It was built as a family residence for oilman Edgar Brown, whose wife wanted a Southern plantation house like "Linden" in Natchitoches, La. Brown re-created the house. The property was given to Lamar State College, where it is now a conference center. Open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Admission cha...
Miles-long complex of modern plants produce various products derived from petroleum. An impressive drive, day or night, on F.M. 1006 south and southwest.
Its opalescent glass dome and stained-glass windows are worth visiting. The modified Greek Revival architecture is striking. The exterior is native Texas pink granite; lampposts are bronze. The church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are available by appointment Sept.–...
This large, two-story structure was built as a home in 1902. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The museum features changing historical exhibits plus authentic room settings. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Fri. Closed holidays....
803 Green Ave. 800/528-4906. www.orangetexas.org.
More than 300 plant species grow in theme-based garden rooms. The Nature Center includes Adams Bayou boat excursions to educational outposts, a 15-acre beaver pond, state-of-the-art bird blind and bat house. Open March–Oct. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Fri., 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun.; Nov.–Fe...
The museum's collection focuses on the stunning land, dramatic people and diverse wildlife of the American West. It also features collections of Native American objects, Audubon, Remington bronzes, Steuben crystal and porcelain sculpture. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. 712 Green Ave. 409/866-2787....
One of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers operated by the Texas Department of Transportation for the convenience of the traveling public. Open daily 8 a.m.–5 p.m., beginning the Friday before Memorial Day–Labor Day 8 a.m.–6 p.m. 1708 East I-10 , in Southeast Texas at the Texas-Louisiana stat...
The fully restored 15-room, 1894 Victorian home is a distinctive architectural example. Original family furnishings include superb cut glass, rare porcelains, imported bronzes and Oriental antiques. Visitation is by tour only; reservations advised. Tours 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Tours—for adults ...
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