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Mid America Flight Museum
in Mt. Pleasant

The Mid America Flight Museum is a great place for any aviation lover. Visitors are invited to climb aboard and explore the 3 dozen vintage planes in this hanger that range from military to commercial!

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Sam Houston Memorial Museum
and Statue in Huntsville

Stop by and say “Hi” to old Sam Houston’s Texas-sized statue and head at the Huntsville Visitor’s Center. Also in town is the Sam Houston Memorial Museum where you can learn more about his life and influence on Texas.

Texas Basket Company in Jacksonville

While you’re in the “Tomato Capital of the World,” you’re definitely gonna need a basket, and the Texas Basket Factory has been making them beautifully for over 100 years! Shop their dozens of baskets and watch from the store's observation deck as the baskets are made.

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NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine

Beneath the pines of Palestine, the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility makes giant 1000-foot-tall balloons that are launched into space to carry important goods. This is one cool place to take a tour and learn about the science behind these space balloons.

Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville

Huntsville is home to the Texas Prison System, and now you can tour what was once the first state penitentiary at the Texas Prison Museum. Get a glimpse behind the jail cells and learn about some of its famous inmates like Bonnie and Clyde!

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