This Texas city has no end to the variety of fun excursions and points of interest, but Denton is known for its preservation of history. Denton is the county seat of Denton County with a population of 123,000. It houses 3- Star hotels, 14 Bars and nightclubs, with Audacity Brew House, Oak St Drafthouse and Paschall Bar included in that list of popular hangouts. Water Works Park has fun slides, a kiddie play area and large swimming area with a lazy river. Cabana rentals are available that come with their own amenities. For more fun in the sun, there’s Fouts Field, and the C.H. Collins Athletic Field. The Old Alton Bridge and Lewisville Lake get you closer to nature while the Center for Visual Arts and Denton Community Theatre bring you the best of city culture.
But the real gem of the city for tourists is the collection of sites dedicated to preserving different aspects of local history. From the Denton County African American Museum to the to the Hangar 10 Flyer Museum, every piece of history that can be stored and collected can be found on display somewhere in Denton. For instance, the Bayless-Selby House Museum is a must visit spot to tour if you are in town. Originally a farmhouse, this two-story Queen Anne style Victorian house became the first historic house museum in Denton. It was purchase in 1884 by Samuel Bayless who began the renovation work and enjoyed the place with his wife and five children. It was later sold to Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Selby. In later years when the house was ready to be sold and moved at auction, a member of Denton County Historical Commission made the successful bid and gave the house over to the commission to be used as a museum for the betterment of the community. It houses a major collection of The Daughtry Collection of hand-painted porcelain. Even the courthouse gives over to the preservation of historic events. At the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, the Confederate Memorial stands out front, a beautifully worked white sculpture set to commemorate a by-gone era. Inside, many historical items and original records of history can be found on display.
If you’ve covered all the museums, another delightful spot to visit is the Little Chapel in the Woods. Long known for it’s charming allure, this little spot is popular for weddings. Tall, captivating stained-glass windows in an arched cathedral complete with organ, it makes for a perfect tour destination even if you are not interested in tying the knot.
The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo is also something to look forward to. Guaranteed to keep every member of the family entertained with plenty of snacks and live music and nightly rodeos and events to make lasting memories.
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