Sherman, Texas

Sherman’s unique combination of urban amenities and leisurely pace of life make it an ideal place to live or visit.



Big city amenities with a small town feel – Sherman, Texas, is where the bustle of the Dallas Metroplex meets the gorgeous domain of Lake Texoma. This quickly growing community of 40,000 boasts a historic downtown full of unique boutiques and artisan restaurants, as well as the convenience and comfort of the city’s Town Center development, filled with everyone’s favorite national chains.

As a regional retail hub, Sherman offers shopping on par with any city in Texas, but without the hassle ofI love Sherman! traffic and long drives. And with a cost-of-living that consistently ranks among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the entire nation, you can be sure you’ll get your money’s worth anywhere around town.

When mealtime rolls around, Sherman has a smorgasbord of options to suit any palate. From authentic Mexican food to savory Americana to the absolute best in fine dining, the city is well equipped to sate your taste buds with variety. And afterward, head over to 903 Brewers – one of Texas’s top microbreweries – to wash it all down.

In its vibrant downtown, Sherman’s 170-year-old courthouse square is ringed by historic structures, many of which have been renovated and repurposed as antique shops, perky eateries, and family-themed entertainment options. The centrally located Sherman Museum recounts the city’s storied history while also offering an intriguing rotation of seasonal displays. Summer’s Dino Days exhibit is one you won’t want to miss.

And Sherman’s cultural offerings don’t end there. The city is home to the only jazz museum between New Orleans and Kansas City, with thousands of albums and numerous pieces of jazz memorabilia on display.

Visit Sherman, TexasThe Sherman Symphony Orchestra – a 70-piece ensemble culled from across the North Texas region – is a delightful staple of fall and spring. Across the street, the Sherman Community Players theatrical troupe brings a half-dozen annual shows to life with expert artistry.

Need some time to relax? Sherman is just 20 minutes from Eisenhower State Park at Lake Texoma, offering breathtaking views and copious opportunities to hike, bike, camp, fish and otherwise enjoy the 90,000-acre reservoir.

In short, Sherman has all that one would expect from a top vacation spot, all just an hour from downtown Dallas. Sherman is a vibrant, historic city with something to offer everyone. It’s just close enough to DFW to be called “conveniently located,” yet somehow, Sherman can seem like a world away.

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Sherman Department of Tourism

118 West Lamar Street
2nd Floor

Sherman, Texas 75090