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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

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

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

Lavon Lake Campgrounds

* East Fork Park Park attendant on duty. 50 electric/water hook-up camp sites: $16.00 /night. Showers available. 12 tent camp sites w/water: $8.00/night. 27 free picnic sites available in day-use area and two 4

, TX Camping


Georgetown Lake Hiking

The Good Water Hiking Trail is a 16.6 mile rugged trail winding through dense Juniper Forest, Hardwood Bottomlands, and Prairie Grasslands . The trail extends from Cedar Breaks Parks to Russell Park. Careful planning is encouraged before going for a hike. 1

, TX Trails

1923 Highway 90 Bridge

Tucked along the meandering banks of the Colorado River, Columbus is accessible by several bridges. Of special interest is the Highway 90 bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a Multi-span Parker Through Truss bridge, which was opened in 1932 near Beason'

Columbus, TX Historic Bridges

Franklin Mountains State Park Camping

A limited number of tent camping sites are available. There are two types of campsites; one type (walk-in developed) is traditional, in that tents are placed directly on the ground and have tables and grills. The park has recently established an area with 5 self-contained RV sites(

, TX Camping

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


Sam Rayburn Lake Parks

Sam Rayburn has thirteen developed recreation areas that are operated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including : nine campgrounds, (primitive to highly developed), with more than 500

, TX Camping

Proctor Lake Campgrounds

Proctor Lake has 4 parks for camping or day use activites with RV, tent, screened shelter, and group camping facilities. The parks include: Copperas Creek Park, Sowell Creek Park, Promontory Park, and High Point Park. Copperas Creek Park is located on FM 2861 off of Highway 377

, TX Camping