Greenville is 'living on the edge' where the exciting Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex meets scenic East Texas. Whether you're interested in exploring an historic Texas downtown, listening to live music or enjoying some great Texas wines, a visit to Greenville will be a delight. You'll find sweet experiences at Collin Street Bakery (slated to open Spring of 2012). Add nearby nature preserves, museums and even a 1940's movie theater (currently under restoration) and your trip will be a classic!
History on Every Corner. Take our Historical Downtown Walking Tour or just stroll on your own to see the new wineries, boutiques, specialty stores and antique emporiums that make up our revitalized Texas Main Street City.
Hear the Music. From light jazz at a local winery to hard-rockin' Texas Country to Symphony performances at our 1939 Art Deco Municipal Auditorium, we're playing your tune in Greenville. Music has filled the air since John Phillip Sousa brought his military band here more than 100 years ago to Elvis' appearance in 1955 up through today. We're saving a seat for you...
Stroll in the Gardens - The Heritage Garden of Hunt County showcases Texas native plants and others which adapt well in northeast Texas. "The SPOT" is Texas' first Smart Growth Park which highlights the principles of Smart Growth. Where else but Greenville should you learn how to go "green?" And the Kavanaugh Methodist Church bible garden displays plants and flowers mentioned in the bible.
Explore and learn. Explore the days when cotton was king at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum. Learn about WW II's most decorated soldier, Audie Murphy, and find out why Jimmy Stewart portrayed local ball player Monty Stratton on the silver screen.
Take a wagon ride. In December, ride a horse-drawn wagon down historic Park Street to see the beautiful holiday lighting displays.
Find your roots. The W. Walworth Harrison Public Library genealogy department boasts an extensive collection of regional research materials.
Just Kick Back. Greenville is the perfect place to relax with a visit to a local café, a stroll in our historic downtown or a visit to one of the five area lakes all within an easy 20 minute drive. Greenville it already feels like home!