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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.

Huntsvlle: Sam Houston, Historic Downtown, Great Outdoors, Prison History

Home 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 adventure.

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 Club.

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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Huntsville, Texas

Huntsville Convention & Visitors Bureau
1327 11th Street
Huntsville, Texas
(936) 295-8113 or toll-free 1-800-289-0389

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