Attractions in Denison 

Whether you enjoy spending all day outdoors or you prefer the quiet confines of an art gallery, Denison has something to offer you. The beautiful blue waters of Lake Texoma are just a few miles away, while Denison’s historic Main Street has many of the shops and restaurants to keep you entertained. Of course, the town is also the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the home he was born in is one of the top attractions in Denison. But that’s not all. Read on to discover the many fun and exciting ways you can enjoy your time in this North Texas town.

Choctaw Preserve
Choctaw Preserve offers much for the outdoors sportsman. The outdoors park in North Texas features several sporting clay courses, indoor pistol and rifle ranges, three fishing docks on ponds stocked with bass and crappie, and a wildlife area with deer, elks, bison, zebras, and aoudad antelopes. There’s also an on-site hotel and an eatery that is one of the few fine dining restaurants in Denison.
589 Game Farm Road
Denison, TX 75021
(903) 965-4674

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
Explore the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site in Denison, a two-story 1870’s home where President Dwight D. Eisenhower was born. Each room of the house is full of various displays related to Eisenhower’s life, time as a general, and presidency. The historic site is open Tuesday through Saturday and on Sunday afternoons.
609 South Lamar Avenue
Denison, TX 75021
(903) 465-8908

Eisenhower State Park
Eisenhower State Park, located on the southern coast of a bay in Lake Texoma, offers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Miles of hiking and biking trails that offer scenic views of the lake, a beach ideal for swimming, ample space for camping, an amphitheater, fishing pier, and picnic area comprise the park. Eisenhower State Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
50 Park Road 20
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 465-1956

Grayson County Frontier Village & Museum
Experience life on the Texas frontier at the Grayson County Frontier Village & Museum in Denison. History comes alive at the frontier village, which is composed of 11 historic buildings, including the county’s oldest school. Historical reenactments and a museum full of artifacts that tell the area’s story are just a part of the overall experience. Grayson County Frontier Village & Museum is open in the afternoon every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
111 R C Vaughan Road
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 463-2487

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is a biodiverse 12,000-acre natural area that sits in the middle of a migratory bird path. Hundreds of species of birds travel here during the nesting season, while many others live in the refuge full-time. Bobcats, river otters, turtles, fox squirrels, white-tailed deer, and many other animals call the refuge home throughout the year. Numerous hiking trails wind their way through the park and offer a great vantage point for wildlife watching and photography. Fishing and hunting are popular activities here as well.
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, X 75092
(903) 786-2826

Homestead Winery of Texas
Savor a glass of award-winning wine at the Homestead Winery in historic downtown Denison. The winery’s tasting room is located within a 1920’s art deco-styled building that also houses an art gallery and an Italian restaurant. Wine samples and bottles, along with racks and other accessories, are sold at the tasting room, which is open every day but Sunday.
220 West Main Street
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 464-0030

Ironroot Republic Distillery
Ironroot Republic Distillery is an award-winning distillery that produces handcrafted spirits made with local, non-GMO ingredients. The distillery offers tours and opens its bar to visitors on Friday and Saturday evenings.
311 Loy Lake Road
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 337-0495

Munson Park
Munson Park in Denison is a 120-acre natural area that boasts a professionally designed 18-hole disc golf course. There’s also a picnic area, a grill, a playground, and two baseball fields.
2000 North US Highway 69
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 465-2720

Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum
Discover the military history of Perrin Field at the Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum. The museum includes various displays that outline the 30 years (1941 to 1971) the airfield operated as an active military base. These displays include photographs and gear used by pilots from the earliest days of aviation through the jet age. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday.
436 McCullum Avenue
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 786-8741

Red River Railroad Museum
Explore the early history of the railroads in North Texas at the Red River Railroad Museum, located within the restored historic Katy Depot in downtown Denison. Displays of photographs, equipment, and models comprise the museum, which is open Thursday through Sunday.
101 East Main Street
Denison, TX 75021
(903) 463-5289

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