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Fun places around Hopkins County to take your kids this summer for under $10

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by Savannah Owens

  1. Imagination Mountain and Coleman Lake-Pack a picnic lunch, a baseball, and a couple of fishing poles and you’ll have a whole day of fun set up with minimal planning.
  2.  Hopkins County Historical Society Museum and Heritage Park – Enjoy learning more about  the history of Sulphur Springs when you spend the afternoon here. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-2pm.
  3. .  The Dairy Museum-This museum is a classic, visitors learn something new on each visit! Don’t forget to grab some ice cream after you finish going through the museum!
  4. The Leo St. Clair Music Box Museum housed inside the Sulphur Springs Public Library, showcases beautiful, and intricate music boxes that are a sight to see. Guaranteed to thrill young and old alike. While you’re already at the library, kids and adults can check out a fun summer read or stay for story time.
  5.  Snow-cones – Sulphur Springs has multiple snow cone shops around town. All of which will serve that icey goodness needed to do the trick in the battle of the Texas summer heat! You can get a couple of snow cones for under $4 at most of the shops.
  6. Northeast Texas Children’s Museum- There are ton of exhibits and hands on activities to see and do! This is a perfect afternoon activity when its too hot to be outside.Cooper Lake State Park
  7. Cooper Lake State Park- Hike around, look for birds and animal tracks, or go fishing! Or take a kayak or non-motorized boat out and sail around in the water! Then head back to shore to watch the sunset, make a fire and eat all the s’mores you want. (Don’t forget to bring the marshmallows!)
  8. The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville-  Audie Murphy was an incredible WWII Hero and movie star from East Texas-and the museum takes you through his entire life. It’s definitely a must see.
  9.  Shenaniganz in Greenville-. If you go during the week (and before 6pm on Friday or Saturday) prices are reasonable at$4 a game for bowling, shoe rentals for $3, per person, and Lazer Tag is $6.50 per person.
  10. Buford Park- Enjoy Kids Kingdom playground, or walking/jogging trails, a skateboard park and basketball court. This park has something for everyone in the whole family!
  11. Car wash- Take a ride through one of the local car washes just for fun-you don’t even have to get out of the car to experience the bubbly magic! Or let your kids help you wash your car. This is good clean fun that kids of all ages can enjoy!  
  12. Plant a summer container garden- Stop by the store: Fix n Feed, Lowes, Walmart or Atwoods (kids will get a kick out of watching the baby chicks at Atwoods), all have seeds (packages are around $2.00 each), soil and small containers.  Then spend the day teaching your child how to take care of and plant a flower or vegetable garden. Your kids children will be proud of their accomplishments when the seeds start to sprout. Remind them to water often and keep checking on their garden daily for fun all summer long! 
  13. Celebration Plaza- Conveniently located on the downtown square, kids love to splash in the fountains, play with the over sized checker and chess pieces , while you rest in the shade! Don’t forget to pack sun-screen!
  14. Celebration Antiques and Sweet Shoppe is a great place where parents can shop and cool off after a day on the square and kids can get some tasty ice-cream or a sweet treat.
  15. Stargaze- Find an old blanket or a blow up kiddie pool with pillows, and layout in your backyard- look for constellations or make up your own! Click here for some great ideas for families!
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Author: Savannah Everett

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