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.
Operated by NASA. Balloons as large as 300 feet in diameter are launched periodically to study the upper atmosphere and outer space. Tours may be arranged through a public relations officer at the base. 1510 F.M. 3224 E. www.csbf.nasa.gov
This 11,000-acre wildlife habitat is home to deer, fox, wolves, squirrels, rabbits, alligators, beaver, coyotes and birds. Fishing and day-use campsites. 16149 U.S. 287 N. 20 miles northwest of Palestine.
This Greek Revival structure, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, was built in the mid-1880s by Judge Reuben Reeves and sold to Col. George Robert Howard in 1850. The museum contains period furnishings and exhibits. Open for tours during special events and by appointment. 1011 N. Perry St.
This 1915 schoolhouse houses exhibits and an authentic vintage classroom. Railroad memorabilia includes a refurbished caboose. It is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Admission charge. 400 Micheaux Ave. In...
Palestine is designated as a Texas Main Street City. Downtown, Old Town and Anderson County Square offer historic architecture, shopping, B&Bs, bakeries, restaurants and more.
Small log structure is an authentic reconstruction of original 1833 church, said to be the first Protestant house of worship in Texas. Four miles south of Elkhart on F.M. 861.
Offers steam and diesel train excursions year-round, as well as special events and dinner trains. Admission charged for train ride. Depots are in Rusk and Palestine. Park Road 70 at U.S. 84. www.texasstaterr.com
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