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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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Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church

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

Columbus, TX Historic Churches


C.A.R.E. - Center for Animal Research and Education

The Center for Animal Research & Education, (CARE) was founded to provide for the rescue, rehabilitation, and holistic nurturing of sick, injured or abused big cats, thus ensuring a vital habitat and safe haven for them to live in comfort and with dignity. 

Bridgeport, TX Wildlife Refuges

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

Historic Sites in Columbus

Medallions of the State Historical Survey Committee have been placed on almost 80 sites in Columbus. The newest concept in providing historical and architectural information is the unique "Talking Houses"

Columbus, TX Tours

Bardwell Lake Parks and Camping

There are six developed park areas at Bardwell Lake. Mott Park The park consists of approximately 270 acres with development on approximately 54 acres, and is located on the west side of the lake. Access to the area is a paved road that connects to FM 985

, TX Camping

Somerville Lake Trails

Somerville Lake has two (2) nature trails. Yegua Creek Park in the US Army Corps of Engineers park system has a nature trail approximately 1 mile long within the park. The trail is self-guided, with a trail guide available at the gatehouse. Lake Somerville State Park Trailway System<

, TX Hiking

Somerville Lake Fishing

Somerville Lake has enjoyed a reputation of being an excellent catfish lake for many years. Fisherman also enjoy catching Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Bass, White Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish (Perch), Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Flathead (Yellow) Catfish. White bass

, TX Fishing


Old Church Theatre

The Gothic stone building that is the Old Church Theatre in Clarksville was built in the 1920's as the spiritual home of a small congregation of Red River County members of the Episcopal Church. Regular services were held in the historic building until the 1980'

Clarksville, TX Theatres

Monastery of St. Clare Miniature Horse Farm

The Monastery is home to a group of Franciscan Poor Clare Nuns who support themselves by raising miniature horses and by selling their handmade ceramic items in the "Art Barn" gift shop. Visitors are welcome to pet the horses, browse in the gift shop, and spend a few quiet moments in the Chapel.

Brenham, TX Animal Parks

Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park, with 423.1 acres, is located in Grayson County, northwest of Denison, Texas, on the shores of Lake Texoma. The park was named for the 34

, TX State Parks

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