Legend says James Draughon won a huge pot in a poker game by playing the ace of clubs. The house's floor plan is based on that club. The elegant 1885 Italianate-Victorian house is furnished as a living museum. Original furnishings. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Call for tour times. Admission char...
See the beautiful scenery while zipping across ponds, walking the sky bridge or enjoying one of the longest zips in Texas. 2371 County Road 1613. 903/683-6855. www.daretozip.com.
Nestled in the Big Thicket, the reservation is home to the Alabama and Coushatta, part of Southern forest tribes. Sam Houston, a staunch friend, was influential in having the reservation created in the 1850s. Enjoy scenic camping areas, fishing lake and swimming. 936/563-1100. www.alabama-coushat...
Featuring more than 600 artifacts, this interactive museum documents the nation's military from the American Revolution to Iraq. Also featured are a Hall of Freedom and a Hall of Presidents with signed documents from every U.S. president. Open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat. Group tours welcome by appointmen...
Nearest entrance is 13 miles northwest on Texas 63. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swimming and picnicking are permitted in recreation areas. District ranger office: 409/698-8620. See NATIONAL PARKS AND FORESTS.
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