First time in Longview? There’s a few things you’ll need to do, like eat award-winning Bodacious BBQ, Texas Monthly’s #4 Barbecue joint in the state... Have a latte at Silver Grizzly Espresso, Food & Wine’s pick for best coffee in Texas… And take a picture with the world’s largest front end loader at Komatsu.
Here’s your guide to the city’s can’t miss attractions, dynamic dining scene, and the Longview experiences you can’t miss on your first trip to Longview.
Try award-winning barbecue
Sip a lavender latte
Pose with a giant front end loader
Longview is home to the Great Texas Balloon Race. This fun event is usually held in June and if you're lucky enough to be in town during this fun festival, head to the East Texas Regional Airport to watch the competitive race and nightly balloon glows.