Discover Denton: Original, Independent

Been to the Lil’d yet? Planning that great summer getaway? Check out our new video series (with a BIG reveal on July 10) on all of the facets that we have to offer right here in Denton.

When you come to Denton, your first stop should be the Discover Denton Welcome Center (111 W. Hickory). Chat with our #Dentoning experts on all of the original, independent happenings in Lil’d, then get all geared up for your visit!

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 Appaloosas and even breeding, training and equine specialists are all right here just a short drive from downtown Denton. Take a drive today or book a behind-the-scenes tour to see these magnificent creatures.

Visit to see our upcoming behind-the-scenes tours and book today! Call 940.382.7895 with any questions.

Our thriving music scene doesn’t just happen in venues and festivals. Hear amazing Dentonites who just love to play and have their music be heard right on the street, like two local favorites Link Chalon and Dave White!

Everyone’s a kid again at Atomic Candy. This old-fashioned candy shop right on the Denton Square has everything from candy by the pound to gifts for friends and family.

Denton has everything from dives to amazing fine dining. Grab a friend or two and enjoy the delectable cheeseboards at Barley & Board! Make sure to save room for their newly-released chocolate board on their dessert menu!

Nothing says Monday like a nice hot cup of coffee. Find your perfect cup of joe at great places around Denton, like West Oak Coffee Bar right on the Square!

Denton is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy some smooth jazz over your brunch. Every Saturday, The Chestnut Tree has live jazz in the morning and afternoon to perfectly accompany a laid-back lunch.

We are surrounded by beautiful horse farms here in Denton County of every discipline you can imagine! Come see these majestic animals during one of our behind-the-scenes horse country tours – with three dates in the spring and three dates in the fall, there’s plenty of opportunity to check it out!

Denton is home to two wonderful universities, including the University of North Texas! Discover the Mean Green, hear the jazzy music and become a part of the UNT community right here in Denton.

Looking for a place to kick back with a cool beverage in a cool atmosphere? Many of Denton’s nightlife hotspots have different vibes for whatever you’re craving – like Paschall Bar with its speakeasy theme and high-end drinks.

Videos by Mikon Haaksman