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Austin County and the surrounding area is rich in Texas History and offers lots of things to do and see. Nearby points of interest include the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, San Jacinto Battleground Complex including the San Jacinto Battleground, San Jacinto Monument, and the Battleship Texas.

Houston, the largest city in Texas, is only 48 miles away and features Hermann Park Zoo, the Museum of Natural Science, professional football, major league baseball, and NASA.

Historic Austin County The Real Texas Deal You can find links to websites for many of these attractions on our Links Page
but be sure to visit for a general overview of the so many things to see & do in this historic county.

Local Area Festivals
Austin County residents and folks from neighboring counties do enjoy a good time other than digging into our past. You're more than welcome to drop by to get a firsthand look into our part in Texas history, but we'd also enjoy you joining us for some of our fun festivities as well. Austin County Fair, Sealy Fantasy of Lights, Sealybration, Cat Spring Antique Show, and the Round Top Antique Show are just some of the major area events. Find more events and information at Sealy Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Wildflowers in the spring and Birds in the fall
Our area is also home to incredible spring wildflowers and a myriad of migrating birds. Find more information about birding on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website at The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

Local Area Restaurants
We have many fine restaurants in the area, so you'll be able to nourish yourself for lots of great riding & shopping. BBQ & steaks, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, sandwiches, pastries, and good old-fashioned hamburgers as well. You'll find something for everyone.

Local Area Lodging
To ensure a comfortable visit, the surrounding area has several top-notch bed & breakfasts as well as several national motel locations nearby so there's many places to stay overnight to give you plenty of time to see it all.

Photo credits: Texas Independence Trail Region, Jerry Olson

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