Things To Do in the Huntsville Cultural District

In 2009, the Texas Commission of the Arts began designating specific cultural districts throughout the state. One of the first of seven of these new arts districts was the Huntsville Cultural District. This downtown area in Huntsville, Texas, offers everything from historic, preserved architecture to live theater performances. Residents and visitors alike are invited to discover these historical gems.

Huntsville Cultural District

One of the draws to the cultural district is the historic buildings. (Texas Commission on the Arts)

What can I do there?

Aside from the historical buildings, there are also new buildings in the Huntsville Cultural District. Architect Dan Phillips created them all from recyclable materials, which adds to the appeal. Additionally, many of the downtown buildings have been given an extra artistic touch by Richard Haas. Haas painted several murals throughout the district.

The cultural district has artist studios and workshops for the creative types, but those who don’t want to exercise their creative skills still have options. You can also visit museums, theaters, art galleries, and any number of events and festivals in the area.

The Huntsville Cultural District has all sorts of attractions and memorialized buildings and houses for you to see. Whether you’re looking for a charming downtown center to sight-see and experience a taste of preserved history, support local artists, see a live show, or find some way to pass a day, it’s all right here. Furthermore, visitors can take guided tours for a little bit of everything. This area has about all you need for an exciting day. Which one of these are you most excited for? We want you to share anything we missed!

4 Fun Activities to Do in Sam Houston National Forest

There’s a lot to do in the greater Huntsville, Texas area. One of our favorite destinations is the incredible Sam Houston National Forest. Less than a half hour drive south of Wiesener of Huntsville, the sprawling 163,000 acres of protected trees is an excellent weekend destination. Following are some of the best activities to do in Sam Houston National Forest.

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Hiking

Of course, what better way is there to see the natural beauty of the forest than to get out there and hike? You’ll find multiple scenic walks here, including the acclaimed 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail.

Fishing

Both Lake Livingston and Lake Conroe are great for fishing enthusiasts. They are located within the park grounds and are known for their black bass population and year-round fishing opportunities.

Animal Watching

If you’re not interested in hunting, you can view and appreciate the many protected animals living in the habitat of Sam Houston Forest. You’ll never know what will cross your path!

Off-Roading

The multi-use trail in the Sam Houston Forest is available for hiking and horseback riding, but that’s not all. It’s particularly popular as the only trail open to Off-Highway Vehicles in Texas’ multiple national forests.