The expansive Villages Resort is tucked along the shoreline of Lake Palestine, about two hours east of Dallas. It is one of the largest watersports playgrounds in the Southwest.
Rent a pedal boat, kayak or fishing gear at our marina and relax in the clear water. There are also many fishing and outdoor outfitters and guides in the area. The lake is a favorite for tournaments and consistently produces big largemouth bass.
Nearby Tyler also offers a variety of fun activities. The Tyler Rose Garden, the largest municipal rose garden in the country, is a popular stop. The Caldwell Zoo's diverse displays and exotic animals are delightful. And the hands-on Discovery Science Place is for your younger kids. For a truly unique experience, enjoy a round-trip Piney Woods Train Excursion on a classic train through the East Texas countryside.
Families love splashing in our many pools including a year-round indoor waterpark. Plus, enjoy horseback trail rides, many activities, mini golf, fitness center and more.