Are you growing tired of the hustle and bustle of today's work a day world - spending hours each week sitting in your car just trying to get to work to spend all day staring at the same laptop screen, catapulting yourself towards carpal tunnel and old age? Well, you're not alone! And lucky for you, the folks of Athens, TX have just the cure!
Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. It's only a short drive from Dallas making it the perfect getaway for the casual traveler and outdoor enthusiasts alike who consider the surrounding countryside and lakes the perfect playground for their outdoor activities.While progress is evident everywhere, Athens embraces its heritage and celebrates its colorful past. Athens is nationally acknowledged as "The Home of Original Hamburger" and is also home to the Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest and Reunion, the oldest such event in the U.S.
When you're ready to leave bright lights and honking horns behind, come to Athens and enjoy the fireflies and crickets - for a weekend, or longer.
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After months of competition, it all comes down to this!
A two-day team roping event with free admission!
Take a guided bus tour of Cleveland Amory's Black Beauty Ranch and see what the refuge is all about.
Get eye-to-eye with some of the largest freshwater fish in captivity, then try our casting pond!
General tourism brochure for Athens, Texas.
Stay appreciated. Stay Picky. Stay Smart. Stay Impressed. Stay Invigorated. Stay Holiday Inn.
A guide to local eating establishments
Combining country charm and simplicity with big city conveniences - a stay at the Victorian Inn is like staying with family.
America's Best Value Inn offers a central location from which to begin your Athens exploration.
Tara Vineyard and Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County, established in 2004.
A guide to local retail shops & galleries
The ziplines offer you a panoramic view of the beautiful rolling hills and trees of East Texas.
A fitness center with its many exercise areas and civic center with rooms available for a wide variety of functions.