Dwight D. Eisenhower is by far the most famous former resident of Denison. He was born in a simple two story house there and shortly after, he was elected President of the United States. In 1952, a group of citizens banded together and purchased the house and it has since been restored and is set-up to exhibit how life was lived in the area during when Eisenhower was born. The Eisenhower Birthplace Historic Site offers many displays about the President's life, including several rare campaign artifacts with the famous "I Like Ike" motto as well as live reenactments throughout the year.
Lake Texoma has a widespread reputation for being one of the very best recreation lake sites in the large state of Texas - and for good reason. The shores of the large lake feature numerous parks, rental properties, fishing spots, and picnic areas, amongst other attractions. There are several private companies which will help organize hunting expeditions for game such as duck, geese, doves, and even wild hogs. Managed private lands mean that the game is always plentiful and native populations are not put at risk. All types of camping, from primitive to RV, are available as well.
Kick Back and Say Che
Every March, Denison hosts one the region's largest wine and arts festivals. The Kick Back and Say Cheers Festival puts local wine and arts front and center with multiple tasting events throughout the weekend and area galleries step up with special openings and exhibits which never fail to attract a good crowd. Local history is also on display, with many actors and actresses wandering the streets in 19th century period dress educating and entertaining the revelers. Even for the non-drinker, the festival is a great place to let loose and whoop it up with friends and neighbors in Denison.