Nestled within the rolling hills of northern Texas, just around an hour or so from the bustling city of Dallas, is the charming town of Corsicana, full of small town appeal. Boasting a laid-back and friendly atmosphere, the town provides an ideal escape from the city, offering much more than what meets the eye. Strolling through the historic downtown of Corsicana, Texas, visitors will find great dining and shopping, as well as historic buildings and homes. Just a short distance away, vineyards offer a glass of refreshing local wine and guide services provide amazing fishing opportunities.
1.The Pearce Museum
© The Pearce Museum
The Pearce Museum provide visitors with a chance to better understand the American soul’s improbably sacrifices and the conversion of morality in America up to the end of the nineteenth century. The museum is located at Corsicana’s Navarro College in the Cook Center and is separated into two different galleries: the American Civil War and Western Art. The Civil War Gallery offers interactive exhibits to provide a humanistic look at the war with firsthand accounts, while the Western Art Gallery showcases original works by acknowledged Western art masters, portraying many characteristics of both contemporary and historical Western encounters.
3100 W Collin St, Corsicana, TX 75110, Phone: 903-875-7642
© Angelita Vineyard
The Angelita Vineyard offers visitors wine tastings, wine flights, glasses of wine, and bottle purchases at the small vineyard and boutique winery just outside of Corsicana, Texas. Along with a variety of wines, several appetizers are available from a small menu that includes a cheese plate made up of an array of exclusive types of delicious cheese. Throughout the year, the Angelita Vineyard also hosts a variety of events, such as live music, harvest parties, and holiday special events. Guests can choose to enjoy a glass of their favorite wine indoors or sit outside and watch the beautiful sunset.
254 Shady Creek Ln, Corsicana, TX 75109, Phone: 903-875-0036
3.Corsicana Opry and Event Center
© Corsicana Opry and Event Center
The Corsicana Opry and Event Center is located within a historic cherry-red brick building that dates back to the year 1905. The center encompasses a total of approximately twenty-three thousand square feet on the balcony and first floor, as well as seven thousand square feet of basement event space. Highlights of the Corsicana Opry and Event Center include improv shows, murder mystery dinners, dance performances, and other shows. The center is also used as one of the leading event venues of Corsicana, hosting a variety of parties and receptions. Historic building tours are offered to visitors as well.
215 East 5th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110, Phone: 903-872-6779
4.Guaranteed Guide Service
Guaranteed Guide Service first started in 1997 on Lake Whitney with just one fishing boat. The fishing guide service has since expanded to include four guide boats and fishing opportunities on both the Richland Chambers Reservoir and Lake Whitney. Guaranteed Guide Service boasts that their success isn’t only predicted on their fishing abilities, but instead, it’s in the way that they treat people, stating that they are “true ‘people’ people.” and are hired to provide guests with a fun day catching fish out on the water. The fishing guide service offers both half-day and full-day fishing excursions.
301 HCR 1236, Whitney, TX 76692, Phone: 469-867-4299
5.Warehouse Living Arts Center
© Warehouse Living Arts Center
The Warehouse Living Arts Center is considered to be one of the greatest assets of the Corsicana community and has a place at the heart of the culture, theatrical education, and entertainment of North Texas. With a crew and cast of twenty people, the Warehouse started back in 1971 with the Arena Theatre of Navarro College as its home. This award-winning community theater has now become a permanent fixture of the downtown area, possessing a rich history in the local culture, as well as influence extending to television, Las Vegas, and Broadway, as well as the English stage.
119 West 6th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110, Phone: 903-872-5421
6.Andreas' Bistro (Across the Street Bistro)
© Andreas' Bistro (Across the Street Bistro)
The Across the Street Bistro, also known as Andreas’ Bistro, desires to provide guests with the glamour and nostalgia of yesteryear, offering an active and open arena for a variety of decadent delights. The contemporary, modern bistro also aims to cultivate a welcoming, dynamic, and distinctly social environment for the savvy clientele of Corsicana and strives to blur the line between bar and lounge. The menu is features global influences using local flavors and fresh seasonal ingredients, designed around the classic “bistro culture” that is now transformed into more of a “tapas-style” dining experience at the Across the Street Bistro.
123 N Beaton St, Corsicana, TX 75110, Phone: 903-218-2118
7.Collin Street Bakery
© Collin Street Bakery
The family owned and operated Collin Street Bakery offers an opportunity for some delectable shopping in Corsicana, enticing visitors with homemade breads, pies, cakes, and a variety of pastries. An array of freshly made salads, soups, and sandwiches are available at the bakery as well. The Collin Street Bakery has been the home of the DeLuxe® Fruitcake, world famous since the year 1896. Providing baked goods seven days a week, the bakery is open 7:00am until 5:30pm Monday to Thursday, 7:00am until 6:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 12:00pm until 6:00pm on Sundays.
401 W 7th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110, Phone: 903-874-7477
© Golden Chick
The story of the Golden Chick started during the 1960’s in central Texas when the idea for the establishment was thought of by a former chicken franchise employee who thought there must be a better way of running a franchise system. The result was delicious chicken made with a secret marinade and batter that grew Golden Fried Chicken to thirty-nine restaurants before being sold to an investment group that then expanded the business to more than 150 restaurants and established the Golden Chicken name. Needless to say, the Golden Chick is home to some of the best fried chicken around.
901 West 7th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110, Phone: 903-872-2888
8 Best Things to Do in Corsicana, TX