Our recent art adventure took us through Mount Pleasant, Pittsburg, Linden, Caddo Lake/Uncertain and Marshall. It was a big day with lots to see and experience! This East Texas road trip travel guide shares our favorite stops.
Marshall also has a few interesting murals to see, including this one near Joe Pine coffee!
Marshall's Michelson Museum of Art is closed through January 2021, but it has an interesting story and is worth going back to explore.
We always try to patronize local businesses on our art adventures (with the exception of Dairy Queen - a road trip non negotiable!) That includes restaurants, even when it means cheesecake for breakfast. We began the day at Laura's Cheesecake in downtown Mount Pleasant.
We hit the famous Pittsburg Hot Links restaurant conveniently just before lunch time. If you're a meat-eater, it's pretty great and the hot link sandwiches, which we got, are easy to eat in the car or outdoors, although they do allow indoor dining.
Joe Pine, with its vibrant downtown location, colorful mural, and outdoor seating was a fun coffee stop to fuel us for the drive back to Dallas.
We loved La Vie and its companion Christmas store in downtown Mount Pleasant. Marshall's downtown is home to The Weisman, and downtown Linden has plenty of antique stores to browse.
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The two main focuses of this art adventure were Caddo Lake and photographing courthouses, a new project of ours since other types of art adventures are paused. But nature and architecture are art to us!
Click here for our interactive East Texas road trip map!
We love to seek out and share art, in big cities and smaller towns off the beaten path! If you'd like to suggest our next destination or invite us to visit your town, please be in touch! Currently, we highlight outdoor and social distance-friendly travel experiences that many people can enjoy more safely and easily. Happy Art-Adventuring!