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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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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

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



Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge

The 16,464 acre Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge lies at the upper Washita arm of , TX Wildlife Refuges


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

Waco Lake Hunting

Waco Lake offers a wide variety of hunting opportunities including: dove, early teal, duck, archery, deer gun season, and spring turkey hunting. There are 9 Wildlife Management Areas that consist of approximately 2,000

, TX Hunting

Old Bedford School

This beautifully restored 1915 vintage schoolhouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and features a visitors center, a gallery with changing exhibits and an authentically furnished 1915 classroom. The site also has a 149-seat auditorium for 25 performances each year.

Bedford, TX Historic Schoolhouses

Navarro Mills Lake Fishing

Fishing at Navarro Mills Lake is a very popular recreational activity. The lake holds the current state record for crappie, and fishermen come from all over to sample some of the best crappie fishing anywhere. Fishing for channel cat and yellow cat

, TX Fishing

Katy Hamman Stricker Library

Built in 1909 by the American Women's League (AWL), the building was the first AWL Chapter House in Texas and one of the first four built in the country. The design incorporates progressive turn-of-the-century "Prairie School"

Calvert, TX Museums


Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park is located along the east shore of Lake Whitney west of Hillsboro in Hill County, near the ruins of Towash, an early Texas settlement inundated by Lake Whitney. Towash Village was named for the chief of Hainai Indians, who moved into the area in 1835

, TX State Parks

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