First Monday Trade Days
Held Thursday through Sunday the weekend BEFORE the first Monday of every month – rain or shine (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Admission is Free (parking generally $5).
Canton is host to one of the of the world’s largest flea markets, every month thousands of vendors and shoppers converge on Canton from all over the country. The market has over 100 acres of goods and merchandise for a great shopping experience.
For more information, please see the First Monday information on this website.
Blackwell House Museum
Please call for appointment.
Canton Plaza Museum
Admission is Free.
Located in the old Canton Plaza Theater, the Canton Plaza Museum houses the Brewer Bell collection, one of the largest bell collections in the state, a First Monday Museum, and the Kennedy collection of Indian artifacts and models. It also features a variety of local historic items. The museum is owned by the City of Canton and is operated as a private, non-profit museum.
The oldest cemetery in Canton holds a great deal of Canton history. Look for the grave of D.C. White buried north and south after being hung for a murder in Van Zandt County history.
One of the few outdoor water parks in East Texas, Splash Kingdom is a great place to take your family for a “stay-cation” or while visiting family in the area.
Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History
Admission is Free.
The Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History is a great place to do research on your ancestors and on the colorful local history of Canton and Van Zandt County. Volunteers are on hand to assist you in your search and are full of information about the community.
Call for appointment time. Wired is one of the longest ziplines and tallest towers in Texas.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Easter Sunday.
Admission $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, $3.50 children ages 4-12.
Texas Rose Horse Park
With convenient access off of Interstate 20, Exit 548, located in the beautiful rolling hills of Tyler Texas, the Texas Rose Horse Park will be your horse show destination of choice.
Van Area Oil & Historical Museum
This museum holds the history of Van, Texas, as it grew from a farm community to an important part of the East Texas oil industry. There are many historical records and books to review and even actual oil derricks.
Wills Point Depot Museum
The Depot Museum has a unique collection of city, county and railroad history.
Buffalo Creek Motocross Park
Buffalo Creek Motocross has outdoor track, a night track, a sand track and a Pee Wee track. Events held there are the Easy Money Texas Pro-AM, the Texas Legends Series and the Texas Spring National Pro-AM, along with many others. Live bands every Saturday night in The Door Club at the track.
East Texas Gators & Wildlife Park
Children & Seniors $4
View gator eggs, baby gators and adult gators of all sizes, as well as a variety of ducks, snakes, swans, geese, lizards, turtles, fish and other reptiles.
Blueberry Hill Farms
Pick your own blueberries at Blueberry Hill Farms. On-site store also sells a variety of other fresh fruit.
Edgewood Heritage Park
Tours conducted 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. when museum is open, admission $4 adults, $3 students, Children under 6 are free. The purpose of the Edgewood Heritage Park museum is to preserve the rural culture and architectural heritage of Texas to ensure present and future generations an opportunity to celebrate their heritage.
Edgewood Historical Society
For tour, please call Linda Kline at (903) 896-4220.