Huntsville offers visitors an array of discoveries
- history, nature, prominent state institutions, antiques - all
mixed with hometown hospitality. The small-town, historic flair
of Huntsville brings new meaning to 'Texas Charm'. There's truly
something for everyone in Huntsville, Texas.
of Sam Houston, Huntsville is one
of the oldest cities in Texas. Huntsville is nestled in the East
Texas Piney Woods, just 1 hour north of Houston and
3 hours south of Dallas on
I-45. When you visit Huntsville, you are sure to have an
Pamper yourself at one of our charming bed and breakfasts,
or visit one of several dude ranches. Escape to yesterday
as you wander through the downtown square lined with exclusive antiques
shops, boutiques and an old- fashioned ice cream parlor
and candy factory.
Envision yourself encompassed by natural beauty at Huntsville
State Park or nearby Lake Livingston where you can enjoy
outdoor recreation, including camping, fishing, hiking, biking,
boating and swimming. Enjoy golfing at the new Raven Nest Golf
Refresh your Texas history as you stroll through the Sam Houston
Memorial Museum Complex. You will learn about the exciting
life of the President of the Republic of Texas, General Sam
Houston. Sam Houston led the fight for Texas' Independence
and then served Texas as President, United States Senator and Governor.
Sam Houston is honored in Huntsville with a 67' statue on a 10' base - the world's
tallest of an American hero. Visit the HEARTS Veterans Museum and
the Texas Prison Museum.
Re-live times gone by at the annual General Sam Houston Folk
Festival. Each April the festival treats visitors to the culture
of the 1800's. Come scoot your boots at the Walker County Fair & Rodeo in
late March. Cool breezes of October bring old-fashioned fun at
the Fair on the Square. Browse through more than 300 exhibits,
including wonderful arts and crafts - sample luscious treats -
and enjoy the fun and entertainment. Huntsville lights up for the
holidays, with the Sam Houston Family Christmas Festival kicking
off the first Saturday in December.
Taste Texas home-style cookin' at one of our many
enticing cafes and restaurants. Spend the night at a selection of
hotels and motels. In Huntsville, there's a smiling face and a warm
welcome around every corner.
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