History Buffs Trip

Day One

Learn about Eisenhower and his connection to Denison

Eisenhower’s Birthplace

Visit the birthplace of Eisenhower and learn how his home was acquired. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working-class life of the Eisenhowers.

Beer at Ivanhoe

If you’re a craft beer enthusiast, then you will love Ivanhoe Ale Works on Main Street. A great spot to kick back with a cold beer, hang out with your friends, and play corn hole.

Best Burger Barn

The name says it all. Enjoy a delicious burger and side of fries at Best Burger Barn. If you happen to be there Tuesday or Thursday, get some liquid courage for Karaoke.

Day Two

Discover the history of Denison and Lake Texoma

Perrin Air Force Base Museum

Perrin Field at one time had a troop strength of 4,000. It was used as a training facility for pilots, technicians, and mechanics. It was also Home to 200 German POWs while they worked on the Denison Dam.

Lake History Tour

Learn interesting facts and history about Lake Texoma all while viewing some of the best scenery on the lake. Some points of interest will include area marinas, million-dollar homes, and the historic Denison Dam or the Islands.

Eat at The Point Restaurant

Take in the views of Lake Texoma at The Point Restaurant. Whether you’re stopping in for lunch, Happy Hour, or brunch—you’re sure to have a great time.

Day Three

Enjoy breakfast at Nick’s before a tour of Red River Railroad Museum

Breakfast at Nick’s

Nick’s Family Restaurant is a Denison staple and the perfect spot for a classic diner breakfast. Plus, this is the best way to get energized for your day in Denison.

Learn about the Railroad

Known as the gateway city, Denison was founded in 1872 in conjunction with the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and was the entry point of the first non-Texas based railroad. Take a tour of the museum and learn more.

Hit up Watson’s Drive In

On your way out of town, grab a burger from the classic Watson’s Drive In. Enjoy classic burgers, fries, and a shake from this iconic Denison restaurant and plan your next trip to see us soon.