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November & December
November
PALESTINE
Christmas in Palestine
What:
Enjoy the Polar Express™ Train Ride at the Texas State Railroad, Food   Wine Events, Holiday Shopping on Main Street, Frost Fest, Ice Skating under the Texas Stars, Live Productions at the Texas Theatre and much more.
Where:
Palestine (City-wide)
Admission:
Varies on different events.
Contact:
Palestine Visitor Center (903)723-3014 www.visitpalestinek.com
November
TYLER
Rose City Christmas
What:
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with lots to see and do during November and December, in and around Tyler. Great performances and awesome shopping opportunities abound! Go to VisitTyler.com/Christmas for a complete list of events.
Where:
Citywide
Admission:
Some events are free and other require admission
Contact:
Visit Tyler, 800-235-5712, www.VisitTyler.com
November 3
KILGORE
East Texas Oilman’s Chili Cook-Off
What:
Teams from several states come to compete with their chili recipe.
Where:
Historic Downtown Kilgore, Commerce Street
Admission:
$5
Contact:
East Texas Treatment Center ,903-984-557, www.facebook.com/etxchilicookof
November 5( Sat)
MINEOLA
Pedal for Paws
What:
Bike Tour benefitting APET SPCA. Join on a ride through the beautiful countryside of East Texas while helping a great charity for animals.
Where:
Starts and finishes at the Mineola Nature Preserve. 1860 CR 2724, Mineola, TX
Admission:
Adult Rider, $30; Under 17, $15; Family Ride, $15
Contact:
November 5
MOUNT PLEASANT
$5000 Diamond Dash
What:
Dash to win $5,000 worth of diamonds from Hamilton’s Jewelers. Explore the nooks and crannies of Mount Pleasant while participating in a city-wide scavenger hunt.
Where:
Downtown Mount Pleasant
Admission:
Free
Contact:
Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce: (903) 572-8567, www.mtpleasanttx.com or info@mtpleasanttx.com
November 12
HENDERSON
28th Annual Heritage Syrup Festival
What:
Mule powered old time syrup making with folk artists, food, bands, antique tractors on Depot Museum grounds. Hayride shuttle to Downtown Historic District where you will find arts   crafts booths, retail vendor booths, food, antique and classic car exhibits, musical entertainment, cloggers   square dancers, children’s activities, Henderson Civic Theatre Melodrama and the Howard Dickinson House.
Where:
Depot Museum Grounds 5 acres - 514 N. High Street and 10 Blocks Downtown Historic District 9:00am - 5:00pm
Admission:
Syrup Making Adults: $3.00, Seniors: $2.00, Children: $1.00 Shuttle Ride $2.00
Contact:
Department of Tourism, City of Henderson – 866-650-5529; www.visithendersontx.com tourism@hendersontx.us • Depot Museum - 903-657-4303; www.depotmuseum.com
November 12, 26 & December 8
GLADEWATER
“Christmas Tyme in Gusherville”
What:
Antique District open late November 12 – Dealer’s specials and Texas Style Hospitality. Christmas Parade - November 26 - 6:00 p.m. Community Dinner - December 8 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:
Gladewater
Admission:
Events free – call for Dinner Tickets
Contact:
Gladewater Chamber of Commerce, (903) 845-5501 info@gusher-days.comwww.gladewaterchamber.org
November 14 - 30
ATHENS
Athens Scenic Fall Foliage Driving Trail
What:
The 55-mile self-guided driving trail takes visitors through the most scenic areas of Henderson County to view fall foliage, and by several points of interests including the NY-TX Zipline Adventures, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, East Texas Arboretum and Tara Vineyard and Winery. The driving tour begins and ends at the Athens Partnership Center, where visitors can pick up a map of the fall foliage trail.
Where:
Athens Partnership Center, 201 W. Corsicana, Suite 2
Admission:
Free
Contact:
City of Athens Department of Tourism, 888-294-2847, www.AthensTX.org
November 20
KILGORE
Kilgore Snow Hill Festival
What:
Come celebrate the holiday season as we offer snow in Kilgore on the Mt. Kilgore Snow Hill. Other activities include wagon rides, train rides, face painting, Santa, arts   crafts   much more
Where:
Historic Downtown Kilgore – Commerce Street
Admission:
Free
Contact:
Kilgore Chamber of Commerce   Visitors Bureau, (903) 984-5022, www.VisitKilgore.com
November 23 - January 1, 2017
MARSHALL
Wonderland
What:
Ten million lights to see, 5k run, ice skating under the stars, entertainment in Telegraph park, carriage rides, Wonderland Christmas parade, concerts, special performances, carousel, train rides, shopping and dining
Where:
Washington District, Downtown Marshall
Admission:
Free (some individual events cost)
Contact:
City of Marshall C.V.B / Main Street, www.VisitMarshallTexas.org, Sarah O’Brien - (903) 702-7777
November 27 - December 31
DENISON
Holiday Lights at Loy Lake Park
What:
Holiday Lights at Loy Lake Park featuring over 60 animated displays in a park setting.
Where:
Loy Lake Park , Loy Lake Road, Denison
Admission:
Free. Donations accepted.
Contact:
Denison Chamber of Commerce/CVB, (903) 465-1551 information@denisontexas.us,www.denisontexas.us
December
STATEWIDE - TEXAS
Christmas in the Parks/div>
What:
Discover a variety of special Christmas events around the state, including decorated campsites and historic homes, reenactments, and holiday themed hikes.
Where:
At state parks throughout Northeast Texas and around the state
Admission:
Varies by location
Contact:
December 1
JACKSONVILLE
Annual Christmas Parade
What:
Annual Parade in Downtown Jacksonville
Where:
Commerce   Wilson Street
Admission:
Fee for Parade Entries
Contact:
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, (903) 586-2217 or www.jacksonvilletexas.com
December 1   3
GILMER
Christmas Parade (Dec 1)   Breakfast with Santa   Yulefest Activities (Dec 3)
What:
Yulefest celebration on beautifully decorated square w/ Santa making appearances in the parade   Santa house.
Where:
Gilmer, TX
Admission:
All ages welcome, Yulefest activities are free, Breakfast with Santa, $4
Contact:
Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce, (903) 843-2413,www.gilmerareachamber.com
December 1 - 3
LONGVIEW
Christmas Celebration
What:
Courthouse lighting   Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 1. Then step back in time for a Living History Christmas Saturday, December 3 as exhibits come to life celebrating Christmas with actors in period costumes and mule drawn carriage rides at the Gregg County Historical Museum. The museum also features a Model Train and Christmas Village Exhibit in December. Christmas at the Courthouse features fun activities for the whole family December 3 at the Gregg County Courthouse including movies on the lawn, musical entertainment, train rides and arts and crafts.
Where:
Downtown Longview
Admission:
Free
Contact:
VisitLongviewTexas.com at (903) 753-3281
December 2 - 4
MOUNT PLEASANT
Christmas on the Square
What:
Ice skate on the Square, pictures with Santa, outdoor movies, holiday shopping, chili cookoff, Christmas parade and much more! Mount Pleasant brings Everything Christmas to the heart of the city.
Where:
Mount Pleasant Town Square
Admission:
Pay to skate; chili cook-off tickets
Contact:
Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce: (903) 572-8567, www.mtpleasanttx.com or info@mtpleasanttx.com
December 2 & 3 and 9   10
>PARIS
10th Annual “HOLIDAY IN PARIS” Christmas Extravaganza
What:
Experience Paris at Christmas without leaving Texas in Historic Downtown, Christmas at the Maxey House, Christmas Play, Lighted Christmas Parade, Santa and his reindeer, Christmas in Fair Park, and Winter Wonderland in Bywaters Parks, Wassail fest and much more!
Where:
Historic Downtown Paris (Both Weekends)
Admission:
Contact:
1-800-727-4789 • (903) 784-2501, www.paristexas.com
December 3
COMMERCE
Bois d’Arc Christmas Celebration   Parade
What:
Afternoon festival with music, craft vendors, food, movie, pictures with Santa (bring your own camera). Followed by lighted nighttime parade at 7 p.m. with annual theme. Held on the first Saturday in December.
Where:
On the square in downtown Commerce
Admission:
Free
Contact:
Commerce Chamber of Commerce (903) 886-3950, info@commerce-chamber.com
December 3
LINDALE
City of Lindale Christmas Celebration
What:
Kick off Christmas in Lindale with the Rotary Lighted Christmas Parade at 6pm, Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony, visit with Santa Claus, dancers, vendors with hot chocolate, live music,   much more!
Where:
Main Street (HWY 69)/Picker’s Pavilion, Lindale
Admission:
Free to public
Contact:
City of Lindale, (903) 882-3422,www.visitlindale.com or City of Lindale Facebook Page.
December 3
>MINEOLA
Magically Mineola All Day   Night Events
What:
League of the Arts Bazaar, Home Tours, Free Carriage/Wagon Rides Downtown, Merry Merchants’ Winter Whirl, Santa House at the Museum, and Annual Chamber Parade at 5:30 pm, Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony and visit with Santa at the Gazebo after the Parade.
Where:
Downtown   All around Mineola
Admission:
Free for carriage rides and Santa at the Gazebo
Contact:
Mineola Main Street/Landmark   Museum Program, Lynda Rauscher (903) 569-6983 www.Mineola.com
December 5
CARTHAGE
Carthage Christmas Parade
What:
One of the largest parades in East Texas. Featuring Shriners, dignitaries, bands, and floats representing the chosen theme and competing for top prizes.
Where:
Downtown Carthage
Admission:
FREE!
Contact:
Chamber of Commerce (903) 693-6634 - www.carthagetexas.com
December 10
CANTON
Canton Christmas Parade
What:
Canton’s Christmas Celebrations begin with the Festival of Trees which brings people from all over to donate, and bid on a tree that is decorated. The Christmas Parade will begin at about 6:30 p.m. With sparking lights atop all downtown buildings and the Courthouse, the Square is a sight to see. Parade is always full of beautiful floats, cars and trucks. Stop by the Plaza Museum afterwards to visit with Santa!
Where:
Downtown, Canton, Texas
Admission:
Free
Contact:
Chamber of Commerce, (903) 567-2991, www.CantonTexasChamber.com
 
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Mineola Nature Preserve BigFoot Paddling Trail
MINEOLA
sulphur springs
Mineola Nature Preserve with our new BigFoot Paddling Trail along the Sabine River, hiking, bicycling, equestrian trails, bird watching & Wildlife Viewing areas ETC. 
Always open 7 days a week from sun up to sun down.  We also have a new Amphitheatre & Pavilion for rent. Several fishing ponds, Camping Rental for Primitive and Full RV Hook-ups along with Horse pins are available for a small fee and reservation through the City Of Mineola at 903-569-6184 or 569-6983.  Several fishing ponds
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First Monday Trade Days
CANTON
canton texas
The world's largest outdoor trade days takes place Thursday through Sunday before the first Monday of every month in Canton, Texas. Every month, thousands of vendors from across the country turn this friendly East Texas community into a shopper's paradise where you can find the rare antiques and collectibles, furniture, fine home decor, arts and crafts,
clothing, jewelry, tools, produce, and much more. Make plans
now to come to Canton and enjoy the First Monday shopping
experience.
(877)462-7467 www.VisitCantonTX.com
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Depot Museum / Cotton Gin
HENDERSON
Athens
A stop in Henderson at the Depot Museum is a must on your visit in East Texas. The Depot Museum is clustered on 5 acres with 10 historical markers and 12 restored structures from Rusk County’s past. Some of the structures include: cotton gin, oil derrick,
carousel, Missouri Pacific caboose, syrup mill, the
famous Arnold Outhouse, and home of the Heritage Syrup Festival.
Located at 514 N. High St. 903-657-4303 www.depotmuseum.com
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Amtrak Train Depot/Mineola Historical Museum
MINEOLA
Grab the train this year for a weekend getaway or family vacation!
Planning a fun trip has never been more affordable & fun. There is
no need to worry about high gas prices and vehicle upkeep for
this vacation. Book your ride today by going to Amtrak.com
Mineola hosts one of the most impressive museums in East Texas. After ten years of hard work, the Mineola Historical Museum is open for the public to enjoy. With 32 historical displays, the most popular being the replication of the Historic Select Theater.
Call (903) 569-6983 or follow us on facebook.
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Buy An Annual Park Pass
TEXAS STATE PARKS
A Park Pass is the best way to experience Texas. You and your vehicle of guests will get unlimited entry to all 90+ State Parks for a year. Your pass also includes other benefits like discounts on camping, equipment rentals, and park store purchases.
For reservations or more information visit www.TexasStateParks.org or call 512-389-8900
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Eisenhower State Park
DENISON
Bring the family out for a beautiful day in the park. Named after our 34th president who lived nearby, this beautiful park is equipped with picnic sites, 3 playground areas, campsites, screened shelters, recreation hall, pavilion, a launching ramp, courtesy boat dock, a lighted fishing pier & a Texas StatePark Store. There is an ATV/mini bike area of 10 acres and also 4.5 miles of hike & bike trails.
For more information contact the Denison Chamber of Commerce/CVB at 903.465.1551 information@denisontexas.us or www.denisontexas.us
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Historic Texas Theater
GREENVILLE
The Texan Theater, which dates back to the late 1800’s, is now an entertainment jewel that can host movie screenings, theater productions, live music and private functions. The gorgeous, state-of-the-art theater seats 118, so the intimacy is palpable. Texan Theater guests enjoy a four-course meal,
excellent table service, parking just a few steps from the venue, gratuity included in your ticket price, and a meet-and-greet with the performers (pending availability) immediately after the show. That’s the Texan Theater VIP treatment for all ticket buyers.
Turnip Green Festival
EASTON
The City of Easton, Texas is proud to present the 2016 Turnip
Green Festival coming in June Easton's Turnip Green Festival
is a historic, community celebration that is filled with fun the whole family can enjoy! From a car and bike show, athletic tournaments, a street dance and of course the Turnip Green Cookoff, there is lots of fun planned.
www.turnipgreenfestival.com or (903) 738-1350
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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
MOUNT PLEASANT
canton texas
For a most relaxing trip, come to Mount Pleasant for R&R at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. Just 5 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant, the park offers 4.2 miles of Hiking and Biking trails, Lighted Fishing Pier, Fish Cleaning Station, Picnic Area, Playground, Group Pavilion, Swimming Area with Diving Platform and a Double Boat Ramp. Call 1-800-792-1112
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Mid America Flight Museum
MOUNT PLEASANT
canton texas
This historic Aviation Museum located at the
Mount Pleasant Regional Airport. The museum
differentiates itself from many other museums
in that the great majority of the airplanes in
the museum fly on a regular basis, and that
ongoing projects are being restored to fly!
Located at 501 Mike Hall Parkway in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
(903) 573-2888
www.midamericaflightmuseum.org
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Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Museum
CARTHAGE
Visit the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Museum honoring native Texans who have made their mark on Country Music.
Also, located inside the 13,000 square foot museum are large displays honoring Panola County natives Tex Ritter, Jim Reeves and other Texas Country Music legends. Fans have come from every state as well as numerous foreign countries to see the impressive displays of memorabilia.
Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Located at 310 W. Panola St, Carthage, Texas.
903-694-9561 www.carthagetexas.com
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Northeast Texas Children’s Museum
COMMERCE
Northeast Texas Children’s Museum serving children from the state, providing a creative and enriching learning experience.
Located in the Watson Center building of Texas A & M University-Commerce on Hwy 50 and Culver Street (Hwy 178) in Commerce, TX. Commerce is approximately 65 miles northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
For more information visit us on the web at: netxcm.com or call 903.886.6055
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Watts RV Park & Recreation Area
GILMER
If nature walks, fishing, outdoor grilling, horseshoes volleyball and bird watching are your things, you can’t miss this East Texas Gem.
On this wooded 26 acre site you will also find a deluxe ranch style clubhouse with pool and observation deck.
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Splash Kingdom
CANTON
Come to Canton for shopping, then go cool off at Splash Kingdom, the family-friendly water park. It's just down I-20, a stone's throw away. A kid's castle, wave pool, lazy river, water slides and “glow-in-the-dark” mini golf. It's fun entertainment in a safe environment.
Call for more info. at (903) 567-0044 splashkingdomwaterpark.com
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Sam Rayburn Country
BONHAM
Offering a more intimate glimpse into the life of Speaker Sam Rayburn are the Sam Rayburn House Museum and the Sam Rayburn Library Museum.
For more information about the Library Museum call
(903) 583-2455
or visit www. cah.utexas.edu/museums/rayburn.php
For information about the Sam Rayburn House Museum
call: (903) 583-5558 www.visitsamrayburnhouse.com
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Old Magnolia House B&B
PARIS
The Old Magnolia House B & B is a cherished place to relax, rejuvenate and replenish.
Located in the historic Paris, Texas, is a 2-story Victorian, built in 1871 by the Ledger family. Mrs. Ledger, also known as Mrs. "L", has been known to revisit at times.
The Old Magnolia House offers 3 comfortable & elegant rooms, each with its own character with comfort, beauty, and timeless elegance. It's the perfect escape to a world of warmth & southern hospitality (903) 739-8600. www.oldmagnoliahousebandb.com
Ellis Pottery & Home & Garden Store
MARSHALL
Ellis is a family owned and operated company dating back to the late 1800's with its original roots in pottery manufacturing in Marshall, Texas. However, now a days things have changed quite dramatically with Ellis extending its product reach into all
different aspects of Home Decor and Gardening. Ellis has one of the most impressive greenhouse operations around, showing all types of product, from tropicals out of California to annuals and shrubs grown locally. Ellis also carries many seasonal items in the greenhouse from fresh cut pumpkins in the Fall to beautiful red poinsettias during Christmas.
5015 HWY 59 North, Marshall TX 75670
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Experience the Pineywoods in a Cabin
TEXAS STATE PARKS
Relax after a day of exploring Northeast Texas by spending the night in a cabin. You’ll find cabins at Caddo Lake, Cooper Lake, Daingerfield, Lake Bob Sandlin, and Tyler State Parks. While offering modern amenities many parks have cabins that were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
For reservations or more information visit www.TexasStateParks.org or call 512-389-8900
Local Flavor
PALESTINE
Taste what lies behind the Pine Curtain and enjoy the local flavor of Palestine. Experience fine dining at its best from one of the top chefs in the U.S. or sample Pavlova from a chef, born and raised in New Zealand. In the mood for Shepherd’s Pie? Don’t worry, you can wash it down with hand-crafted beer on tap at the local pub. From lemon icebox pie to wood-fired pizza,dinner train rides and not to mention fruitcake from the oldest bakery in Texas, Palestine’s eateries will keep you full and satisfied from dusk to dawn.
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Gregg County Historical Museum
LONGVIEW
The Gregg County Historical Museum is housed in the historic Everett Building, a former bank building, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. Exhibits illustrating the development of Gregg County include those centered on timber, farming, oil, railroads, schools and commerce. Furnishings such as those found in a bank president’s office, dentist’s office, an early 1900s parlor and bedroom, the interior of a log cabin and a general mercantile store are also displayed. Some of the museum’s important exhibits and collections include The Arthur Northcutt Brown Military Collection, The Dalton Gang exhibit, The Architecture in Texas exhibit, the Oral History Collection and much more. www.GreggHistorical.org
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Antique Capital of East Texas
GLADEWATER
Gladewater, The Antique Capital of East Texas, continues to be a favorite tourism spot as visitors enjoy revisiting a bit of the past while browsing through the quaint old buildings. Dealers and artisans display their wares in various booths or stores located in antique malls and individual shops in the Antique District. www.gladewaterchamber.org or www.gladewatermainstreet.com
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Old Mill Pond/Parrot Park Museum
LINDALE
Admission is free! This museum is a collection of farm equipment, implements, vintage cars, & historical objects that Bill Parrot has collected
over the past 37 years. The museum also hosts a hand-built chapel, picnic area, train display set,& a lake to feed the ducks.
The “steam whistle” blows at 8am, noon, 1pm, & 5pm.
Open to public – Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 5pm and is located at 2900 S. Main Street (HWY 69). Schools, organizations & large groups (ten or more) can schedule tours. For more information please call 903-882-3422.
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Celebrating Tomato Fest
JACKSONVILLE
The 32nd Annual Tomato Fest will be held the 2nd Saturday in June, in downtown Jacksonville. The streets are packed with over 200 vendors, a farmer’s market, kids’ activities, car show, got talent contest and lots of entertainment. Tomato activities included the Tomato Eating Contest, Tomato Peeling Contest, Salsa Contest and Best Home Grown Tomato Contest. Soccer, Fishing and Tennis Tournaments are also held during this festival. The final event is the annual Chili’s Street Dance.
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce 903-586-2217 www.jacksonvilletexas.com or www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleChamber
Main Street
HENDERSON
Come & enjoy Henderson, a Texas & National Main Street City, for several days. Experience the sights & shopping in the downtown National Register Historic District. Enjoy the overhead music as you shop with our family owned unique businesses which feature:  Upscale clothing & accessories, eclectic items, home décor & much more. We have several eateries which include a Bistro, Coffee Café with eats, another eatery that has a wine bar. Walking Tour brochures are available. www.visithendersontx.com Visit us at www.officialbestof.com  Henderson was selected as Texas 2015 Best Rural City.
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Toledo Bend Lake
CENTER
Toledo Bend Lake, located on the Sabine River, forms a boundary between East Texas and Louisiana. It is the largest man-made body of water in the South and fifth largest in surface acres in the United States with 1200 miles of shoreline Toledo Bend offers
an almost unlimited opportunity for recreational enjoyment. Lake lodging and marina services are available for boating, fishing, hunting and camping making this the perfect family vacation getaway.
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Fine Arts Community
LONGVIEW
t is unique to find a city such as Longview that has such a vibrant arts community - Longview Ballet Theatre, Longview Symphony Orchestra, East Texas Symphonic band, Longview Museum of
Fine Arts, ArtsView Children’s Theatre, Theatre Longview, Longview World of Wonders Hands-On Discovery, and LeTourneau University’s premier Belcher Performance Center. With such widespread support, the arts in Longview continue
to flourish and to offer creative resources that enhance our community.
"Shopping Abounds in Tyler"
TYLER
“Interested in expanding your wardrobe or
bringing gifts back home to loved ones? You are
in the perfect spot! Tyler is filled with multiple shopping centers that are home to local boutiques, upscale designers, antiques and resale, and much more. If you want more of a one-stop shopping experience, stop by the Broadway Square Mall or the brand new Village at Cumberland Park. Here you'll find the
name-brand clothing you're looking for, while at the same time enjoying the wide array of local shops. You will definitely be able to shop ‘til you drop here in Tyler!
For a full list of shopping visit our website at www.visittyler.com/shopping.
Starr Family Home State Historic Site
MARSHALL
Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family. 407 West Travis Street
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
ATHENS
“Catch some memories, go fish Texas” is the slogan of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. The center boasts 300,000 gallons of aquaria with native Texas fish, a daily dive show, tram tours, fishing, an interpretive
wetland trail and more. The 1.2 acre lake is stocked with fish year-round. No fishing license is required plus all bait and tackle are furnished. The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is an innovative aquatic nature center and hatchery. Open Tues-Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m.
Admission $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors 65 and older, $3.50 children 4-12. Located at 5550 FM 2495.
For more information, call 903-676-2277.
Lennox Woods Preserve
CLARKSVILLE
The Martha Lennox Memorial Nature Trail is 10 miles north of Clarksville on TX Hwy 37 and takes visitors through a variety of habitats, from upland short leaf pine oak forest to bottomland hardwoods. A walk along the trails beneath the magnificense of old growth timber is a rare priviledge provided at this preserve. These mature forests provide habitat for a variety of woodpeckers.Nuthatch in winter. An interpretive brochure and bird list can be obtained at www.nature.org/texas 903-568-4139
www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/texas/ placesweprotect/lennox-woods-preserve.xml

Texas Shakespeare Festival
KILGORE
The Texas Shakespeare Festival was developed to establish a
professional summer theatre for East Texas based in Kilgore.
Housed in the Van Cliburn Auditorium, this company attracts
high caliber actors, designers and directors from throughout
the nation. www.TexasShakespeare.com
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