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Things to Do in Denton, Texas

Naturally, the key to being an active adult is to live life to the fullest. Here in Robson Ranch we’re lucky to be in the dynamic city of Denton, Little D, one of the region’s most dynamic cultural and entertainment hubs.

Here are just some of the things, places, and activities residents and visitors alike can enjoy in Denton:


History buffs will be pleased to learn that there are quite a few historic attractions in the area like the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, which features artifacts telling the story of the county’s African American and Hispanic heritage, Pecan folk arts, and more, as well as the Denton Firefighters’ Museum, which pays tribute to the brave people who have served the city, past and present.

Culture and the arts

The Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts is a great place to spot some great works of art, including the entries for the yearly Materials: Hard & Soft crafts competition. Another venue is SCRAP Denton where visitors can also attend workshops on making art with reclaimed materials.

Denton residents and visitors can catch a few shows at the Denton Community Theater, Green Space Art Collective, or Murchison Performing Arts Center at University of North Texas. Alternately, there’s the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, a celebration of music, food, and art, held annually at Quakertown Park.

Play and recreation

There are tons of outdoor spaces in Denton that are great for picnics, hiking, and jogging. Along with these, there are plenty of sports facilities like the Gold Field Tennis Center, Lone Star skating rink, Denton Natatorium, and Brunswick Zone bowling alley, all over the city.

Also, since the city is right smack in horse country, Denton visitors and residents have easy access to horse ranches, horseback-riding facilities, and rodeos (like the North Texas Fair and Rodeo).

Shopping and dining

Whether you’re looking for Denton-only shops or national retailers, you’re sure to find them in Denton Crossing, Downtown Square, or the Golden Triangle Mall.

There’s no lack of international cuisine in Denton, but if you’re hankering to try some hometown hits, Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Bet the House BBQ, El Guapo’s, and Denton Vegan Cooperative, are just a few restaurants unique to the city.

There’s a wealth of things to see and do in the area and in nearby Dallas and Fort Worth. Active adults need not be afraid of being bored in this part of North Texas.