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Published: July 25th 2015
Veterans Memorial Downtown
Veterans Memorial Downtown
Just 90 minutes from downtown Dallas is the small community of Sulphur Springs. Located on Interstate 30 the town has much to offer the local citizen as well as tourist who pass though. It is a very unique small town with a downtown that has much to offer from a grad old courthouse, to fun filled activities for the family, a war memorial second to no other and lot of dining opportunities.
Forget the fast food chains and dine in downtown Sulphur Springs where there are several independent restaurants with food ranging from hamburgers, to home cooking to Italian and nee I miss barbeque. The town also ahs a bowling alley and movie theater complex. There is a live theater production right down town with the most reasonably priced tickets we have ever encountered. You could not lose with a fun filled evening of theater and food for a very reasonable amount of money. Wonder what events may be taking paly. Look for an excellent web site by the city featuring activites currently underway or being planned. Coleman Park
Coleman Park has been a special project of the city of Sulphur Springs for several years, and they are proud
of the opening of their new park to the community . Coleman Park is a wonderful addition to our city, offering numerous facilities and activity areas for the community and the general public.
Your journey through our park begins on a concrete 2.5 mile walking trail which circles the lake, takes you past two breathtaking waterfalls, over three bridges, through a tunnel, and finally connects you to the soccer and baseball fields. The park has numerous recreational and sporting facilities, consisting of 7 soccer fields, 3 baseball fields, 3 softball fields, 2 tennis courts, a fishing pier, several picnic areas (equipped with charcoal grills and tables), a playground area, a 1/3 mile nature trail, and 2 concession stands located in the soccer and baseball areas. Buford Park
Sulphur Springs Old City Park, is located at the west end of Connally Street. A one-acre castle playground built in 1997, known as Kids Kingdom, is one of the main features of these wooded grounds. This recreational area also includes lighted baseball fields, walking/jogging trails, gazebos
, a pavilion, Peavine Pinion pond with a lighted boardwalk, a skateboard park and basketball court. In 2009, the park became home to the World Champion
Hopkins County Stew Contest. Veterans Memorial
The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial
was erected to honor of the men and women who have served our country with honor. The memorial placed in the center of our city. All veterans who have lived in, or are buried in Hopkins County and received an honorable discharge will have earned the right to be included on the memorial. I have toured many veteran historical site and memorial sites and this one is at the top. It is truly an inspiration to all of those that visit. Leo St Clair Music Box Collection
611 N. Davis Street, houses the Leo St. Clair music box collection. This is a collection of more than 150 music boxes, many one-of-a-kind, unique and antique, and some owned by movie stars and soldiers. The Sinclair World War II Collection is also housed at the public library. Memorabilia such as letters, pictures and other items make up this compilation during the era of G.I. Joe and Rosie The Riveter.
SOUTHWEST DAIRY MUSEUM AND LEARNING CENTER
1200 Houston Street, exhibits depict all facets of milk
production from an early farm kitchen to the modern day manufacturing of milk products. It also houses an old-fashioned soda bar where visitors can enjoy ice cream treats and light lunches, as well as a souvenir shop. There are very courteous people running this museum and one of the best things it is FREE.
COMMUNITY PLAYERS MAIN STREET THEATRE
At 225 Main Street, is in its 27th year is a live theatrical production. Five to six shows are produced each year using the talent of local volunteer actors and actresses who present five to six performances of each production. And what is most amazing is the low prices being charged for tickets. While this is not a Broadway theater or production what could be more fun that attending a local production for a minimal cost?
[/center;" align="center"> FACTORY STORES OF AMERICA OUTLET MALL
At one time this was a thriving discount mall with some very top names being in business here. Now it is somewhat of a local only place that does not draw the out of towners it once did. One building now house about 10 outlet stores: Bon Worth, Easy Spirit & Co., Factory Brand shoes, Factory Connection, kitchen Collection, L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Morgan Ashley, Paper Factory, Van Heusen, VF Outlet (Vanity Fair – Lee – Wrangler- North Face – JanSport – Lily of France – Vassarette – East Pak – Best Form).
NORTH EAST TEXAS SYMPHONY
The Sulphur Springs Symphony League has been in existence for 14 years, as a supporting community along with the communities of Greenville, Commerce and Terrell. The Symphony itself is comprised of musicians from Sulphur Springs, Commerce, Texas A & M – Commerce, with individuals from the Dallas and Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestras. The local league sponsors the annual Independence Day Concert on the downtown square, a children’s concert for Hopkins County students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, as well as the Chamber of Concerts held periodically in the District Courtroom of the Hopkins County Courthouse. INDEPENDENCE DAY SYMPHONY ON THE SQUARE
Independence Day is celebrated with old-fashioned style. At dusk, in July, on the Saturday before the 4th, people with lawn chairs gather on downtown Heritage Square. Hotdogs and lemonade add the perfect spice to a concert of marches and patriotic tunes provided by the northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra. When darkness falls, the sky erupts in a blaze of colors as fireworks explode above historic Hopkins County Courthouse.
COOPER LAKE STATE PARK, 2,560 acres of terrain with a 19,300-acre lake, offers a variety of water and land-based recreation for outdoor enthusiast. Water sport fans can enjoy skiing, fishing, boating and sightseeing for wild game on the lake’s more than 25 miles of shoreline. Experiences here range from nature study and educational programs to horseback riding, picnicking, primitive to RV and cabin camping, bike and nature trails, bird watching, swimming and sunbathing on one of two designated beaches.
LAKE FORK, world renown for trophy bass, is located just 15 miles south of Sulphur Springs on Highway 154. The lake covers 27,000 surface acres, not only good for bass fishing, but crappie, catfish and bluegill, as well. Completed in 1980, Lake Fork gained the reputation for being the hottest bass fishing lake in Texas after its first state record bass was caught in 1986. The current state record bass is held by Lake Fork with a fish caught in 1992 weighing in at 18.18 lbs
Parts of the information in this review has ben taken fro various sites including the City site of Sulphur Springs.
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