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.
Modern Western Museum
This museum includes a huge collection of John Wayne memorabilia. Exhibits include videos, magazines, knives, a cavalry sabre and much more. The museum is open Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Weekdays and winter hours by appointment only. A small admission 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.