A wooded oasis on the banks of Elm Creek. A historic water tower and observation deck constructed by the CCC overlook the swimming pool. Fishing, hiking, boating and picnicking are available. Lake Abilene is adjacent to the park. Admission and camping fees. 16 miles southwest of Abilene. 325/572-...
More than 160 species of animals are displayed in natural habitats. Special features are the Creepy Crawler Center, Wetlands, giraffe bridge and black rhinos. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily (gate closes at 4:30 p.m.), and until 9 p.m. on Thu. from Memorial Day–Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas ...
The popular park on the Laguna Madre is located within and surrounded by the huge Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Facilities include lighted fishing piers, picnic areas, a playground, boat ramp, nature trail, and 35 RV sites with full hookups. Take F.M. 106 east 3.1 miles to F.M. 2925; ...
Nestled in the Big Thicket, the reservation is home to the Alabama and Coushatta, part of Southern forest tribes. Sam Houston, a staunch friend, was influential in having the reservation created in the 1850s. Enjoy scenic camping areas, fishing lake and swimming. 936/563-1100. www.alabama-coushat...
The most famous spot in Texas, Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) was established in 1718. The chapel and long barrack are all that remain of the original fort. The museum contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and offers stories on the fall of the Alamo. Open 9 a.m.–5:30 ...
130 S. Eighth St. 956/787-2117. www.alamochamber.com.
In the old depot. Open 8 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri. 2 Railroad St. 325/762-2525. www.albanytexas.com.
Multipurpose facility hosts concerts and rodeos, and is home to the Allen Americans (Central Hockey League), Allen Wranglers (Professional Indoor Football League) and Dallas Sidekicks (Professional Arena Soccer League). 200 E. Stacy Road. 972/678-4646. www.alleneventcenter.com
Amarillo Visitor Information Center is in the Amarillo Civic Center. Take the downtown exit from I-40. Summer hours (March 1–Sept. 30): 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.–Sun. Winter hours (Oct. 1–Feb. 28): 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and noon–4 p.m. Sat. 401 S. Buchanan. 806/374-V...
Zoo features a herd of bison and other animals of the High Plains, as well as a special "Texotic" exhibit. The Herpetarium features lizards, frogs and salamanders from around the world. Admission charge. Open 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Closed major holidays. NE 24th Street at U.S. 287. 806/381-7911....
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