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.
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 square…antiques, art, home décor, gifts, furniture…or visit some of Mount Pleasant's 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 don't pass up the Cajun food or sink into good, old southern comfort food.