First Time Visit

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

Slab of beef at Bodacious Barbecue

Sip a lavender latte

latte art at Silver Grizzly Espresso downtown

Pose with a giant front end loader

Komatsu's largest front end loader
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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. 

Eat pizza in a 50s diner

Pizza King sign in Longview

Play with a pit of legos

Longview's World of Wonders Museum

Savor some small-batch ice cream

Wild Honey Ice Cream in downtown Longview