East Texas Zoo & Gator Park

See You Later, Alligator!

East Texas is well known for its abundant wildlife, especially the often misunderstood alligator. But there’s one place where you can get up close and personal with gators: East Texas Zoo & Gator Park!


Born to Run

Even though it can fly short distances when necessary, the roadrunner is a bird born to run. It sprints across the hills and pastures of East Texas at speeds approaching 20 miles per hour!

Mineola, Texas

Getting to Know Mineola

Mineola is a thriving city in the heart of East Texas. It lies at the junction of U.S. highways 69 and 80, about 80 minutes east of Dallas in southwestern Wood County.