ANDERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The courthouse features neo-classical architecture with double spiral staircase and a beautiful stained glass montage within the dome.
For more information contact the Palestine Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 659-3484.
COLUMBIA SCIENTIFIC BALLOON FACILITY
A NASA facility that launches enormous unmanned, high-altitude research balloons to conduct studies of upper atmosphere and outer space. Located at 1510 E FM 3224, Palestine, Texas 75803.
For more information call (903) 729-0271 or visit http://www.csbf.nasa.gov/.
DAVEY DOGWOOD PARK
This 200-acre park of winding trails and rolling hills features breathtaking dogwood blossoms each Spring. Hike, drive or picnic at the pavilion from 9 to 5 daily. Located at 210 North Link Street just one mile from Loop 256. For pavilion reservation contact the County Judge's office at 903-723-7406.
DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT
Palestine is second only to Galveston in number of historic buildings and many examples are located in the historic downtown area. Downtown is also a great place for shopping, browsing for antiques and enjoying small town hospitality and atmosphere. Walking tour brochures are available at the Palestine Chamber of Commerce at 401 W. Main Street.
This world famous bakery, located in downtown Palestine, has been making delicious baked goods since 1898.Their best-selling Texas Pecan Cake is not to be missed! Visit the bakery at 512 North John Street.
For more information call 800-788-2996 or visit http://www.eilenbergerbakery.com/. Bakery hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 8am to 2pm.
This 32-acre garden is located on the old 1920 homestead of Doc Morrow, a self-taught veterinarian who traveled by horse and buggy to local farms. The garden's five-acre displays are beautifully landscaped and feature old-fashioned cottage gardens, herbs, and wildflower meadows. Visit the garden at 680 Anderson County Road 446.
For more information call (903) 724-5619 or visit http://www.elmwoodgardens.com/.
FOX MEADOWS NATURE CONSERVATORY
Hike the trails on 55 acres of deep green forests and pasture land in the Post Oak Savannah. Enjoy the natural grasses, ancient trees and beautiful native wildflowers. Visit the conservatory at 650 Anderson County Road 468.
For more information call (903) 549-3400 or visit http://www.foxmeadows.ws/.
GRAPELAND DRIVE THRU SAFARI
Drive your vehicle through 59 acres of safari-land and see all kinds of exotic animals in their natural environment including zebra, ostrich, buffalo, kangaroo and peacock. You can even feed animals right from your vehicle. Visit the safari at 13440 U.S. Hwy 287 North.
For more information call (936)-687-5292 or visit http://www.grapelanddrivethrusafari.com/.
DRIVING TOUR OF PALESTINE'S HISTORIC HOMES
Both the South and North side of Palestine are great areas to get a look at some of Palestine's beautiful historic homes. For a self-guided driving tour booklet visit the Museum for East Texas Culture at 400 Micheaux Avenue or call them at (903) 723-1914.
Take a trip back in time at the Howard House Museum – a designated Texas Historical Landmark and excellent example of Greek Revival architecture. The museum features exhibits and furnishings from a time in our history when things were a bit quieter and the pace a good bit slower. Located at 1011 N Perry Street in Palestine.
For more information call (903)-729-5094.
LAKEVIEW METHODIST CONFERENCE CENTER
Located just 10 miles South of Palestine, this meeting venue is situated on 1,300 scenic acres and boasts facilities for up to 1,000 guests. Located at 400 Private Road 6036 in Palestine.
For more information call (903) 538-1711 or visit http://www.lakeviewmcc.org/.
MUSEUM FOR EAST TEXAS CULTURE
Learn all about the history of Palestine at this 2-story museum located inside Reagan Park. Visit the museum at 400 Micheaux Avenue Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.
For more information call (903) 723-1914 or visit http://www.museumpalestine.org/.
OLD TOWN PALESTINE
A quaint collection of shops, entertainment venues and restaurants. The perfect way to spend a fun and leisurely afternoon. Visit Old Town at 302 East Crawford Street.
Just 2 miles from the La Quinta Inn & Suites, this meeting venue features a large room that can accommodate up to 500 people as well as an auditorium with seating for 1,300. Located at 825 Spring Street.
For more information call (903)-723-3014 .
PALESTINE COMMUNITY FOREST
Located just a few miles Northwest of Palestine, the area boasts 700 acres of pines and hardwoods with scenic drives leading to four lakes featuring fishing, boating, and picnic areas. Sumac, yaupon and sweetgum trees add accents of brilliant color during autumn. Located near the intersection of North loop 256 and Hwy 19/287 North.
THE PALESTINE POLICE MUSEUM
Located in the Palestine Police department, this museum houses a variety of law enforcement photographs, displays, memorabilia, and replicas.
For more information call (903) 731-8468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
This public park was established in 1911 on a tract of land known as Micheaux Woods and is located at 400 Micheaux Avenue. Named after John H. Reagan, a Palestine resident and U.S. Senator, the park features walking and biking trails, tennis courts and The Museum for East Texas Culture.
SWEET DREAMS WINERY
This award-winning winery – voted Best Wine & Spirits at Taste of Palestine 2009 - features many unique offerings including honey pear, blueberry and jalapeño wines. Wine tastings and light snacks available.
For information call (903)-549-2027 or visit http://www.sweetdreamswinery.com/.
TEXAS ART DEPOT
Décor Magazine ranked this art gallery one of the Top 100 Art and Framing Retailers in North America. The gallery features original art, sculpture, giclees and prints from the world's top artists. Located in historic downtown Palestine at 301 W. Oak Street.
For more information call (866)-725-1940 or visit http://www.TexasArtDepot.com/.
The Texas Theatre is home of Palestine Community Theatre and has hosted such shows such as "The Wizard of Oz", "Man of La Mancha" and "Harvey". Considered the crown jewel of downtown Palestine, Texas Theatre is housed in a historic building at 213 W. Crawford Street in Palestine.
For more information visit http://www.thetexastheater.com/.
THE TEXAS STATE RAILROAD
Enjoy the scenic piney woods, rolling hills and hardwood creek bottoms of East Texas from the comfort of this historic train. Offering both steam and diesel excursions, The Texas State Railroad also hosts special events throughout the year including The Polar Express™ Train Ride, The Lone Ranger®, The Little Engine That Could™ Rail Tour, &A Day Out With Thomas™. Located at
PO Box 166,
Rusk, Texas 75785
For more information call (888)-987-2461 or (903)-683-2461 or visit http://www.TexasStateRR.com/.
PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
Elkhart Golf Club
Address: FM 1817, Elkhart, TX 75839
Phone: (903) 764-2461
Just 10 miles south of Palestine
Pine Dunes Golf Club & Resort
Address: 159 Private Road 7019, Frankston, Texas 75763
Phone: (903) 876-4336
Just 12 miles north of Palestine
LAKES AND RIVERS
Upper City Lake
Wolf Creek Lake