The Ultimate List of East Texas Family Fun

Are you looking for something for the kids to do or a family all together? Here I have compiled The Ultimate of East Texas Family fun for you to check out.

The Ultimate List of East Texas Family Fun

Amusement Parks/Arcade

  • Whatz-Up Fun Park (Seven Points)
  • Waterpark at The Villages (Flint)
  • Splash Kingdom Paradise Island (Canton)
  • Splash Kingdom Timber Falls (Nacogdoches)
  • Times Square Grand Slam (Tyler)


  • East Texas Zoo & Gator Park (Grand Saline)
  • Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari (Jacksonville)
  • Ellen Trout Zoo (Lufkin)
  • Lonseome Dove Exotic Drive Thru Safari (Jefferson)
  • Rocky Ridge Drive-Thru Safari (Eustace)
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  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (Athens)

Bakeries/Coffee Shops

  • Village Bakery (Tyler)
  • Janie’s Cakes (Tyler)
  • Smallcakes (Tyler)
  • Delightful Food Company (Tyler)
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes (Tyler)
  • Collin Street Bakery (Lindale)
  • Just Pies (Tyler)
  • Rose City Sweets (Tyler)
  • Oxbow Bakery & Antiques (Palestine)


  • Green Acres Bowl (Tyler)
  • Palestine Bowling Center (Palestine)
  • Highland Lanes (Jacksonville)
  • Oil Bowl Lanes (Longview)
  • Kilgore Bowling Center (Kilgore)
  • Classic Lanes (Sulphur Springs)
  • Texas Pro Bowl (Nacogdoches)
  • Times Square Grand Slam (Tyler)


  • Watkins Candy Company (Kilgore)
  • Lindale Candy Company (Lindale)
  • Fulmer Candy Company (Tyler)
  • Tyler Candy Co LLC (Tyler)
  • Atkinson Candy Company (Lufkin)

Ice Cream

  • Andy’s Frozen Custard (Mulitple Locations)
  • Roll’N Rolls Ice Cream Rolls (Tyler)
  • Paleteria Polar (Tyler)
  • Shivers Shaved Ice & Snack Shack (Tyler)
  • Marble Slab Creamery (Tyler)
  • Wild Honey Creamery (Longview)
  • Chilango’s Ice Cream (Jacksonville)
  • Bombongo Ice Cream Shop (Longview)
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (Tyler and Longview)

Indoor Playgrounds

  • Raven’s PlayLand, LLC (Kilgore)
  • G-Force (Longview)
  • Longview World of Wonders (Longview)

Library/Book Stores 

  • Elsewhere Books (Whitehouse)
  • Gladewater Books (Gladewater)
  • Pea Picker Bookstore (Tyler)
  • A Wicked Read (Canton)


  • Broadway Square (Tyler)
  • The Village at Cumberland Park (Tyler)
  • Longview Mall (Longview)

Mini Golf

  • Putt-Putt Golf & Games (Tyler and Longview)
  • Lunar Mini Golf of Tyler (Tyler)
  • Creekside Mini Golf (Winnsboro)


  • Times Square Grand Slam (Tyler)
  • GoOutdoorMovies East Texas (Longview)
  • Studio Movie Grill (Tyler)
  • AMC CLASSIC Tyler 14 (Tyler)
  • Regal Tyler Rose (Tyler)
  • Marshall Cinema (Marshall)
  • City Lights Palestine (Dogwood 6) (Palestine)
  • Bright Star Cinemas (Sulphur Springs)


  • American Freedom Museum (Bullard)
  • Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum (Tyler)
  • Tyler Rose Museum & Gift Shop (Tyler)
  • Cotton Belt Depot Museum (Tyler)
  • Historical Aviation Memorial Museum (Tyler)
  • Kilgore College East Texas Oil Museum (Kilgore)
  • Vanishing Texana Museum (Jacksonville)
  • The Gladewater Museum (Gladewater)
  • Museum of East Texas (Lufkin)
  • Camp Ford Historical Park (Tyler)
  • The McClendon House (Tyler)
  • Gregg County Historical Museum (Longview)
  • Mineola Historical Museum (Mineola)

Nature Centers

  • Tyler Nature Center (Tyler)
  • Port Jefferson History & Nature Center (Jefferson)

Open Gymnastics

  • Texas East Kids (Tyler)
  • GymTyler Gymnastics (Tyler)
  • East Texas Twisters (Canton)


  • Tyler State Park (Tyler)
  • Faulkner Park (Tyler and Lindale)
  • Lindsey Park (Tyler)
  • Rose Rudman Park (Tyler)
  • City Park (Whitehouse)
  • Martin Creek Lake State Park (Tatum)
  • Love’s Lookout Texas (Jacksonville)
  • The Children’s Park (Tyler)
  • Lake Bob Sandlin State Park (Pittsburg)
  • Bergfeld Park (Tyler)
  • Kilgore City Park (Kilgore)
  • Davey Dogwood Park (Palestine)
  • Paul Boorman Trail Park (Longview)
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Pools and Waterparks


  • Kilgore Skateland (Kilgore)
  • Gilmer Starplex (Gilmer)
  • Skateland USA (Jacksonville)
  • Good Times Skate & Go Karts (Athens)
  • Skate Ranch (Lufkin)
  • REO Starplex and Event Center (Longview)
  • Roundup Roller Rink (Grand Saline)
  • Skate-O-Rama (Nacoghdoches)

Splash Pads

  • Joe Layne Family Splash Pad (Troup)
  • City Park (Whitehouse)
  • Lear Park – Jack M Mann Splash Pad (Longview)
  • Fun Forest Park (Tyler)
  • Darden Harvest Park (Lindale)
  • Faulkner Park (Tyler)
  • Kilgore City Park (Kilgore)


  • Texas State Railroad (Rusk)
  • Texas State Railroad (Palestine)


  • iJump Tyler Trampoline Park (Tyler)
  • Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park (Tyler)
  • Air U Trampoline Park (Longview)
  • Hijinx Trampoline Park (Lufkin)

The Ultimate List of East Texas Family Fun

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