Van, Texas (pop 2831) is located an hour east of Dallas and 25 minutes west of Tyler. It is a close knit, friendly East Texas oil town and the proud home of the Fighting Vandals. The Wild Heart Ranch is ¾ of a mile south of Interstate 20, exit 540, also called the Van exit and FM 314 exit.
There are two Love's Truck Stops on the north side of the highway with plenty of room to fuel large rigs. Within a mile of the Ranch you'll find a Sonic Drive-In, Subway, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, The Farm House Restaurant, Soulman's Bar-B-Que, Chester's Chicken and Godfather's Pizza. There is also Fairfield Inn and Suites, Van Inn Motel, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts and a car wash. Van, just further north of I-20, has 2 banks, a feed store, a hardware store and a modern Brookshire's Grocery store as well as the Oil Museum. There are also quite a few other various businesses in Van. Tyler Pounds Airport is just 20 minutes away.
I've stayed here several times. Easy, quick access from I-20. Nice place.