Local Area Attractions
Groomed five acre garden with a natural island reached by one of the nine footbridges along gravel trails. A variety of flowering shrubs, annuals and perennials have been planted among native dogwood, redbud and buckeye to achieve year-round color. Facilities include a covered pavilion, wedding chapel, gazebo and garden room for weddings, parties, meetings and other events. Also available are a gift shop, greenhouse, restrooms and kitchen. Open April 1 thru October 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Tuesday thru Saturday). Open November through March by appointment. Small fee charged.
East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College
The East Texas Oil Museum is located at Kilgore, Texas. It is a tribute to the independent oil producers and wildcatters, to the men and women who dared to dream as they pursued the fruits of free enterprise. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closes at 5 p.m. April through September), Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. and closed Mondays, Easter and Thanksgiving (a special holiday schedule during December 20 to January 1). A nominal admission fee is charged.
Looking for a little retail therapy? Mount Pleasant offers the complete shopping experience from small boutiques to larger retailers. The spectrum of possibilities is endless enjoy the fresh, quaint, one-of-a-kind shops on the historic downtown squareantiques, art, home décor, gifts, furnitureor visit some of Mount Pleasants larger stores for high-style furniture, technology supplies and so much more!
Ready for a night out? Mount Pleasant offers a variety of food to please any appetite. With so many choices, you can take a world tour of cuisine Barbecue, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and Italian. But dont pass up the Cajun food or sink into good, old southern comfort food.