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Denison is known as an “event community” and some of the highlights include the Arts & Wine Renaissance in March, the Texoma Lakefest Regatta in April, the Memorial Day Parade in May, the July 4th Fireworks Show Extravaganza, the U.S. National Aerobatic Competition in September, the Art Tour in November and the Holiday Tour of Homes and spectacular Christmas Parade in December.
Denison Chamber of Commerce
The Denison Area Chamber of Commerce was established in 1912. The Chamber coordinates businesses and volunteers to work together for the benefit of the community. They keep up to date demographics, provide resources for information, help in research, and facilitate action committees and task forces to identify and address projects for the betterment of
The Chamber, Denison Development Alliance, Downtown Business Development office, along with Denison industry work together to establish new jobs and investments for the Denison community.
This 89,000 acre lake on the Red River is shared by
The lake area includes two wildlife refuges, two state parks, fifty four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks, twenty-six resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses. Power boating, power sailing, personal watercraft, water skiers and wind surfers all consider the lake an excellent place to have fun.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Birthplace & Museum
The park features the Birthplace home, visitor’s center, a covered pavilion, restrooms, and an education building. The park offers picnicking, limited hiking trails and landscaped grounds. The visitor’s center contains information and displays related to the late president’s life, such as a bronze bust of Eisenhower, historic photographs of the
Eisenhower State Park
The park was named for the 34th
Some of the activities include picnicking, hiking, biking, nature study, fishing, boating and boat rentals, water skiing, swimming, and wildlife observation, and a variety of camping.
Denison Arts and Cultural District
The Denison Arts and Cultural District is all about discovery. With over 30 entities fitting into the Arts and Cultural District framework there is something for everyone to enjoy, plus many great finds just outside the official District. Visual and performing arts, food, wine, museums, history, and plenty of specialty shopping are only the start. For visitors and downtown residents, Denison is the perfect place for the laid-back small-town lifestyle.
Combine friendly Texas atmosphere with a rich cultural heritage, great recreation, the excitement of an up and coming art scene and the result is a truly unique destination- Denison, Texas.
Grayson County Frontier Village
Take a walk back in time to the days when pioneer Grayson County residents used hand tools to shape logs notched together at the corners to form one-room cabins, some with lofts for added space to house families of six or more.
The Village Museum is filled with interesting historical artifacts from years past plus many photos of people, places and events in this area.Located in
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge lies on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma, on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas. Established in 1946, the refuge includes 3,000 acres of marsh and water and 8,000 acres of upland and farmland. During fall, winter, and spring, the marshes and waters are in constant use by migrating and wintering waterfowl.
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1946 as an overlay of a portion of the Big Mineral arm of Lake Texoma. Consisting of about 12,000 acres, the Refuge provides a variety of habitats for birds and wildlife. Canada, snow, white-fronted, and Ross' geese along with pintail, mallard, gadwall and other ducks use refuge impoundments and fields as stop-over and wintering grounds. White pelicans by the thousands can be seen here during their spring and fall migrations. Deer, turkeys, bobcats, hawks, and songbirds are abundant.
Many recreational opportunities are offered at the Refuge. Bird and wildlife observation, an auto tour, hiking trails, fishing, hunting, boating, and paddling are examples of available activities.
Waterloo Pool is a heated, indoor facility designed to service the needs of the community. The pool boasts seven-25 meter lap lanes, a 10 ½ foot diving well, diving board, slide, children’s play area, and plenty of deck area to lounge and sun bathe.
Known as the “World’s Chief Vineyard Expert,” T.V. Munson’s development of hybrid grape varieties is acclaimed world-wide. many of the varieties, along with his innovative trellis, are on display on a 5 acre tract on the west campus of
A comprehensive list of golf courses in the