Scuba diver's certification card required. Artesian springs feed an old rock quarry, creating a beautiful environment for scuba diving. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.; weekends only March-May and Aug.-Dec.; closed mid-Dec.-mid-March. Admission charge. 6...
Built in 1862 by Thomas Gibbs, it's the only Greek Revival-style home in the city. Gibbs was a businessman and a personal friend of Sam Houston. The house is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and a Texas archaeological landmark. Open noon-4 p.m. Fri.-Sat. or by appointment. Admission charge. 12...
Located among loblolly and shortleaf pines, the park has an extensive trail system and equestrian stables. The 210-acre Lake Raven offers canoe rentals, fishing and plentiful wildlife. A group facility is available for rent. Admission charge. Off I-45, six miles southwest of Huntsville. www.tpwd...
The burial site of Sam Houston, Confederate and Union soldiers, pioneers and other Texas personalities. Houston's tomb bears Andrew Jackson's tribute. The oldest marked burial site is dated 1842. Ninth Street and Avenue I.
The complex has eight historic buildings, including homes and Houston's law office. Exhibits include Houston's personal effects, items from Santa Anna and pioneer artifacts. It includes a gift shop and park. The Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival is in April. Open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and noon...
The city is at the northwestern boundary of the forest. www.fs.usda.gov/texas
Huntsville native David Adickes created this towering 67-foot statue of Gen. Sam Houston. Mounted on a 10-foot base, the statue is visible for more than six miles. Includes a visitor center and gift shop. 112 I-45. South of town.
Several routes through Sam Houston National Forest offer woodland beauty.Take F.M. 1374 (not shown on most maps) to nearby Stubblefield Lake Recreation Area. F.M. 1375 east from New Waverly to Walker Lake Recreation Area.
This is the headquarters of the Texas prison system. Several units are located throughout city and Walker County. Historic Walls Unit, created in 1847, received its first convict on Oct. 1, 1849. Driving tours are available from the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center.
Rotating exhibits highlight changes in the prison system since its 1848 inception. Includes old ball-and-chains and "Old Sparky," the state's electric chair used from 1924-64. Visitors can also see items produced by inmates. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Special weekday grou...
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