Huntsville offers visitors an array of discoveries – history, nature, prominent state institutions, antiques – all mixed with hometown hospitality. The small-town, historic flair of Huntsville brings new meaning to ‘Texas Charm’. There is truly something for everyone in Huntsville!
The city had its beginning about 1836, when Pleasant and Ephraim Gray opened a trading post on the site. Ephraim Gray became first postmaster in 1837, naming it after his former home town, Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama.
Today, it is home to the World’s Tallest Statue of an American Hero. A statue of Sam Houston looms over the city at 67 feet tall on a 10 foot granite base. There are numerous museums in Huntsville, including the Sam Houston Memorial museum, the H.E.A.R.T. Veterans Museum, and the Texas Prisons Museum.
Looking for some wet n’ wild fun? Be sure to stop by The Blue Lagoon for scuba diving. They also offer equipment rental and lessons.