Featuring more than 600 artifacts, this interactive museum documents the nation's military from the American Revolution to Iraq. Also featured are a Hall of Freedom and a Hall of Presidents with signed documents from every U.S. president. Open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat. Group tours welcome by appointmen...
Features more than 450 specimens of animals, reptiles and fish from Africa and North America. The Country Store depicts a 1920s grocery store. Open Mar. 1–Sept. 30 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and Oct. 1—Feb. 28. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Closed major holidays. 1600 W. SW Loop 323. Group reservations: ...
Started in 1938 as a backyard menagerie. This 85-acre park features more than 2,000 endangered and beautiful animals from Africa, North America and South America in natural habitats. Picnic facilities. Open March 1–Labor Day 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily and Labor Day–Feb. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 2203 Martin Luther ...
Located in the University of Texas Health Science Center, this unique monument honors Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veterans who served during World War II. Open anytime. At U.S. 271 and Texas 155 North. 800/235-5712.
Once a prisoner-of-war compound used for Union troops during the Civil War, now it includes a public park. Features a kiosk detailing the history of the camp, a walking trail and interpretive signage, a reconstruction of a POW cabin, and picnic facilities. Open dawn–dusk daily. Free. At U.S. 271 ...
Offers educational and entertainment programming to encourage an interest in, and support for, science eduction. Enjoy traveling hands-on science exhibits in the exhibit hall and large-screen movies in the 40-foot domed theater. Open Tue.–Sun. 1327 S. Baxter Ave. 903/510-2312. www.tjc.edu/CESSE.
Dating back to the 1860s, the district includes Tudor Revival, Classical Revival, Colonial, Craftsman, Queen Anne and Ranch-style homes. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Bounded on the north by East Houston; on the east by South Oakland, East Wells and South Donnybrook; on the ...
Three exhibit halls are featured at this downtown children's math and science museum. Many activities focus on "hands-on" learning. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. Closed all major holidays. Admission charge. 308 N. Broadway St. 903/533-8011. www.discoveryscienceplace.org.
A delight for antique lovers and historians, this antebellum landmark brings the past to life with original furnishings, photographs and memorabilia dating to the mid-1800s. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Sat. 624 N. Broadway. 903/531-1286. www.goodmanmuseum.com.
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