ most outstanding architectural achievements. It was built during the Great Depression and by the time it was completed, there were more than 300 students and faculty members of the Texas Woman’s University that had contributed to the beauty and fascination of the Little Chapel. Of special note are its wondrous stained glass windows, which must be seen, as the windows are all named in respect of ‘Women Ministering to Human Needs’. Some of the names are the Motherhood Window symbolizing mothers, the Nursing Window sanctified to women who are nurses, the Teaching Window dedicated to, you guessed it, woman as a teacher, and several more.

Little Chapel in the Woods

Address: 415 Chapel Dr, Denton, TX 76209, USA

8. Denton County African American Museum

Denton County African American Museum In Denton, TX

Posted by Brendan Kelley on Saturday, 5 January 2013

This house was constructed in the ‘Quakertown District’ of Denton, in 1904. The museum exhibits portray the accounts of Denton’s African American families, during the period from 1875 to the 1960s. One of the main exhibits is the collection of prominent Quakertown resident, Dr. Edwin D. Moten, who resided in Denton from 1907 to 1920 and was the only doctor in the entire county, during that time. The collection includes medical records, his medical shingle from in front of his office, prescription pads, a narcotics register from Denton County, photographs, medicine cases, postcards, and more than 600 letters written by Dr. Moten to friends, family, colleagues, family.

Denton County African American Museum

Address: 337 W Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201, USA

Website: Denton County African American Museum

A piece of Americana for the entire family

Making friends in this smallish city is really easy - the locals are proud to meet you and get to know you. In addition to the historic attractions and things to do, you can enjoy fine meals, fine accommodation, entertaining nightlife and friends for life. Book now to see this wonderful piece of Americana.

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