It’s just something we do. Driving to or through Paris Texas, we stop and take a selfie at the Texas Eiffel Tower. The big tower, adorned with a red cowboy hat, has become a landmark not just for the town, but Texas itself. You might expect it to be larger than the one in France, after all, things are bigger in Texas, but it actually only stands 65′ tall, which while being 5′ taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tennessee, is still dwarfed by the French version which stands at 1,063 feet.
Know Before You Go:
Located at the Love Civic Center, you can visit the Texas Eiffel Tower anytime. It’s always open, and FREE. The Red River Valley Veterans Memorial is right next to the tower.
There are restrooms on the other side of the Civic Center, by the pavilion.
The Paris Bakery in Downtown Paris is always a good idea.
The nearby Trail de Paris is part of the much longer North East Texas Trail, which stretches from Farmersville to New Boston, just over 133 miles, and parts of the Rails to Trails network, which uses old railroad right of ways to build hike and bike trails. No worries if you didn’t bring your bike, as there is a bike rental right there at the Love Civic Center!
From Paris, it’s a windy (lots of twist and turns, but not good for flying a kite) and scenic road to Broken Bow, Oklahoma. If you’re headed to Broken Bow, here’s a tip and take this road during the day.
Thursday Night is Steak Night at Crawford’s Hole in the Wall Cafe in Downtown. Go ahead and make that a 3-day weekend!
A couple of neat things to see not far from Paris is the Endangered Ark Elephant Sanctuary in Hugo, OK. and the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, OK.
Do you have a selfie from the Texas Eiffel Tower? I’d love to have you share it in the comments below! Thanks!
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