To See and Do

Things to See and Do

Here's a list of quick links to help you find our posts about the various places we've been. Think of it as a resource of things to see and do in the different states we've gone to. It's a safe bet the list will keep growing.

ARIZONA

Phoenix Capitol Museum and Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza
This wonderful, and free museum and outdoor plaza features Arizona history as well as artifacts from the USS Arizona. 

ARKANSAS

Located in the Arkansas side of Texarkana, this free museum is chock full of vintage cars.

LOUISIANA

Channault Aviation and Military Museum
General Chennault formed the Flying Tigers in China in WW II, but this gem of a museum is so much more. Located in Monroe, this museum is well worth visiting!


OREGON

Heceta Head Lighthouse
We love maritime things, and lighthouses fit that description. This is one of many along the the Oregon coast that are accessible to the public, thanks to Oregon State Parks.


TENNESSEE

Memphis
This was a quick and all to brief visit toe Memphis, but we caught Beale Street, Bass Pro Pyramid and the famous Peabody Ducks.

TEXAS

We did a quick trip into San Antonio to visit these 2 iconic sites. The Alamo for history. The Riverwalk for fun.

In Galveston, it gives you the opportunity to go aboard a couple of World War II vessels.

A great "working" museum of vintage warplanes located in San Marcos

Dickens on the Strand
A wonderful street festival in Galveston that celebrates Charles Dickens and his book, "A Christmas Carol"

A quick peek at some Fort Worth goodies such as the cattle drive and Stockyard Museum.

Galveston Naval Museum-The Cavalla
In addition to the submarine USS Cavalla, you can also tour the USS Stewart, a WW II destroyer escort.

Galveston Railroad Museum
All Aboard! This railroad museum in Galveston is chock full of rolling stock and more...

What was once a major tourist attraction is now part of Texas State in San Marcos and is open to the public.

Located in Tyler, this beautiful historic home is now open to the public.

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
Located in Midland, this museum was an unexpected gem.

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Located in Huntsville, the museum has a lot of information, artifacts, and historic buildings about Sam Houston and the fight for Texas Independence from Mexico (Post also covers a little about Huntsville)

Fort Travis Seashore Park
A nice, and free park on the Bolivar Peninsula

San Jacinto Day Festival
An all day event that steps back in time to celebrate the victory of Battle of San Jacinto

Texas City Museum
A real gem of a small-town museum

Wonderful maritime museum on the waterfront in Galveston

A wonderful "big cat" sanctuary. Located in the Tyler area not too far from Tyler State Park

Beautiful public garden full of roses and more. 

A real pleasant surprise in quality and contest. Chock full of aviation history.

Well worth visiting. Walk the decks of the only remaining battleship that served in both WW I and WW II. Then visit the battlefield where Texas Independence from Mexico was finally won.

Spend some time watching artisans create beautiful glass-work, then go into the small town and browse the fun, eclectic mixture of shops.