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10 Great Things to Do in Denton, TX

July 29, 2021

10 Great Things to Do in Denton, TX

For a university town with a population of just 147,000, Denton, TX has a lot going for it! This North Texas city is progressive and diverse, and has managed to retain its historic For a university town with a population of just 147,000, Denton, TX has a lot going for it! This North Texas city is progressive and diverse, and has managed to retain its historic character and charm amid the lightning fast growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro.

With future job growth predicted to be higher than average, ample new construction homes, and all sorts of activities to keep you busy on the weekends and throughout the year, Denton is definitely on Texas' "cities to watch" list. Here are 10 things about Denton, TX that make this city a great place to call home!

Best Things to Do in Denton, TX

1) Live Music

A university town wouldn't be worth its weight if there wasn't a vibrant live music scene! Jazz, country, blues, metal, rock and roll — this certified "Music-Friendly Community" has it all and showcases it nightly at unique venues all across town. Talented local musicians and touring bands alike play venues such as Dan's SilverLeaf, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, and Harvest House.

2) Craft Beer & Wine Scene

With locally made brews and wines, and plenty of places around town to enjoy them, Denton is becoming known as one of the region's premier craft beverage destinations. Indulge the senses at Edge of Lake Vineyard and Winery, Larue Winery, or Western Son Distillery, or kick back and grab a cold one at Denton County Brewing Company, Armadillo Ale Works, or Howling Mutt Brewing Co.

3) Horseback Riding

This is Texas, after all, and there are plenty of opportunities to get out into nature and develop your horseback riding skills. For lessons, racing, summer camps, or just riding into the sunset, visit Black Mustang Ranch, Hopper Ranch, Marshall Creek Ranch, or Widowmaker Trail Rides.


4) Collegiate Sports

Denton is home to two universities — Texas Woman's University (Division II) and University of North Texas (Division 1)  — and both offer varied and exciting sports programs. Come watch a game of basketball, football, soccer, or volleyball and cheer on the local teams!

5) Lantana Golf Club

Take your golf game up several notches at Lantana Golf Club. With facilities inspired by Texas Hill Country, this club offers an 18-hole championship course on wooded terrain in a breathtaking natural setting. There's also a spacious Clubhouse with dining and entertainment, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, grass driving range, putting green, and short game areas to round out your practice.

6) Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

A reminder of Texas' proud history, the Denton County Courthouse was built in 1896 from limestone, pink granite, red sandstone, and tan sandstone from around the region. Today, the museum hosts lectures, exhibits, and community events, or you can visit just to see the historic building and stroll the grounds.

7) Bayless-Selby House Museum

See how Denton residents lived at the turn of the century in this perfectly preserved Victorian home. From the "music room" to the majestic bedroom suite, it is interesting to see how the well-off lived in the early 1900s.

8) Explorium - Denton Children's Museum

The Explorium's mission is to "Engage. Explore. Educate." and with roots as a travelling educational program to schools, childcare centers, and communities, it does just that. Today, this institution for kids 12 years and younger offers sensory play, parties, field trips, summer camps, and events.

9) Campus Theatre

This movie house built In 1949 is the current home of Theatre Denton, a performing arts organization that brings a variety of live productions to the community each year.

10) North Texas Fair & Rodeo

When a rodeo comes to town, don't hesitate —  just gear up and go! The North Texas Fair & Rodeo offers nine nights of country music, first-class rodeos, livestock shows, kid & fun zones, attractions, and more. There's something for every member of the family to enjoy!

If you love living in Denton, or you are considering a move here, check out Brentwood Place Townhomes. These spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes will put you close to all that you enjoy in the town affectionately known as “Little D!”

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