This is a place where Texas traditions mix with small town charm to create one truly unique day trip. Stay for a while and take in this long view.
Balloon Adventures USA
This is one adventure you’ve gotta check off your bucket list and there’s no better place to do it than in the “Balloon Race Capital of Texas.” Take a tranquil ride through the skies, and get a longer view of the town.
Gregg County Historical Museum
Take a step back in time at this local museum where you can learn about the surrounding towns, Exhibits include the Wild West and one of the largest collections of Caddo pottery in Texas!
RG LeTourneau Museum
Learn about one of the most innovative engineers the US has ever seen at this musuem. He is the one who invented the giant machines that helped build roads and connect people. The exhibits are an amazing testament to one man’s journey to pursue his dreams, no matter how big they are!
This place does the classics really well, but what’s even cooler is that they’re also putting a twist on your traditional favorites, with bodacious options like burnt end boudin and taco sausage. Yum!
East Texas may not be what first comes to mind when you think of authentic Italian food — but it should be. Owners Rudy and Mariam started serving family recipes at the local farmers market, and it was a hit! Now you can gorge on handmade lasagna and dangerously good tiramisu at their brick-and-mortar restaurant.
No visit to East Texas is complete without an afternoon spent at “Redneck Disneyland.” The amusement park rides are replaced with bouncing ziplines and jerry-rigged waterslides, and the resorts with cabins, but the overall effect is the same: pure euphoria.