Historic downtown is vibrant with shopping and eateries in walking distance of the Denton County Courthouse--one of the state's most photographed courthouses. Denton also is known for its music scene, with many live music venues featuring local artists. The Murchison Performing Arts Center draws orchestras, operas and other performances. The city hosts the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival each spring. This region is home to one of the largest collections of horse farms and ranches in the nation.