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11 DAY TRIPS HUNTSVILLE MUSEUMS: 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. www.huntsvilletexas.com/148/Statue-Visitor-Center 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. www.tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville 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. www.txprisonmuseum.org/