Nestled in the East Texas Pineywoods, Atlanta, Texas offers visitors scenic landscapes, unique shopping opportunities, and hometown events. There’s something for everyone in this small town with big personality!
Stay Local. Shop Local.
Both charming and laidback, downtown Atlanta is a shopping and dining district with everything from antiques and flea-market-finds to boutique shops and more. It’s not uncommon to come across a pop-up market, live music, or an art event in the local parks and plazas. For the overnight traveler, there are several conveniently located hotels in town- so put your boots by the bed and stay with us awhile. View a list of local merchants here.
A Walk Through Time
Housed in the historic Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot, the Atlanta Historical Museum showcases the community’s history with a special emphasis on child-friendly exhibits. Highlights include the caboose outside, a scale model of a Curtiss Jenny bi-wing plane, and a display honoring the town’s most famous citizen, pioneering African-American pilot Bessie Coleman.
A Sweet Experience
A true flavor of East Texas. That’s what you’ll find at O’Farrell Country Vineyards. Step across the 100-year-old threshold into the barn, reborn as a tasting room, and you’ll find wines that tell the story of a homestead loved and nurtured by three generations. Their aromas and flavors speak of native-variety grapes grown in sandy, red soils and fruits, like blackberries, ripened under the late-spring sun. Visit O’Farrell’s Tasting Room to enjoy their eight muscadine and four fruit wine varieties, a relaxing laid-back atmosphere, and southern hospitality at its best. Visit their website to learn more.
Elegance in the Pineywoods
Plan a visit to Chateau South, the perfect venue for a romantic wedding, gathering, or date night. Inspired by Marie Antoinette’s Petite Trianon Palace on the grounds of Versailles, this replica was constructed as a family home by the Brooks Family in the 1960s. Recently remodeled, Chateau South is now open to the public for a variety of venue-hosted activities, as well as a private rental space. Visit their website to learn more.
A Park for All Seasons
Sitting on the shores of Wright Patman Lake, Atlanta State Park boasts towering pine trees and hardwoods that serve up fall and spring color- and plenty of summertime shade. Head to the park for fishing in the 33,750-acre reservoir (with 75-pound catfish!) or go for a day of boating, swimming, and waterskiing. For landlocked adventuring, there are 4.8 miles of hiking trails, ranger-led activities, geocaching, and more! To learn more visit the Atlanta State Park website.