Shopping, Eating, Entertainment
Immediately surrounding Horseman's Ranch are such small towns as Callisburg, Pottsboro, Valley View, Whitesboro, Thackerville, Lindsay and many more. Each of these little towns has special restaurants, stores, historic sites and places of natural beauty.
This is so much to do within a 45 minute drive of Horseman's Ranch!
About 14 miles west of Horseman's Ranch off 82 and I-35 is the city of Gainesville. Voted the most patriotic town in the USA in 2012, this small town is a jewel in Texas! With several major retail stores (Home Depot, Wal-Mart) and restaurants located in the city, you will have all of your modern conveniences you need.
Gainesville is the county seat of Cooke County and has a population of around 30,000 people, making it the largest city in the area. The recently restored historic downtown area features the county courthouse and a wonderful variety of art, antique and specialty shops and unique local restaurants.
One of the other fun things to do in Gainesville is go to Frank Buck Zoo. The zoo was founded in 1930 and located in the 30 acres Leonard Park. The zoo started as the Gainesville Community Circus in 1930. It is home to more than 130 animals.
Winstar is the largest casino in the world! With over 7,400 electronic games, 55 table poker rooms, 99 total table games, Racer's off-track betting, High Limit Room, keno, and bingo, this casino has it all.
Winstar also features a hotel, golf course, RV park, and live entertainment each week.
About 12 miles east of HR on Highway 82, Whitesboro is known as the Equine Vet Specialist Capital of Texas due to its strong population of Equine Health practitioners. Surrounded by breeding and performance horse ranches, Whitesboro Equine Vet clinics cater to the needs of reproduction, performance and general health. Surgery is available on site in many facilities. There are specialists for just about anything equine related within about 25 miles.
The community is also quite active, hosting the annual Peanut Festival each fall. The population explodes for this popular event, as well as for the July 4th rodeo. No big box stores here, but plenty of specialty, including Denards and the Longhorn Ranch General Store.
About 28 miles from HR, Sherman has a rich and diverse history that includes a colorful tapestry of individuals and institutions. Monikers have included Helldorado on the Cross Timbers in the 1850's, when the area was a bit on the wild side, to The Athens of Texas, at the turn of the century due to the numerous upper level educational facilities and the cultural offerings such as the Sherman Opera House.
Today, Sherman has a thriving art, theater and business environment. The county seat for Grayson County, they have a lovely Courthouse on the square. They have festivals, art shows, live theater performances and historic events year round. On the outskirts of the historic downtown, you’ll find Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Gander Mountain, Petco, and all the usual big box stores.
Closely tied to Sherman is Denison, TX. The birthplace of Dwight Eisenhower, Denison has a very charming downtown, Loy Lake Park and historic village, great restaurants and an active community.
If this doesn’t soothe your shopping or dining craving, head down to Denton, Dallas or Fort Worth. All are an easy drive from Horseman's Ranch.