Heritage Trail: Independence
Region: Gulf Coast
Houston, No Problem! Space City is home to the Johnson Space Center where imagination comes alive. Visiting the space center you'll find yourself surrounded by history that is out of this World. From Moon rocks to space capsules they have it all. Mission Control is just one of the must see destination in the Houston area. The San Jacinto Battlefield and Monument mark the spot where Texas was born. Just weeks after the battle of the Alamo the Mexican Army met General Sam Houston on this historic ground. In just 18 minutes of fighting the Texas Army defeated the Mexican Army and claimed their new republic. Just a stones throw away at the end of the battlefield you will find the Battleship Texas. The battleship is a great place for kids. Several levels of stairs, walkways, uniforms, bunks, a mess hall, a radio room and massive guns will impress kids young and old. (By the way you can crawl inside those massive guns to take a peek) Houston is home many museums, historic destinations, great events, kid activities and much more. Blast Off and visit Space City . Just minutes from the great beaches of Texas.
Houston Points of Interest
Completed in 1911 for civic leaders Paul and Mahala Hackbarth this concrete block house is an unusual example of vernacular architecture. Prominent features include a wraparound porch ionic columns on....
Early history of San Felipe The Cradle of Texas Liberty. Built in 1847 the store serves as a reminder of the early days of Texas. San Felipe is the only home Stephen F. Austin (The Father of Texas) ev....
Housed in the city’s original water tower the building now resembles a castle turret (see picture at the top of this page). This museum includes unusual historic items from throughout Colorado Count....
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