Old-fashioned wines made from blackberries and Muscatine grapes are the hallmark of Sweet Dreams Winery. Stop by the tasting room for a sample of one of their 14 wines (and counting), including Bumblebee Kiss and Summer Daze. Set a spell on the immense covered porch and enjoy the view of the vineyard and rose arbor.
Visitors are allowed to take a self-guided tour to pet and feed the 200 animals occupying the 59 acres of this fenced-in natural environment. See a wide variety of animals, including camels, llamas, zebras and buffalo. Guided tours for groups of 20 or more are available. Petting zoo is available. Open daily, 9 a.m.–dusk; closed during inclement weather. Admission fee. Located 1.2 miles north of Grapeland on U.S. 287.
You will never be bored at Dogwood Junction. Race Formula One-style go-karts on an 850-foot-long custom track. Test your putting skills on a nicely landscaped 18-hole "professional series" miniature golf course. And give your hand-eye coordination a workout in the 5000-square-foot arcade.
Texas State Railroad State Historical Park is located in Anderson and Cherokee Counties, between the Cities of Palestine and Rusk. Passengers may board the historic trains at either Rusk or Palestine. Both ends of the line have turn-of-the-century style train stations. The trip takes 1 1/2 hours to reach the opposite station. The State Park's 50-mile, round-trip steam engine excursions take 4 hours.
Polar Express - Running from Thanksgiving to Christmas every year.
University of Texas Tyler- Palestine Campus
_University of Texas, Tyler. Residents of the Southwestern area of East Texas are able to take advantage of the excellent education provided by the University of Texas at Tyler from the Palestine Campus. Courses are currently offered in nursing, business, education, health and kinesiology, and history.
_The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility is a NASA facility that's responsible for launching large unmanned research balloons as high as 120,000 feet (about 2.5 miles). In addition, the facility tracks the scientific experiments attached to the balloons for NASA centers and universities worldwide.