Denison Travel Guide

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    Eisenhower's Birthplace
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Denison Things to Do

  • The Eternal Flame

    In the small Katy Plaza is The Eternal Flame. This monument is dedicated to the memory of men and women of Denison who have courageously served their country.

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  • Katy Plaza Park -

    Katy Plaza Park is adjacent to the Historic Katy Depot in downtown Denison. The flowing water fountain and park benches are a charming addition to the historical and memorial markers in the park..

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  • A MKT rolling stock exhibit

    A MKT rolling stock exhibit is located just east of the museum. You can go through the back doors and see numerous several displays of railroad cars and engines.

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  • The Red River Railroad Museum

    The Red River Railroad Museum is also inside the Katy Depot. The museum contains artifacts, pictures and railroad equipment. It was unfortunately closed for lunch while we were there.

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  • Inside the Katy Depot

    Inside the Katy Depot which was build in the early 1900's. It was renovated in the 1980's and now houses restaurants, offices and a radio and TV station.

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  • The M-K-T Katy Depot

    Denison became an important North Texas rail centre when the Katy Railroad by-passed Sherman which was the largest town in the area and the Grayson County seat. Sherman refused to pay the subsidy that the railroads expected of the towns which would profit from the lines. Eventually, five rail lines would run through Denison.

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Denison Restaurants

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    by keeweechic Updated Sep 16, 2002

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    After driving around Denison, starving and finding nothing open, we stumbled across this little nondescript building which had a sign that suggested a restaurant. It was a bit of a worry the old pickup trucks parked outside - wasn't sure exactly what sort of Chinese restaurant this was going to be but once through the doors we were very pleasantly surprised. Never judge a book by its cover.
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    Favorite Dish: There was several buffet tables with a very good assortment of dishes. This was the first Chinese restaurant in Texas I had seen 'spring rolls'. Usually all you find is 'egg rolls'. Something unique was a cheese wonton. I wasn't sure what I was going to taste but it was actually a cream cheese filling... very nice. There were 3 types of soup also plus a very tempting array of desserts. Don't go looking for coke products - only Pepsi here.
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Denison Transportation

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    by keeweechic Updated Aug 1, 2003

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    By Car : Denison is just 75 miles north of Dallas and 4 miles south of teh Texas/Oklahoma border and you can take U.S. Highway 75. State Highway 120 passes through Denison from east to west, and State Highway 84 borders northern Denison.

    By Air : Grayson County Airport (Sherman/Denison) was formerly Perrin Air Force Base and is now the county airport. It lies 4 miles west of Sherman and Denison.

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Denison Local Customs

  • Texoma Lakefest Regatta

    During the 2nd weekend in April there is a 3 day sailing event. It is one of the top 10 charity sailing regattas in the United States.

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  • Eisenhower's Birthplace

    Eisenhower's Birthplace hosts several special events in the park and elsewhere in Denison each year. Annual celebrations include President's Day in February, Easter Sunday egg hunt on the lawn, Eisenhower's Birthday and a Victorian Christmas.

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  • This is a view from a...

    This is a view from a restaurant that the 'rich and famous' go to.....You will see Dennis Rodman here, the rich and famous get a way!

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Denison Warnings and Dangers

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    by keeweechic Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Beware of striped clad men on the side of the road. I thought these outfits were only seen in the movies, but these were indeed convicts doing their community service.

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Denison Off The Beaten Path

  • Lake Texoma

    Lake Texoma - it's about 1 hour by car from Dallas and just west of Denison. It's a big, attractive lake with opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, hiking and etc.... And, right on the other side of the lake is Oklahoma. One of the best lakes in the area. A hiking trail is in Eisenhower State Park - and a better one begins at Juniper Point -...

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  • Oklahoma

    Denison butts up to the Oklahoma border. Durant is known as the Magnolia Capital of the Oklahoma because of its large number of magnolia trees which line the streets as well as those on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University campus. Fort Washita, ia 150-acre site which contains the well-preserved, partially restored remains of an American...

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  • Lake Texoma

    Lake Texoma- is 5 miles north/west of Denison and is the largest lake in capacity in the Tulsa District and the tenth largest in the United States. It is widely recognised as a top fishing lake, and is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. The area includes two wildlife refuges, two state parks, fifty four U.S. Army...

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Denison Favorites

  • Just a Quick Stop

    Denison was a 'quick peek' stopover on our way to Pottsboro/Lake Texoma to visit friends. I had a few things I wanted to check out including Eisenhower's birth place. That in itself proved a task to try and find. It was sign posted but not necessarily clearly from the freeway. It also started to rain just as we were about to do the tour. The next...

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  • I lived here when I first...

    I lived here when I first moved to Texas. Small town, but we found the big lake which cools you down in the HOT Texas summers..Great jet skiing on Lake Texoma in the summer. My dogs love to go to the lake!

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