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Texas - Prairies and Lakes

"Prairies and Lakes." Does that title really tell the tale? Well, yes-and no. Prairies and Lakes paints merely the pastoral brush strokes in this region's richly textured panorama. The full picture emerges only when you add the dynamic cities, charming communities, and colorful history that enliven this attraction-packed section of Texas.

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Brenham Heritage Museum

The Brenham Heritage Museum is housed in Brenham's former U.S. Post Office. The Classical Revival structure, located in downtown Brenham, was built in 1915 and is on the National Register of Historic Places

Brenham, TX Museums

Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Built in 1928 for a mere $10,000, Sts. Peter &

Columbus, TX Historic Churches



Whitney Lake COE Parks

CEDAR CREEK PARK Cedar Creek Park has 20 camp/picnic sites with a ground cooker/fire ring. Water faucets are located throughout the park. There is one restroom (with toilet facilities only)

, TX Camping

Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in historic downtown Brenham. This 125-seat theatre, set in a restored warehouse, offers an intimate theatre experience within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and fine bed &

Brenham, TX Theatres

Parker County Courthouses

After three previous structures were destroyed by fire, the present Parker County Courthouse was begun in 1884 and dedicated in 1886

Weatherford, TX Historic Courthouses

The Mountain

One of Texas's best kept secrets is located here in Canton, TX. Visit the old west town full of shops, fun and live events, including shootouts, stage hall dancing and performing artists. Late night shopping ends at 11

Canton, TX Venues


Lewisville Lake Camping

The Corps of Engineers at the Elm Fork operates two campgrounds, Hickory Creek and Oakland Park, both located on Lewisville Lake. Hickory Creek is open year-round; Oakland is open between April 1st and September 30

, TX Camping

Athens Scuba Park

With underwater visibility of up to 70 feet, there's no telling what you might see - a sunken tour bus, houseboat, airplane, motorcycles and more. Divers flock to the Athens Scuba Park clear blue waters for recreational certification. The average visibility is 30 to 40 feet. The park also features 1

Athens, TX Scuba Diving

Lake Texoma Fishing

Two-thirds of this lake lies in Oklahoma. A Lake Texoma fishing license ($12)

, TX Fishing

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