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“Fair” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Grayson County Frontier Village

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Grayson County Frontier Village
North Loy Lake Road, Denison, TX
903-463-2487
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Denison
Type: Historic Sites
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DFW
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fair”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

A lot of building have been moved there. A few you can go in the rest just look though the door or windows. The grounds don't have much grass. The day we were there had rained and walked in mud. The two large home you couldn't tour do to bees and wasps. It could reaaly use alot of work. You can have a wedding there but we don't see how. Loy park next to it nic and quiet. nice place for a picnic.

Visited March 2013
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Tulsa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Interesting historical trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Loved the way the old frontier village was set up with lots of different styles of houses, barns, shops, church, etc. Even kids will be interested in seeing this.

Visited October 2012
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McMINNVILLE, TN
2 reviews
“Great collection of buildings from 1900s and before. Has some employee records of the Katy RR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Lots of early information on Denison and Grayson County, found some employee records for a uncle who worked for the Katy Railroad.

Visited November 2012
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Georgetown, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Frontier Village visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

My wife and I recently visited Frontier Village. We both like learning about Texas History and are fascinated with how people lived during the 1800's. Highly recommend a visit!!

Visited October 2012
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Norman, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not the commercialized old town setting you might expect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Took our grandson to Frontier Village. WE were the only ones there around 3pm on a Friday. Not sure how the weekends go but it was empty of visitors when we went. The grounds needed some upkeep and were somewhat weedy and full of stickers. You have several structures that have been placed on the site around 1990. It in no way looks like a village or old tyme town. The buildings vary in size and style and are interesting somewhat. You can go inside some of them and see how they may have been set up during the time period. There wasn't a tour guide to explain anything and no action going on. All the buildings were locked and you unlock them to go inside and lock them when you're done. IT just needs some TLC and work to make it look like a village or town. It wasn't something worth going out of the way for or a repeat visit I'm afraid. Dusty, dirty, unkempt and musty smelling is what you'll see unless you have a great imagination. Cow Town in Wichita Ks, or Old Abilene Town have more to offer. Hard to explain and point out what items were used for and why to youngsters when you have to watch out for spiders and stickers. The older woman that ran the office was so sweet and kind however.

Visited August 2012
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