From Mineola, it's about 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the west to Dallas and 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the west to Fort Worth.
While it can be a temptation to limit yourself to just the local sights while vacationing in Mineola, remember, the surrounding region's diverse scenic wonders lie just beyond your doorstep. Emory, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, and Winona, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest of Mineola are also waiting to be discovered.
Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast of Mineola is Tyler, an important regional center and the home of Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center and Museum, Discovery Place Museum and Pine Springs Golf Course. Don't head back to Mineola until you've checked out Tyler's Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Museum of Art and Broadway Square Mall.
The most rewarding places for tourists to visit when they first arrive in a new place are the ones that offer a snapshot of the culture. Don't skip Piney Woods' history museums.
There are some great ways to enjoy the wide open spaces in and around Mineola. Hiking and mountain biking are just two popular ways active visitors can get their kicks.
When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Mineola, head to the nearest major airport situated in Tyler, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south.