I had to get out of the city, and discover a bit of East Texas...
East Texas welcomes visitors year round with a number of accommodations, restaurants, shops and other services. Outdoor activities are the biggest draw to this region of Texas, where guests can experience vistas unlike any in the rest of the country.
Tyler is a popular East Texas destination and offers a variety of attractions such as the Caldwell Zoo, which features over 2,000 animals from all over the world. Further south is Beaumont, a town whose culture is a mix of Louisiana’s Cajun roots and bigger-than-life Texas attitude. The town offers a vast selection of entertaining attractions, museums and festivals including the Fire Museum of Texas, home the world’s largest fire hydrant. Port Arthur, a shipping center located in the southeastern part of the state, welcomes travelers with their own version of Mardi Gras held annually February.
Map of East Texas Points
Things to See & Do in East Texas
On February 2, 1894, the Right Reverend Nicholas A. Gallager, Bishop of the German Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Galveston purchased for $30.00 the parcel of land where St. Mary’s now...
Dallas Camera Club field trip sideshow from Caddo Lake. Awesome images!
Just off Hwy 82 near Paris. Photo by Thomas Henry
A quick look at how the beautiful Azalea Trail event got started in Tyler.
Prominent view looking East. Anderson County Anderson County Texas Photo by Greg Laudadio View Larger Map
From the junction of Village Slough and Pine Island Bayou in Lumberton. Photo by Russell Cardwell
The Neches River flows for 416 miles through east Texas to its mouth on Sabine Lake near the Rainbow Bridge. Two major reservoirs, Lake Palestine and B. A. Steinhagen Reservoir are located on the...
Welcome to the City of Jefferson… "Riverport to the Southwest". Settle in for a journey through time when the living was easy and the era was golden.
Located on a private inholding within the Angelina National Forest in upper northwestern Jasper County, “Blue Hole” is a former sandstone rock quarry that flooded during the 1920s and...
The BEST Texas sunrises? Well, that's not exactly true because there are just so many more than 15 of them.
Hog Creek Falls East is a scenic 15-feet falls in northern Jasper County. It is located on one of Hog Creek’s numerous branches, which like nearby Beef Creek and its branches, are feeder streams to...
Magnolia was once known as Mink's Prairie (in the 1840s). The name was shortened to Mink in 1850, but it wasn’t until 1885 when the town was granted a post office under the name of Mink.
Caddo Lake is the largest Cypress Forest in the world.