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The Official VISITOR BUREAU Site for Jacksonville, Texas

Recreation

River Run

Located along the unspoiled, wild Neches River, west of Jacksonville, guests of River Run can traverse over 2,000 acres of private land via ATV, 4 x 4 trucks, or horseback. This park offers a variety of recreation for the entire family - extreme mud riding, dry trail riding, mud pits, and scenic views of the Neches River and mountain area of Big Rock.

Ride the Polar Express via the Texas State Railroad

The magical story of The Polar Express™ comes to life the minute the train departs the Rusk Depot - just 15 minutes from Jacksonville. Families and friends how up in pajamas to relive the magic of the timeless tale as chefs serve hot chocolate and cookies while they recite the classic children’s book. Santa boards the train when it reaches the North Pole, and St. Nick gifts everyone with a silver sleigh bell (that only believers can hear ringing!). A magical must-do for "believers" of all ages!

Four Seasons of Fun!

Jacksonville offers activities and attractions for all ages, all year long. With our lush landscape, a pristine recreational lake, exciting events and more, visitors can craft a unique outing for a day trip, romantic weekend, outdoor adventure and more. Come stay and play!