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10 Best Things To Do In Longview, Texas - Updated 2020

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Longview in East Texas is a small city in the Harrison and Gregg counties. They only have about 200,000 people living in Longview. This city, albeit small, has some interesting, educational, and fun activities for families and solo travelers. We’ve selected 10 frequently visited attractions in Longview that you ought to also visit. Don’t worry, it’s not a crowded city. You can take your time at each location, to fully appreciate what it has to offer.

1. Paul Boorman Trail

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This is one of the best paved walking trails in Longview that features wooden bridges, lots of trees, a creek, benches, exercise machines along the way, dog parks, and many other things nature has to offer!

It’s a wonderful park perfect for an afternoon stroll with family, or a solitary walk. Paul Boorman Trail is near a neighborhood, yet you can actually see a few animals in the area. And it’s always good to listen to birds in the morning! If you’re visiting Longview, don’t ever forget to walk by Paul Boorman Trail.

Paul Boorman Trail

Address: 919 W Marshall Ave, Longview, TX 75604, USA

Website: Paul Boorman Trail

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2. Oil Horse Brewing Company

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They opened just last year: June 4, 2016 to be exact. A hardware store used to operate here and it closed, so now we have Oil Horse Brewing operated by the brewers and owners Jack Buttram and John Oglesby. The resourceful owners used iron pipe and oak trees for their bars, and they sure know how to brew. Albeit still new in business, they can rival old and already established breweries in terms of producing high-quality and impressive beers.

They offer pale and blonde ale, a landman brown, and an Irish red. Some activities are also offered at the brewery, and new flavors too! Make sure you check them out when you pass by Longview.

Oil Horse Brewing Company

Address: 101 W Tyler St, Longview, TX 75601, USA

Website: Oil Horse Brewing Company

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3. Longview Museum of Fine Arts

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This outstanding museum showcases art works from nationally-known artists, local artists, and even from school children. It’s an educational place full of sculptures and paintings. Other wonderful visual arts are also available in the museum. They hold exhibits every couple of months, children’s program, and musicals too. Some of the exhibits are free, while others require a fee.

The permanent collection which has over 400 artworks was donated by members and other people in the art scene. It’s divided into six collections and all of them are interesting. Go see this museum for yourself and soak up the culture.

Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Address: 215 E Tyler St, Longview, TX 75601, USA

Website: Longview Museum of Fine Arts

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4. Longview World of Wonders

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Longview World of Wonders is a hands-on museum created for children. The kids will have an opportunity to exercise their creativity through imagination and in an educational environment. There are about eight different exhibits designed for kids and for some older children. Some of these include creating ideas through lego blocks, an invention garage where kids get a chance to invent anything, and a chance to explore how food is grown.

Every parent in Longview should take their child to the World of Wonders for they will surely have fun.

Longview World of Wonders

Address: 112 E Tyler St, Longview, TX 75601, USA

Website: Longview World of Wonders

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5. Longview Coffee Mill

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You will be hooked with the coffee they serve at Coffee Mill. They’re very consistent with the taste. They also offer frappes, teas, and smoothies. It’s a great place to be and they have wonderful baristas too! The staff are very accommodating and friendly. Go visit them when you’re in Longview!

Longview Coffee Mill

Address: 2001 Gilmer Rd, Longview, TX 75604, USA

Facebook: Longview Coffee Mill

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6. Gregg County Historical Society

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Located at the Gregg County in Longview, this museum has a collection of the county’s artifacts, photographs, and important documents. In fact, it’s the perfect place to be if you want to find out about its history. You will be fascinated with the permanent collection in the museum. Other exhibits include the Military Collection, Dalton Gang Exhibit, and Architecture Collection.

Gregg County Historical Society

Address: 214 N Fredonia St, Longview, TX 75601, USA

Website: Gregg County Historical Society

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7. Pietro's Neighborhood Pizzeria

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What good is a vacation if you can’t eat good food? If you’re in Longview, try to pass by Pietro’s Neighborhood Pizzeria and try their delicious pizza, pasta, salad, and other dishes. They also offer catering services to the people of Longview. Just give them 24 hours to prepare the food and they can deliver it to your location on time. Everything you need to create an unforgettable party and dinner/lunch is at Pietro’s. Give them a try now.

Pietro's Neighborhood Pizzeria

Address: 2418 Gilmer Rd, Longview, TX 75604, USA

Website: Pietro’s Neighborhood Pizzeria

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8. Air U Trampoline Park

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Air U was founded in 2012 by a group of friends. Their goal was to bring fun activities to Longview, so they decided to open an indoor trampoline park that caters to different parties. They have grown to about three branches in the US and one in Canada. Each Air U facility features basketball and dodgeball courts, a foam pit, trampolines, and private rooms.

If you want a wholesome activity for your kids party, then book one at Air U. Rest assured, the kids will have lots of purely good fun!

Air U Trampoline Park

Address: 4300 US-259, Longview, TX 75605, USA

Website: Air U Trampoline Park

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9. Go to an Escape Room with friends and family

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One of the best activities to do when traveling in groups is one that is exciting and unifying. Escape rooms are designed for exactly that reason alone, it brings people together in order to work towards a common goal and experience in the most uniquely crafted situations. Check out Exit Theory in Longview and take part in escaping their creative and uniquely crafted escape rooms, like Dino Island, Santa’s Workshop, and Aura Rising among many others. 25 USD is charged per person and each escape room session can last from one to two hours and can accommodate six to eight players depending on which themed escape room you choose. There is also a difficulty level per themed room like Murder at the Manor which is the hardest escape room among other selections. Challenge your wits and strengthen your group bond, book an escape room session at Exit Theory when in the sunny southern gem of Texas.

Go to an Escape Room with friends and family

Address: 1905 W Loop 281, Suite 63, Longview, TX 75604

Website: Exit Theory

Opening hours: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Mondays to Thursdays; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sundays

Price: 25 USD

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10. Try original Texan wine at Heritage Wine and Spirits

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Those who love their wine and are amateur wine connoisseurs should definitely make time to visit Heritage Wine & Spirits when in Longview, Texas. Southern wine brewers are known for uniquely incorporating traditional flavors and reinventing their own mix of topnotch Texan wines. Heritage Wine & Spirits don’t just offer wine and spirits, they also sell craft beer that’s definitely worth a try for those hosting girls night in at their local homestays or hotels. A wide selection of more than 1000 wines, from local to international, including Stags’ Leap, Reynolds Family, Orin Swift, Moet Chandon, and Caymus among many other variants. Make a pit stop at this lovely winery and grab a few to bring home for your friends and family, because who says wine is never a good souvenir?

Heritage Wine and Spirits

Address: 2000 N EASTMAN RD., LONGVIEW, TX 75601

Website: Heritage Wine and Spirits

Opening hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Mondays to Saturdays

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A small yet growing city

City of Longview
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Forbes ranked Longview as #157 of the fastest growing smallest cities in the US in terms of Careers and Business. Them being a growing city should be your top reason for visiting. This means there’s much in store for you here!

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