Whether you prefer to spend your days soaking up the sun in the great outdoors or taking part in group sports or exercise activities, there is always something to do year-round in Huntsville. Spend your long summer days lounging by the pool at the Huntsville Aquatics Center or laying in the grass in one of the many municipal parks like Emancipation Park, Eastham-Thomason Park, or Sam Houston Statue Park. The city also offers a number of biking and hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast and you can even go camping and fishing at Huntsville State Park, which offers up more than 2,000 acres of recreational fun.
Browse Local Museums
Get to know Huntsville deep down to its roots by exploring some of the city's many art galleries and museums. You can learn all about the history of the town’s most famous resident, General Sam Houston, at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. If art is more your fancy, you will be pleased to know that the city is also home to some world class art galleries and centers. View a beautiful array of paintings and sculptures by local artists at the Wynne Home Arts Center and check out a number of murals, exhibits, and other fine art at the stylish Lee Jamison Gallery.
Enjoy Year-Round Ente
Besides museums and art, there are also a number of other popular in-town destinations. You can shop and dine at top rated businesses in the beautiful downtown district or walk through the lovely Sam Houston State University Campus, which attracts students and faculty from all over the country. The university is also home to Bowers Stadium, a collegiate-style football stadium where locals can catch a number of games year-round. To treat the family, go out and have a good time at the Walker County Fair and Rodeo or the Sam Houston Folk Festival, two prominent events that bring in talent from all over Texas.