10 Things to Do in Canton That You Shouldn't Miss

February 6, 2018 Stefan Strunk

Canton is the home of First Monday Trade Days, which claims to be the oldest and largest flea market in the United States. The event draws up to 500,000 people and is actually held each month on the Thursday through Sunday preceding the first Monday of the month.
Restaurants in Canton

1. First Monday Trade Days

Canton, TX +1 903-567-6556
Excellent
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4.5 based on 334 reviews

First Monday Trade Days

This flea market, held the first Monday of the month, has been in existence since the 1860s.

Reviewed By Dianne W - Grand Prairie, Texas, United States

If you have ever wondered where in the world can i find really unique products or where can I find those quirky items that are the basis of shabby-chic couture, this place is the answer. I have found clothes, both old and new that are really fabulous. And unlike trying to order online and being unsure if I'll be wasting my money, I love being able to see and feel the quality of the items, and even try on the clothing. It's also a springboard of ideas for making my own creations for our home. But take my advice, wear comfy, comfy shoes, take cash, since some of the antique/used product dealers do not take cards or checks, and allow yourself plenty of time--I like to go for minimum two days to see everything. If your husband is an impatient shopper, leave him at home. He will be happier, and so will you.

2. Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial

1200 S Trade Days Blvd, Canton, TX 75103-2424 +1 903-567-0657
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5 based on 22 reviews

Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial

Reviewed By Juan S - Tyler, Texas

Great place for picture taking. It is profound. For a community of about 4k; the community really is patriotic and must spend quiet a bit of money to maintain this sight. Great for the family.

3. Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark

18814 I-20, Canton, TX 75103 +1 903-567-0044
Excellent
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4 based on 89 reviews

Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark

Hurray! At Edge of the World Tours, everyone gets a window seat! Now, a little about us. Edge of the World Tours provides year-round driving tours to beautiful Northern California locations including Yosemite (the best one-day tour available from San Francisco to Yosemite), Muir Woods and the California Wine Country. We provide friendly, professional transportation with competitive pricing. The tours include free hotel pick-ups and drop-offs in our 15-passenger vans and local guide information throughout the journey. Edge of the World Tours is owned by long time California residents that have a passion for the outdoors and take pride in sharing beautiful California with you.

Reviewed By MistyLewis - Wills Point, Texas

This was our first time to visit and we had the best day! The park is small enough that you don't wear yourself out walking to the different sections but large enough to accommodate small kids and big kids! My 3 year old had a blast on the castle slides and the lazy river floats around it which kept my 12 year old close. We will definitely go back!!

4. YesterLand Farm

15410 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103-5912 +1 903-567-2255
Excellent
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4 based on 28 reviews

YesterLand Farm

"Come visit YesterLand Farm in Canton, Texas for a nostalgic step back in time. Experience old-fashioned fun on the farm with vintage roller coasters and train rides, farm animals, pony rides, petting zoo, live duck and pig races, yummy foods and much more! Just one mile from the famous Canton First Monday, YesterLand Farm is a place for the whole family. Visit the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch during our Fall Festival or expect a scare at our Horrid Hayride and Swamp Zombie Paintball during Fright Farm Nights in October leading up to Halloween. Cut your own Christmas Tree, visit our Christmas PlayLand, and see Santa at Christmastime. We love to host groups for field trips, private parties and have vintage amusement rides available for rent. Each seasonal event features several of our core attractions and additional unique twists related to the season. Bring the kiddos out for Easter Egg Hunts and bunny pictures in the Spring. We'll see y'all soon!”

Reviewed By midlothiantexas - Midlothian, Texas

It is an interesting and fun visit if you have a little one that loves dirt. The rides are definitely 'yesterday' rides, nothing high tech. And our 3 year old grandson loved them. The rides are not included in the price of admission. Nothing other than walking around is included in the admission unless you buy it upfront. The major complaint is the lack of help. There were long lines for food and for most of the rides. Add to that the food stations registers are wi-fi, which was down most of the day, and the lines get longer and slower. Bring cash for food, no plastic if the wi-fi is down. It was fun, but we do not need to return.

5. Twin Lakes Golf Course

Hwy 19 & CR 4205 Intersection, Canton, TX 75103 +1 903-567-1112
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Twin Lakes Golf Course

A hidden jewel in East Texas, Twin Lakes is a beautiful yet challenging course. A 200 acre daily fee course with GPS in all carts to please any golfer. Tif Eagle Bermuda greens average over 9000 square feet and there are 51 strategically-placed sand bunkers. Each hole has four sets of tees to accomodate all levels of players. There is also a driving range and putting green to utilize as a warm up prior to play. Visit the Pro Shop or Grille to make play even sweeter.

Reviewed By Shawn S - Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

I very nice layout and great condition. A few greens are a bit overwhelming - greens were top-dressed so not as fast as advertised. Well maintained and watered - nice visuals on the holes and almost every hole could qualify as a signature hole. Things missing ar senior tees which would be nice to have given the difficulty of this track. Also not drink cart during the round. There are several water stops and they were well stocked. Some blind shots but the GPS equiped carts are very helpful and accurate. Would recommend visiting in the Spring when the flowers are in bloom. The other POI for this course is the web site that shows what appears as a majestic club house - the house is a private home - but still a pretty backdrop. The "club house" is rather small but the people are very friendly and appreciative. Locals travel up to an hour or more to request this course. Well worth the effort to go and play this one - excellent fairways and greens - very undulated and diificult from above the hole.

6. The Mountain

542 E Highway 64, Hwy 64 East, Canton, TX 75103-3311 +1 903-567-5445
Excellent
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4 based on 31 reviews

The Mountain

Reviewed By cboomer - Garland, Texas

Great shop .The quailty of merchandise wonderful the design center in pavillion 6 at old mill unbelievable items straight out of Dallas market center plus design advice from 2 award winning designers WOW.

7. Old Mill Marketplace

542 E Dallas St, Canton, TX 75103-3300 +1 903-567-5445
Excellent
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4 based on 8 reviews

Old Mill Marketplace

Reviewed By CARLE S - GRAND SALINE

I worked as a vendor at Old Mill Marketplace. The booth prices are mediocre during the summer but during peak seasons (April, May, October, November and December) the prices almost double. I would not recommend visiting Old Mill during the summer. The majority of the vendors are in one of the outside buildings. The booth space is very small. Old Mill also have little shops which are rooms for vendors who are interested in leaving their products from one month to the next. They are more expensive than the outside space but vendors usually use those shops for their sleeping quarters.

8. Van Zandt County Courthouse

121 E Dallas St, Canton, TX 75103-1400 +1 903-567-7555
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4 based on 5 reviews

Van Zandt County Courthouse

Reviewed By P5_Crazy_Train - G-Patch, Texas

I love Texas Courthouses, and the Van Want County Courthouse is a beautiful example of the art deco style that few courthouses I've seen have. It's hard to get a great view of the whole thing (and they do leave the Christmas light up year round, I think-- at least they were up in April) but it's a pretty courthouse. If you enjoy seeing the different styles in the various counties, don't miss this one because while it's not the most ornate, it's one of the more unique I've seen.

9. Wired Zip Line Challenge

796 N Trade Days Blvd, Canton, TX 75103-9762
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Wired Zip Line Challenge

Reviewed By futurelawyer2005 - Arlington TX

$55.00 per person is a steep price for this attraction. While it boasts the "longest zipline in TX", there is nothing thrilling about this attraction. There are 4 ziplines in a square pattern. So, you basically make a big square. There's no going through tree canopies, interesting skyline views.....just nothing. The decline in drops isn't even thrilling; they're all almost completely level. The front check in staff was pushy and rushing people to get ready and go out.

The actual staff ON the ziplines with us were awesome! There was this one guy who was a firefighter but working there part-time. He made fast friends with my 10 yr old daughter, tandem zipped with her and helped her out so much. He will be part of her awesome memory of the place.

I liked that they had early morning times, so we could avoid the 100+ TX heat. They were convienently located and accessible. But, on the whole, not thrilling and too expensive.

So, I'd give a 3 out of 5.

10. Redneck Hoggers

Canton, TX
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5 based on 1 reviews

Redneck Hoggers

Reviewed By Jeff D - texas

Our guide got us on a whole group of pigs. We hunted at night and used thermal and NV to hunt and were able to record the hunt. We had a blast!!

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