This wooded oasis on the banks of Elm Creek, adjacent to Lake Abilene, features a historic water tower and observation deck overlooking the swimming pool. Fishing, hiking, boating and picnicking are available. Admission charge. About 16 miles southwest of Abilene, through Buffalo Gap, off of FM...
On the Laguna Madre and surrounded by the huge Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, park facilities include lighted fishing piers, picnic areas, a playground, boat ramp, nature trail and RV sites with hookups. Take F.M. 106 east 3.1 miles to F.M. 2925; north 14.8 miles to the park entrance.
Nestled in the Big Thicket, the reservation is home to the Alabama and Coushatta, part of the Southern forest tribes. Sam Houston was influential in having the reservation created in the 1850s. Enjoy scenic camping areas, fishing lake and swimming. www.alabama-coushatta.com
This stadium provides facilities for football, concerts and other events. It's home for the Alamo Bowl college football game each December. Tours only for groups of 10 or more and by appointment. Admission charge. 100 Montana St. www.alamodome.com
The 33.334 meter track is banked nine to 33 degrees. Bicyclists may ride 6-8:30 p.m. Tue. and Thu. 19008 Saums Road. In Cullen Park. www.houstoncycling.org
This multipurpose facility hosts concerts, rodeos and sports events. It's home to the Allen Americans (Central Hockey League), Texas Revolution (Professional Indoor Football League) and Dallas Sidekicks (Professional Arena Soccer League). 200 E. Stacy Road. www.alleneventcenter.com
The center is home to the NHL's Dallas Stars and the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. The 72-acre park features two five-story buildings with facilities for concerts and events. 2500 Victory Lane. www.americanairlinescenter.com
This the U.S. portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Boating, waterskiing, fishing, birding, camping, hiking, swimming and archaeological sites are attractions. Some of the oldest pictographs in North America are in this area. Boating, camping and hunting fees apply. Other fees may apply...
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. The headquarters also supervises McFaddin and Texas Point National wildlif...
Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swimming and picnicking are permitted in recreation areas. Nearest entrance is 13 miles northwest on Texas 63.
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