East Texas Oil Museum Kilgore, Texas

East Texas Oil Museum Hwy. 259 at Ross St. Kilgore, Texas 75662 On the Kilgore College campus http://www.easttexasoilmuseum.com/ Museum Hours Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday – Monday, closed Closed Easter & Thanksgiving Special Holiday Schedule: Dec. 20 – Jan. 1 Guided tours by reservation only. A nominal fee is charged. Adults: $8 / Children: $5 When Lili told me we had to go … Continue reading East Texas Oil Museum Kilgore, Texas

TJC’s Earth & Space Science Center Tyler, Texas

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education – “The Planetarium” 903-510-2312 1411 E Lake St, Tyler, TX 75701 If you’ve not explored TJC’s Planetarium, you should! They have an actual dome IMAX theater, awesome play area & gift shop! DOME SHOWS: How cool that you can fly high with the birds or dive deep with the whales, all from the comfort of a chair?! … Continue reading TJC’s Earth & Space Science Center Tyler, Texas

Ellen Trout Zoo Lufkin, Texas

Ellen Trout Zoo 402 Zoo Circle Lufkin, Tx 75904 9366330399 http://cityoflufkin.com/zoo/ OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM $ INEXPENSIVE $ Adults $7.00 Seniors 60 and older $6.00 Children 4 to 11 $3.50 Children under 4 Free Members of Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo Free FitBit Steps: 5,200 If there has ever been an adventure that spoke to our soul, it … Continue reading Ellen Trout Zoo Lufkin, Texas

Caddo Indian Mounds Alto, Texas

Caddo Mounds 1649 State Hwy. 21 West, Alto, TX 75925 (My GPS didn’t take us exactly there, but once you turn onto HWY 21, you will run into it – there is a bird watching sign, historical marker, & the Caddo Mounds sign as well)  936-858-3218 http://www.thc.state.tx.us/historic-sites/caddo-mounds-state-historic-site *FitBit Steps: Potentially a lot… but, we opted not too, you’ll see why below 🙂 * *Very inexpensive* … Continue reading Caddo Indian Mounds Alto, Texas

Movie at the Park Tyler, Texas

Bergfeld Park 1510 S College Ave, Tyler, TX 75702 Parksandrec.cityoftyler.org  $FREE$   “Come as you are, stay as long as you can. We’re all family so no seating plan” If you’ve never felt a since of community in Tyler, Tx, this is the place you’ll find it! Once a month Tyler Parks and Recreation sets up a screen on the stage of the amphitheater at … Continue reading Movie at the Park Tyler, Texas

East Texas Gator Farm Grand Saline, Texas

East Texas Gators & Wildlife Park 9515 FM 1255, Grand Saline, TX 75140 (903) 962-5630 http://www.easttexasgators.com/ Sun.- Thurs. 9 am – 5 pm Fri. & Sat. 9 am – 8 pm  Admission is $7 adults and $6 for children ages 2-12 Senior citizens over 65 are $6 **Check for a Groupon**   This was one of our first adventures we went on as you will be … Continue reading East Texas Gator Farm Grand Saline, Texas

Caldwell Zoo Tyler, Tx

Caldwell Zoo Tyler, Texas  Caldwellzoo.org 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd  Tyler, Tx. 75702 $$ $8/child – $11.50/adults $$ Fitbit Steps: 4,000 If you haven’t been to Caldwell Zoo or you haven’t gone since you were a kid, go! Although, not too much has changed it is still really awesome. And if you’re looking for 2-4 hours to kill, you totally can!   Now I’m sure … Continue reading Caldwell Zoo Tyler, Tx