Sherman Travel Guide

  • Grayson County Courthouse
    Grayson County Courthouse
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    Sherman Museum
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    Sherman Historic District
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Sherman Things to Do

  • Going Wild!

    The museum was wonderful, kids loved the place! The animals look so real, like they could start moving at any time. There was probably over 200 animals on display and hundreds of artifacts! It was a great way to spend the afternoon! I will be going back and recommending it all of my friends. I would have never thought that something like this would...

  • The Red River Museum

    What to do on a Saturday afternoon when the town is rolled up and put away for the weekend? Ah-ha...go to Red River Museum!The Red River Museum occupies what was once a public library erected by funding from Andrew Carnegie in 1914. It's high ceilings and spacious rooms make a wonderful home for many regional artifacts and articles comprising the...

  • Red River Historical Museum

    For an introduction to the town, how about spending an hour with the good ladies in the history museum who will guide you around the basement's homestead and general store collections. Upstairs are some fine furnishings, artworks, maps and changing exhibits plus a giftshop with a selection of interesting books.The building itself was the town's...

  • Museum of American Victorian Furniture

    The Museum is housed in a historic church in downtown Sherman. The Museum has a collection of American Victorian styled furniture. Maybe not the most exciting place to visit..

  • Time Capsules

    On the main square in the courthouse lawn, there are two time capsules buried. One was placed there on July 4, 1976, to mark America's 200th birthday and the other was buried in 1986 to mark the county's sesquicentennial..

  • Grayson County Courthouse

    Grayson County Courthouse sits behind the Confederate memorial. The concrete and limestone courthouse was built in 1936 and the lawns surround the courthouse has a various assortment of historical markers and plaques. One marker recalls a 1905 visit by Theodore Roosevelt, who was on his way to a Rough Rider reunion in San Antonio. More than 35,000...

  • Ground Floor Level

    On the ground (or first level) floor of Kelly Square Mall. It is a narrow little plaza but lots to look at..

  • Kelly Square

    Kelly Square is a wonderfully 'old feel' downtown shopping mall. Walking through the doors, you are taken back in time and surrounded by antiques and memorabilia. There is also a restaurant on the 2nd level..

  • C.S. Roberts House

    This is a beautiful Victorian home that once belonged to a long-time family of Sherman. It was built in 1886 and is part of the elegant ‘Heritage Row’. It is currently maintained by the Sherman Preservation League. Open Sat/Sun noon-4.00pm..


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Sherman Restaurants

  • Get your kicks!

    Saturdays mean one thing in Sherman - all you can eat burgers and fries at MG's Diner for $5. In business for over 25 years, the diner has a retro look with vinyl seats, jukebox and lots of classic auto memoriabilia. The taillights and winged fenders off old cars are used as decorations and lighting fixtures. Open 7 days a week, 10.30am till 9pm....

  • Officially the best BBQ

    This man knows his BBQ! Aaron Vogel is his name and BBQ is his claim to fame. He has only been in Texas a short time but he's twice taken the title of Overall Grand Champion at the Texas BBQ Cookoff and for two years running his little restaurant in Sherman has been voted the best in the Texoma region.The secret is in the smoking they say, and he...

  • Perfect Lunch Spot - Excellent Food

    Cute little cafe type luch spot. Live Flowers on every table. Water is served with a sprig of greens. Locally owned with a fresh bakery next door. Homemade soups and FRESH very tastey food. She is only open daily 11a-2pm. The perfect place for lunch. Friendly staff. Convenient Location. 1913 N. Travis Street (FM131) Just west of Highway 75 and just...


Sherman Transportation

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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    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.

    By Road : Sherman is located on State Highway 75, 10 miles south of the Red River and Lake Texoma and 65 miles north of Dallas.

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Sherman Shopping

  • Antiques!

    One of the shops still opened on the afternoon we drove into Sherman, was A Touch of Class Antique Mall. It was located in a multi-level building and crammed full of vintage and antique finds.Large pieces of furniture: such as, armoires, dressers, beds, tables; colorfully painted animals from an old carousel, glassware and pretty floral China, old...

  • Shops On The Square

    Kelly Square is an attractive historic building housing several interesting shops, operating as an indoor mall. Erected around the 1870's, these 4 separate buildings were purchased by trunk salesman, Leo Kelly (1916 through 1918) and given a brick exterior to integrate one with the other.Stepping inside the entrance, you'll notice several shops...

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Sherman Local Customs

  • Early Residents of Grayson County

    Before Grayson County* was created, when the area was unsettled yet by travelers venturing to the area, the Caddo Indians lived here. These various groups were the first inhabitants which included the Kichai, Ionis and Tonkawa Indians--the original east Texas farmers.These people lived off the fertile land, which was ideal for agriculture. When the...

  • The Butterfield Overland Coach Company &...

    Sherman was one of the scheduled stops on the Butterfield Overland Coach Company and Mail Route--you might be thinking, "What's that"?The Butterfield Overland Stage Company was an overland passenger and mail route service which received the US mail contract in 1857, after bidding against nine other overland stage companies. Unbeknownst to them, the...

  • April - Tour of Homes

    The Sherman Preservation League Tour of Homes - Tours take place over the 2nd or third weekend in April. You can visit 8 of the historic homes in Sherman which were built between 1896 and 1912 as well as 2 museums and the historic West Hill Cemetery.September - International Aerobatic Competition. The national aerobatic competitions are held in the...


Sherman Off The Beaten Path

  • Denison Dam

    Denison Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to restrain 89,000 surface acres of water that makes up Lake Texoma. The dam provides hydroelectric power for North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. An interesting thing is that German POW labour was used in the construction which lasted from 1938 - 1944.Location: Take State Highway 91...

  • Denison

    Denison is just north of Sherman, Dwight Eisenhowers Birth Place. He was born October 14, 1890 in this modest 2 storey house and was one of 7 children - all boys. The house sits close to 3 railroad lines, one of those running right alongside the house. Open 6 days a week for tours.Address: Lamar Ave and Day St

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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  • The Fifth Industrial City of Texas

    Sherman was once nicknamed "Fifth Industrial City of Texas*" in the mid-1920's when it was home to 54 industrial plants. Cottonseed oil, flour and hardware were produced here, which helped it gain equality with the town of Denison, Texas as a rail center. Considering the competitive spirit between the two towns, this must have brought a good deal...

  • The Sherman U.S. Post Office and...

    As we were leaving Sherman, we turned the car onto Pecan Street and noticed this distinguished Renaissance style building--the Sherman U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (1847). It was designed by architect, James Knox Taylor, with F.L. Stevenson as contractor and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. It continues to operate as a...

  • The Grayson County Courthouse

    The Grayson County Courthouse extends a long shadow over town square and is the third courthouse for Sherman.The first courthouse the town established was of log construction (1846). When the town was relocated three miles from its original site, a more substantial courthouse was erected in 1876. However, this was torched during the Sherman riot in...


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