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. Most are on Church, Denton and Lindsay streets. A firehouse, and historic churches are of interest. List of sites available from the chamber of commerce.
Museum on the mezzanine of the jewelry store features treasures. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-noon Sat. 210 E. California St.
Visitors enter 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 is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and 2-5...
This Gainesville city lake offers a boat ramp, fishing, and primitive camping. About 12 miles northwest of Gainesville via F.M. 1201. .
In the renovated 1902 Santa Fe depot, the museum features 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.
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. To speak to a professional travel counselor for travel information and trip planning as...
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