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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: 07/24/2014

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: 07/21/2014

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Over 1,200 domestic and exotic animals find solace in these 1,300 acres near Athens making it America's largest and most diverse animal sanctuary.

Last updated: 04/3/2014

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: 06/27/2014

Good Times Skate

Let the good times roll!

Last updated: 04/17/2013

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: 07/21/2014

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

Press Release: Fireworks at the Fishery to Light Up Skies Over Athens

Join the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center on July 4 for one of the biggest fireworks shows in East Texas.

Last updated: 06/20/2013

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

Suggested Spring Break Activities

Make Athens, Texas Your Spring Break Destination.

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: 03/19/2014

Top Ten Things To Do In Athens

Athens is the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts who consider the surrounding countryside and lakes the perfect playground for their outdoor activities.

Last updated: 04/23/2013

Top Ten Things To Do in Athens This Summer

If you're wondering where you can go this summer on a tank of gas, look no further than Athens, Texas, Home of the Hamburger! Just 75 miles southeast of Dallas, 189 miles northwest of Houston, and 190 miles northeast of Austin, Athens is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts who consider the surrounding countryside and lakes the perfect playground for their outdoor activities. The staff at the City of Athens Department of Tourism has put together a list of top ten things visitors and their families can do in Athens this summer.

Last updated: 04/23/2013

Music

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

Theater

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

Once Upon a Mattress - 1st Weekend

Join the Henderson County Performing Arts Center for their 26th Annual Youth Summer Musical, Once Upon a Mattress, a hilarious fractured fairy tale musical comedy version of the story of the Princess and the Pea.

Last updated: 06/27/2014

Once Upon a Mattress - 2nd Weekend

Join the Henderson County Performing Arts Center for their 26th Annual Youth Summer Musical, Once Upon a Mattress, a hilarious fractured fairy tale musical comedy version of the story of the Princess and the Pea.

Last updated: 06/27/2014

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Berry Season, 2014

Jul 30 2014

By the pint or by the bushel, there's nothing better in summer than fresh, sweet berries.

Athens Farmer's Market - ...

Jul 30 2014

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

Athens Farmer's Market - ...

Aug 2 2014

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