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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.

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Providence Baptist

The original Providence Baptist Church was built approximately two and a half miles northwest of Chappell Hill. This building was destroyed by a violent storm in 1866

Chappell Hill, TX Historic Churches

Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church

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

Columbus, TX Historic Churches

Big Bend Ranch State Park Trails

Fifty miles of hiking and backpacking trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park are accessible at trail heads along FM 170, and opportunities for short hikes abound at several locations along the interior park road. Day-Hiking

, TX Hiking

Cooper Lake Camping

The park and access area facilities located at Jim Chapman Lake are operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. South Sulphur: Located on the south side of Cooper Lake, this sprawling 2,560

, TX Camping

Confederate Memorial Museum

The Confederate Memorial Museum is housed in Columbus' original water tower. The building now resembles a castle turret. This museum includes unusual historic items from throughout Colorado County, to include ladies'

Columbus, TX Museums

Sam Rayburn House Museum

The Sam Rayburn House Museum is the home of the late "Mister Sam," who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives longer than any other in American history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house was built in 1916 and restored to 1961

Bonham, TX Museums

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

Granger Lake Fishing

Fishing at Granger Lake varies throughout the year. Large catfish, along with the annual crappie and white bass runs bring many people to the lake for a taste of good Texas fishing. The largest black bass caught to date at Granger Lake had a certified weight of 11.62 lbs, White Bass 2.64

, TX Fishing

Waco Lake Boat Ramps

Waco Lake has a total of 10 public boat ramps. The Corps of Engineers maintains 8 of these 10. The other two are operated by the two public marinas on Waco Lake:

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Georgetown Lake Camping

Cedar Breaks and Jim Hogg Park at Lake Georgetown are the developed camping areas and are known for their family atmosphere and abundant wildlife. Park Attendants and Park Hosts reside in the parks to serve our customers. The parks are open year round from 6:00 am - 10:00

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Benbrook Lake Fishing

Benbrook Lake provides many excellent fishing opportunities, especially with its urban location. Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks the lake every few years and Benbrook was one of the first Texas lakes to be stocked with Florida-strain largemouth bass in the early 1980

, TX Fishing