Denison Pop. 22,773 Alt. 767


Established in 1872 as railhead for the first railroad into Texas from north Missouri, and Kansas. Five miles south of the Red River, Denison is the gateway to Texas and popular Lake Texoma.

Noted as the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Diversified industries include major food processors, fabricated metal products, and major medical services. Home of Grayson County junior College. Historical Driving Tour and details on area attractions available at chamber of commerce, 313 W. Woodard.Old Katy Depot on Main St. next to Katy Park Plaza is handsome 1909 depot listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Denison Dam-

short, informative tours of Denison Dam powerhouse; exhibit of fossils unearthed during construction of the dam that impounds Lake Texoma. Tours Mon. - Fri. 1 p.m. North of city on Texas 91.

eisenhower birthplaceEisenhower Birthplace-

On October 14, 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in a two-story white frame house at 208 E. Day St., son of a worker in the nearby Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway shops. Home restored to 1890 appearance by Eisenhower Birthplace Foundation; operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a State Historic Site. Open daily. Admission.

Eisenhower State Park-

450 acres on shore of Lake Texoma with modern marina. Swimming, fishing, camping, RV sites, boat rentals, picnicking and hiking trails. Seven miles northwest via Texas 91, F.M. 1310, and Park Road 20; admission.

Grayson County Frontier Village-

Collection of 18 rustic buildings dating from 1840 to 1900 include 1839 log cabin and log schoolhouse with teacher's sleeping loft; homes and business structures, portable jail lockup, all restored and furnished. Frontier Village Museum exhibits household utensils, antique crystal and enamelware, pioneer clothing, tools and farm machinery. Village on 17 acres in Loy Park open mid-May to Oct. 25 Wed. through Sun. I - 5 p.m. At southwest edge of Denison, Loy Park/ Frontier Village exit 67, U.S. 75 at Loy Lake Road. (903)463-2487.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge-

11,300 acres of land and water offers food and rest haven for migrating and wintering waterfowl on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma. Some 300 bird species have been recorded on the refuge that's visited by 135,000 people each year. In addition to huge flocks of migrants passing through each fall and spring, observers may see killdeer, snowy egrets, rails, plovers and sandpipers in summer; great blue herons and other wading and shore birds in winter; native white-tailed deer and other animals year round. When oil was discovered on the refuge in 1951, development proceeded with care, Significantly, some 200 carefully maintained wells produce vital energy today in harmony with the wildlife that perches on, feeds by, and rests near the well sites, Self-guided driving tour of the refuge. Visitor center has interpretive displays, information, and bird lists. From U.S. 75 between Denison Sherman, take FM 691 west to county airport, FM 1417 north 1.5 mi., local signed road west to refuge,



Loy Lake Park

Attractive municipal park offers facilities for picnicking, fishing, and boating (no power boats). Also Frontier Village (above).Southwestern part of city on Loy Lake Rd.



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