4 based on 174 reviews
At Texas State Railroad tradition meets comfort and adventure for the whole family. The ride includes comfortable seating, food and beverage service and historic narration on a rail journey that whisks you back into another century. The casual grace of train travel never goes out of style. From the moment one steps aboard a vintage 1920’s car, the excitement of being on the rails is exhilarating. This three-hour train ride, with an hour-and-one-half layover either in Rusk or Palestine, takes passengers on a 25-mile journey through a State Park and 125 years of history. Celebrated steam or vintage diesel locomotives are the muscle that pulls the consist of cars representing a bygone form of notable travel.
This gift was so much fun, and very interesting. We learned about the history of the engine, this Presidential car with its fabulous furnishings. It was really exciting to go up into the engine, and to hear the sounds of this awesome steam engine. We...MoreWe would like to thank Donna as well. We appreciate that you chose Texas State Railroad to spend time together. We are very proud of our newly renovated Presidential Car. We hope to see you again soon.
5 based on 142 reviews
This 300 Acre Drive-Thru Safari Park features over 25 exotic species from around the world in an open range environment all from the comfort of your car !
So most important the staff are lovely! We actually got blocked by a herd on the trail and had to call the office for a suggestion as we didnt want to break the rules and go off trail. But thats what they told us to do!
It was around 50 dollars for three of us with extra food which I was glad we bought as the animals were hard to resist. Especially when my four year old niece is yelling to feed the babies! A lot of the animals run to the car so you have to drive carefully. They will stick their heads in the window if youre not quick enough especially the ostrich and zebras. Took us about two hours to go thru. The park is quite large. I thought we were almost done then saw a sign saying we were a quarter of the way thru. It is well worth the money. Again, drive carefully and enjoy a few laughs!
5 based on 13 reviews
Heritage Center of Cherokee County showcases the history of the county since 1846. There are many artifacts in each exhibit area - Texas State Railroad, Rusk Penitentiary (1880s-1917), Ghost Towns - especially New Birmingham, Commerce in the county, Indians and Pioneers, Military, Education, Community, and Home Life. There are photos, music and videos to view on the smart TV. The museum is open every weekend except Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Year holidays. Special private tours and club meetings can be scheduled during the weekday upon request.
This small town museum is of large town quality! So beautifully displayed vingnettes of historical significance of the area as well as world experiences of those citizens!
4.5 based on 9 reviews
One block from the hall square, there is this historical house of the Perkins family, a beautifully restored Victorian house. The little creek runs behind it and is bordered by a greenway. The 1/4 mile long footbridge has been maintained and is a nice walking path in the shaded park. The whole area is clean and well maintained.
5 based on 27 reviews
What a beautiful zip tour through the trees! Everyone was very friendly and very concerned about safety but they want you to have fun as well. They will even teach you how to go upside down if you want (which my boys ages 10 and a very close 13yr old) took advantage of many times. You fly over ponds and trees and must yell "woo hoo" over that line! Lol They also offer evening zips and parties as well. Mango the dog will guide you from zip line 8 if you choose to do them all. This was our first time zip lining and I think everyone had a good time. They are a bit off of the beaten trail but they will text you good directions. Go and have a good time. This is definitely fun for the whole family.
5 based on 4 reviews
You have to know where you're going to find Maydell Country Wines, but the trip is worth it! This is NOT your typical winery! They specialize in fruit wines, and the lemon, lime and peach were our favorites! While you're enjoying your wine, you can play with Daisy the Bassett hound, and May and Dell, the cats! There's also a friendly goat, but she has to stay outside! I'm always happy to support a family business, and this is a good one!
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