- Our list of the best things to do in Athens, Texas, features the top 30 nearby activities — including 6 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Athens, TX has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 17 things to do within the city of Athens, TX , followed by 13 popular activities in nearby cities, including Canton
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93% 88 votes
FM2495, Athens, TX MoreLess Info
Visitation and outdoor education are combined with the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center for an interactive experience. It works to teach the public about conservation, stewardship of aquatic resources, and freshwater sport fishing.
100% 9 votes
5401 Marina Dr., Athens, TX 75751 MoreLess Info
The nearly 1,800 acre Lake Athens features a wide range of water-based recreation. In addition to boating and jet skiing, the lake offers fishing of large mouth bass, crappie, and sunfish.
100% 5 votes
915 S. Palestine, Athens, TX 75751 MoreLess Info
Spanning a total of 85-acres, Cain Center & Cain Park are facilities commonly visited by members of the local community. The Cain Center is a recreational facility that includes a junior-size Olympic pool, a fitness center, and numerous meeting rooms.
70% 27 votes
500 N. Murchison ST., Athens, TX 75751 MoreLess Info
The spring-fed warm waters of the Athens Scuba Park makes the lake very enjoyable for divers. The depth of the lake is from 20 feet to 35 feet which is both safe and pleasant for most divers, whether beginners or experienced.
73% 62 votes
8603 CR 3914, Athens, TX 75752 MoreLess Info
Premium and local wines handcrafted on site are the focus of the Tara Vineyard & Winery. The tasting room is open daily, and live music is frequently conducted as part of special events and performances.
88% 16 votes
1500 NW Loop 7, Athens, TX MoreLess Info
Land of Lights athens texas is a Christmas-themed park that spans 1-mile in length and has more than 4 million lights. The facility also has over 50 million musical scenes and 50 motion controlled light scenes.
89% 18 votes
1601 Patterson Rd., Athens, TX 75751 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to teaching ecology and protecting the environment, East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society features both a hiking trail and garden. Group tours are available along with rentals for special occasions like weddings and birthday celebrations.
100% 1 votes
900 W. Corsicana, Athens, TX 75751 MoreLess Info
With an indoor miniature golf course and an arcade, the Athens Bowling Center has something for everyone. Guests can grab something from the stocked snack bar while bowling on one of 22 lanes.
50% 4 votes
217 N. Prairieville St., Athens, TX 75751 MoreLess Info
Located in a historic brick schoolhouse, Henderson County Historical Museum offers visitors permanent displays filled with artifacts relevant to the county's history. The museum contains a replica room imitating a bedroom from the 19th century.