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

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