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There are plenty of interesting and appealing attractions to visit in Huntsville, in order to make anyone's stay in the city more than enjoyable. Among the most favorite and visited ones, there are:


Huntsville State Park, a 2000-acre park, located 6 miles, southwest of Huntsville, where visitors can enjoy outdoor, recreational activities such as hiking, fishing or camping, the perfect getaway from the noisy and busy city life, a relaxation oasis great for recharging you batteries. The park's surroundings offer amazingly beautiful, scenic views in any day of the year, but especially during fall, when the colours on the trees are fit for a nature painting.


Texas Prison Museum, which offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the state's least-loved citizens, featuring numerous exhibits detailing the history of the Texas prison system, both from the point of view of the inmates as well as the men and women who worked within the prison walls.


Gibbs-Powell Home Museum, which represents a piece of local history, a Texas Historical Landmark, built by the Gibbs-Powell family who were close personal friends of General Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of Texas, one of the most colorful and controversial figures in Texas history. The house is one of the last remaining classical Greek Revival structures in the area.


Annual Events

No matter what month you choose as the date for your trip to Huntsville, good times are guaranteed! There's always something fun going on in Huntsville, among the city most expected and favorite annual events being: the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, which happens in July, as the name of the event suggests, the Annual Huntsville Antique Show, happening in September, the Annual Fair on the Square, kept in October and the Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival, which happens in April, to name a few.



Among the top places to shop in Hunstville, TX, there are:


West Hill Mall: 2 Financial Plaza, Huntsville, TX.

River Country Antiques: 1018 11th Street, Huntsville, TX.

Serenditity Gift Shop: 2 Financial Plaza, Huntsville, TX‎.

Payless Shoe Source: 3012 Highway 30 W, Huntsville, TX‎.

Foot Locker‎: 2 Financial Plaza, Huntsville, TX‎.

A Nitsch In Time: 1108 11th Street, Huntsville, TX‎.

Sam Houston Antique Mall: 1210 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX‎.

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