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.

many great restaurants and very progressive town. I have visited there many times and would go again.
Reviewed by cbedford
on June 4, 2012
Best place to be in Texas!
Reviewed by kelli.moses
on June 4, 2012
Denton has wonderful people, great music, wonderful festivals, great food and drink, and the downtown square is so much fun!
Reviewed by sue4
on June 4, 2012
Denton is a town of 100,000 . The town has two universities and the most vibrant downtown area of any town of it's size I have ever been to. Combine that with multiple live music venues every night of the week two major music Festivals that bring in national headlining acts. A slew of smaller festivals, local and national restraunts and a downtown square that is drop dead gorgeous at night with hardly a parking space to be found till after 12 nightly. Whats not to like?
Reviewed by dentonjim
on June 4, 2012
A great small town with a great restored downtown. So much to do.
Reviewed by Eaglegrafix
on June 4, 2012
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