5 Reasons You Should Visit the Oldest Town in Texas
Nacogdoches, Texas, is a historic, charming small town that has something to offer every visitor, from nature lovers to antique shoppers.
1. Downtown Nacogdoches
Follow a red brick road to the heart of Nacogdoches. The downtown area is full of locally owned shops and restaurants. Shop for antiques, vintage clothing or specialty gifts. At the General Mercantile and Oldtime String Shop, take a trip back in time as you browse shelves full of antique toys and hand-carved musical instruments. Explore the Piney Woods and Rose Capital of America in East Texas.
2. Stone Fort Museum
3. Dolli’s Diner
Stay in Nac long enough and you’re bound to see someone you know at Dolli’s, a down-home diner. From good old-fashioned pancakes to tasty burgers and fries, this family-oriented restaurant has that old-town feel with quick and friendly service.
4. Fortney Home
There is nowhere quite like the Fortney Home. Sit in the lap of a giant gorilla statue or marvel at tiny figurines from foreign lands lying next to BlackBerry phones. This unusual store is truly a collector’s dream, and it will be a fun spot for anyone who’s looking for a shoe-shaped coat rack. If you love to travel across America, don’t miss the 30 best small towns for fall foliage.
5. Mast Arboretum
The Mast Arboretum is a lovely detour after visiting the Stone Fort Museum. You’ll marvel at stunning landscapes created to adapt new species to the Texas environment and towering statues erected biennially in a national sculptors’ competition called Sculpture for All. If you love flowers, check out the most beautiful gardens in America.