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Old 03-09-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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Just curious, what smaller towns (example: NOT Arlington, Plano, etc....) within 3 hours drive of Tyler would you recommend to go to relax, take in pretty scenery, shopping at local shops (something like what Fredericksburg has, but that is too far), visit parks, etc...? I'm thinking something like those Brazos river towns like Granbury, Glen Rose, Whitney, etc... but would those towns fit this criteria? Any info on this is highly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Southeastern Oklahoma

The scenery is absolutely gorgeous.

Its like the Hill Country & Piney Woods of East Texas all in one place.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I'd go straight for Hot Springs, Arkansas. The drive is closer to 4 hrs. but well worth the trip. You can literally walk from your downtown hotel to a hiking trail up a big hill that's right behind dozens of shops, restaurants, and museums.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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If your talking local Nacogdoches the oldest city in texas will keep you busy a city with population around 40,000 people have a lot of history.The city has over 20 hotels and hiking/bicycling trails everywhere.
The city is consider the hilly city of east texas with the downtown center in between two valleys going east and west at night seeing beatiful views of the skyline and neighborhoods.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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Jefferson, TX. You won't be disappointed. Lots of history, quaint shops, etc..
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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Wow, no mentions of anywhere deeper in Texas?

You guys read my mind with the answers of SE OK, Hot Springs and Jefferson, as those were some areas that have crossed my mind. And I love Nacogdoches/Lufkin also.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Wow, no mentions of anywhere deeper in Texas?

You guys read my mind with the answers of SE OK, Hot Springs and Jefferson, as those were some areas that have crossed my mind. And I love Nacogdoches/Lufkin also.
Go ahead and make the trip to Hot Springs, and thank me later.

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Mineola and Gladewater are just outside of Tyler and they have good antique shops and little tea rooms, that sort of thing. Very quaint.

Kilgore has a newly refurbished downtown area with quite a few antique shops and some delicious locally owned restaurants, as well as the famous oil derricks and the East Texas Oil Museum, which is really interesting.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Downtown Frankston is a hidden gem among East Texans.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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Wow, no mentions of anywhere deeper in Texas?

You guys read my mind with the answers of SE OK, Hot Springs and Jefferson, as those were some areas that have crossed my mind. And I love Nacogdoches/Lufkin also.
Deeper? You mean towards central Texas? You already mentioned most of the good ones in your first post.

Waxahachie is a neat town. Salado is also worth a visit.
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