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 by calling 903/729-0271. 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. 903/928-2251.
This Greek Revival structure, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, was built in the mid-1880s by Judge Reuben Reeves. It was sold to Col. George Robert Howard in 1850. The museum contains period furnishings and exhibits. Open noon–5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. Tours by appointment. 1011 N. Perry St. 903/729-50...
This 1915 schoolhouse houses artifacts, exhibits and an authentic vintage classroom. Railroad memorabilia includes a refurbished caboose. It is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 1–4 p.m. Sun. Admission c...
Housed in a 120-year-old railroad depot. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. and noon–4 p.m. Sun. 825 Spring St. 903/723-3014 or 800/659-3484. www.visitpalestine.com.
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.
2549 ACR 441, Phone: 903/549-2027
Offers steam and diesel train excursions year-round, plus special events and dinner trains throughout the year. Admission charged for train ride. Depots are in Rusk and Palestine. Park Road 70 at U.S. 84. Reservations and schedule: 888/987-2461. www.texasstaterr.com. Also see Rusk.
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