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11 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN LONGVIEW

11 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN LONGVIEW

Longview, TX is a small city that is big on hospitality, history, and fun. Longview is located in Northeastern Texas, just 40 minutes from Tyler. There is no shortage of fun things to do in the area to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Check out our list below to find new places to visit this weekend.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN LONGVIEW

1. AIR U TRAMPOLINE PARK

Air U Trampoline Park has provided the Longview community with good, clean entertainment since 2012. Air U's owners have experience with gymnastics and trampolines, so you're in excellent hands! The trampoline park has welcomed nearly 100,000 jumpers since its inception!

The trampolines and foam pits cover over 10,000 square feet, with two launch ramps into the foam pits, trampoline dodgeball courts, two basketball courts, and private party rooms! Make an online reservation for your start time and how long before you bounce out!


 4300 US-259, Longview, TX 75605

Who doesn't love a good day of shopping?

Check out the Longview Mall! The Longview Mall has over 70 stores to shop from such as American Eagle Outfitters, Earthbound Trading CO., and Foot Locker. With so many store options, you are sure to find the latest fashions and trends.

They also have an arcade! Stop in to take a break from shopping to play some classic arcade games that will make you feel like a kid again! After a fun day of shopping and gaming, be sure to stop in for some delicious food at one of the many dining options available.


 3500 McCann RD Ofc Longview, TX 75605

2. LONGVIEW MALL

3. OIL HORSE BREWING CO.

Oil Horse Brewing has one goal in mind: serve great beer while creating a sense of community for each person who walks in. They provide a comfortable, fun atmosphere with great customer service. 

The brewery was founded by Jack Buttram and John Oglesbee. Jack got the idea to open a brewery after visiting one in Colorado. He now works both behind the bar and behind the scenes at Oil Horse. John is the brewmaster, and he loves to push his boundaries when it comes to his creations. Stop in today and meet with the owners!


 101 W Tyler St Longview, TX 75601

4. LONGVIEW MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is home to near 1,000 works of art. The permanent collection focuses on early Texas regional art. The LMFA also brings in rotational exhibitions highlighting Texan artists and works from across the country. 

In addition to stunning art exhibits, LMFA also offers a variety of educational opportunities. Art enthusiasts can take part in art classes, workshops, and outreach activities. The museum has also been hosting an annual Student Invitational for 60 years. 

Visit LMFA today to enjoy the current displays from artists from across the country.

 215 E Tyler ST Longview, TX 75601

5. OIL BOWL LANES

Looking for a night full of family fun? Check out Oil Bowl Lanes!

Serving Longview, TX since the late 1960s, they know exactly what to provide to make sure you have a good night! This bowling has 32 lanes with automatic scoring and league bowling.

Make sure to call ahead and ask about the daily specials they offer! Oil Bowl Lanes also has special events such as Moonlight Madness! They also offer lane rentals for birthdays, team-building events, and more! Make sure while you are there to order one of their delicious pizzas!


 1102 W Cotton ST Longview, TX 75604

TOP 6 AMAZING PLACES TO EAT IN LONGVIEW

Longview is home to LeTourneau University and has become a driving force in culture, community events, and entertainment. This has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city’s dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Longview’s culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings.

 



CHIANGMAI THAI KITCHEN

Thai Restaurant, $

Rumored to be the best Thai restaurant in Longview, Chiangmai Thai Kitchen aims to provide amazing food with great service. All food is prepared with fresh ingredients and perfect herbs and spices to enhance the flavor. Visitors recommend the Bobo Tea on Google, but we recommend trying their Garlic Fried Rice or Shrimp Limes. They also have a wide variety of soups and salads.


 103 W Loop 281 #430 Longview, TX, 75605

UNC'S BBQ

Barbecue Restaurant, $

Unc's BBQ first opened in Longview in 2012 by an uncle and nephew duo. They started out in a concession trailer but became so popular they had to move into a new building location. With a 4.6 rating on Google, you can't go wrong with anything you order here! They also offer catering services! Visitors highly recommend the brisket sandwich, but you can also purchase meat by the pound. We recommend grabbing some of their beef brisket or boudin with some potato salad. Make sure to also purchase some peach cobbler!


 1511 E Marshall Ave Longview, TX, 75601

MI CASITA

Mexican Restaurant, $

This popular food truck is a must-try! Be sure to get there early! They are known to sell out because their food is just that good! Always make sure to check their Facebook page for their current location. They offer a large menu featuring traditional Mexican dishes such as Street Tacos and Tortas. We recommend getting the Street Taco dinner or the Super Quesadilla dinner!


  324 North Spur 63 Longview, TX, 75601

TUSCAN PIG ITALIAN KITCHEN

Italian Restaurant, $

Tuscan Pig first opened in Longview in 2016 after the owners had been chef vendors at the Historic Longview Farmers Market. All of their ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. Their most recommended dish is their Country Lasagna, which is a Tuscan-style pork lasagna and has been enjoyed by over 10,000 diners! Tuscan Pig has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Facebook and a 4.7 out of 5 on Google. You can dine in or order via GrubHub to enjoy at home.


  401 S High St Longview, TX, 75601

PAPACITAS

Mexican Restaurant, $

Papacitas first opened in 1981 and moved to its current location in 1992. Located in a large venue, Papacitas can seat up to 375 people. They have 2 banquet rooms that you can rent out for birthdays, corporate events, and more! They also have daily food specials, such as Fajita Mondays, Enchilada Tuesday, and more! When stopping in, we recommend trying the Carne Asada or the Veracruz!


  305 W Loop 281 Longview, TX, 75605

Andy's Frozen Custard

Custards, $

Founded in March of 1986 in Missouri, Andy's Frozen Custard serves a variety of custards that is unique to this establishment. Their drive through and walk-up windows make it convenient to order and enjoy a variety of flavors.


  610 E Hawkins Pkwy Longview, TX 75605

Jucy's Hamburgers

American, $

Jucys as a variety of burgers, beans, onion rings, and more! Specializing in American food, they have been voted the 'best burger in East Texas' for the last several years. Enjoy food made with fresh and quality ingredients.


  2701 N Eastman Rd, Longview, TX 75605