About Denton, Texas
Far Out Vibes, Down Home Feel
With Dallas and Fort Worth right in our backyard, Denton enjoys the advantages of the booming North Texas metroplex—all while maintaining a unique, affordable charm with small-town surprises.
The culture of Denton is shaped by born-here, raised-here business owners, visitors from all over, and weekenders turned into residents. Whatever experience you're looking for, you'll find it in Denton.
ARTS & CULTURE
It's no surprise that Denton has landed on Paste Magazine's list of the nation's Best Music Scenes. Playing host to the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, and North Central Texas College, Denton has earned a reputation as a progressive-thinking, diverse, and culturally vibrant center in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex. Lifetime musicians, developing artists, and well-known musical talent all call Denton home, and annual festivals bring in outside performers from all over the world to the city. Denton delivers on the experience other cities are perceived to provide. To learn more, click here.
Denton is a mecca for fine, fast, and fun dining. From ice cream at an old-fashioned soda fountain to fine dining in elegant surroundings, you’ll find it here. Denton is home to hundreds of restaurants featuring local, regional, and international foods. Explore our dining options here.
There’s a lot to do for families with kids that will keep the adults entertained, too! So many of Denton's family-friendly attractions are located just a short drive from wherever you choose to stay, making your trip stress-free and fun for the whole family!...
Home to two state universities with a combined enrollment of over 50,000 students, the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University bring in a variety of cultural, sports, and entertainment amenities to the Denton community. In downtown Denton and just south of Denton are campuses for North Central Texas College, the oldest continuously operating two-year college in Texas. Boasting several national top ten programs, these comprehensive educational facilities provide a wealth of expertise and resources to businesses and the community.
Founded in 1857 at the county seat of Denton County, Denton is a city rich in history. You'll find museums and restoration projects throughout the city and county. Learn about Denton's past by touring our museums, historic homes, and buildings.
Companies such as Peterbilt Motors, Jostens, Southwire/United Copper Industries, Acme Brick, ESAB/Victor Technologies, and Sally Beauty Company have called Denton their corporate headquarters or primary manufacturing home for many years. Major companies such as United States Cold Storage, Tetra Pak, and WinCo Foods also have distribution centers in Denton.
MEETING & EVENT PLANNING
Perfect for work or play, Denton is a dream for both conference planners and attendees alike. Big city amenities but with “Main Street America” roots, Denton is large enough to host international conferences, seminars, and athletic competitions, but is also small enough to focus on you! Denton is perfect for a weekend retreat, a family reunion, or a beautiful wedding, uniquely designed for each individual couple. To learn more about hosting your conference or meeting in Denton, click here.
From convention and family-friendly hotels, to extended stays, charming bed-and-breakfast inns and even a ranch with buffalo, Denton’s choice of over 20 hotels and 2,500 hotel rooms offers just the right choice to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Click on the menu list to check out...
Nearby lakes and state parks contribute to exciting outdoor recreation opportunities. Denton also boasts 30 parks, featuring 300 acres of open space, 3 recreation centers, a water park, community swimming pools, and trails for hiking and biking.
Between the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, and the city's Parks and Recreation facilities, there are many places to watch or participate in sports. Just outside the Denton city limits, you'll find NASCAR, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, NHL, and MLS teams, making the North Texas area one of the premier destinations for sports fans in the country.