Long a fixture in the downtown Longview marketplace, the Gregg County Historical Museum resides within a historic bank building with a colorful past. Several permanent and new exhibits enthrall guests with the booms and busts of a town built by the railroad and put on the international map because of oil. With a heritage begun by Native Americans and expanded by settlers, the story of Longview is both rich in mysteries as well as blessed by the generosity of the human spirit.
An artistic venture begun by the Junior League of Longview in 1958, the LMFA has grown into one of Texas’ jewel boxes for modern and regional art, with over 700 pieces in its permanent collection. Located in downtown Longview, the facility has also been home to nationally treasured traveling exhibits, and many special events. Art classes are available for adults and school age students at ArtWorks.
Located near downtown, the Longview Public Library houses more than 150,000 items for checkout, plus computers, genealogy and research resources, and free-wifi. The library hosts extensive regular programming and many special events throughout the year.
Longview WOW is a creative, imaginative, and exploratory discovery center for children, designed to create a life-long love of learning. The educational environments offer hands-on discovery of Longview’s various career and technology fields through interactive play. Exhibits include Invention Garage, The Factory, The Market, Build-It, Build-It Jr., The House, and The Park, along with special events throughout the year.
Honoring the life of one of Americas greatest inventors, educator, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists the museum and archives contain personal memorabilia of R.G. LeTourneau and scale models of many of his inventions. R.G. LeTourneau with his wife Evelyn co-foundered LeTourneau University. The museum is on the university's campus and it reveals the life of one of the most influential Christians of the 20th Century.
The veterans plaza features unique, individual monuments honoring all veterans, all conflicts and all generations. The plaza is distinguished by a majestic 760 square foot United States Flag flying high above a hilltop. The hillside below is home to more than twenty monuments and engravings.
15 minutes from Longview, this fascinating museum houses the authentic recreation of oil discovery and production in the early 1930s from the largest oil field inside U.S. boundaries. Journey back to the early days to see just how people lived.
The Rangerettes are the world's best-known collegiate drill team, traveling from coast-to-coast and border-to-border in the United States and on several world tours. See where it all started, just 15 minutes from Longview.
This museum offers an eclectic mix of vintage broadcast memorabilia and equipment, which is sure to delight the young and old alike. Step into the yesteryears of the broacasting world, only 15 minutes from Longview.
This state of the art museum is a short 30 minute drive and includes the Steve & Penny Carlile Gallery exhibit, Service & Sacrifice Harrison County at War, and the Patricia A. Vaughan/The Jonesville Foundation Mezzanine Gallery with traveling and rotating exhibits.
The Michelson Museum of Art is a museum just 25 miles from Longview and was founded to house the works of the Latvian-American artist Leo Michelson. The museum houses a permanent collection of works; including over a thousand paintings, drawings, and prints by Michelson as well as many other artists.