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How to Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, TX (With Photos & FAQ)

If there is a roadside attraction that should be on your Texas bucket list, it is definitely the Eiffel Tower in Paris, TX.

This cowboy hat donning, quirky structure is the perfect addition to any weekend getaway or Texas road trip!

Being a big fan of the original Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, you know we had to check out the Texas Eiffel Tower to see how they compared, and you should too!

I mean, who knew that Texas had its own Eiffel Tower!

Heck, even if you haven’t made it to France yet, the Texas Eiffel Tower is the next best thing!

Here’s what you need to know to visit the Paris, Texas Eiffel Tower!

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    Where is the Texas Eiffel Tower?

    You will find the Texas Eiffel Tower in Paris, TX, just outside of town.

    The town of Paris, Texas is located in northeast Texas just south of the Oklahoma border along US-271, approximately 110 miles from Dallas, Texas.

    The physical address for the Eiffel Tower is 2025 S. Collegiate Dr., Paris, Texas 75460.

    This Eiffel Tower replica is next to a large, easy to access parking lot and is completely free to visit!

    While here, you can also visit the Red River Valley Veteran’s Memorial and the Love Civic Center, both of which are easily accessible from the same parking lot.

    It’s crazy to think that a small Texas town would pay such homage to Paris, the City of Love!

    I guess it makes sense when you realize that Paris, Texas was named after Paris, France, and is the second largest Paris in the world!

    A Few Facts About the Eiffel Tower in Paris, TX

    Brief History of the Tower

    The Texas Eiffel Tower was built in 1993 to honor the city’s name and bring a sense of Parisian style to Texas.

    The Eiffel Tower replica stands 65 feet tall, obviously much smaller than the Paris, France Eiffel Tower which stands 1,083 feet tall.

    Texas Eiffel Tower Cowboy Hat

    When the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas erected their Eiffel Tower replica in 1999, it was decided that the Texas Eiffel Tower needed a little something “extra” to set it apart.

    Thus, the red cowboy hat was added. The cowboy hat added a unique Texas style to the Texas Eiffel Tower in Paris, Texas, to set it apart from it counterparts.

    This fun nod to the Texas’ cowboy culture draws people from all over to visit the small town of Paris, Texas!

    What’s It Like to Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Texas?

    Visiting the Texas Eiffel Tower is such a treat and really should be on everyone’s Texas bucket list.

    Seeing the Texas tower donner in its shiny red cowboy hat put a huge smile on my face when I first arrived.

    We visited on a Saturday afternoon, and I was surprised to find that there was only one other family at the Eiffel Tower (although I’m sure this isn’t always the case).

    I loved that you can get up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower, walking all around it, and underneath it to see the tower and iconic cowboy hat from different angles.

    Given that the Eiffel Tower is free to visit and open to the public, it is truly a quick stop and a great roadside attraction.

    You don’t need a ticket or any special permission to visit, you just show up and enjoy!

    Thanks to the ample free parking onsite as well, the Texas Eiffel Tower truly is a treat to see.

    Since the Paris, Texas Eiffel Tower is open 24 hours a day and free to visit, you can truly stop by any time you are passing through.

    And, the Eiffel Tower is lit up at night, making it even more delightful!

    Frequently Asked Question About the Texas Eiffel Tower

    Where is the Tower Located?

    The address is 2025 S. Collegiate Dr., Paris, Texas.

    What are the opening hours of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, TX?

    The tower is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    How much does it cost to visit?

    The tower is completely free to visit. Parking is free as well.

    How tall is the Texas Eiffel Tower?

    The Texas Eiffel Tower stands 65 feet tall.

    Is the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Texas the largest Eiffel Tower replica?

    Normally we would say “everything is bigger in Texas,” but in this case, that is not true.

    This replica is definitely not the largest Eiffel Tower replica. There are more than 50 Eiffel Tower replicas in the world, the largest of which is in Tokyo, Japan, standing almost 2,000 feet. That is almost twice the size of the original in Paris, France!

    The tallest replica in the United States is the tower in Las Vegas, which stands 540 feet tall.

    Can you visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Texas at night?

    Yes!

    The tower is located next to an open parking lot, so it never closes.

    In addition, it is also lit up at night, giving it a totally different look and feel.

    Is the Texas Eiffel Tower worth visiting?

    I wouldn’t drive way out of my way, or make a special trip to visit this roadside attraction, but if you find yourself in the area, then, yes, it is worth it!

    What Else is There to Do in Paris, Texas?

    While in Paris, Texas, be sure to show the rest of the town some love. Here are a few other things to do:

    • Attend an event at the Love Civic Center located next to the tower
    • Head to the town square and check out all of the unique shops. You might just find a new favorite souvenir.
    • Visit downtown Paris and see the beautiful Culbertson Fountain
    • Visit the Sam Bell Maxey House
    • Check out al the nods to Paris throughout town, including a delightful French-inspired bakery and the Audrey Hepburn welcome to Paris sign
    • Learn some local history at the Heritage Hall Historical Museum
    • Visit the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial located next to the tower

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    Michelle Snell founder of That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel

    About The Author

    Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel.  Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

    Shaf

    Wednesday 10th of January 2024

    that cowboy hat is such a perfect touch though, LOVE IT!! ????

    texasonly

    Thursday 11th of January 2024

    It does scream Texas! :)

    Jenn

    Monday 8th of January 2024

    What a fun post! I had no idea this existed! Loved reading all the fun facts about it! :)

    texasonly

    Tuesday 9th of January 2024

    Thank you, Jenn. It is definitely a unique place!

    Maria Dol

    Sunday 7th of January 2024

    I have never heard there was a Paris in Texas. And with an Eiffel Tower on top of it. Forgive my ignorance: I am from Europe :) LOL Thank you for sharing.

    texasonly

    Tuesday 9th of January 2024

    No problem at all, Maria. I am so glad we could introduce you to something new! Texas is full of surprises.