THINGS TO DO
Sulphur Springs Library
The Sulphur Springs Public Library is located at 611 North Davis Street. The Library provides free services to all residents living within Hopkins County and the city/county boundaries. The Library maintains the world renowned St. Clair Music Box Collection on display and in digital format; the Sinclair WWII Collection and an exquisite display of artworks by artists such as Thomas Kincade, Jo Ann Duham, and Edgar Sotello. http://netls.tsl.state.tx.us/sulphursprings/
Southwest Dairy Museum and Learning Center
Located at 1200 Houston Street, The Dairy Museum exhibits depict all facets of milk production from an early farm kitchen to the modern day manufacturing of milk products. It also houses and old-fashioned soda bar where visitors can enjoy ice cream treats and light lunches, as well as a souvenir shop. www.southwestdairyfarmers.com/museum
Hopkins County Historical Society Museum and Heritage Park
Located at 416 N. Jackson, the Historical Society Museum and Heritage Park features 17 restored historical buildings covering 11 acres. The George and Myra Wilson home, built in 1 910, has been turned into a museum that houses a doll collection, Civil War memorabilia, women’s apparel, household items and a primitive collection of fossils discovered in the Northeast Texas region. www.hopkinscountymuseum.org
Hopkins County Courthouse
Located in beautiful downtown Sulphur Springs, the Courthouse was made an official Texas landmark in 1975. The original courthouse along with the entire east side of the square burned in 1894. The current courthouse, made of fireproof, red Texas granite, was built the following year on the northwest corner of the square. In 2000 an historic preservation grant funded the complete restoration of the edifice with some modern conveniences, such as an elevator and central heating and air was added, as well. http://www.hopkinscountytx.org/
Hopkins County Regional Civic Center
The Civic Center, located at 1200 Houston Street, is a multi-purpose facility with up to 7,500 square feet of meeting rooms and banquet space, coliseum, livestock arena, exhibit hall and a 1500 seat auditorium. This facility plays host to three major rodeo events each year and has spotlighted entertainers such as George Strait, Willie nelson, Reba McIntire, Garth Brooks, Pat Green and Keith Anderson. Other facilities include the air-conditioned rodeo arena that seats 2,600 in rodeo configuration and 5,000 in concert configuration, a 40,000 square foot livestock pavilion with 104 box stalls with provisions for setting more stalls, or pens for 400 to 500 head of cattle.The newest addition to the Civic Center is the 66,000 square foot equine pavilion across from the existing pavilion that is equipped with stalls, wash bay, office space and restrooms. For more information, call 903-885-8071 or www.civiccenteronline.com.
Community Players Main Street Theater
The theater is located on the newly renovated Main Street and has been bringing live theatrical productions to the people of Hopkins County for many years. Five to six shows are produced each using the talent of local volunteer actors and actresses who present five to six performances of each production. http://mainsttheater.com/Home_Page.php
Downtown Market on the Square
2013 Season Market Schedule
Every Saturday May 4th through October 19th
Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Square park
Glass Bathrooms Downtown Sulphur Springs
The world’s ONLY functional glass bathroom for public use. Built with one-way mirrors. You can’t see in, but while you are taking care of business, you CAN see OUT!
Hopkins County Genealogical Library and Texas Heritage Bookshop
The Genealogical Library is located at 212 Main Street and is committed to the preservation, protection and promotion of research material for family and county history. http://www.hcgstx.org/