Flint Texas Attractions and Things to Do

Flint Texas Tourism and Attractions

The area surrounding Flint offers a great variety of tourist attractions and things to do, for both residents and visitors.

American Freedom Museum, Bullard, TexasAmerican Freedom Museum, Bullard, Texas

Just south of Flint, in Bullard, is the new American Freedom Museum is located just a few blocks from downtown Bullard on the Brookhill School campus. The Museum contains 15,000 sq.ft. of galleries showcasing a collection of over 600 artifacts and documents about our nation’s history.

For golfing enthusiasts, the Peachtree and Oak Hurst Golf Courses lie just south of Flint. More golfing is available at Eagles Bluff and Emerald Bay, both west of Flint.

Nearby Flint is Moore Farms, a fun place to visit for all ages of the family year round.

Also of interest is the Dewberry Plantation, dating to 1854. This historic home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and registered as a Texas State Historical Landmark.

South of Bullard near Jacksonville is the Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari, a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. See over a dozen exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory. At your own pace, enjoy a self-guided drive through the hills and open savannahs of this 300-acre preserve.

For those interested in riding horses, a visit to Tarrant Ranch in Mt. Selman, south of Bullard, is recommended. The ranch is one of the few properties in Texas that has been under continuous ownership and management by members of the same family for more than 160 years. This is a perfect place to bring school group, your riding club or family for a quiet, inexpensive getaway.

For those that love outdoor riding, visit Cactus Speedway. Cactus Speedway is a 1/5 mile oval clay surface race track for Go Karts, ATV's & Motorcycles located in Bullard. Cactus Speedway is a family built, owned and operated race track. Tom and Barbara Terry and their son and his wife, Tommy and Susan Terry are the owners of Cactus Speedway. The Terry children and grandchildren are all involved in the operations of the track making it truly a family affair.

Lakes in East Texas and Lakes Near Flint

Lake Palestine TexasLake Palestine Texas (Staff photo)

In the Piney Woods Section of East Texas, there are over 30 lakes offering a variety of outdoor sports for vacations or weekends, including Lake Palestine and Lake Tyler.

Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East, situated adjacent to each other and connected via a canal, are located just east of Tyler, Texas. These are the largest lakes in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Palestine. The two lakes cover nearly 5,000 surface acres and serve as the major water supply source to the Tyler metro area.

For more information about fishing, boating, maps, lodging, photographs and more, visit www.Lake-Tyler.com

Lake Palestine is located about 15 miles southwest of Tyler, Texas, on Texas Highway 155, and resulting from a dam on the Neches River. It has a surface area of 25,560 acres, and was completed in 1962.

For more information, visit www.LakePalestineTexas.com

Attractions and Things to Do in Nearby Tyler

A highlight of each spring season in East Texas is the 10-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of quaint brick streets, historic homes, and residential gardens filled with blooming azaleas, dogwoods and tulips.

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Tyler is known as the Rose Capital of America, and is home to the widely recognized Tyler Rose Garden. This is the nation's largest municipal rose garden, listed in Livability's top 10 most inspiring gardens in the USA.

Tyler is also the site of the annual Texas Rose Festival.

The new planetarium at Tyler Junior College has become a "don't miss" Tyler attraction. The planetarium features exhibits such as "Tales of the Maya", shows like "Astronauts" and "East Texas Live Skies", and the 1,500 pound Brenham meteorite.

Tyler offers a number of first class museums, such as the Tyler Museum of Art, the Goodman-LeGrand home, and the Cotton Belt Depot Museum.

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Shopping in Tyler

While in today's marketplace there are shoppers who prefer the convenience of online shopping, many others enjoy the friendliness and selections of local shopping here in Tyler and East Texas.

Scene at the The Village at Cumberland Park, Tyler, Texas, October 1, 2014Scene at the The Village at Cumberland Park (staff photo)

Shopping in Tyler spans the marketplace, from national retail giants such as Macy's and Dillard's, to local eclectic, specialty boutiques.

And for a fun shopping adventure near Tyler, visit the world famous First Monday Trade Days in Canton, the ultimate flea market in the entire U.S.A.

Shopping opportunities in Tyler multiplied when The Village at Cumberland Park, located at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and Toll 49, opened its first phase of stores. Upon completion, the project will cover 80 acres and contain over 700,000 SF of retail, services, restaurants, and entertainment in a vibrant, contemporary, and pedestrian friendly outdoor setting.

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