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10 Fun Things to Do in Longview

Longview, Texas is a tiny city in Northeastern Texas with a population of 80,000 people. It is known for its hospitality, history, and entertainment. There are plenty of fun things to keep you and your loved ones engaged in the region! Check out our list of new locations to explore this weekend below.
 

Top 5 Places To Visit

1. Paul G. Boorman Trail


The Paul G. Boorman Trail is one of the most popular walking and biking trails in Longview, TX. This trail is almost 3 miles long and runs through the Grace Creek Corridor. It is also right in the backyard of Summer Brook Apartments! You will also find a playground and picnic areas along the trail in Jackson Park. 

The trail is named after a long-serving city employee. The trail is rated as easy on AllTrails.com and good for all skill levels. Open year round, take your family for a walk, go for a jog or take your dog out to play! The trail is paved and has an elevation of 95 feet and you can take the trail down and back. 

You will find parking access to the trail at 4 different locations, listed on their website. 

121 Summers Dr
Longview, TX 75604
(903) 237-1270
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2. Longview Mall 

    

Who doesn't love a good day of shopping?

Check out the Longview Mall! The Longview Mall has over 70 stores to shop from such as American Eagle Outfitters, Earthbound Trading CO., and Foot Locker. You are sure to find the latest fashions and trends at the Longview Mall. 

They also have an arcade! Stop in to take a break from shopping to play some classic arcade games that will make you feel like a kid again! Also, make sure to stop in for some delicious food and drinks at BJ's Brewhouse! 


3500 McCann RD Ofc
Longview, TX 75605
(903) 753-4453
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3. Air U Trampoline Park 


Air U Trampoline Park first opened in Longview, TX in 2012 with the idea to bring healthy, wholesome fun to the town. And they do just that!

The owners of Air U have a background in gymnastics and trampolines, so you are in good hands! Since opening, Air U has welcomed over 100,000 jumpers! 

The facility has over 10,000 square feet of trampolines and foam pits, two takeoff ramps into foam pits, trampoline dodgeball courts, two basketball courts, and private party rooms! Book a reservation online for your start time and how long you want to hang out to start your day off! You can also book large parties and events as well. 

4300 US-259 
Longview, TX 75605
(903) 663-2478
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4. Longview World of Wonders 


After research began in the 1990s to bring a children's museum to Longview, this museum was able to finally open in 2009. 

The Longview World of Wonders provides hands-on learning for children of all ages. Admission for children under 2 years old is free and goes up to $8 for general admission for adults. 

Some of their most popular exhibits are:

  • Build It Junior
  • Invention Garage
  • The Factory
  • The Market
  • And many more!
They also host many different events throughout the year, so be sure to check out their website for more information! Want to host a birthday party here? You can do that too! Call ahead or visit their website for more information. 

112 E Tyler ST
Longview, TX 75601
(903) 212-4969

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5. Oil Bowl Lanes


Looking for a night full of family fun? Check out Oil Bowl Lanes!

Serving Longview, TX since the late 1960's, they know exactly what to provide to make sure you have a good night! This bowling has 32 lanes with automatic scoring and league bowling. 

Make sure to call ahead and ask about the daily specials they offer! Oil Bowl Lanes also has special events such as Moonlight Madness! They also offer lane rentals for birthdays, team-building events, and more! Make sure while you are there to order one of their delicious pizzas! 


1102 W Cotton ST
Longview, TX 75604
(903) 758-9961
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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Longview

Longview is home to LeTourneau University and has become a driving force in culture, community events and entertainment. This has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city’s dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Longview’s culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings.

 

$$-Cajun restaurant

Dudley's Cafe has been open in Longview since 1992. It all started when the owner was working for John Deere and he decided to sell boiled crawfish on the weekends, which was a hit! Then he began getting requests for other Cajun dishes and thus, the idea for his cafe was born. This cafe has an almost perfect rating on Google and is known as the best seafood in town! We highly recommend starting out with the ham and sausage jamalaya, then moving onto the blackened combo. Finish your meal off with their bread pudding with whiskey sauce and you will leave fully satisfied!

1601 E Marshall Ave
Longview, TX, 75601
(903) 757-9466 

 

Texas Roadhouse

$$-Steak house

Texas Roadhouse is a well-known steak house all across the U.S. Famous for their perfectly cooked steaks and large side portions, anything you order at Texas Roadhouse is sure to satisfy any palette. Make sure to start your meal off with one of their delicious appetizers, such as the Texas Red Chili or the Rattlesnake bites then move on to your entree. We recommend the Road Kill or the Fort Worth Ribeye! Texas Roadhouse also serves a variety of other dishes, such as salads, burgers, and fish!

320 E Loop 281
Longview, TX, 75605
(903) 757-6006 

 

Lil Thai House

$$-Thai restaurant

If you are looking for a traditional Thai meal, be sure to stop into Lil Thai House! With a 4.8 star rating on Google, you can order anything off the menu and it will be delicious! You can start your meal off with some of their egg rolls, then move on to your entree. We recommend the Thai Style Sweet and Sour meal with beef! You can also choose your level of spice in your meal!

212 N Fredonia St
Longview, TX, 75601
(903) 236-0155 

 

Tuscan Pig Italian Kitchen

$$-Italian restaurant

Tuscan Pig first opened in Longview in 2016 after the owners had been chef vendors at the Historic Longview Farmers Market. All of their ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. Their most recommended dish is their Country Lasagna, which is a Tuscan-style pork lasagna and has been enjoyed by over 10,000 diners! Tuscan Pig has a 4.9 out of 5 ratings on Facebook and a 4.7 out of 5 on Google. You can dine in or order via GrubHub to enjoy at home.

401 S High St
Longview, TX, 75601
(903) 651-1833

 

Papacitas

$$-Mexican restaurant

Papacitas first opened in 1981 and moved to its now current location in 1992. Located in a large venue, Papacitas can seat up to 375 people. They also have 2 banquet rooms you can rent out for birthdays, corporate events, and more! They also have daily specials, such as Fajita Mondays, Enchilada Tuesday, and more! When stopping in, we recommend trying the Carne Asada or the Veracruz!

305 W Loop 281
Longview, TX, 75605
(903) 663-1700 

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