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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


Belton Lake Boating

PUBLIC BOATRAMPS AT BELTON LAKE Sparta Valley - This park has a two lane concrete boatramp with free 24 hour access. Westcliff Park - This park has a two lane concrete boatramp and is open from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily. Belton Park

, TX Boating

International Exotic Feline Sanctuary International Exotic Feline Sanctuary

Founded in 1988, the International Exotic Feline Sanctuary's misson is to care for its exotic feline inhabitants as well as educate the public about their needs. Bobcats, cougars, jaguars, leopards, lions and tigers are among the species living on the site, which currently features more than 60

Boyd, TX Zoos

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

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

Fr. Alfred Villanueva, the current pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, had a grotto built in the church yard in honor of "Our Lady." The statue was brought over from Portugal and blessed during an outdoor mass on Mother's Day, 2001

Van Horn, TX Shrines

Lake Travis Boating

Due to low water levels, most public boat ramps on this lake are closed; however, the unimproved ramp at Dink Pearson Park is now usable. Canoes and other small boats may launch from the bank. Visit the LCRA website for updates on ramp conditions by clicking on link listed at bottom of page.

, TX Boating

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

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

Equestrian Trails at Wright Patman Lake

The listed areas are possible areas for equestrian use around Wright Payman Lake. While these areas are maintained to some degree, visitors should take proper precautions against possible hazards, such as wash-outs and fallen trees and/or limbs.

, TX Equestrian

Lake Texoma State Park

Lake Texoma State Park, located on the Oklahoma portion of Lake Texoma, offers fishing, swimming, camping, picnic areas, horseback riding, trail rides, tennis, hiking, nature programs, indoor fitness and recreation programs. Golfers can choose between two 18

, TX State Parks

Guadalupe Mountains Camping

Backcountry Campgrounds For those who wish to enjoy an arduous backpacking experience there are 10

, TX Camping