Denison’s “Moving Forward, Kicking Back” attitude sums up the unique spirit of our beautiful North Texas city. Downtown is designated an historical district, an entertainment district and an arts and cultural district. Almost-weekly events include music, festivals, concerts and parades. Stroll along Main Street to experience small town big art and tour many art destinations including Mary Karam’s Art Gallery, Sparrows Gallery and 413 Maker’s.

Denison is one of the few Texas cities to feature multiple craft beverage venues including Homestead Winery, Ivanhoe Ale Brewery and Ironroot Republic Distillery. Ironroot Republic’s Hubris proudly won the 2017 Best American Corn Whiskey Award.

Visitors won’t want to miss Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical site, the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in 1890. The visitor center celebrates “Ike” with memorabilia and exhibits highlighting his service as president and war hero.

Lake Texoma boasts plenty of recreational opportunities such as largemouth bass fishing, water sports and dinner cruises. Campout under the stars at Eisenhower State Park or enjoy popular marina services of nearby Grandpappy Marina, Eisenhower Marina & Yacht Club, Highport Marina and Tanglewood Resort. Don’t leave before you drive across the iconic Denison Dam and the historic Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge over the Red River.