Just 75 miles southeast of Dallas/Fort Worth, Athens combines the charm of a small southern town with many amenities offered by larger cities. With its rolling hills, lakes and streams, Athens is a favorite getaway for picnics, country walks, fishing and boating, scuba diving or just plain relaxing. Enjoy aquatic displays, interactive exhibits, tram rides and more at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center or dive on in at the Athens Scuba Park a perfect place for both novice and experienced divers. Learn about early life in East Texas at the historical museum or enjoy walking through the East Texas Arboretum. For those trivia minded folks – the first hamburger is said to have originated in Athens – even McDonald’s University says so.

For more information, come by the Visitor Center on the square, call (888) 294-2847 for a free brochure, or visit