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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Denton
Owner description: This grand old movie house in downtown Denton was renovated in the early 1990’s and is now a 300-seat performing arts theatre... more » Owner description: This grand old movie house in downtown Denton was renovated in the early 1990’s and is now a 300-seat performing arts theatre with more than 100 musical and theatrical performances each year. It is the showplace for Denton Community Theatre and Music Theatre of Denton, as well as many other community performance groups. « less
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Denton
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1939, the Little Chapel has been named one of Texas’ 20 most outstanding architectural achievements; it was designed... more » Owner description: Built in 1939, the Little Chapel has been named one of Texas’ 20 most outstanding architectural achievements; it was designed by the late O’Neil Ford. TWU art students designed the stained glass windows which depict the theme "Woman Ministering to Human Needs". « less
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Denton
Category: Museums
Owner description: Courthouse on the Square image by Patricia Tieszen. The Denton County Courthouse-on the Square Museum is a unique repository... more » Owner description: Courthouse on the Square image by Patricia Tieszen. The Denton County Courthouse-on the Square Museum is a unique repository of exhibits, special collections, and historical documents that provide visitors with an overview of the communities and residents which have contributed to the county's rich heritage. Whether you are an out-of-town visitor or a life-long resident, you will be both educated and entertained as you immerse yourself in Denton County's days gone by. « less
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Denton
Category: Museums
Owner description: Opened by local firefighters in 2005, the museum is located in the lobby of Central Fire Station and houses firefighting... more » Owner description: Opened by local firefighters in 2005, the museum is located in the lobby of Central Fire Station and houses firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. Collections include an old hose cart that was pulled by hand, 1935 equipment from a ladder truck, breathing apparatuses from past decades and much more. « less
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Denton
Category: Museums
Owner description: The walls of this Victorian style house museum tell the story of life in Denton at the turn-of-the-century. The story of... more » Owner description: The walls of this Victorian style house museum tell the story of life in Denton at the turn-of-the-century. The story of Denton County prior to 1908 is told through the music room with the E. Gabler & Bro. grand piano, the elegantly set dining room table, and the majesty of the Eastlake-style adult bedroom suite. From the moment visitors step on the garden grounds or the wrap around porch, the walls of the Bayless-Selby House museum begin their story. « less
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Denton
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The three rooms that make up this museum were once home to families who lived in the African American community of Quakertown... more » Owner description: The three rooms that make up this museum were once home to families who lived in the African American community of Quakertown in Denton, Texas. The museum is now home to artifacts that tell the stories of those families, and many more. The stories that will not be forgotten are told through photographs and information about many of the African American families from 1875, when they first came from Dallas seeking a better life. « less
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Denton
Category: Libraries; Cultural
Owner description: In 1992, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) voted to establish their national archives at Texas Woman’s University. The... more » Owner description: In 1992, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) voted to establish their national archives at Texas Woman’s University. The growing collection is available for viewing and research as part of the Woman’s Collection. The archives include documents, reports, trainee handbooks, military records and artifacts which catalog the experimental program between 1942 and 1944 when women trained and flew while enlisted in the Armed Forces of America. « less
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Ranked #8 of 10 attractions in Denton
Category: Museums
Owner description: An exhibit of gowns worn by the First Ladies of Texas, this collection, the only one in existence, includes either the actual... more » Owner description: An exhibit of gowns worn by the First Ladies of Texas, this collection, the only one in existence, includes either the actual garments or faithful copies of the gowns worn by the wives of the governors of Texas and presidents of the Republic of Texas. This exhibit was first created in 1940 and has been updated with gowns worn by former first ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Lady Bird Johnson during their husbands’ terms in the White House. « less
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Ranked #9 of 10 attractions in Denton
Category: Museums
Owner description: Hangar 10 is located at the Denton Municipal Airport. The museum boasts four planes. The Lockheed 10A plane, which has been... more » Owner description: Hangar 10 is located at the Denton Municipal Airport. The museum boasts four planes. The Lockheed 10A plane, which has been owned by several individuals, including child movie star Margaret O’Brien. The Stagger Wing, built by Beech Aircraft, was used mainly for VIP’s, admirals, and dignitaries. The PT-22 was used by the Army Air Corps primarily as a trainer for rookie pilots. The last of the planes is the small, sporty-looking Piper L-4, which was used during World War II as a reconnaissance plane. The museum is free and open to the public. « less
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