The restaurant industry is the largest employer in north Texas, so there are lots of eateries from which to choose. Offerings range from burgers and tacos to Texas staples like barbecue, steaks, and seafood, to vegetarian dishes and ethnic cuisines.
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Welcome to paradise.
North Texas is home to a incredible variety of shops, large and small, traditional and eclectic. Shopping areas are scattered throughout Denton, and include Golden Triangle Mall, the downtown square, and along University Drive.
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Denton has long had a vibrant live music scene, fueled by UNT's world-renowned school of music and its Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band, and has produced musicians like Don Henley, Norah Jones, Bowling For Soup, and Brave Combo.
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The DFW metroplex hosts plays and musicals throughout the year at venues like the Campus Theater, Eisemann Center, Fair Park Music Hall, Bass Performance Hall, the Meyerson Symphony Center, and Theatre Three. Click for a list of north Texas venues.
North Texas buzzes with festivals all year. Denton's contributions include the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, Denton Blues Festival, 35 Denton, the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, and the Holiday Lighting on the square. Click for a list of some of north Texas' events.
Art and history students can enjoy museums like the Amon Carter Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Kimball Art Museum, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Click for a list of north Texas museums.
North Texas has hosted the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four; is home to the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, and FC Dallas; and has a full slate of motorsports and a top-flight horse racing track.
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North Texas is also home to theme parks like Six Flags Over Texas, historical areas like the Fort Worth Stockyards, two world-class zoos and the spectacular Dallas World Aquarium, and the beautiful and serene Dallas Arboretum. Click for a list of some these attractions.
North Texas is a year-round haven for those who love the outdoors, with hundreds of parks and top-flight golf courses; camping areas and hiking trails; fishing and boating on local lakes; and hunting for deer, javelina, dove, quail, and turkey. Check our map of north Texas lakes.
North Texas has made great strides in mass transit. Denton has an excellent bus system carrying students between campus, housing, as well as to stops throughout town, while a light-rail trains connect Denton with the rest of the metroplex.
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