TPWD: News Roundup: Outdoor Activity of the Month: October — History

 News Roundup

Outdoor Activity of the Month: October — History

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Outdoor Activity of the Month:  Bring Texas History to Life!

History and cultural treasures come alive in Texas State Parks this October! From playing air/sea/land games aboard the historic Battleship Texas, to getting a taste of the outdoors at a living history farm, or hiking to view 4,000 year old rock art— bring your family closer to the rich cultural history of Texas!

But that’s only the beginning. Many state parks offer guided tours of 19th century missions, military frontier forts, and Civilian Conservation Corps structures or special history events and presentations— like The First Regular Army or “Buffalo Soldiers”. Plus, October is Texas Archeology Month, and Texas State Parks feature some of the best Native American pictographs in the nation.

Find a list of featured historical events and locations and visit the activities calendar for the month of October.

History is better outside! Here’s just a sample of what’s happening around Texas:

Austin Area

Dallas/Ft. Worth Area

Houston Area

San Antonio Area

West Texas and the Panhandle Area

Remember, kids 12 and under get free admission to Texas State Parks!

Need more inspiration?

Pack up the kids and take a journey back in time.  You’ll discover that it’s not what you find; it’s what you find out!

What to bring:


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