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Pilot Point is synonymous to rich, sandy soil, where training and working horses are most common. In fact, the city is a nurturing home to over 25,000 horses and 300 ranches that breed strong and powerful stallions. It is a city with an approximate population of almost 4,000, according to the 2010 census. Located in Denton County in Texas, United States, the city experiences a humid subtropical climate, showcasing hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. Pilot Point is rich in Western culture and history with its commercial district included in the National Register of Historic Places. The city is recognized as the oldest settlement in Denton County and is also a Texas Main Street City.

What to see & do

Texas is known for its cowboys and cowgirls. This being said, your visit to Pilot Point wouldn’t be complete if you don’t get the chance to see their proud horses in flesh. You can visit ranches, see the beasts in their natural habitat, and watch their training and natural way of life. Pilot Point offers tours through the North Texas Horse Country Tour. Visit the Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch and go face to face with endemic species. Feed the baby animals or simply watch them go about their daily routine. A day tour to this place will be worth your time. Especially when traveling with kids, recreational parks should always be included in your to-visit list. The 30,000-acre Ray Roberts Lake State Park located on the west side of town will entertain kids and adults alike with numerous fun outdoor activities and majestic natural attractions to explore and enjoy. Go horseback riding, visit arenas, go to the opera house, explore and learn from museums, or watch and enjoy equestrians, there is definitely one uniquely Texan activity that will end up in your favourite Pilot Point activity to date.

The Western lifestyle in Pilot Point wasn’t unaffected by modernization. Places to eat, drink, stay at, and have fun have grown their number through years. Restaurants offer various dishes to fit different palates and appetites and places are open where you can watch jazz performances, eat, drink, and chill.

How to get around within Pilot Point

Renting cars is probably the most convenient way of transport around Denton and its surrounding cities like Pilot Point. Buses are also readily available and are convenient enough for navigating around the city. The Denton County Transportation Authority operates a few bus routes throughout the day. And hey, since you’re in Texas, the land of horses, what do you say about running around the city on your high horse?

How to get there

You can get to Pilot Point by driving to Denton, which was situated on I-35 where the road splits into 35E, heading southeast to Dallas and 35W, southwest to Fort Worth. You can reach Denton from these jump-off points at about a 30-minute drive and around two and a half hours if you’re driving from Oklahoma City. Denton is also connected to Decatur and U.S. 75 by the Highway 380. If you fancy taking a train from Dallas, the Denton A-Train is a commuter rail service that connects Downtown Denton and Carrolton. Here, travellers can transfer to the DART light rail and continue their journey to Dallas.

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