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Something fun to do outdoors for thankgiving long weekend.

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Something fun to do outdoors for thankgiving long weekend.

We are out door people, we have a fifth wheel and trying to find something to do with in a 4-5 hours or closer. Have ran out of ideas. Please help. We have been to the area lake camping and just want something differant then, setting around eating and watching the TV, something fun with our 10 yr. old son.

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1. Re: Something fun to do outdoors for thankgiving long weekend.

Beavers Bend in Oklahoma is about a 3 hour drive from Tyler. They have cabins to rent or you can stay in the lodge. It's a pretty area with plenty of deer and other wildlife to observe, nice hiking opportunities and they stock trout year round. They have a little museum and nature center on-site. There's go-cart tracks nearby. The Museum of the Red River in nearby Idabel is very good with it's real dinosaur collection and Native American artifacts.

www.beaversbend.com

Lake Degray in Arkansas is a popular place. I haven't been but I know people who have stayed and loved it. It's about a four hour drive. They have eagle watching tours and other family activities.

www.degray.com

I'm not sure if these are the sorts of trips you were looking for or not. There are certainly a lot of other places within 4 to 5 hours of Tyler. If you give us more details we may can suggest other areas as well.

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2. Re: Something fun to do outdoors for thankgiving long weekend.

Oops, that should have said real dinosaur skeleton and Native American artifacts collection at the Museum of the Red River (not real dinosaur collection!!, now that would have been something, huh?).

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3. Re: Something fun to do outdoors for thankgiving long weekend.

That's the weekend for Canton's First Monday. Your son may or may not enjoy walking around looking at stuff but my kids enjoyed just being out and about. Corndogs keep them happy too.

Do you know about Canton's First Monday? HUGE flea market / antique / junk / new stuff event. Lots of tents, vendors.

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4. Re: Something fun to do outdoors for thankgiving long weekend.

There is camping available in that area (Canton) too.

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