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“Fantastic Christmas lights”

Grayson County Frontier Village
Ranked #8 of 26 things to do in Denison
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We went for the Christmas lights. They set them up so you can drive your car through. They ask for donations at the end. Well worth it.

Thank RebeccaYavner
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It was an interesting collection of buildings. It is nice that they trust people with a self guided tour. The maintenance seems to be lacking, which makes me worry about the long term prospects of this place. Granted there are log cabins that are over 100 years old, so it is hard to argue they won't last, but some things did seem in poor shape. Had to walk through tall grass, to see the buildings, seems like city or county mowing crew could keep it maintained. The pictures in the visitors center were nice touch as well. Only lived here 2 months, moved in from another state, so can't personally connect with the local history, but enjoyed it none the less. Always nice to see locals take pride in their heritage, and being able to learn about local history.

1  Thank StankeeYankee
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

$5, to enter , a township set up of buildings and homes from 1800 into 1900s, good history our younger generation is missing, decor set up of how they lived.., they could rid items of not of that era

Thank OkIslandgirl
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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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