Local Attractions


First Monday Trade Days

Contact: Canton Visitors Bureau
119 N. Buffalo
877-GO2-SHOP | 877-462-7467
903-567-1849 | Website

Blackwell House Museum

314 First Monday Lane (Hwy 859)
Canton, TX 75103
903-567-4550-Reservations | 903-567-1849

Located in the oldest home in Canton, the Blackwell House Museum was built in 1886 by H.F. and Nannie Jane Bartlett Blackwell. The house has been restored and was donated to the City as a historical gift.

Please call for an appointment.

Canton Plaza Museum

119 North Buffalo
Canton, TX 75103

Located in the old Canton Plaza Theater, the Canton Plaza Museum houses one of the largest bell collections in the state, a First Monday Museum and the Kennedy collection of Indian artifacts and models. It also features a variety of local historic items. The museum is operated as a private, non-profit museum.

Monday–Friday 8 am-5 pm, admission is free.

Dodge City Dinner Theater

542 East Dallas Street
Canton, TX 75103

903-287-0561 | Website

Hatfield Restorations

1534 FM 2909
Canton, TX 75103
1-866-635-9699 | Email | Website

Hatfield Restorations

Hillcrest Cemetery

On Hwy. 19 at Groves Street
Canton, TX

The oldest cemetery in Canton holds a great deal of Canton history. Look for the grave of D.C. White buried north and south after being hung for a murder in Van Zandt County history.


Canton has two city lakes, both relatively small.  Both offer fishing. The larger of the two has a boat ramp (permit required for boaters) and a fishing pier. The smaller of the two allows boats without mechanical power. It also offers park amenities such as playgrounds and a hiking trail.

Old City Lake

Pier and bank fishing, swimming (no lifeguard on duty), picnic areas, playground, lighted tennis and volleyball courts, baseball and soccer fields. Call City Hall 903-567-2826 to reserve for group events. Located on Old Kaufman Road, off Hwy. 64 west, main entrance beside Free State Storage.

Canton City Lake “Mill Creek Reservoir”

Boat ramp for fishing and sailboats, swimming (no lifeguard on duty). Call City Hall 903-567-2826 for night fishing permits and to reserve for group events. Located on Arnold Paul Road off Hwy. 243 north of Wal-Mart Superstore.

Old Lake

Savannah Winery & Bistro

572 E. Dallas
Canton, TX 75103
903-567-6810 | Email | Website

*Texas Wine Tasting*

Splash Kingdom

Service road of I-20 at
FM 859 (exit 526)
Canton, TX
903-567-0044 | Email | Website

Monday–Thursday 11 am-6 pm
Friday-Saturday 11 am-7 pm
Sunday 11 am-6 pm

"Open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day"

One of the few outdoor water parks in East TX, Splash Kingdom is a great place to take your family for a "stay-cation" or while visiting family in the area.

Twin Lakes Golf Course

300 VZ CR 4205
Canton, TX 75103
903-567-1112 | Email | Website

Van Zandt Country Club

17960 Interstate 20
Canton, TX 75103
903-567-4884 | Website
Lounge: Ext #14
Office: Ext #10

Van Zandt County Library

317 1st Monday Lane

Canton, TX 75103

903-567-4276 | Website

Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History

Courthouse Annex (Hwy. 19)
Canton, TX 75103
903-567-5012 | Email | Website

Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm
Saturday 9 am-1 pm

A great place to do research on your ancestors and on the colorful local history of Canton and Van Zandt County. Volunteers are on hand to assist you in your search. Admission is free.

Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial

305 E. Tyler Street
Canton, TX 75103
903-567-0657 | Website

YesterLand Farm

One mile East of Canton
Interstate 20 at FM 17
903-567-2255 | Website

The Fall Festival is open on the weekends September 19 through November 8th

Christmas PlayLand Season starts is November 27 through December 13.




Area Attractions


Blueberry Hill Farms

Edom, TX
903-852-6175 | Website

Open 7 days a week in June & July
7 am–5 pm

Pick your own blueberries at Blueberry Hill Farms. On-site store also sells a variety of other fresh fruit.

Buffalo Creek Motocross Park

Edgewood, TX 75117
214-939-4321 | Website

Friday 10:30 am–6 pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:30 am–5 pm
Saturday 6 pm–10:30 pm

Buffalo Creek Motocross has outdoor track, a night track, a sand track and a Pee Wee track. Events held there are the Easy Money TX Pro-AM, the TX Legends Series and the TX Spring National Pro-AM, along with many others. Live bands every Saturday night in The Door Club at the track.

East Texas Arboretum

Inside city limits near the loop,
just off Hwy 175 North
Athens, Texas
903-675-5630 | Website

Open 7 days a week.
Spring and Summer, 7:30 am-7:30 pm
Fall and Winter,  8 am-6 pm

Admission: Suggested donation of $2 per person over 12 years of age. Free to members.

East Texas Gators
& Wildlife Park

9515 FM 1255
Grand Saline, TX 75140
903-962-5630 | Email |Website



Monday–Sunday 9 am till dusk year round
Children and seniors $4, adults $5

View gator eggs, baby gators and adult gators of all sizes, as well as a variety of ducks, snakes, swans, geese, lizards, turtles, fish and other reptiles.

Edgewood Heritage Park

North Houston & Elm
Edgewood, TX 75117
903-896-1940 | Website

Thursday-Saturday 8 am–12 noon, 1 pm–3 pm
Tours conducted 9-11 am and 1-3 pm when museum is open.

Admission $4 adults, $3 students, children under 6 are free.

The purpose of the Edgewood Heritage Park museum is to preserve the rural culture and architectural heritage of TX to ensure present and future generations an opportunity to celebrate their heritage.

Grand Saline Public Pool

500 E. Frank St. (Hwy 80 East)

(Next to City Tennis Courts & Park)

Grand Saline, TX 75140


Monday (Family Night $2 admission) Session 1: 4pm-6:30 pm Session 2: 7pm-9:30 pm

Tuesday - Saturday  Noon - 5 pm

Sunday 2 - 6 pm

Admission $3 (except on Family Night) - Two years and under free.  Pool available for party rentals.

Water Aerobics $5 a class

Monday and Thursday at 7:30 am

Tuesday at 5:30 pm


Lake Fork | Map | Website

Lake Tawakoni | Map | Website

Lake Palestine | Map | Website

Cedar Creek Lake | Map | Website

Salt Palace Museum
& Visitor Center

100 W. Garland
Grand Saline, TX 75140
903-962-5631 | Email | Website

City of Grand Saline

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

5550 FM 2495
Athens, TX 75752
903-676-2277 | Website

Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-4 pm
Sunday 1 pm-4 pm

Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Easter Sunday.

Admission: $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, $3.50 children ages 4-12.

Texas Rose Horse Park

14078 State Highway 110 N.
Tyler, TX 75704
903-882-8696 | Website

Open daily 8 am–5 pm

With convenient access off of Interstate 20, Exit 548, located in the beautiful rolling hills of Tyler TX, the TX Rose Horse Park will be your horse show destination of choice.

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

17552 FM 14
Tyler, TX 75706
903-858-1008 | Website

Van Area Oil &
Historical Museum

Hwy. 16 West
Van, TX

Wednesday–Friday 9:30 am–12:30 am

This museum holds the history of Van, TX, as it grew from a farm community to an important part of the East TX oil industry. There are many historical records and books to review and even actual oil derricks.

Wills Point Depot Museum

210 W. South Commerce
Wills Point, TX 75169

Monday–Friday 10 am-2 pm

The Depot Museum has a unique collection of city, county and railroad history.