Jul 13

Athens…Ben Wheeler… Murchison

From Canton, head South East on HWY 64 and take a slight Right on 271 to Ben Wheeler. A must stop! This charming town has restored historic buildings that now house various art galleries. Fine Western Art by Big Sandy Artists Karen White & Monty Graham is on display in Ben Wheeler. (Mark Your Calendar Aug 10 for Gladewater Art Walk, more on this later).

From there, head South on FM 773 toward Murchison and follow for about 14 miles to TX-31 East and turn left. On your right, you’ll see Wagon Wheel Antique Mall. One of the largest malls in East Texas, you’ll want to spend some time there looking at ll the treasures.
It’s a quick trip West on TX-31 about 8 miles to Downtown Athens. You’ll run right info the square and on your right, Uptown Girls Antique Mall. Their new Tea Room features home-made soups, sandwiches and desserts. Go when you’re hungry and stay a while.

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