Athens, Texas is a diverse and growing city that has it all.
In and within easy reach of Athens you will find stunning scenery, beautiful lakes including Lake Athens and Cedar Creek Lake, timeless woodlands, historic charm, and a thriving small businesses community. There's far more to Athens than our history and small town charm however. Our expanding modern distribution, medical, telecommunications and manufacturing industries rival those of metropolitan cities, in particular the medical industry.
Athens is host to some fabulous venues such as the East Texas Arboretum, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, the Henderson County Fair Park, the Athens Country Club and the Cain Center and 85 acre Cain Park to name a few. At the heart of Athens is downtown and the square, which retains its charm with many active small businesses using historical buildings surrounding the beautiful courthouse.
You’ll find this and so much more in this East Texas treasure trove.
Athens is the Henderson County Seat and is located within convenient reach of Dallas, just 75 miles to the northwest and Tyler just 35 miles to the east.
A guide to local retail shops & galleries
Stay appreciated. Stay Picky. Stay Smart. Stay Impressed. Stay Invigorated. Stay Holiday Inn.
A fitness center with its many exercise areas and civic center with rooms available for a wide variety of functions.
The new hotel is close to a variety of local attractions and recreational activities as well as many corporate locations in A...
Tara Vineyard and Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County, established in 2004.
Combining country charm and simplicity with big city conveniences - a stay at the Victorian Inn is like staying with family.
The ziplines offer you a panoramic view of the beautiful rolling hills and trees of East Texas.
Get eye-to-eye with some of the largest freshwater fish in captivity, then try our casting pond!
America's Best Value Inn offers a central location from which to begin your Athens exploration.
General tourism brochure for Athens, Texas.