What to do and see in Lindale, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 25, 2017 Karren Gelb

Lindale (/ˈlɪndeɪl/) is a city in Smith County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,818 in the 2010 census. It is part of the Tyler, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Lindale

1. The Pink Pistol

114 E North St, Lindale, TX 75771-3395
Excellent
58%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

The Pink Pistol

The Pink Pistol, a Miranda Lambert inspired lifestyle boutique, is a chandelier lined explosion of sparkly, quirky fun that features kitschy gifts, knickknacks & logo souvenirs of all types “for the wild at heart”. Stroll though the store’s themed areas for fashionable finds like embellished vintage tees, fringed & sequined everything, jewelry junction, unique boutique finds & cowboy boots including those from Miranda’s new Idyllwind line! Step into the Hemingway Tasting Room, the richly decorated wine bar managed by Rick & Bev Lambert, to enjoy wine tastings from Red 55 Winery, Lambert’s brand of wines. Enjoy Ol’ Fashioned Sodas from pink glittered bar-stools serving up ice cream floats, fountain drinks and Miranda’s original Pink Pistol Signature Drink in a souvenir cup while you capture your visit at one of our many photo op spaces & upload to our slide show or your socials. Follow us on instram @thepinkpistol and @red55winery and on Facebook. #thepinkpisto l#Red55winery

Reviewed By 633samanthae - Converse

My 7 yr old daughter absolutely loves Miranda Lambert and owns all her CD's. We took her as a surprise to the new store which is a few hours from where we live. She loved looking at everything but wasn't really happy about the lack of kid things. Most everything was more adult and out of kid friendly price range. She loves little purses and jewelry but they didn't really have a lot. She did get a t-shirt which she was excited about since had out grown her last shirt from this store. We are also big into Dogs and there wasn't a lot of product there for Mutt Nation Foundation. My little girl wanted to get a bling type collar for her pup to help support the Foundation but they didn't have a collar to fit her shorkie. We will still return to see if they add products to the store but parents don't expect your kids to be over joyed when you keep having to tell them no because the purse they see is over $100 and not for a kid.

2. Mineola Nature Preserve

1860 County Road 2724, Mineola, TX 75773 +1 903-569-6983
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Mineola Nature Preserve

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.

Reviewed By Lainey W

This Nature Preserve is laid out well and you can feed the fish and have a picnic. Good parking area. High point to look out over East Texas. Trails are great for walks and a bike trail.

3. Caldwell Zoo

2203 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tyler, TX 75702-2954 +1 903-593-0121
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 652 reviews

Caldwell Zoo

Reviewed By Kristy F

We are local to this zoo & I feel I tend to take it for granted after visiting other zoos across the country. It's a good sized zoo with LOTS of neat animals to see (some of our favorites include the white tigers, the meerkats & the golden lion tamarin). Be sure to bring some cash & quarters to feed the ducks, fish, birds & giraffe ($5 for the giraffe). We have a membership & go monthly sometimes several times a month & my daughter STILL loves to go after 6 years. I would recommend it for animal lovers.

4. Parrott Park and Agricultural Museum

2900 S Main St, Lindale, TX 75771-7726 +1 903-882-4948
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Parrott Park and Agricultural Museum

Reviewed By Jamey A

This is where you can see things that were common in my youth...but my grand children have no idea of except via TV. A great place to walk at your own pace...see and touch things that will soon be nothing more than museum pieces to the people of today. Reminds me of when we were a much more civilized people.

5. Tyler State Park

789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706-3630 +1 903-597-5338
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Tyler State Park

Reviewed By Dapger - McKinney, Texas

This park is surprisingly big but the lake is not too big. You can easily walk around it in an hour. The trails are very nice with all levels of challenge. It is hard to get into this park but well worth it. The Lakeside RV area is great with nice water views. One of my favorite parks. Don't miss the the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge only 3 miles away.

6. Potter's Gourmet Popcorn

305 E Hubbard St, Suite B, Lindale, TX 75771-3320 +1 430-235-2048
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Potter's Gourmet Popcorn

We strive to produce the best Gourmet Popcorn in East Texas. With over 60 popcorn flavors available you are certain to find a favorite. Taste before you buy and know you have a winner!

Reviewed By Juan S - Tyler, Texas

Love this shop. This is my 3rd visit. My wife and I have brought a couple of our children and their family's. All of them have loved the visit. The owners are super people. The popcorn products are just Devine.
You've got to this stop on your list.

7. Lillie Russell Memorial Library

200 E Hubbard St, Lindale, TX 75771-3397 +1 903-882-1900
Excellent
80%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Lillie Russell Memorial Library

Reviewed By Mike C - Bryan, Texas

I left Lindale when I graduated from high school in 1965, and have visited periodically since my late parents and sister and her family live there. This past weekend I decided to visit the Lillie Russell Memorial Library for the first time specifically to see if they would be interested in inheriting books, high school year books and videos. They were most helpful in showing me around the great little facility. I was amazed that my hometown had such a nice facility. Wow!! They too all the books that came from my Mother's estate along with all of my 12 yearbooks going back to my first grade. The will take periodicals that aren't older than one year, they will accept DVDs, but are not interested in VHS tapes. They have computers for public use, tables for studying, and a special area for young children to hear stories read. Additionally, there is a substantial section of books and videos for sale. These sales help to support the operation of the library. The books they accept are those in good condition. I also learned about Lillie Russell who sat on the Lindale School Board back in the 1930's. If you are passing through or if you are a native of Lindale, like me, make it a point to visit this neat library.

8. Picker's Pavillion

205 East North Street, Lindale, TX 75771 +1 903-882-3422
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Picker's Pavillion

Reviewed By freedomcat22 - El Paso, Texas

This is a covered, open-aired facility (open windows) that is very nice...."down-to-earth" atmosphere where private events, parties, weddings, music concerts, etc. are able to be be held. It has that relaxing "down-home" appeal.... don't expect real fancy, but could be decorated, etc. how you like. It was formerly a cannery storage facility....is now in the center of an area with much revitalization happening for Lindale. A lot is happening in this area, and will be continuing in the future. This building is in the same vicinity as Miranda Lambert's The Pink Pistol.

9. Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300 +1 903-858-1008
Excellent
69%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37 rescued big cats. Come meet these majestic animals, learn about the feline species known as Panthera Tigris and find out how you can help to ensure their future in the United States and worldwide.We started Tiger Creek for a very specific purpose: "To provide rescue and rehabilitation of big cats that have been abused, neglected or displaced."It continues to be our guiding mission, and as we continue to expand, we are working to establish large natural settings for the big cats.

Reviewed By JWLL22 - London, United Kingdom

We visited on a sunny Sunday in October, a Puma called Tin Cup (because that's how big he was when he was rescued) was playing with huge pumpkin, just as my cat would have played with a bauble! There are regular walking tours, our chap, Tim was interesting and really cares for what the refuge does. Don't expect wild prairies but they are well looked after with good homes and are far better off than where they came from!

10. Garden Valley Golf Resort - Dogwood Course

22049 Fm 1995, Lindale, TX 75771-7826 +1 800-443-8577
Excellent
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Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
33%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

Nicknamed the "Augusta National of Texas," this par 72, 6,754-yard course features Bentgrass greens, pine and dogwood trees, and water throughout its scenic layout.

Reviewed By pikemike - Texas

The course was decent, but the cabins were terrible. The course overcharged my credit card by over $200, then gave me the run around, and were blatantly rude to me for a month. I finally had to dispute the charges to my credit company. I was there with a group of 16, and had planned on making this an annual event. After this debacle they will never see me, my colleagues, or my money ever again.

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