Located in East Texas and founded in the late 1700s, Nacogdoches is not only the oldest town in Texas, but also the third-largest city in the Southern Ark-La-Tex area. Nacogdoches is known for its year-round festivals like the Texas Blueberry Festival, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Freedom Fest, Nine Flags Festival and Heritage Festival & Taste of Nacogdoches. Explore Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, which features 6,500 azaleas, 200 camellias and 180 varieties of Japanese Maple—all of which exhibit the beauty of our charming city. In addition to this, locals and visitors alike take interest in local hotspots and family-friendly attractions, such as Splash Kingdom, SFA Planetarium, and Naca Valley Vineyard. Nacogdoches is also home to Stephen F. Austin State University, which makes it a wonderful place for college students and faculty to reside.