Big hair, big hats and big oil – that’s what comes to mind for most when thinking about Texas. Well think again, because Corsicana has broken the mold. Corsicana still offers up good old Texan comforts; mom-and-pop bakeries serve up freshly-baked fruit cakes, while locals in the bar strike up jovial conversations with that typical Te-axas draawl.
Take a step back in time at the Pioneer Village and Historical Museum. The center is a life-size re-creation of life in the days when men discovered new land and women churned butter.
For a sneak peak into the intellectual life of the city, head to Navarro College, one of its campuses of which has made quite a home for itself in Corsicana.
If lectures aren’t your cup of tea, make a bee line for the Cook Center Planetarium based at Navarro College. Hosting pretty mesmerizing shows daily on its 60 foot diameter screen dome-shaped, the planetarium is, as some might put it, out of this world.
Corsicana’s accommodations options keep in the style of the town’s down-to-earth nature. Travelers will find many family-owned bed-and-breakfasts, several converted inns and a couple of RV parks for those who are road-tripping through the region.
Don’t fret if low-key is not your cup of tea, there area a few upscale hotels in the city, especially in the downtown area. Many of the hotels here are of the name brand variety and provide great services to their guests.
Downtown Corsicana is the perfect place to be based for travelers who want to be at the city’s core. The lively town center manages to strike a comfortable balance between old-school charms and modern-day amenities. Wander through brick-paved streets, dine at colonial-style eateries and find a resting place at one of the many hotels and inns.
For a more cultured environment, so to speak, head to the Arts District. This area not only has some great accommodation option but is also home to the city’s best cultural attractions. Vaudeville theaters, modern art galleries and stellar museums, you name it the arts district has it all.
Travelers coming from local areas will probably land at Waco Regional Airport while those coming from overseas are most likely destined for Dallas Fort Worth International.
Many regional bus services operate into the city but many travelers heed to the call of the open road. If you’re planning on road tripping then Highway 31 is your best bet.
All rates are per double room per night and exclude taxes and fees. They are subject to availability.
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