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Athens Bowling Center

Twenty-two lanes of pure adrenalin!

Last updated: 04/16/2013

Athens Scuba Park

Who would ever suspect that just beyond downtown Athens lies sunken treasure?

Last updated: 10/7/2014

Athens Videos

Check out our Athens videos to get a sneak peak into what Athens has to offer!

Last updated: 08/27/2014

Bird and Nature Walk - November 2014

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Last updated: 08/27/2014

Cain Center and Cain Park

In 1983, the Cain Foundation built and donated this unique facility to the people of Henderson County. Since then, it has served all of East Texas, both as a fitness center with its many exercise areas, and as a civic center with rooms available for a wide variety of functions.

Last updated: 09/23/2014

East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

Experience the awe and splendor of a variety of colorful gardens year-round. Two miles of nature trails offer a quiet woodland retreat.

Last updated: 08/27/2014

Good Times Skate

Let the good times roll!

Last updated: 04/17/2013

Lake Athens

Lake Athens offers guests a variety of water sport activities.

Last updated: 06/25/2014

NY-TX Zipline Adventures

Leave your fears behind as you experience the thrill of a lifetime at NY-TX Zipline Adventures, just 15 miles from Athens (off of Highway 175 East).

Last updated: 07/24/2014

SUGGESTED ITINERARY: A full day of fun!

Enjoy a day in Athens without spending too much, or skimping on time!

Last updated: 04/23/2013

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Get eye-to-eye with some of the largest freshwater fish in captivity, then try your hand at catching one of their friends in the casting pond!

Last updated: 08/27/2014

Holiday Entertainment

17th Annual Turkey Trot

The Cain Center is hosting their 17th Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day morning. Come on out and support the Cain Center, Inc.

Last updated: 10/8/2014

Christmas Parade, 2014

The annual lighted Christmas Parade, Christmas Around the Square, is sponsored by the City of Athens and will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6.

Last updated: 09/30/2014

Christmas Park Land of Lights, 2014

The drive through Christmas Park will be open November 10, 2014 to January 3, 2015.

Last updated: 10/8/2014

Halloween at the Hatchery, 2014

Local businesses and organizations will hand out FREE candy and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.

Last updated: 10/10/2014

Holiday on the Square, 2014

The Light Up Athens committee will host "Holiday on the Square" on Saturday, December 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Last updated: 09/30/2014

Haunted Trail at the East Texas Arboretum

The Haunted Trail will take place Oct. 21-25 at the East Texas Arboretum. Be very afraid!

Last updated: 10/20/2014


Tara Vineyard & Winery

Tara Vineyard & Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County, established in 2004.

Last updated: 06/26/2014

Texas Gospel Music Hall

Come enjoy nationally acclaimed gospel recording artists in a laid-back, smoke-free environment.

Last updated: 08/7/2013


Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex

Large or small, livestock, rodeo, or special event - there's always SOMETHING going on at the fairgrounds!

Last updated: 08/27/2014


Henderson County Performing Arts Center

HCPAC is a performing arts center that provides entertainment and education to patrons of all ages.

Last updated: 04/17/2013

All Those Musicals - 2nd Weekend

All Those Musicals: 50 Year Musical Revue from the Henderson County Performing Arts Center.

Last updated: 09/26/2014

Visit the Henderson County Fair Park

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Housed in the historical Faulk-Gauntt Building

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Open May through October twice a week

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Athens Farmer's Market - ...

Oct 22 2014

The Athens Farmer's Market believes that small, local farms and businesses are essential to the local economy,...

Haunted Trail at the East...

Oct 22 2014

The Haunted Trail will take place Oct. 21-25 at the East Texas Arboretum. Be very afraid!

All Those Musicals - 2nd ...

Oct 23 2014

All Those Musicals: 50 Year Musical Revue from the Henderson County Performing Arts Center.