This zoo is named in honor of Gainesville native and adventurer of "bring 'em back alive" fame, Frank Buck. The 25-acre facility features animals in naturalistic settings divided into three geographic regions: African Savannah, North America and South America. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily (until 6 p....
The city is noted for brick-paved streets and 19th-century brick Victorian homes. Of about 26 historic homes, most are on Church, Denton and Lindsay streets. Also of interest are a firehouse and an Episcopal church built in 1884, the 1892 First Methodist Church, and the Catholic Church in Lindsay...
Museum on the mezzanine of the jewelry store features treasures from the attic and an old safe, including sparkling handbags from the 1920s, a sterling silver shaving-soap stick and small sterling oil container. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–noon Sat. 210 E. California St. 940/665-3931.
Visitors enter the exhibit area through an 1870s log cabin, original to Cooke County. Changing exhibits focus on pioneer life, Native Americans, cattle drives, the Civil War, and other aspects of local and national history. The building, constructed in 1884, is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark....
In the renovated 1902 Santa Fe depot, the museum features exhibits on local transportation history, including the Harvey House restaurant (formerly in the building), the Gainesville Community Circus and the city's Coca-Cola bottling plant. Open 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Free. 605 E. California. 94...
F.M. 678, F.M. 372 and F.M. 902 east and south through the rolling hills of the Cross Timbers region, offer panoramic views.
Near the Texas-Oklahoma state line on I-35, Gainesville is home to one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers operated by the Texas Department of Transportation for the convenience of the traveling public. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily, but beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Da...
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