Denton, Texas

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

64 Votes - "Most Fun"
9 Votes - "Friendliest"
5 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
2 Votes - "Best For Food"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"

Description

A family-friendly college town, Denton hosts the University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University, and North Central Texas College. Young residents thrive in the arts and music scene while families enjoy plenty of parks and festivals, all of which culminate in Courthouse Square.

The downtown square is bustling with shops, eateries, entertainment venues and events. Visitors can shop, relax at a spa, eat to their hearts content and catch a live show or browse a gallery. In addition to the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, the town offers an African American Museum, a Firefighters’ Museum, the Bayless-Selby House Museum and Hangar 10 Museum. The universities host the majority of the dozen art galleries and walking tours are available.

Music entertainment ranges from Concerts on the Square and Twilight Tunes to the annual Arts & Jazz Festival in April. Also check out Denton Community Theatre, Dan’s Silverleaf, and the Center for Visual Arts for more local talent. These venues host film, storytelling, flower, holiday and blues festivals annually, plus concerts, tastings and art shows.

Denton’s also home to Horse Country with a number of local horse farms where visitors can tour and ride. Additional local tours include live music pub crawls, historic walking tours, a public art tour, and a sampling tour that combines museums, shopping and restaurants. See what else residents love about Denton in their reviews.

Beautiful town, wonderful arts, music and garden scene!
Reviewed by celestesal
on June 4, 2012
Denton is a great college town! With 2 universities & lots of students, there is always something happening around town. My favorite fun thing to do in Denton? The annual Arts & Jazz Festival in April! Live music, art, lots of sun and a great time!
Reviewed by ginfur
on June 4, 2012
great atmosphere and unique downtown!
Reviewed by finance28
on June 4, 2012
Great Town! Spectacular people and great music!! Can always find something to get into in DENTON, TEXAS
Reviewed by littleguys02
on June 4, 2012
A great Family town. Come to Denton April 27,28 & 29th for our outstanding Arts & Jazz festival.Sat. nite, LOS LONELY BOYS, FREE! :0
Reviewed by callcorn
on June 4, 2012
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