What Are Some Attractions in Huntsville, Texas?


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Some attractions in Huntsville, Texas, are the Hearts Veterans Museum, Cibbs-Powell Home Museum, Sam Houston Memorial Museum and the Huntsville State Park. Visitors can also go on city tours that take them by memorials, monuments and historical sites.

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Those who enjoy getting out in nature can visit the 2,000-acre Huntsville State Park. The park boasts forested areas surrounding a 210-acre lake. Visitors can swim, canoe, boat and fish in Lake Raven or explore the park on land either by hiking or biking along 21 miles of trails.

Some popular hiking trails include the Triple C Trail, an 8 1/2-mile hike that circumnavigates much of the park and guides tourists to the Headwater Boardwalks, CCC Culverts and Flatwater Ponds. Other points of interest in the park include the Historic Dam and Spillway, tram railroads, Nature Center and Outdoor Amphitheatre, and Lone Star Trailhead. The latter leads out of the park and into the Sam Houston National Forest.

Guests can meander along the historic Main Street, an area that hosts plenty of events throughout the year from music festivals and farmers markets to the annual Junk-a-Palooza. The area also boasts a number of museum such as the Museum of Texas Arts, a building that displays local and cultural art. The Hearts Veterans Museum has exhibits containing military memorabilia and war artifacts.

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