Gresham Texas Attractions and Things to Do

Gresham Texas Tourism and Attractions

Gresham offers a great variety of tourist attractions and things to do within the city, and in close by areas.

Just down Old Jacksonville Highway from Gresham is the new American Freedom Museum located near downtown Bullard on the Brookhill School campus.

American Freedom Museum, Bullard, TexasAmerican Freedom Museum, Bullard, Texas

For golfing enthusiasts, the Peachtree and Oak Hurst Golf Courses are nearby, just south of Gresham. More golfing is available at Eagles Bluff and Emerald Bay.

Nearby is Moore Farms, a fun place to visit for all ages of the family year round. Also of interest is the Dewberry Plantation, dating to 1854.

South of Bullard near Jacksonville is the Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari, a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife.

For those interested in horseback riding, a visit to Tarrant Ranch in Mt. Selman, south of Bullard, is recommended. This is a perfect place to bring school group, your riding club or family for a quiet, inexpensive getaway.

Legacy Trails to Gresham

In July of 2016, the City of Tyler's half-cent sales tax board approved its annual budget.

Approved items include the design of the new Legacy Trails project, which will extend the city’s trail system from Cumberland Road to Gresham, using the abandoned railroad corridor on the west side of Old Jacksonville Highway. The city plans to spend $494,000 next year. The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.


Just east of Bullard on FM 344 is Kiepersol Enterprises. On the grounds are a complete range of activities, facilities and services:

  • The highly-rated Kiepersol Restaurant
  • Kiepersol Estates Vineyard and Winery
  • The Distillery at Kiepersol ... Dirk's Vodka now, Jimmy's Bourbon and Pierre's Rum
  • KE Bushman's Camp ... RV parking at its finest
  • KE Bushman's Celebration Center for events
  • The recording studio

In October is the popular Kiepersol Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp. Guided tours of the winery are available year-round. The beautiful Winery Tasting Room overlooks the vineyards.

Lakes in East Texas Near Gresham

Lake Palestine TexasLake Palestine Texas (Staff photo)

In the Piney Woods Section of East Texas, there are over 30 lakes offering a variety of outdoor sports for vacations or weekends, including Lake Palestine and Lake Tyler.

Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East, situated adjacent to each other and connected via a canal, are located just east of Tyler, Texas. These are the largest lakes in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Palestine. The two lakes cover nearly 5,000 surface acres and serve as the major water supply source to the Tyler metro area.

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Lake Palestine is located about 15 miles southwest of Tyler, Texas, on Texas Highway 155, and resulting from a dam on the Neches River. It has a surface area of 25,560 acres, and was completed in 1962.

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Attractions and Things to Do in Tyler

A highlight of each spring season in East Texas is the 10-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of quaint brick streets, historic homes, and residential gardens filled with blooming azaleas, dogwoods and tulips.


about the Tyler Azalea
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Tyler Azalea Trails ... photos, dates, directions

Tyler is known as the Rose Capital of America, and is home to the widely recognized Tyler Rose Garden. This is the nation's largest municipal rose garden, listed in Livability's top 10 most inspiring gardens in the USA.

Tyler is also the site of the annual Texas Rose Festival every October.

The new planetarium at Tyler Junior College has become a "don't miss" Tyler attraction. The planetarium features exhibits such as "Tales of the Maya", shows like "Astronauts" and "East Texas Live Skies", and the 1,500 pound Brenham meteorite.

Tyler offers a number of first class museums, such as the Tyler Museum of Art, the Goodman-LeGrand home, and the Cotton Belt Depot Museum.

Things to Do in Tyler


Shopping in Tyler

While in today's marketplace there are shoppers who prefer the convenience of online shopping, many others enjoy the friendliness and selections of local shopping here in Tyler and East Texas.

Scene at the The Village at Cumberland Park, Tyler, Texas, October 1, 2014Scene at the The Village at Cumberland Park, Tyler, Texas (staff photo)

Shopping in Tyler spans the marketplace, from national retail giants such as Macy's and Dillard's, to local eclectic, specialty boutiques.

And for a fun shopping adventure near Tyler, visit the world famous First Monday Trade Days in Canton, the ultimate flea market in the entire U.S.A.

Shopping opportunities in Tyler have multiplied in 2014 when The Village at Cumberland Park, located at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and Toll 49, opened its first phase of stores. Upon completion, the project will cover 80 acres and contain over 700,000 SF of retail, services, restaurants, and entertainment in a vibrant, contemporary, and pedestrian friendly outdoor setting. Many new tenants have already opened in 2014, including Gordman's, PetCo, Kirkland's, Dress Barn, JoAnn, TJMaxx, Vitamin Shoppe and others.

Tyler stores, malls, shopping map

Looking for lodging while visiting Gresham?

Centaur Arabian Farms, a bed & breakfast and event center, is conveniently located at 10271 FM 2813 between U.S. Highway 69 and Gresham.

Nearby Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city.

Bed & Breakfasts around the Tyler area offer exceptional amenities and services.