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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Lake Athens
Lake Athens
Owner description: Approximately five miles east of Athens, the 1,799 acre lake offers a variety of water sport activities for outdoor enthusiasts. While catfish, crappie, white bass and sunfish are... more Owner description: Approximately five miles east of Athens, the 1,799 acre lake offers a variety of water sport activities for outdoor enthusiasts. While catfish, crappie, white bass and sunfish are found in Lake Athens, it is best known for largemouth bass. Lake Athens Marina provides the only public access to the lake as well as fishing supplies, pier fishing, restaurant, picnic area, an RV park and restrooms. Open daily at 7 a.m. less
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Cain Center & Cain Park
Owner description: The Cain Center sits in the heart of the beautiful, 85-acre Cain Park, surrounded by beautiful oaks and pines. The Cain Center has a full service athletic facility including a... more Owner description: The Cain Center sits in the heart of the beautiful, 85-acre Cain Park, surrounded by beautiful oaks and pines. The Cain Center has a full service athletic facility including a junior Olympic indoor pool, and meeting facilities. Guests staying in local hotels are provided complimentary access during their stay in Athens by showing their hotel room key to the attendant. Open Mon-Fri 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 1-6 p.m. less
Attraction type: Civic Centers
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East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society
East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society
Owner description: One hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife await your discovery at the East Texas Arboretum. The forest appears to come alive as you meander along two miles... more Owner description: One hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife await your discovery at the East Texas Arboretum. The forest appears to come alive as you meander along two miles of woodland trails. Camouflaged frogs, insects, and even deer often scurry away as you pass. Make your way along winding, spring-fed streams connected by a 115-foot suspension bridge. Experience life in early Henderson County at the historic Wofford House Museum. Built in 1850, the home was relocated to the Arboretum several years ago. It now stands as a reminder of early pioneer days complete with period furnishings, memorabilia, and a seasonal garden. The Arboretum is available to host reunions, meetings, retreats, weddings, receptions, and picnics. Just imagine how beautiful a bride is when framed in the arbors of spring! Come join us for a walk in the park! less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Highway 19 Produce and Berries
Attraction type: Other Ranches & Farms
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Railway Cafe
Railway Cafe
Ranked #1 of 57 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch
Daylight Donuts
Daylight Donuts
Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in Athens
Dining options: Breakfast
Cherry Laurel Diner
Cherry Laurel Diner
Ranked #3 of 57 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: American, Bakeries, Delicatessen
Serenity Bakery Company
Serenity Bakery Company
Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Athens
Dining options: Lunch
El San Luis
El San Luis
Ranked #5 of 57 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

BEST WESTERN Plus Royal Mountain Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Plus Royal Mountain Inn & Suites
$74 - $135
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Athens
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Holiday Inn Express - Hotel & Suites
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express - Hotel & Suites
$87 - $173
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Athens
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Super 8 Athens
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Athens
$65 - $133
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Athens
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.