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Silsbee, Texas

Silsbee was established in 1894 by John Henry Kirby as a sawmill town. Today it is the home of the Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Silsbee is the largest city and principal commercial center in Hardin County.

The Silsbee Little Theater is one of best-known amateur theaters in Southeast Texas. Excellent city parks include tennis and basketball courts, picnic areas and playgrounds. Excellent hunting and fishing is also available in the immediate area.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Big Thicket Canoe Trips

Located on Village Creek in the heart of the Big Thicket, you can take a short trip of three to four hours, or two to three days in this national preserve. Reservations recommended. At 1430 U.S. 96

Silsbee, TX Canoeing



Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary

A Texas Nature Conservancy Preserve of 2,138

Silsbee, TX Nature Preserves

Silsbee Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Silsbee, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Silsbee, TX

Starr Family State Historic Site

Better known as Maplecroft, the name given when the house was built in 1870 by James F. Starr, son of Dr. James Harper Starr,...

Rangerette Showcase

Films and displays of props, costumes, uniforms, awards and mementos of Kilgore College's world-famous precision drill and da...

Caddo Lake Fishing

Caddo Lake is a maze of marked and unmarked waterways, cuts, bayous, sloughs, ditches and canals meandering through the beaut...

Big Thicket National Preserve

Some 97,000 acres in twelve units comprise this preserve where the southwestern desert meets the eastern hardwood swamps and ...

Excelsior House

19th-century hotel numbered among its guests Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Jay Gould and Oscar Wilde. Guest rooms fe...