- Our list of the best things to do in Nacogdoches, Texas, features the top 34 nearby activities — including 16 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Nacogdoches, TX has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Amusement, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 21 things to do within the city of Nacogdoches, TX , followed by 13 popular activities in nearby cities, including Lufkin
The Lamp-Lite Playhouse Theater is a theater group dedicated to performing the creative arts for the local community. Each play, musical, and performance is put on by local volunteer actors and actresses who share a love for the theater.
With close to 700 reptiles, birds, and mammals, the Ellen Trout Zoo has various exhibits that display animals in their natural habitats. The Spectacled Owl, Jamaican Fruit Bat, Bontebok, White Rhino, Masai Giraffe, and Hippo are among the most popular animals at the zoo.
The Texas Forestry Museum explores the past, present, and future of Texas' forests and the forest industry. The museum has a variety of exhibits, including the Sawmill Doctor Exhibit, which goes over the role a sawmill doctor plays in a sawmill town.
Formed by 7 women in 1972, the Museum of East Texas is a cultural center that has sculptures and paintings, as well as public programs, workshops and lectures. Artwork is from American, Latin American, European, and East Texas artists.
A recreation area surrounds the 45-acre Ratliff Lake that was originally a log pond until it was expanded by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Facilities are open year-round and include a reservable amphitheater, swim area, picnic tables, and large campground.