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.

I've never been happier anywhere else.
Reviewed by kclose3
on June 1, 2012
I can't think of anything that beats the Arts and Jazz Fest!!
Reviewed by Jenifer005
on June 1, 2012
Denton is a fantastic city to live in and visit!! There is ALWAYS something fun going on! Come visit us!
Reviewed by Dstone
on June 1, 2012
Denton is as unique as it is fun. There's no shortage of things to do, music to listen, place to eat, and stores to shop! My recommendation? Find the Historic Square as fast as you can when you get to town!
Reviewed by KatMark03
on June 1, 2012
Denton has provided fun for me on a few different plains: As a single enjoying the night life; a married couple exploring, dining and enjoying music and venues in town, and as a mom utilizing the many family friendly activities Denton offers, like a drum circle for kids on the square and story time at all 3 local libraries. We love Denton!
Reviewed by Jupshaw
on June 1, 2012
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