Grand Saline Texas

Located northwest of Tyler at the intersection of Historic U.S. Highway 80 and Texas Highway 110 is the City of Grand Saline in Van Zandt County. Its population is about 3,000 residents. Elevation is 400 feet above sea level.

The name of Grand Saline was based on the large salt deposits located in the area, mined today by the Morton Salt Company.

About 15 miles to the southeast of Grand Saline is Canton, home of the world famous First Monday Trade Days.

Other communities located on historic U.S. Highway 80 include Mineola, Gladewater, Longview and Marshall to the east.

The Salt Palace in Grand Saline, Texas
The Salt Palace in Grand Saline, Texas


Grand Saline Hotels, Motels and Accommodations

Nearby Canton has several motels, hotels and other accommodations.

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Grand Saline Texas Tourism and Attractions

Popular Grand Saline area attractions include the Salt Palace, located downtown, and area lakes.

While visiting Grand Saline and the Tyler area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:

    • Canton - First Monday Trade Days, Texas Horse Park, Splash Kingdom Water Park
    • Athens - East Texas Arboretum, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Cain Center and the Athens Scuba Park
    • Gun Barrel City - Fishing, boating and outdoor activities around Cedar Creek Lake
    • Palestine - Texas State Railroad, Davey Dogwood Park, Dogwood Trails Festival, Anderson County Courthouse
    • Tyler - Municipal Rose Garden, TJC Planetarium, Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Museum of Art, Brookshire's Museum & Country Store, Lake Tyler, Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Cotton Belt Depot, Goodman-LeGrand House
    • Lake Palestine - Boating, fishing, skiing and camping, just south of Tyler
    • Lindale - Old Mill Pond Museum, Hideaway Lake, Miranda Lambert Store & Red 55 Winery
    • Mineola - Mineola Nature Preserve, Bigfoot Paddling Trail
    • Lake Fork - At 27,264 acres and 315 miles of shoreline, Lake Fork was designed to be a premier bass fishing lake and currently holds records for 34 out of the Top 50 largemouth bass caught in Texas.

Historical Postcard - Westward Ho Motor Lodge and Cafe
U.S. Highway 80, Grand Saline, Texas
Historical Postcard - Westward Ho Motor Lodge and Cafe, Grand Saline Texas on US Highway 80

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