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The Purple Thistle Bed & Breakfast - Points of Interest

Near-by Attractions

Lake Bridgeport at Runaway Bay
Located 10 miles east on East Hwy 380. Public boat docks, fishing, swimming, etc. Lake Bridgeport Website

The Club at Runaway Bay
An 18 Hole Golf Course and Country Club facility with day use and dining. The Club at Runaway Bay Website

Fort Richardson State Historical Park
Located on Hwy 199. The park has original buildings from the 1800's complete with parade ground, hospital, officer's quarters, troop barracks, etc. Historical tours are available. Special events include periodic re-enactments, cook-offs, and special children's activities. There is also a 17 mile hiking-biking-walking-equestrian trail. Fort Richardson Website

Twin Lakes at Jacksboro
Public boat ramps available, swimming, hiking trail, and picnicking anytime.

Jack County 4-H Museum
Tom M. Marks organized the Corn Club on September 8, 1907, in Jacksboro. New types of corn seed were distributed among the membership of 111 boys. Each boy received 1 gallon of corn. The following year, the first county fair was held. The Corn Club survived and evolved into the 1st Texas 4-H Club. Marks' home was purchased by the Jack County Historical Society and became the Jack County Museum and is known as the birthplace of Texas 4-H. Jack County 4-H Museum

Jack County Country Club
9 Hole Golf facility. Bent Grass Greens, walk-ins welcome. 940-567-2413


Jacksboro (2 miles)

The Village Kitchen
Hwy 281 S - 940-567-5902 - Grill cooking, full menu, open daily 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Dairyland Drive Inn
323 S Main - 940-567-5000 - Bar-B-Q, open Wednesday thru Monday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Green Frog
416 N Main - 940-567-3724 - Complete menu, salad bar, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Herd Hamburgers
401 N Main - A third generation establishment recognized by "Texas Magazine" as a favorite hamburger hangout, great for Saturday lunch.

Casa Grande Mexican Grill
108 N Church - 940-567-5107 - Mexican Food. Open Daily.

Catering Services Available
Advance notice required.

Graford (20 miles)

Steak Shed Mesquite Grill
19011 FM 4 Graford - 940-664-3425 - Interesting rustic atmosphere. Steaks grilled outside. A unique place to visit.
Open Friday and Saturday nights only.

Graham (35 miles)

The Wildcatter Steakhouse
6062 Hwy 16 South Graham - 940-549-3555 - Genuine Texas food with a spectacular view. Call for Reservations. Lunch served seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dinner served Monday thru Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Wildcatter Steakhouse Website
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