The Best East Texas Locations for Families: 12 Hour Travel

East Texas is truly a hidden gem in East Texas. It is definitely off of the beaten path, but it needs to be on your radar! If you are looking for a great weekend trip away, with a reasonable ($75-$90 hotel room) East Texas is your best destination in Texas.

If you do not have children, take a scenic drive through the Piney Woods to East Texas to the casinos in East Texas on Interstate 20 and stop in Terrell, Tyler, Longview, or Kilgore along the way. These are your Piney Woods destinations. There is great fishing available and even zip lines through the very tall Piney Woods of East Texas.

1 - Longview World of Wonders Museum

2 - East Texas Oil Museum

3 - Longview Public Library

4 - Tyler Public Library

5 - Caldwell Zoo (Tyler, Texas)

6 - Ellen Trout Zoo (Lufkin, Texas)

7 - Discovery Science Place (Tyler, Texas)

If you have children, check out these "Seven TOP Destinations for Families Visiting East Texas". I visited many of these places in East Texas when I was a child and I absolutely love them. Lately, I started spending my time with my daughter at my favorite East Texas locations as well!

Have a great week and plan for the weekend! Please let me know if you have any questions about East Texas!


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