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Tyler County Tourism

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See the Sights!

There are plenty of attractions perfect for the whole family to fill up a day or weekend within Tyler County.

Make sure to check out the following sites during your visit:

Big Thicket National Preserve
www.nps.gov/bith
Spanning 85,000 acres of parkland, the Big Thicket National Preserve has been recognized by many as an “American ark and the biological crossroads of North America.”

Heritage Village Museum

The preserve encompasses a fusion of forests and plant life with birds and native animals. Eighty-five species of trees, over 60 shrubs and just about 1,000 flowering plants call this preserve home, along with nearly 200 types of birds and 50 species of reptile.

Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation
www.alabama-
coushatta.com

Home of the Alabama and Coushatta Indians, the reservation was established in the 1850s with the help of the Indians’ ally Sam Houston.

Allan Shivers

Visitors can find the awe-inspiring, 26-acre Lake Tombigbee, which is stocked with a variety of fish for anglers, at the reservation, along with campsites and modern cabins located along the lake.

Heritage Village Museum
www.heritage-village.org
Heritage Village Museum, located along U.S. 190 just one mile west of Woodville, is lined with a collection of distinct historic buildings and is teeming with an assortment of unique artifacts – creating a picture of life in Tyler County between the 1860s to the 1900s.

Features of the charming Village include the 1866 Tolar Cabin, a reconstruction of the Z.C. Collier Store and the Pickett House. Visitors can also choose to take a nature walk and browse through the Village’s Museum Store.

W.T. Colmesneil House

Allan Shivers Library
and Museum

www.allanshivers
library.com

Brimming with mementos and historical documents of the Shivers administration, this beautifully restored, Victorian-style library and museum was given to the residents of Woodville from former Texas Governor and Mrs. Allan Shivers.

Positioned at 302 North Charlton, patrons can visit the Allan Shivers Library and Museum on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

W.T. Colmesneil House
W.T. Colmesneil was the conductor of the premier train to come through the area. Upon his retirement, Colmesneil established residence in the burgeoning community. The house, currently located at 601 Pitzer Street, was designed to face the railroad track for Colmesneil’s viewing pleasure. Ultimately, the town was named in honor of W.T. Colmesneil.

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