Denison is one of north Texas’ best kept secrets. Birthplace of 5 Star General and 34th President of the United States and home of Lake Texoma with 580 miles of shoreline offering great fishing and all types of outdoor recreation only 4 miles north of downtown Denison.
Denison, Texas was built by hearty people determined to develop a better place for themselves and their families and to establish a railhead into the state for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad. Throughout Denison’s existence, it has been known as the city of “Firsts” as well as a trend setter: Some of these include: “First Ice Cream Soda”, “First Ice Factory in North Texas”, “First Free Public Graded School in Texas”, “First Women’s Club in Texas”, “First interurban line in Texas”, “First with the tallest building in Texas” and where the Marx Brothers
“First got their start at the Denison Opera House.” Museums, art, shopping, music venues, fantastic events throughout the year, and terrific dining await your arrival whether it’s for a day, a week or a lifetime. Denison has some of the friendliest people in the world, state of the art medical facilities, a junior college numerous lodging facilities and other amenities. We invite you to Denison where we believe in our slogan of “moving forward – kicking back.” See you soon!