Shady Lady Bed & Breakfast
115 W. California St, Gainesville, TX, USAhttp://www.shadyladybedandbreakfast.com940-665-5239The Shady Lady is housed upstairs in the historic Grand Central Saloon Building. In the late 1800's, the downstairs was the nicest and most respectable saloon in town, but the upstairs boasted the real entertainment.
http://www.heartlandflyer.com940-665-2831“Pure Texas", Gainesville is located in a beautiful valley just 5 miles south of the Red River (the Oklahoma/Texas border) and 50 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Gainesville has many historic Victorian homes, complete with watchtowers that once served as lookout points for bandits and Indians.
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Otts Home Furnishings
115 South Commerce Streetwww.ottsfurnitureandappliance.com(940) 665-6861Harold & Billie Jean Otts opened the store in 1961 at 104 W. Main Street with a focus on selling high quality furniture and providing impeccable customer service to the Cooke County area. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30 Saturday 8:30-4:00
Sarah's On the Square
115 West California Street(940) 612-4782Located in the lovingly restored historic Grand Central Saloon building, Sarah's offers a wide selection of contemporary comfort food from artisan salads to burgers and fries. Be sure to save room for dessert - they are famous for their delicious hand-crafted sweets! The restaurant features daily specials, beer and wine, Harney and Sons tea, and specialty coffee drinks. Wonderful ambience combining old and new decor complete with antique bar, exposed brick walls and polished concrete floors. Sarah's motto is "Eat here or we'll both starve!" "Grub-to-Go"- Give Sarah's a call when you are planning a group meeting, luncheon, birthday dinner or any special event. You can share your favorites from Sarah's with friends and associates, either buffet style or in unique box lunches. Sarah's owner, Donna Hertel still offers professional catering services, event planning and decorating for all of your entertaining needs. Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday - 11-4 Thurs-Sat - 10-9
111 West California Street(940) 665-7883Filled with wonderful antiques, garden ornaments and gifts, Amelia's Attic offers over 10,000 square feet and two floor levels of treasures from the past and present. You can lose track of time while browsing through the collections of 40+ vendors and just might find that one-of-a-kind object you just can't live without! Located in the old J.C.Penney building on the courthouse square. Looking for a venue to host your next special event? "The Balcony" is located in the mezzanine of Amelia's Attic and it's downtown address offers a unique location for your next luncheon, shower, reception, etc The tasteful decor offers a beautiful backdrop and the delicious homemade food catered by Sarah's will delight your guests. They are able to accommodate approximately 50 seated guests and cocktail receptions for 75 guests. Hours: Amelia's Attic - Sunday 1-5, Tues - Sat 10-5 The Balcony - By appointment
Pass Time Fabrics
105 West California Streetwww.passtimefabrics.com(940) 668-1747Pass Time Fabrics is pleased to offer you an experienced staff to help you with all your quilting needs. From experienced teachers to an AQS Appraiser and everything in between, this quilt shop has been open for over 17 years. They have premium notions, fabrics, patterns, kits, books and more and offer classes from Beginning to Advanced levels. Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm Tuesdays 10am-6pm
103 West California Street(940) 668-8418Housed in the Historic Manhattan Men's Clothiers Building since 1998, Bella Matiz has distinguished herself as a quaint and friendly specialty boutique, offering beautiful sleepwear, luxurious bath and body products as well as sophisticated home fragrance. Ladies and gentlemen alike can find exquisite skin care products from Jack Black, The Thymes, Archipelago and Ahava, as well beautiful sleepwear from PJ Salvage and Barefoot Dreams! Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
107 West California Street(940) 665-8566Often customers come into the B Hive and say, "I remember buying shoes here as a kid!" 107 W. California used to be Farrar's Shoe Store. The big neon sign behind the desk and the mosaic floor entry that says "shoes" attests to that! In the late 1800's, the location used to be a Saloon and Billiards Hall, but they don't have many customers coming in and sharing that. Hours: Monday- Friday 10am-5pm Saturdays 10am-3pm
210 East California Streethttp://www.kinnesjewelersonline.com(940) 665-3931Established in 1889 and steeped in history, Kinne's has been beautifully preserved with its original cases, safes, and many other fixtures. Kinne's gives personal attention to every customer and taste, from the traditional to the eclectic. The store offers fine, exquisite jewelry and serviceware for your home. With designers like Vera Wang, Pandora, Jeep Collins, Waxing Poetic, and Waterford as well as Old Indian Pawn Jewelry and their own custom designs , Kinne's is committed to beautiful craftsmanship as well as outstanding customer service. Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-noon
Powell Fine Art-Lindsay House
315 East Main Street(940) 665-7171Powell Fine Art carries limited edition prints, giclees and originals. Our custom frame department specializes in design, craftsmanship, conservation and customer service, all at a great value. We are also home to KD Designs- baby and bridal accessories, adorable baby and children's clothing by Rat Cat Kids and monogramming.. Monday 9:30-5:00 Tuesday- Friday 9:30-6:00 Saturday 9:00- 3:00
Gainesville Outlet Shops
4321 N Interstate 35(940) 668-6092More than three dozen brand name outlets and specialty stores plus food court and children's play area, surrounded by extensive landscaping. Shuttle service is available from the Amtrak station to the mall and back for a small fee.
Frank Buck Zoo
1000 West California Streethttp://www.frankbuckzoo.com(940) 668-4539Named in honor of the adventurer of "bring 'em back alive" fame and Gainesville native, Frank Buck. Monkeys, zebras, flamingos, bears and giraffes provide hours of enjoyment for the whole family. Shaded picnic tables.
Morton Museum of Cooke County
210 South Dixon Streetwww.mortonmuseum.org(940) 668-8900n 1884, the building in which the Morton Museum of Cooke County is housed was erected as Gainesville's combination city hall, fire station, and calaboose (jail)
WinStar World Casino
777 Casino Avenuewinstarworldcasino.com(580) 276-4229
201 South Denton Streethttp://www.butterfieldstage.org(940) 665-8152Located in Gainesville, Texas since 1979, Butterfield Stage Players has been providing quality entertainment and educational opportunities for our community. We encourage you to take a look around and see what we have to offer!
4319 N. I-35, Gainesville, TX 76240www.dmaxcinema.net940-665-9999Opened in 2011, this theater shows the latest movies on six screens.
Lavender Ridge Farms
2391 County Rd 178http://www.lavenderridgefarms.com940-665-6938Originally a strawberry and melon farm in the 1920’s and 30’s, Lavender Ridge Farms is now a lavender, cut-flower and herb farm just 8 miles east of Gainesville, Texas and just a little over 1 hour from the DFW metroplex. The farm currently has 2 acres of lavender and a seasonal field of zinnias, bachelor buttons, sunflowers and vegetables for picking in season. We invite you to visit our farm, have a lavender lunch in our café or bring a picnic. Shop our unique gift shop that includes all of our handmade bath and body products plus enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us.
MY DRIVER LIMOUSINE, PARTY BUS, AND SHUTTLE SERVICE
4123 Interstate 35 #385http://www.lovemydriver.com(866) 499-7650Got a party, event, or wedding coming up? Or just a nice romantic night out on the town? MY DRIVER can provide any size group with safe fun luxury transportation. Proud members of the Chamber of Commerce, and Based in Gainesville, They offer reasonable rates, no gimmicks, and a home town attitude. We offer a Safe Party/DD Shuttle to the local clubs and Winstar! Our Designated Driver Service Motto is.. ARRIVE ALIVE, LET US DRIVE! Ask about our Winery Tour, Daily and Nightly WINSTAR CASINO shuttle, Tailgate Parties, and other exciting tours and trips in our Party Bus. We also offer many other services to residents and businesses. MY DRIVER, safe, reliable, prompt, bonded and insured. MY DRIVER of Gainesville, TX is your on-call DD and shuttle service.
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Patriotism - It's What We Do
Annual Greeting Party
W Spring Creek Rd & I-35http://www.themedalofhonorhostcityprogram.comNow that's a greeting party! Each year, the Medal of Honor guests are met at DFW airport by our ambassadors and then given a full police escort up I-35 to Gainesville, TX, about 65 miles. When the convoy enters Cooke County, they see a crowd and a gigantic flag on the overpass welcoming them back to the appreciative people of Gainesville and surrounding communities. Upon arrival, they are treated to complimentary accommodations, banquets, golf and a parade!
Medal of Honor Blvd.
311 S. Weaver Sthttp://www.themedalofhonorhostcityprogram.comGainesville, TX takes the spirit of patriotism to the next level and the 2012 Rand McNalley Road Trip team recognized us as the Most Patriotic City in the U.S. On the second weekend of April, Gainesville plays host to any living Medal of Honor recipient who will make the trip to North Texas. Upon arrival, the decorated heroes and their wives are treated to accommodations for 3 days, banquets, golf and a parade in their honor. Join us for next year's event.
Medal of Honor Walking Trail
Taylor St just S of Young Sthttp://www.gainesville.tx.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=89A new tree is planted for a Medal of Honor winner's first visit to Gainesville's Host City Program. To date, almost 40 trees have been planted along this walking trail which follows the path of a former railroad track.
Designated Best of the Road
http://www.bestoftheroad.com/town.do?destinationId=5410In 2012, Gainesville was named as the winner among five finalists for the Rand McNally USA Today contest for the Most Patriotic City. A team of judges and a video crew came to visit Gainesville in early July. They learned about Gainesville's status as the ONLY Medal of Honor host city in America and about the annual MOH weekend, which has welcomed heroes and their wives, every year since 2001.
Downtown on California Sthttp://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150733657688898.426027.274256898897&type=3On the second Saturday of April, you will find a grateful citizenry lining the streets of downtown Gainesville for a parade honoring the heroes who have defended our country in battle. Click on the link to view a photo album, but the pictures cannot replace the awe you'll feel when you attend. Patriotism - It's What We Do.