Top 10 Things to Do in Denton

Denton Natatorium and Water Works Park
2400 Long Rd, Denton, TX 76207

Water Works Park offers four giant slides, two toddler slides, one giant indoor slide, a lazy river, children's play pool, sand volleyball, cabanas, and more! Guests of the water park also enjoy access to the NAT during public swim hours.

Denton Firefighters’ Museum
332 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201

The museum hosts a collection of fascinating memorabilia from the 1800s to modern day, allowing visitors to step back in time and experience the evolution of firefighting over the last 150 years. Located inside the lobby of the historic Central Fire Station, The Denton Firefighters’ Museum features intriguing, historic collectibles including a hose cart from the 1800s, equipment from a 1935 ladder truck, fire extinguishers, fire grenades, helmets, uniforms, and Denton fire report logs dating back to the 1920s. The museum is also home to five, life-like mannequins displaying firefighter gear through the decades.

Horse Country Tours
216 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX 76201

Denton County, TX has one of the highest concentration of horses in the widest disciplines in the United States. From race horses to quarter horses, reining horses and Appaloosa and even breeding, training and equine specialists are all right here just a short drive from downtown Denton. Enjoy our more than 350 premier horse farms and ranches through up close, guided, behind-the-scenes tours or through our self-guided driving tours.

Campus Theatre
214 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201

Denton’s Campus Theatre is a true part of the town’s history. It was a grand movie house built in 1949, closed in 1985, and was revived 10 years later as a performing arts venue. Today, the Campus Theatre, located in downtown Denton, hosts film festivals, plays, and musicals.

North Star Dragway
3236 Memory Lane, Denton, TX 76207

Enjoy heart-pounding action, the roar of high octane engines, and the bitter smell of burning rubber at the North Star Dragway. From February to October, the dragway hosts a several special events and races a month, from the quickest outlaw doorslammers to the wildest fire breathing fuel altereds in the country. NSD brings you the best choices of drag racing entertainment in North Texas.

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
110 W Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201

The gorgeous historic county courthouse was completed in 1896 and the three-story courthouse’s tan sandstone façade is accented by pink granite columns, while its remarkable clock tower towers over four ancillary domes placed on each corner of the structure. The museum offers collections of historical items that shows the town’s history as far back as when it was settled.  You also have the chance to tour the historic courtroom as well.

Denton County African American Museum
317 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201

Located in the Historical Park of Denton County, the Denton County African American Museum, also known as the Quakertown House, is situated within a home built in 1904.  Here you can learn about the lives and experiences of Denton County’s African American residents from the 19th century to today.

Bayless-Selby House Museum
317 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201

The Bayless-Selby House Museum is located in the Historical Park of Denton County and portrays the life of a well-to-do Texan in the 19th century.  The home features all the ornate stylings of the Queen Anne style of architecture, and its rooms are furnished with rare antiques from the time period.

North Texas Fair & Rodeo
2217 N Carroll Blvd, Denton, TX 76201

9 days and nights of non-stop fun with some of the hottest names in Country Music and nightly Rodeos. Gate Admission gets you into Concerts and Rodeos with no extra charge. Plenty of shopping, good food, Kid Zone activities and Fun Zone. Great event for all ages.

Murchison Performing Arts Center
2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton, TX 76266

The Murchison Performing Arts Center is home to the renowned University of North Texas College of Music. Located in Denton, Texas, the facility is host to world-class performances by students, faculty, guest artists and community members. The state-of-the-art venue, located on the campus of the University of North Texas, houses two stages: the Margot and Bill Winspear Hall, one of the finest concert halls in the world; and the Lyric Theater.