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.more
810 N US Hwy 75, Denison, Texas, 75020, United States
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801 US Highway 75 N., Denison, Texas, 75020, United States
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715 N Point Look Out Dr, Denison, Texas, 75020, United States
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 -...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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