Marshall Travel Guide

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Marshall Things to Do

  • Wonderland of Lights

    The Wonderland of Lights is held annually Thanksgiving through to New Year's day features millions of tiny white lights. This is one of the largest concerted holiday light shows in the nation. Hundreds of businesses outline buildings and decorate windows, entire neighbourhoods decorate around central themes; more than 125,000 lights decorate...

  • Coopers Garden Centre

    A great little garden centre set in amongst a gentle forest of assorted trees. The pine greenery and autumn colours combined with the rich and colourful display of potted chrysanthemums is quite a sight.

  • The Old Caboose

    The old Caboose which sits on the grounds of the Marshall Depot.. Marshall was the entry point for the railroad into Texas and eventually to the establishment of Dallas as a new type of metropolis because it was located on the Prairie with no navigable waterways close by. The railroad was the primary form of transport in Texas following the Civil...

  • Marshall Depot

    Marshall Depot Is set in the Ginocchio Historic District of Marshall. Originally build in 1912 and has been recently restored. It is still an active station with the Amtrak rail service. There is a museum and gift shop attached to the depot..

  • Marshall Courthouse

    Marshall Courthouse sits right in the square of the town. The construction for this renaissance revival building was begun in 1899 and completed in 1901. The architect chose pink granite, marble and brick which was interesting. It is one of 12 county seats of government still standing out of the reputed 72 which were designed by J. Riely Gordon. In...

  • Marshall Pottery

    Marshall Pottery was established in 1896 and is one of the largest manufacturers of glazed pottery in the U.S. . Aside from the outdoor area of assorted terracotta pots and concrete statues, there is a showroom which displays hundreds of kinds of decorative and utility pots, bowls, plaques and figurines. The Old World Store also has a good...

  • Jerry the owner

    Jerry the owner is quite a character and does not have a credit card machine. All his records are done in a school exercise book. Even if you don’t buy anything, you leave with a smile on your face after talking to Jerry..

  • An Oops

    During the speeches we finally couldn’t contain our smiles when the whole thing fell over and people were scrambling to get it back up on our feet. Still after they did infact throw the real switch, the courthouse was ablaze in lights with much ooing and aahing. Strolling around the square there were several little set up of Christmas scenes..

  • Quite a Newsworthy Night

    The local t.v. stations from both East Texas and Shreveport (Louisiana) were there broadcasting. We stood in the Shreveport stations truck for a while watching their monitors and the interviews that were going on outside. Quite a chilly night but still quite a big deal in that little part of the world as several cities (Shreveport/Bosier City and...


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Marshall Restaurants

  • Great spot for a ladies group gathering!

    Cozy, white linen covered bistro tables, jazz, classical, big band music wofting from the speakers, a great view of Washington Avenue (main street) all in the quaint setting of 30,000 sq feet of antiques and new gift items make this experience just that... An Experience. Open 5 days a week 7:30 am - 5:30 pm and on Saturday 10am-5pm, come early...

  • Get the Cookies n' Creme!

    Joe Buck's Coffee Bar is a great place to go for a sandwich and/or coffee and dessert. I don't like coffee in general, so I always get the frozen cookies 'n creme drink. It is SOOO good! The atmosphere in the restaurant is very fun and I always enjoy going. Plus, I know Joe Buck personally and he is great! =) Make sure to stop by if you're in...

  • Plenty of BBQ and Catfish

    There are a variety of eateries to choose from. The best in barbecue, catfish, pizza, home cooking, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and All-American cuisine.


Marshall Nightlife

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    Brophy's Oyster Square: A Cozy Little Spot for a Drink

    by saraheg77 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    My friends and I were wandering around after rehearsal dinner on the night before my wedding and a friend suggested we stop by Brophy's for a drink. Brophy's had a nice atmosphere and very friendly waiters. The owner just happened to be there and bought me a drink to celebrate my wedding!

    We didn't have any food, but you can check their website for the full menu. There is a wide selection of oysters and also many other tasty sounding appetizers.

    It was a great place to go with friends for a drink and some conversation!

    Dress Code: No special dress code - pretty much casual or dressy - whatever you have on!

    My Wedding Eve!
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Marshall Transportation

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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    By Rail: Amtrak runs services to Marshall.

    Bus Lines : Trailways; Greyhound also operate services to Marshall.

    By Car : You can reach by highway 59 north and south and on Hwy 1-20 east and west,

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Marshall Local Customs

  • Well Known Natives

    Lady Bird Johnson (wife of President Johnson) was born and raised in Harrison County just north of Marshall. She later became the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson although she was quite an accomplished woman in her own right. She received her famous nickname from the family maid, Cindy Gibson, who thought she...

  • Fire Ant Festival

    Fire Ant Festival - 2nd weekend in October. Now where else would you find a festival celebrating dammed fire ants. They are a curse and bite with fury (I know). However, the festival is quite a day – a little wild and on the wacky side, with its Rubber Chicken Chunking Contest, Fire Ant Calling (don’t even ask me about this one), Fire Ant Round-Up,...

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Marshall Warnings and Dangers

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    Stay Healthy in Marshall!

    by saraheg77 Updated Sep 28, 2004

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    Last weekend, my fiance had major stomach pains and I had to take him to the hospital. We went to the closest, Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall, TX, although I have heard some unfavorable stories about the hospital. Well, it turned out that Mark had appendicitis and had to have surgery! But luckily, we had a great surgeon, Dr. Alcox, who took good care of Mark and had him feeling better and up and outta the hospital in 2 days. But just in case, try to stay healthy and out of the hospital when you're visiting! =)

    Poor Marky!

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Marshall Off The Beaten Path

  • Caddo Lake State Park

    Caddo Lake State Park is north west of Marshall in Harrison County, consists of 483.85 acres along Cypress Bayou, which runs into Caddo Lake. The park was acquired in 1933 and was opened in 1934. You can take lake and bayou tours from Uncertain..

  • Shreveport Lousiana

    Shreveport is just over the State Line from Marshall in Lousiana. There are numerous casinos in Shreveport which is the main drawcard and some located on paddlesteamers..

  • Jefferson

    Jefferson is 16 miles north of Marshall. A great little town with loads of character and a riverboat history. Certainly worth a visit if you are passing through Marshall..


Marshall Favorites

  • Plenty of Outdoor Activities

    There is plenty for the outdoors minded with fishing, hunting, camping and watersports at nearby Caddo Lake and Lake O’the Pines which are reported to be two of the best fishing and recreational lakes in Texas. With its many shops, historic homes, and bed and breakfasts, visiting Marshall is like stepping back in time.

  • The Ginocchio Hotel

    The Ginocchio Hotel had fallen into disrepair over the last 20 years, but new owners took over and are refurbishing the hotel with the intention of putting in new businesses. There are fifteen homes, churches, and commercial buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and nearly 100 historic markers in the city and county..

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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