Things To Do & See

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Grand Oaks Vineyards and Winery – tasting room 903-569-6183

Mineola Nature Preserve – Hiking, biking, birding 903-569-6983

Mineola Depot and Railroad Museum – Amtrak stop in a restored depot with memorabilia from the early 1900’s –  Free

Mineola Historical Museum – documents local history in a 1937 post office building Free

Athens (50 miles SW)

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center – Hatchery, aquarium, tram ride, wetlands trails  903-676-2277

Canton (26 miles WSW)

If you are here October 3-6 (the weekend prior to NDOG), the “don’t miss” item is the First Monday Trade Days.  The largest flea/antique market in the world.  Insider tip – start at the back and wear comfy shoes! 903-567-6556

Gladewater (33 miles East)

Called the “Antique Capital of East Texas”, the downtown area of this Texas Main Street designated small town is a ton of fun for the antique shopper.

Kilgore (47 miles ESE)

East Texas Oil Museum – Houses the authentic recreation of oil discovery and production in the early 1930s 903-983-8295

Texas Broadcast Museum and Texas Radio Hall of Fame – 903-985-8115

Quitman (10 miles North)

Stitchin’ Heaven, billed as Texas’ Premier Quilt shop, is hosting the Quitman Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday, October 9th.  Quilts are displayed at Stichin’ Heaven, Jim Hogg City Park, the courthouse, and other locations throughout town.  Stichin’ Heaven is located at 321 Richards St., Quitman, TX 75783.  For more information, call 903-760-7397 or visit

Sulphur Springs (36 miles North)

Southwest Dairy Museum –  903-439-6455 Free

America’s Only Public Bathrooms with See-Thru Walls – Courthouse Square – Free

Tyler (26 miles SSE)

Caldwell Zoo –  903-503-0121

Tyler Rose Gardens and Tyler Rose Museum – Largest public collection of roses in the US.  October is peak rose season. 903-531-1212 Free

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge – Rescue facility for tiger, lion, leopard, and cougar. 903-858-1008