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East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park
East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park(Grand Saline)
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Mineola Nature Preserve
Mineola Nature Preserve(Mineola)
Owner description: The Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River encompasses 2,911 acres located in Wood County, and is home to East Texas species of critters that can fly, walk, crawl, and... more Owner description: The Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River encompasses 2,911 acres located in Wood County, and is home to East Texas species of critters that can fly, walk, crawl, and slither, and home to more than 193 species of birds, numerous wildlife, buffalo, longhorn cattle, and a pristine wetlands environment. Imagine walking along a railroad bed built in the 1860s as you step back in history. Owned by the City of Mineola, this is part of a comprehensive development plan to protect our natural wildlife and habitat for future generations. This pristine area is an escape to the quiet of nature and the solitude of yesteryear.With construction beginning in 2002, the Preserve is being constructed with matching grants from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and others and maintained by funding from the City of Mineola. Walking, hiking, biking, birding, wildlife viewing, equestrian trails (over 20 miles), fishing ponds, picnic areas, primitive camping areas, Recreational Vehicle Utility Connections at THE DERBY, two pavilions with restrooms, playground and educational opportunities abound. Don't miss the active beehive on Johnnie Bendy Trail that can be viewed behind safety glass. There is an abandoned rail bed that lends itself well to accommodate walkers, and a history of that era that romanticizes the area that is recognized by historical markers, such as the Hasinai Tribe of the Caddo Indian Nation. This area is an ideal corporate retreat with facilities to support either a short term or long term stay.According to an article in the November (08) Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, this Preserve is in the top 15 city parks in the nation for its size. The goal is to make the list as a top 10 choice destination for educators, birders, hikers, bikers, equestrians, local, regional, and national groups. In many respects, the site is still in the visionary state, with both progress and plans continuing to develop. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Blueberry Hill Farms
Blueberry Hill Farms(Edom)
Attraction type: Farms
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Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark
Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark(Canton)
Owner description: Hurray! At Edge of the World Tours, everyone gets a window seat! Now, a little about us. Edge of the World Tours provides year-round driving tours to beautiful Northern California... more Owner description: Hurray! At Edge of the World Tours, everyone gets a window seat! Now, a little about us. Edge of the World Tours provides year-round driving tours to beautiful Northern California locations including Yosemite (the best one-day tour available from San Francisco to Yosemite), Muir Woods and the California Wine Country. We provide friendly, professional transportation with competitive pricing. The tours include free hotel pick-ups and drop-offs in our 15-passenger vans and local guide information throughout the journey. Edge of the World Tours is owned by long time California residents that have a passion for the outdoors and take pride in sharing beautiful California with you. less
Attraction type: Water Parks
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Parrott Park and Agricultural Museum
Parrott Park and Agricultural Museum(Lindale)
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Soulman's BBQ
Soulman's BBQ
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Van
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Farmhouse Restaurant
Farmhouse Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Van
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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The Dinner Bell
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Van
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Stoney's Dinner Bell
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Van
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Ray Ray's Homemade Pizza
Ranked #5 of 12 Restaurants in Van
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Fairfield Inn & Suites Van
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Van
$80 - $202
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Van
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Best Western Canton Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Canton Inn
$94 - $214
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Canton
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Comfort Suites Lindale - Tyler North
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Lindale - Tyler North
$106 - $145
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lindale
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Best Western Mineola Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Mineola Inn
$98 - $117
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mineola
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