Longview, in Piney Woods, is a city of about 80,000 residents.
Austin, the state capital, is situated roughly 230 miles (370 kilometers) to the southwest of Longview, while Dallas is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the west.
There’s no excuse not to work on your game when passing through Longview, which boasts some of the best greens in the region. Whether you’re an amateur or a budding pro, you’ll love Alpine Golf Course and Oak Lawn Municipal Golf Course.
Be sure to include a trip to the Gregg County Historical Museum on your trip list and discover the history of the area. One of the main historical museums in the city, it’s a must-visit point of interest. Another popular destination is the Harrison County Historical Museum.
If you like history and culture, plan a day at the East Texas Oil Museum and the Texas and Pacific Railway Museum, two of the area’s best museums. Examine the displays, study the collections or just enjoy the quiet space.
If you are ready to grab a bargain head to the various stores that are part of the Longview Mall. This is a vibrant attraction full of clothes and accessory stores, fresh produce and great places to eat.
Culture vultures will find plenty to cheer about at the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center, one of the most acclaimed performing arts venues in in the Longview area. If you’re feeling peckish after the show, head off for supper at one of the nearby eateries and sample the local specialties.
It’s impossible to truly understand a place until you know its past; thankfully Longview has carefully preserved the Starr Family Home State Historic Site, one of the area’s more important heritage sites. After your visit, take photos and research the history that makes it so interesting.