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...
Prehistoric people needed good raw material for tools and weapons, and Alibates Flint was some of the finest. This is the only National Monument in Texas. It can only be viewed by ranger-led guided tours. Tours are by reservation only. Park staff need ample time to schedule a tour, a few days in ...
This structure was built in 1836, just after the Runaway Scrape, by one of
the original "Old 300" settlers. The square-notch cabin is fully furnished and
an excellent example of the Texas Colonial Period. Doors open 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Mon.–Sat. 1224 Bowie St.
Features outdoor and indoor exhibitions, plus demonstration gardens. The Mary Bivins Tropical Conservatory glass pyramid houses tropical flora and fauna. Concerts on Monday nights from June–August. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Closed on holidays and Saturdays in the winter. Admission charge. 1400...
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....
Amistad NRA is the U.S. portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Boating, waterskiing, fishing, birding, camping, hiking, swimming and archaeological sites are major attractions. Some of the oldest pictographs in North America are in the Amistad area. Boating, camping and hunting fees appl...
More than 40 species of birds nest in this 24,356-acre marshland on East Galveston Bay. Activities include wildlife observation, birding, photography, waterfowl hunting, fishing and crabbing. Overnight camping is limited, in duration and location. About 18 miles southeast of Anahuac. PO Box 278, ...
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