Thursday, March 24, 2011

Texas Adventures Part 1 - Denton, Texas

Hi to all of my followers! I've been giving some thought to what I'd like to share with my readers and I thought it would be nice to give everyone an insight to life in "Big D" (Dallas, Texas) and also Texas in general.  So I am beginning my Texas Adventures series.  Hope ya'll enjoy!

I am going to begin this journey with the city of Denton, Texas.  Denton is located 35 miles north of Dallas on I-35. Denton is home to 119,454 people. The U. S. Census Bureau has ranked Denton in the top twenty five of the fastest growing cities in the nation.   Denton is the Redbud Capital of Texas, so named for the many Redbud trees in and around the city.  In 2006, Money magazine named Denton No. 58 out of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in America."  Denton is sometimes referred to by its nickname "Little D". (a reference to "Big D" - that'd be Dallas, of course!)
Denton's downtown is centered around the 1896 Courthouse.  The Courthouse is home to the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.  It has one of kind exhibits.  Nearby, you can step into the Victorian age at the Bayless-Selby House Museum.  It is located in the Historical Park of Denton County.  Two other galleries that host art shows throughout the year are the Firefighter Museum and the Denton Center for Visual Arts. Next, check out Texas' finest talent at the beautiful Campus Theatre.
Denton is home to two universities,  University of North Texas and Texas Women's University.
Denton is in the heart of the Horse Country of North Texas. Take a driving tour or guided group tours to discover one of the most unique locations in American's equine industry.
Denton has many exciting festivals and events.  In March, visit the Annual Texas Storytelling Festival and the 35 Conferette.  In April, attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Annual Denton Redbud Festival, the Annual "Lab Band Madness" Spring Concert, and the Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.  In May, check out the Concerts on the Square, the Twilight Tunes Concert Series, and the Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival.  In June, take your pet to the Annual Dog Days of Denton.  Also in June, is the Denton County Farmers Market, the IndyCar Series & NASCAR Truck Series, the Denton Air Fair, and the Annual Juneteenth Celebration.  In July, check out the Kiwanis Fireworks Show and the Fourth of July Jubilee - "Liberty Fun Run".  In August, make plans to attend the North Texas State Fair.  In September, visit the Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza, the Denton Blues Fest, the Fiesta-on-the-Square, and the Annual Wild Beast Feast.  In October, the University of North Texas has their Homecoming festivities.  In November, plan to check out the Dickies 500, the Beaujolais & More Wine and Food Tasting, and the Annual "One O'clock Lab Band" Fall Concert.  In December, plan to attend the 21st Annual Holiday Lighting Festival of Denton and the Reindeer Romp.
Denton has a vast variety of restaurants to choose from and quality accommodations to fit anyone's budget!
Like to shop? Then visit Denton's Golden Triangle Mall and Denton Crossing.  There is a wide variety of shops to satisfy everyone's shopping needs.
Do you like to Honky Tonk?  Then you'll definitely need to check out the Rockin Rodeo dance club.  Or, meander on over to the Crazy Horse Saloon or Dusty's Bar & Grill.
I hope that you have enjoyed our adventure through Denton.

Want to learn more about Denton, Texas?  Visit discoverdenton.com

 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following - just returning the favour! Great shapshot of your town - I've never been to the states and it's nice to get an idea of what it's like!

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