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Athens (Texas)

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Athens[1] is a small city in the Piney Woods region of Eastern Texas.

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By car

To get here from Dallas, take US 175 South. From Houston, take I-45 North to Corsicana, then Texas State Highway 31 East. From Austin, take I-35 North to Waco, then Texas State Highway 31 East. From Tyler take US 31 West.

By plane

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (website) offers service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport via American Eagle Airlines and to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport via Colgan Air Continental Connection.

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  • East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, 1601 Patterson Rd, +1 903 675-5630 (, fax: +1 903 675-1618), [2]. 8PM-5PM daily. 100+ acre botanical gardens built largely by volunteers on the site of an old abandoned truck farm. 2$/vehicle or 25$ yearly membership.  edit

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  • East Texas Arboretum‎, 1601 Patterson Rd, (903) 675-5630, [3].  edit
  • Christmas Park Athens (Land of Lights), 1500 NW Loop 7, 903-675-7469, [4]. 6PM - 10:30PM. $15 /car.  edit
  • Athens Motocross Park‎, 3898 County Road 3711, (903) 675-5057, [5].  edit
  • Athens Scuba Park‎, 500 N Murchison St, (903) 675-5762‎, [6].  edit

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  • Cherry Laurel Cake Shoppe‎, 305 S Prairieville St, (903) 677-5599‎, [7]. Anything prepared here is personally done with expertise, good taste, and great care. From catering to cakes to salads or sandwiches, these ladies know what they are doing.  edit

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  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, 1119 E. Tyler ST., (877) 863-4780, [8].  edit
  • America Best Value Inn, (903) 675-5173, [9].  edit
  • Best Western Inn On the Hill, 2050 State Highway 31 East, (903) 675-9214, [10].  edit
  • Oak Creek Bed and Breakfast, 9004 County Road 2800 (10 minutes from downtown.), 903-675-5509, [11]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Oak Creek Bed & Breakfast near Athens, Texas, is a quiet romantic couple's retreat nestled deep in the East Texas woods. It's the perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, a wedding night or place to elope! Use it as your home base for the area's numerous attractions. $125. (N32°12.901',W95°55.762') edit
  • Super 8, 205 US Hwy 175 West, 903-675-7511.  edit
  • Victorian Inn, 1803 Hwy 31 East, (903) 677-1470, [12].  edit

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