Denton, Texas


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"


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.

When I visit everyone are so friendly -thanks to the people of Denton
Reviewed by reynoldsgallery
on June 4, 2012
Even though we are north of a megaplex, it feels like a small Texas town, I love Denton! I take my grandbabies to the courthouse (they call it the castle) and we have ice cream across the street, we listen to music on the square and its perfect!
Reviewed by loreacymoses
on June 4, 2012
I'm really gonna miss this town. It has more things going for it, than towns more than twice its size. After 3 years in San Antonio, I can say that there are probably as many cool spots here as there, and San Antone has over a million people! It's where hipsters and cowboys meet for coffee.
Reviewed by rickjack
on June 4, 2012
Gotta love Recycled Books and Jazz Fest!
Reviewed by neon_deon
on June 4, 2012
So many great things to do in Denton. Arts and Jazz Fest, Hiking, multiple music venues. Good Food and Great People.
Reviewed by katsiebar13
on June 4, 2012
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