EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS
Located only 100 miles from the metro-plex, there is always something fun happening in Paris. Our events range from the Spring Fine Art Show , Tour de Paris bicycle rally, the Annual Rodeo, the Red River Valley Fair, live theater productions, Festivals of Pumpkins, to Holiday in Paris festivities. Pat Mayse Lake offers fabulous fishing, boating, skiing, picnicking and camping opportunities for endless family fun. Three beautiful Golf courses are available to make that perfect score, and the Trail de Paris is a breath-taking 5.94 mile trail that winds a tree-canopied path through Paris to Reno, with future plans to make this 137 miles long!
Sites to see are also plentiful in Paris. The historic home of General Sam Bell Maxey built in 1868 is open for tours daily, and our Trolley Tours take you back in time to experience our rich heritage with delightful tour guides! The Lamar County HIstorical Society Museum is a must see with separate rooms filled with treasures from yesteryear. Church Tours and Home Tours available as well. You can be sure that when you are here, you can experience Paris without leaving Texas!
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT PARIS VISITORS AND CONVENTION COUNCIL, 8 WEST PLAZA, PARIS, TEXAS 75460. 800-PARIS-TX, PARISTEXAS.COM
PLANO BALLOON FESTIVAL, PLANO
Just minutes north of Dallas, Plano is home to many exciting attractions including the infamous Southfork Ranch from the Dallas TV show; Historic Downtown Plano; Interurban Rail Museum; Historic Home Tour; and the Courtyard Theater.
If shopping is your bag, there is no place better. Plano is in the center of some of the best shopping in Texas. Plano has several places for shopping: Shops at Legacy, Shops at Willow Bend, Lakeside Market, Plano Market Square, Preston Park Village and Collin Creek Mall. In addition, other shopping facilities surround the area including an outlet mall, regional mall and much more. Plano is a shoppers paradise. Plano, the Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas, is also home to the states largest balloon festival held each September. Other annual events include: Fourth of July Celebration, Plano International Festival and Dickens Christmas in Old Downtown. Come experience Plano for yourself. Over 4,000 affordable hotel rooms and 700 restaurants for every budget and appetite-a perfect end to a fun-filled day.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE PLANO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU AT 800- 81-PLANO OR WRITE TO P.O. BOX 860358, PLANO, TEXAS 75086 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT PLANOCVB.COM
LAKE TEXOMA, SHERMAN
Big-city sophistication and a country state of mind: Shermans unique combination of urban amenities and leisurely pace of life make it an ideal destination. Its just one hour north of downtown Dallas, which makes it close enough to get here, yet far enough to get away, spend the night, and enjoy the good life Lone-Star style!
Shermans quaint downtown is the perfect place for antiquing, unique retail shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat. Shermans Town Center boasts plenty of retail and eateries, with all the hustle-and-bustle of a burgeoning city. With every season come events and attractions to take pleasure in: Summer brings the Hot Summer Nights concert series on the Municipal Lawn, and boating and fishing at Lake Texoma. The Sherman Arts Festival ushers in the fall with much enthusiasm, and winter just wouldnt be the same without the Christmas Parade and Snowflake Festival. In the springtime, blooms and buzzing wildlife at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge invite all ages to come out and play!
The beautifully restored Kidd-Key Auditorium is host to the Community Series, a concert series including opera arias, chamber music, pop performances, and the Sherman Symphony Orchestra. Excellent theater performances for all ages are put on by the Sherman Community Players and Theatricks year-round.
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