Family heirlooms are on display in this 1841 home, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Open for tours 1-4 p.m. on the second Sat. of each month, or by appointment for groups. 822 S. Jefferson St.
Features local art and genealogy. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. 855 Jefferson St. www.txgenweb3.org/txfayette/fhm_archives.htm
Visit "Belle," the cow in Blue Bell Creamery's commercials, and tour this century-old family dairy farm. Activities include cow milking, hayrides and a petting barnyard, plus a gift shop. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 1-6 p.m. Sun. Closed on most holidays. Guided tours ar...
German immigrant Heinrich Kreische purchased this property along the river and started one of the state's first commercial breweries. A nature trail featuring a scenic bluff overlooking the Colorado River connects the monument site to the brewery site. Donations accepted. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily...
This constant-level lake is popular for fishing; managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority. LCRA parks offers camping and lake access. East of La Grange on Texas 159. . www.lcra.org/parks
The monument is dedicated to the 1842 Dawson and Mier Expeditions, known for the "black bean death lottery." Mexican President Santa Anna decreed that captives draw from a pot that contained 159 white beans and 17 black beans, and those who drew black beans were executed. The 48-foot stone, bronz...
Follow U.S. 77 southwest to F.M. 2436 to Hostyn. Stop by the Holy Rosary Catholic Church to see the Hostyn Grotto. The first Texas highway roadside park is 10 miles west on Texas 71; it includes a scenic overlook of Colorado River Valley. The area is especially pretty during wildflower season in...
This site includes a replica of a Czech village, a wall of the names of Czech settlers who helped to found the city, walking trails with signs in English and Czech, and a gift shop. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 250 W. Fairgrounds Road. www.czechtexas.org
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