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“Denison's Well-Kept Secret”

Grayson County Frontier Village
Ranked #8 of 26 things to do in Denison
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

As a history teacher I found this incredibly enlightening. There was a variety of buildings built as early as 1840. One-room cabins, large homes, a school house, church, and more gave a real taste of early Grayson County.

3  Thank twenckens
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

The Grayson County Frontier Village and Museum is located in Loy Park, between Sherman and Denison. The park includes a visitors center and county museum, with many interesting historical artifacts and great photographs. Spread across the grounds are about 25 buildings, including area log cabins and homes built between 1830 and 1870, a small replica pioneer courthouse, smokehouse, newspaper office and dentist office, and barber shop. The buildings are all arranged with period furniture and equipment. I enjoyed my self tour using the very informative tour guide from the visitors center, but would suggest checking ahead to see is a tour guide is available for a more informative visit. The volunteer lady at the first building mentioned that all the buildings are open during the Civil War Weekend, with in-house guides, occurring in late October. Having a guide and the buildings open would make a big difference. The cost was minor - $3 - and I spent about an hour walking around and also visiting the museum. Recommended as an educational stop from Sherman or Denison.

4  Thank texasrepublichistory
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Don't drive by without stopping. This is a rare gem to find. The people in charge have done a great job of preserving history for our enjoyment. They have several building from all over Grayson Co. that have been moved and preserved here.

They have a Civil War reenactment coming up in October. I can hardly wait to attend. There's a visitors center with lots of books and files about local history. Everyone is welcome to look at these materials for FREE! Bring your pencil and paper! They even have a small selection of drinks for you to buy.

This stop is worth the time!

1  Thank Vickie M
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

This place is right off the highway. It's easy to find. Lots of homes from the pioneer days. There is also a lake in the park. If you are here during Christmas, they have the Christmas lights tour you can drive through!!!

3  Thank Amy H
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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable; he alone was well worth the price of admission (which was very reasonable). We learned so much about this area of Texas from him.

We highly recommend spending an hour or so there to see how people of various socio/economic levels lived in the 1800's.

Then see the Eisenhower monument on the way out of the park ... it's right there at the entrance, and a nice bonus for history buffs.

1  Thank Tee J
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