Attractions and Parks
The Largest Eiffel Tower in the World…
with a red cowboy hat.
Paris is famous for our iconic Eiffel Tower with the famous red cowboy hat.
What’s Paris without an Eiffel Tower?
Our tower was built in 1993 standing at 65 feet tall making it, at the time, the largest in the country. When Las Vegas added their own Eiffel Tower to the skyline we knew it was time to stand out amongst the crowd. In 1999, we added the famous three-and-a-half-foot-tall red Stetson cowboy hat along with the gold feather! At night, the tower lights up displaying the color of the Texas flag.
Our tower is one of our main tourist attractions with people travelling from across the globe for the photo-op. The tower is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While it’s a great place to visit on a road trip, a weekend getaway, or if you’re just passing through… it has also become an icon for Paris, Texas. You’ll notice a nod to the tower in our branding as well as many local business logos, stickers, shirts and more.
Surrounding the tower you’ll find additional hot spots like the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, the Love Civic Center, the Paris Sports Complex, Pump Track Paris, and the trailhead to Trail de Paris. The tower is located at 2025 S Collegiate Dr, Paris, TX 75460, just off Loop 286.
The City of Paris has more than 20 parks that offer a variety of features, including playground equipment, pickle ball courts, volleyball, frisbee golf, skating, walking trails and tracks, pavilions, and more. To see a comprehensive list of City Parks, please click here and view the menu on the left side of the page.
Landmarks and Attractions
From local museums that bring history to life to monuments, statues, downtown murals and more!
Of course, the Eiffel Tower is our most well-known landmark, but there’s more to see than just the tower. The Red River Valley Veteran’s Memorial is said to be among the best in the nation by those who have visited. In addition, due to the Great Fire of 1916 and the abnormally fast rebuild of the City, we are proud to have one of the largest collections of architecture from the years 1916-1920. Our historic downtown is full of must-sees, from the murals and buildings, to landmarks like the J.J. Culbertson Fountain in the heart of the city.
Looking for life outdoors?
Check out our lakes in the area for all your boating, fishing, camping and trail-riding adventures!