Sam Houston Statue
A visit to the world’s tallest statue of an American hero
offers a great perspective of Huntsville. A tribute to courage,
the Sam Houston Statue was designed and constructed by
artist David Adickes. He dedicated the statue to the City of
Huntsville on October 22, 1994. It is the world’s tallest statue of
an American Hero at 67 feet tall on a 10-foot sunset granite base.
Huntsville State Park
The State Park is a venue for camping, hiking, biking,
nature viewing and fishing around scenic Lake Raven, a 210-
acre lake. At Huntsville State Park, guests can camp, hike, bike,
picnic, fish, swim, paddle, geocache and study nature. We have 21
miles of trails, playgrounds, a bird blind and nature center.
The Texas Prison Museum
The Texas Prison Museum offers an intriguing glimpse
into the lives of the state’s imprisoned citizens. The museum
features numerous exhibits detailing the history of the Texas
prison system, featuring a look inside the operations behind
the fences and walls. Huntsville’s prison museum opened in
1989, is frequented by a cross-section of the public, ranging
from grade-school students on field trips, to tourists from
around the world.