When in Austin, visit The Bullock Texas State History Museum, a 3-floors treasure-filled historical adventure. From LaSalle's shipwreck artifacts to the way of life for the pioneers and native Indians. A life-size cabin, replica of Stephen F Austin's jail cell, s and the theater showroom are just a few exhibits recreating the events of Texas past. 1800 N Congress Avenue. www.thestoryoftexas.com A popular tourist city, San Antonio offers much in historical presence. No one can truly capture the story of Texas without visiting the Alamo and the missions. Located in the heart of San Antonio, there is much to see and appreciate why this city is both a vacation hot-spot and filled with timeless treasures. www.visitsantonio.com Huntsville is home to Sam Houston State University, Sam Houston State Park, Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and the tallest statute of Sam Houston ever encountered. Enjoy the Sam Houston Folk Festival in early May where participants dress in pioneer clothing and exhibit craftsmanship such as candle-making and weaving, re-enactments about the wild frontier, and other entertainment. 1402 19th Street. www.samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com Travel to LaPorte to visit the San Jacinto Monument, the landmark site where Texas won its independence. This Texas giant includes an observation deck at 567.31 ft. in the clouds. Check out how the west was really won, Houston then and now, and be a part of the historical re-enactment held every April. One Monument Circle. www.sanjacinto-museum.org >>>Another must-see attraction while in LaPorte, is the Battleship Texas celebrating its 100th anniversary March 2014. Along the Texas Pecos Trail, where lawlessness captured the attention of Roy Bean, is Langtry, Texas. Bean was appointed judge and held court in the saloon. Visit the saloon, learn about Lilly Langtry, and find out about the legend west of the Pecos. www.texaspecostrails.com & www.tshaonline.org >>>search Langtry. Galveston is dock to the Elissa and the Texas Seaport Museum. Built in 1877 under British rule, this merchant ship set sail to Florida and the Gulf. Watch a documentary in the museum about the Great Storm that swept many lives away in the turn of the 20th century. Check out the database of immigrants who came to the port known as the Ellis Island of the West. Pier 21 Number 8 www.galvestonhistory.org Amarillo by morning... Located along the Route 66, this city is a gem in itself. Visit the local cafes, galleries, antique shops where you will find the route of the western dream. Visit Texas' biggest history Panhandle Plains Museum 2503 4th Ave., Canyon Texas. George Ranch Historical Park is a Texas landmark and has passed through 4 family generations since settlers arrived in Mexico's Texas territory. A true working ranch, cowboys and costumed presenters offer entertainment of the wild west. Don't miss the stories, hands-on activities, and tours homes of our Texas ancestors. Richmond, Tx www.georgeranch.org
Alabama-Coushatta Reservation is a must see. Native Indian culture has important roots in Texas and tribal existence must never be forgotten. The 46th annual pow-wow is held June 6 & 7 2014. Be a part of the celebration and enjoy camping, fishing, and swimming at this beautiful east Texas reservation.
When in the Houston area, visit the Bayou Bend Collections and Garden. This museum showcases incredible art and object collection, dating from 1620-1870, in the home of philanthropist, Ima Hogg. A movie buffs delight, this center is home to the oldest repertory cinema featuring vintage flicks. Visit the souvenir shop and dine in at Cafe Express but come see the many unique galleries! http://www.mfah.org/ Washington-On-The-Brazos along the Brazos River is an adventure waiting for you to explore! Not only is there a living history farm, but add an interactive museum and a beautiful historical trail to boot. Come see where Texas formed!
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