Points of Interest

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The Lake Texoma area has a rich history that dates back to the 1880’s. Learn about some of its most interesting and unique points of interest! Plan a visit to some of these local attractions on your next trip to Lake Texoma.

Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge
Business Address
5354 Carpenters Bluff Rd, TX
Denison, Texas 75020
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Carpenters Bluff Bridge Originally built as a railroad bridge for the Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf (MO&G) Line, this landmark structure across the Red River continues to provide a transportation route between Grayson County, Texas, and Bryan County, Oklahoma

Donald Lee Mayes Home
Business Address
7 Ridgeway Circle
Denison, TX
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Donald Lee Mayes (1914-1966) was a leading architect in Denison and are towns

E.M. Kohl Building
Business Address
300 East Main Street
Denison, Texas 75020
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The E.M. Kohl building, formerly the Travelers Hotel, was built in 1893. The top 3 floors were added in 1909-1911 to be used as the family residence.

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Park
Business Address
609 S Lamar Ave
Denison, Texas 75020
Phone
(903) 465-8908
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Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was born in 1890.

Eisenhower Monument
Business Address
100 RC Vaughn Road,
Denison, TX
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The 16' bust of former President and Five Star General Dwight David Eisenhower is the centerpiece for the Eisenhower Veterans Monument located at the entrance to Loy Lake Park.

Fort Washita – Durant, Oklahoma
Business Address
3348 Hwy 199
Durant, OKLAHOMA 74701
Phone
(580) 924-6502
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Built in 1842, Fort Washita was the southwestern-most military post of the united States.  Fort Washita was assigned the responsibility of maintaining peace for the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations

Katy Depot Denison
Business Address
101 E Main St
Denison, Texas 75020
Phone
(903) 463-7729
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Set in historic Denison, TX, built in 1911, the Katy depot offers a remarkable space for shopping, events, shared workspace, restaurants, and loft living.

Loy Park
Business Address
100 RC Vaughn Road,
Denison, TX
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The Civilian Conservation Corps at Loy Park -Grayson County officials became aware of a growing need for a public recreation facility for the area's approximately 65,500 residents in 1930

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
Business Address
101 E Main
Denison, Texas 75020
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In 1865 the Union Pacific Railway southern branch was incorporated to build a railroad from the St. Louis-Kansas City area to the Gulf of Mexico.

Perrin Air Force Base
Business Address
4700 Airport Dr
Denison, TX
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Plans began in early 1941 for a U. S. Army Air Corps installation to be located in Grayson County. This 1,160-acre site was acquired in June, and Air Corps personnel began arriving in August.

Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Business Address
890 W. State Hwy. 56
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone
903.583.5558
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Offering a more intimate glimpse into the life of Speaker Sam Rayburn is the Sam Rayburn House Museum.

St Patrick Parrish
Business Address
314 N Rusk Ave
Denison, Texas 75020
Phone
(903) 463-3275
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St. Patrick's parish was founded in 1872 by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Galveston, Claude Dubuis. The first church building at this site, designed by noted architect Nicholas J. Clayton, was completed in 1898.

St. Luke Church
Business Address
427 W Woodard St.
Denison, Texas 75020
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St. Luke Church is Denison's oldest house of worship and oldest Episcopal sanctuary in Grayson County was built 1875 Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1969

Thomas V Munson Home
Business Address
530 W Hanna Street
Denison, Texas 75020
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The Thomas V Munson Home was built by world-famed scientist T.V. Munson. Munson is most famous for saving the wine vineyards in France by helping Europe deal with their vineyard-destroying phylloxera crisis. There is a little bit of Denison in every sip of French wine today.

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