Top 10 Things to do in Paris, United States

February 22, 2018 Darleen Reid

Paris is a city and county seat of Lamar County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 25,171. It is situated in Northeast Texas at the western edge of the Piney Woods, and 98 miles (158 km) northeast of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. Physiographically, these regions are part of the West Gulf Coastal Plain.
Restaurants in Paris

1. The Paris, Texas, Eiffel Tower

South Collegiate Drive and Jefferson Road, Paris, TX 800-PARIS-TX
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4 based on 299 reviews

The Paris, Texas, Eiffel Tower

A Texas city that built its own Eiffel Tower capped with a 31/2-foot-tall red Stetson cowboy hat.

Reviewed By OKFunintheSun - Tulsa,OK

We went off the beaten path just to see this and I recall my husband being annoyed.....after he said he was glad we stopped! Yay! So if you get the chance stop!

2. Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

2025 S Collegiate Dr, Paris, TX 75460-7853 +1 903-783-0945
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

Reviewed By jdkrup77 - Paris, Texas

We visit this shrine to our local veterans a few times a year. They have been consistently expanding this memorial over the last couple of years and still are. Very humbling experience to walk through this memorial. At the entrance they have a box for you to deposit old worn out flags to be disposed of with honor. Recommend anyone that lives locally or passing through see this great tribute to our armed forces.

3. Paris Town Square

Culbertson Fountain, Paris, TX +1 800-727-4789
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4 based on 68 reviews

Paris Town Square

Reviewed By James A - Blossom

I grew up in Paris, so the chance to "be downtown" is a tempting one!!! Sometimes I just love to get my lunch, and sit in my car and watch the squirrels and look at the pretty landscaping!!

4. Evergreen Cemetery

South Church Street at Jefferson Road, Paris, TX 75460
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Evergreen Cemetery

Reviewed By sgm1764 - PLANO

Anyone who is visiting Paris,TX or just driving through must see the Evergreen cemetery. Within its vast well manicured headstones you will find some unique sites. One of the most popular is the monument, "Jesus in cowboy boots" as well as the history of seeing ghosts! It's massive and beautiful to see the many gravestones from several centuries.

5. Sam Bell Maxey State Historic House Site

812 S Church St, Paris, TX 75460-7112 +1 903-785-5716
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Sam Bell Maxey State Historic House Site

In 1868, Samuel Bell Maxey and his family moved into their fashionable new home on the south side of Paris, Texas. Built in the High Italianate style, the two-story frame structure was a proper home for the West Point-educated Mexican War veteran, Confederate general, and two-term U.S. senator. Maxey and his wife Matilda hosted many distinguished guests and the house soon became the town's social center. Today, the home showcases original family furnishings, clothing, and letters, which provide visual voices for three successive generations.

Reviewed By Cheeriokeeper3 - Paris, Texas

I took my kids at Christmas. Nice tour, nice history lesson. Kids did a little craft. Nice museum to visit.

6. Lamar County Historical Museum

1015 W Kaufman St, Paris, TX 75460-5643 +1 903-783-0064
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Lamar County Historical Museum

Reviewed By rworden - Paducah, Kentucky

Everything you might possibly want to know about Lamar county or Paris, TX. We strolled through time. Make sure to stop at the outhouse. This one is modernized.

7. Valley of the Caddo Museum & Cultural Center Inc.

1115 Bonham St, Paris, TX 75460-4056 +1 903-905-4099
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Valley of the Caddo Museum & Cultural Center Inc.

We invite you to come experience the rich history and culture Lamar, Red River, Delta, and Fannin Counties have to offer. Our sections include Native American, Art, Astronomy, Archeology and Student/Education. Exhibits will be changed every four months to enable greater coverage of the wide range of collections available. School groups and tours are welcome.

Reviewed By HavocDog - Texas

I'd definitely rate this one high except it was quite small. The displays were excellent, it was exceptionally clean and well maintained in a beautiful old train station (love those buildings). The docent was very friendly. I have to ding them on the Alamo display which repeatedly referred to David Crockett as Davey (he didn't like that moniker and would correct those that used it - so I've go your back Mr. Crockett). Some very nice displays of Caddo pottery, native wildlife skeletons, etc. If you are nearby the attraction is free of charge and likely to grow thereby improve so stop in and browse...you may learn something!

8. Paris Community Theater

36 North Plz, Paris, TX 75460-4170 +1 903-784-0259
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Paris Community Theater

Reviewed By okeytaco - oklahoma

I've had season tickets to this theater for several years and have been so delighted with the breadth of talent offered in this small town. ..not just actors but musicians, dancers and singers. The plays and musicals never fail to be well cast and professionally acted. The venue is small, intimate and quite lovely. The sets are very professional. The theater is never full so don't think you can't come spur-of-the-moment because there will be seats available. See ya'll there!

8 West Plz, Paris, TX 75460-5741 +1 903-737-9699
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4 based on 3 reviews

The Plaza Gallery

Reviewed By texasrepublichistory - Dallas, TX

Located on the Paris town square, the gallery features art from local professional artists, including painting, photography, ceramics, and custom furniture. Open Mon-Fri 8:30-5 and Sat 10-4. A recommended stop while visiting the historic town square.

10. Chisum Cemetery

1100 W Washington St, Paris, TX 75460-6962
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Chisum Cemetery

Reviewed By texasrepublichistory - Dallas, TX

John S. Chisum [1824-1884] was a Texas and New Mexico cattle baron. He was born in Paris, Texas and was known for his participation in the Lincoln County War in New Mexico and his friendship with Billy the Kid. A noted Texas historical figure, he is often confused with the famous Texas cattleman Jesse Chisholm, namesake of the Chisholm Trail. Before his death in Arkansas, John Chisum requested to be buried back in Paris and this small memorial park southwest of downtown is the site of the family cemetery. A nice grave memorial rests here with simple landscaping, a curved drive, and a Texas Historical Marker. An interesting stop for Texas History buffs.

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