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.
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!
Since 1943, the Sadler name has been synonymous with good eats in Jacksonville. Restaurateur Rob Gowin, grandson of the founder, continues that legacy today, serving up fine fare and culinary creations in a unique and historical setting - the old Jacksonville jail.
With our fantastic selection of wedding venues, Jacksonville offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. From the engagement to the planning to the photography and decor to the ceremony, say "yes" among the Piney Woods of our town for a phenomenal experience of a lifetime.
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!