Are you growing tired of the hustle and bustle of today's work a day world - spending hours each week sitting in your car just trying to get to work to spend all day staring at the same laptop screen, catapulting yourself towards carpal tunnel and old age? Well, you're not alone! And lucky for you, the folks of Athens, TX have just the cure!
Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. It's only a short drive from Dallas making it the perfect getaway for the casual traveler and outdoor enthusiasts alike who consider the surrounding countryside and lakes the perfect playground for their outdoor activities.While progress is evident everywhere, Athens embraces its heritage and celebrates its colorful past. Athens is nationally acknowledged as "The Home of Original Hamburger" and is also home to the Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest and Reunion, the oldest such event in the U.S.
When you're ready to leave bright lights and honking horns behind, come to Athens and enjoy the fireflies and crickets - for a weekend, or longer.
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A guide to local retail shops & galleries
Get eye-to-eye with some of the largest freshwater fish in captivity, then try our casting pond!
The new hotel is close to a variety of local attractions and recreational activities as well as many corporate locations in A...
General tourism brochure for Athens, Texas.
A guide to local eating establishments
A fitness center with its many exercise areas and civic center with rooms available for a wide variety of functions.
America's Best Value Inn offers a central location from which to begin your Athens exploration.
Tara Vineyard and Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County, established in 2004.
The ziplines offer you a panoramic view of the beautiful rolling hills and trees of East Texas.
Stay appreciated. Stay Picky. Stay Smart. Stay Impressed. Stay Invigorated. Stay Holiday Inn.
Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde frequented a café on the south side of the courthouse square in Athens.
Since early Egyptian times, black-eyed peas have been eaten for good luck.
Each year, over 500 kids catch their 'First Fish' at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.