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Recreation & Entertainment

Greater Fun In Decatur

No matter how you spend your leisure time, there’s plenty to do in Decatur. Local restaurants and shopping offer a variety of dining, libations, and merchandise, while local parks and attractions provide a range of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. 

Annual events are held throughout the year, including the Decatur Swirl (12th Annual Texas wine and food celebration), Trail Days and Rodeo, car shows, vintage markets, youth fair and rodeo, professional bull rider’s event, Wise County Old Settlers Reunion, and more.

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Restaurants, Shopping, and Entertainment 

Explore Decatur’s unique shopping and dining establishments. From downtown dining staples serving up “old-style” ribeyes, pit B-B-Q, sweet treats, and coffee to trendy boutiques, antiques, and specialty shops, Decatur offers a unique experience.

Downtown street and storefronts in decatur

Historical Attractions

Take a dive into Decatur's history. Located in the home of the former Northwest Baptist College, the Wise County Heritage Museum actively preserves Wise County’s past. It is the headquarters for the Wise County Historical Commission and Society and in partnership with these organizations, educates citizens about the past through presentations, museum exhibits, and archives.


Award-Winning Wineries

Enjoy a glass of local wine. The beautiful countryside surrounding Decatur is home to a number of wineries, including Brushy Creek Vineyards, OG Cellars, Marker Cellars, and TF Vineyards. Each winery has its own unique attributes and produces its own collection of delicious, award-winning wines.

Entertainment in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro

Additional attractions are available in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including the Ballpark in Arlington (Choctaw Stadium), Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth Stockyards, National Sports Teams (Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, Stars), State Fair of Texas, museums and the arts, and a variety of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. 

The Great Outdoors

Wise County Park (at Lake Bridgeport)

Located on Lake Bridgeport, Wise County Park offers scenic lake-front RV and tent camping, boat ramps, swimming, fishing, picnic table, playgrounds, trails, and more. Day entry is free to visitors. Lake Bridgeport is located 40 minutes west of Decatur.

LBJ Grasslands National Forest Service

Located north of Decatur, Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland offers over 20,000 acres of camping, hiking trails, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting. The area is used for recreation, grazing land for cattle, and habitat for wildlife.

Decatur Golf and Country Club

Play a round on one of the most challenging and entertaining 9-hole golf courses in North Texas. The course at the Decatur Golf Club facility in Decatur, Texas, features 3,233 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36.

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Decatur City Parks

There are six city parks in Decatur, with amenities ranging from playgrounds, baseball, soccer/football fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, pavilions, skate parks, disc golf, walking trails, and more.

Harmon Park

Hollis & Sue Jones Park

Kenny Renshaw Park

Melba Doyle Park

Luida “Big Mamma” Willis Park

Wise County Veterans Park

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