GROESBECK, TX — Limestone County is taking a big step forward in promoting tourism.
The Massey Foundation will sponsor the county's first bus tour of historic sites.
The tour begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at Springfield Hall, a newly-built event center just outside Groesbeck. It will include stops at the Old Fort Parker site, the state park, Confederate Reunion Grounds and historic cemeteries in the county before ending at 4 p.m.
Larry Smith with Limestone County Tourism says boosting the number of visitors to the county will provide big benefits.
"We're just on the cusp of it, but it will be very important economically because it brings people in to buy gasoline, eat, shop in the stores, and it's great for the economy," he explained.
If you'd like to get in on Saturday's fun and learning, you can get tickets through Southern Grace on Ellis in Groesbeck and the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce.