Attractions & Recreation

Scenic landscapes, enticing cuisine, endless recreational opportunities, and more—head to Jacksonville for a trip sure to check off your vacation must-dos, from outdoor adventures to museums and historical musts.

Outdoor enthusiasts: Take in the thirty-mile skyline at Love’s Lookout State Park. Then explore Lake Jacksonville, a 1,300-acres boaters and fisherman’s playground of crystal-clear waters—and, don’t miss the Independence Day fireworks spectacular. Explore 7,000-acres of Neches River National Wildlife Refuge’s wildlife and trails. Test your four-wheeler skills at River Run ATV Park, swing the clubs at one of our nearby public courses, take a Serengeti-style safari from your car, or dare a Zip-Line excursion.

Stroll through downtown where charming shops await—such as the factory store of Texas Basket Company, the oldest active handmade basket-maker in the world. Enjoy must-try restaurants and nearby wineries, and hidden gems such as Vanishing Texana Museum’s collection of local Caddoan-Mississippian artifacts and, visit the site of the Killough Massacre. Searching for a romantic landscape to say, “I do”? Take your pick of Jacksonville’s ample wedding venues for unforgettable nuptials.

Celebrate Jacksonville’s agricultural heritage at the annual Tomato Fest or be inspired to put-on your best Western attire at our rodeos or a livestock show.

There’s always excitement in our neck of the woods. No matter what you’re seeking, we invite you to explore Jacksonville. Our woods... Our waters... Our wow!

To see all that Jacksonville has to offer, please see the links in the left-hand column. Please also visit our Explore Jacksonville website: 

Neches River National Wildlife Refuge