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You will find enticing diversity here - in the scenery, the history, the food, and the people. And you will discover a hospitality born of gracious Southern roots, sprinkled with old-fashioned Western grit, and spiced with the cultures and customes of Hispanic, German, Czech, and two dozen or so other significant ancestries.

Texas is, indeed, like a whole other country.

Explore Texas

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

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

Lake O' The Pines Boating

Lake O' the Pines has five boat ramps that are separate from open park areas. All the campgrounds and day use areas have boat ramps. Brushy Creek Campground has one multi-lane concrete launching ramp. Buckhorn Creek Park - Campers have exclusive use of a multi-lane concrete launching ramp.

, TX Boating

Big Bend Camping

Most campsites in Big Bend National Park are on a first-come, first-served basis with no advance reservations. The National Park Service operates 3 campgrounds at Rio Grande Village, the Chisos Basin, and Castolon. The cost is $10.00 per night for a site.

, TX Camping

Somerville Lake Water Sports

Two private floating marinas, Big Creek Marina and Lake Somerville Marina, and 11 boat ramps provide plenty of lake access for water recreation. The fee for boat launching at US Army Corps of Engineers operated parks is $3.00

, TX Boating

Hords Creek Lake Fishing

Hords Creek Lake is a scenic and popular lake and is known for its largemouth bass fishing, but populations of flathead catfish and sunfish should not be overlooked. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1986

, TX Fishing


The Wilderness at Lake Jackson Golf Club

The Wilderness at Lake Jackson Golf Club is a public, daily fee, championship, Jeffrey Brauer designed golf course. The Wilderness hosts golf outings and tournaments throughout the year. The Wilderness Golf Club is located 50

Lake Jackson, TX Golf Courses

Belton Lake Fishing

Lake Belton is a popular lake for hybrid striped bass, and can also be a good largemouth bass lake at certain times of the year. There is a floating fishing dock with room for 50 fishermen on the side deck and 100

, TX Fishing

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

Belton Lake Camping

Live Oak Ridge Park

, TX Camping

Big Bend National Park Boating

The Rio Grande, or El Rio Bravo del Norte, borders Big Bend National Park for 118 miles. A 1978 Act created the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River and charged the National Park Service to care for an additional 127

, TX Boating