Top 10 Reasons You'll Love Lufkin!
There are many reasons to visit Lufkin, but if we must list just 10, we know each of these options will lead you to #LoveLufkin!
10. Spectacular Events
Experience the Southern Hushpuppy Championships (the only hushpuppy competition in the United States), the Texas State Forest Festival, or paddle down the Neches River at our annual Neches River Rendezvous. Don’t miss our holiday events sure to get you and your loved ones into the Christmas spirit, and our numerous parades and events from local clubs and organizations.
9. Vibrant Arts Scene
Enjoy cutting-edge performances at the Temple Theater and world-class shows at The Pines Theater. Explore local talent and public art on display throughout Lufkin, with art museums for both traditionalists and modernists.
8. Outdoor Recreation
Lufkin is a great area for outdoor buffs. Take off on a biking or hiking trail, take your family to one of our many parks or hit the links to swing away at our top-rated golf course!
7. Lakeside Leisure
Just minutes away from Lufkin rests the largest body of water wholly within the State of Texas! Covering 114,500 acres at normal capacity, Lake Sam Rayburn is the most popular recreation area in the Texas Forest Country! Brilliant sunsets, towering sand dunes and fresh, clear waters as far as the eye can see make this attraction a must visit for fishing, floating and water sports.
6. Natural Beauty
Besides the area's impeccable scenery and climate, Lufkin provides refuge to a wide variety of animals, and is a great spot for any birding enthusiast.
5. Respect for History
Lufkin's museum exhibits commemorate our rich history, ancestors and traditions. More than attractions, our museums immerse visitors in the spirit of why we work hard to collect, preserve and explore our history.
4. Great Place to Retire
As an official Certified Retirement Community in the State of Texas, Lufkin offers affordable, attractive and comfortable housing to fit all seniors' needs from first class subdivisions to senior specific housing, award-winning medical facilities, and much more! Retire in Lufkin and vacation year-round!
3. Small-Town Warmth
Friendly people, smiling faces, safe streets — and the wonderful reminder that we're glad you're here!
2. Family Values
Lufkin offers plenty of family-oriented activities and attractions. Local favorites include the Ellen Trout Zoo, The Texas Forestry Museum, and The History Center.
1. A Quality of Life
Lufkin is safe, clean, affordable and fun — qualities that both visitors and residents appreciate. International visitors find Lufkin a refreshingly authentic East Texas example of a Texas city, free of pretense and filled with everything, from the world-class theater performances and eye-popping downtown art murals, to the small delights of a cozy antique shop or local dining.