Every once and a while it's good to just getaway for the day. One of my favorite places to go is historic Jefferson, Texas. This small town is best known for its bed and breakfast inns and is just a stone's throw away from Texarkana, straight down Highway 59. My wife and I just love strolling the downtown area with all the unique shops and antique stores on every corner. You have to stop in the candy store there to sample some homemade fudge made right in the store. (Yum Yum) My favorite place in Jefferson is the old General store that sells candy and goods from long ago. With original hardwood floors, plus an old-fashioned ice cream and soda fountain. It makes for one special day with your lady or the entire family. Here's a list of some great places to visit!

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    Jefferson General Store

    You'll step back in time in this old general store. You can buy all sorts of candy, spices, jam and jellies, souvenirs,classic toys and more. You've got to have an old fashioned milkshake at the ice cream fountain bar. Jefferson General Store is located at 113 E. Austin.

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    Auntie Skinner's River Boat Club

    What a great place to party! Whether you're having a birthday, anniversary, wedding celebration, or just want to meet up with some friends for drinks and great food Auntie Skinner's is the place. This is a biker friendly club with live entertainment that's always rockin' the house. Auntie Skinner's is located at 107 W, Austin. PARTY ON!

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    Austin Street Bistro

    This bistro prides itself on making homemade bread and pastries from scratch using organics when possible. Try their Pecan Encrusted Salmon, Southern Smothered Pork Chops, Meatloaf and Shepard's Pie made from scratch or dip into a spicy Sausage Lasagna. Cakes and Pies can be purchased by the slice or whole. The Austin Bistro is located at 117 E, Austin.

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    Music City Texas Theater

    Just down the road from Jefferson in Linden, Texas is Music City Texas Theater, a must on your to do list. Since celebrating its grand opening in May 2003, the theater presents an array of quality entertainment, ranging from nationally known artists to regional and local entertainers from all genres of music. Located at 108 Legion St. 16 miles north of Jefferson. Linden is also home to 'The Eagles' Don Henley.

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    Captain Ron's Gator Park

    And finally, something for the kids to enjoy is a day at Captain Ron's Gator Park, Petting Zoo, and Gardens. It's an outdoor adventure at Caddo Lake that you and your family will never forget, including watching the gators feed off the wooden deck. Don't get too close to the edge! Captain Ron's Petting Zoo features chickens, goats, pigs, peacocks and many more kid-friendly animals you can feed. Captain Ron's is located at 3846 FM-2198 just before entering Uncertain, Texas just a few minutes from Jefferson.