23 Things To Do In Denison In 2023

  1. Explore beautiful Lake Texoma with a sunset cruise, kayaking, or fishing
  2. Find a cave at Waterloo Lake Park and enjoy the nature and hiking trails
  3. Visit the Horse’s Axe for axe throwing and an arcade
  4. Take a Class and learn something new – (we suggest taking a candle pouring class at Rae of Sunshine or Totally Addicted, building your own hat at Zig Zag Galleries, or learning to DIY at 2 Chicks Home and Market!)
  5. Visit an art gallery, like Zig Zag Galleries, Sparrows Gallery, 517 Gallery, or Denison Art Gallery
  6. Play a round of mini golf, go bowling, and hit the arcade at HeyDay Entertainment
  7. Two-step the night away at Red Rock Saloon
  8. Listen to Live Music in Denison. As an official Texas Music Friendly City, there’s plenty of live music spots throughout town like 1880 Ice House, Ivanhoe Ale Works, The Point, Say When Brewery, and more
  9. Get your sweet tooth fix at Sugar Booger’s or Hey Sugar
  10. Learn about Denison history at the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, the Red River Railroad Museum, or the Perrin Air Force Base Museum
  11. Come to an event – from Music on Main to Fall Fest and Doc Holliday Festival, there’s always something going on!
  12. Take a stroll down through Downtown Denison, a Great American Main Street Semifinalist
  13. Taste award winning coffee at CJ’s Coffee Cafe
  14. Take a stroll through the vineyard and sample some wine at Hidden Hangar Winery and Vineyard
  15. Try USA Today’s #1 Craft Whiskey Distillery 4 years running, Ironroot Republic Distillery
  16. Check out Say When Brewery for your new favorite pint
  17. Go disc golfing in Munson Park
  18. Find your new favorite place to eat! Denison has amazing locally owned and operated restaurants with something for everyone. Check out the full list here.
  19. Take a selfie with a mural – with over 100 pieces of public art in downtown, everyone can find their favorite. Find the Public Art Tour Brochure here.
  20. Visit Eisenhower State Park! Hike, climb, paddleboard, oh my!
  21. Go ice skating at the seasonal skating rink in downtown – Denison on Ice
  22. Host a group of friends in a short term rental
  23. Pick some produce at the Farmers Market in downtown on Saturday mornings May through October

This might be 23 ideas, but the list doesn’t stop there! There’s always fun things to do in Denison so make sure to follow @DiscoverDenison on social media for all the updates.