“Everything’s bigger in Texas” rings true in Huntsville, where a 77-foot statue of Huntsville native Sam Houston stands tall. The “Tribute to Courage” has been dubbed the largest statue of an American hero; long-time politician Houston lead the Texas army in a decisive victory of the Texas Revolution in 1836, and later opposed the Civil War.
A jet charter airport in Huntsville takes visitors to a city with many historical, arts, and natural attractions to choose from.
Take a 90-minute guided historic driving tour through Huntsville with stops at the Sam Houston statue, and historic downtown, and finish at your choice of Huntsville’s museums and attractions like the Texas Prison Museum or Wynne Home Art Center. Several self-guided walking tours are available in the area. Walk through downtown or Oakwood Cemetary, the resting place of Huntsville’s prominent residents. The local historical trail, prison driving tour, and art tour are also available as self-guided tours.
Enjoy Huntsville’s natural beauty at Huntsville State Park. Wander through 21 miles of trails or swim in the lake. Paddle the calm water in a rented canoe or try your luck at catching a fish in the lake. Get your adrenaline pumping at General Sam’s Off-Road Park where you’ll hear the roar of ATVs and other off-road vehicles as they explore the 60 miles of trails in the area.
Families will enjoy cooling off at the Frank D. Roberts Aquatic Center and Splash Pad, or exploring the Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park with its playground, sports fields, and BBQ pits.