The floor plan is based on the Ace of Clubs that legend says won James Draughon a huge pot in a poker game. The elegant 1885 Italianate-Victorian house is furnished as a living museum. It is in the National Register of Historic Places and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. Open 10:15-11:45 a....
See the beautiful scenery while zipping across ponds, walking the sky bridge or enjoying one of the longest zips in Texas. 2371 C.R. 1613. www.daretozip.com
Enjoy a breathtaking view while ziplining over ponds and tree tops. The location is one of the highest elevations in East Texas. Contact for reservation. 2371 Old Dialville Road. www.daretozip.com
Nestled in the Big Thicket, the reservation is home to the Alabama and Coushatta, part of the Southern forest tribes. Sam Houston was influential in having the reservation created in the 1850s. Enjoy scenic camping areas, fishing lake and swimming. www.alabama-coushatta.com
With hundreds of artifacts, this interactive museum documents the nation's military from the American Revolution to Iraq. Also features a Hall of Freedom and a Hall of Presidents. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Group tours by appointment weekdays. Admission charge. 22450 F.M. 2493, Bullard. www.america...
This historic structure features neo-classical architecture with a double spiral staircase and a beautiful stained glass montage in the dome. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 500 N. Church St.
The town is within the forest boundary.
Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swimming and picnicking are permitted in recreation areas. Nearest entrance is 13 miles northwest on Texas 63.
Nearest entrance about 11 miles south on Texas 147.
Nearest entrance is 14 miles southeast on U.S. 69.
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