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Take a full day to relax (all dates fit with our SHSU calendar) and learn the history of Huntsville and Walker County, and visit some of our best museums and historic landmarks.
Join 10 colleagues in the spacious “Joye-mobile” Party van for an exclusive tour of Huntsville and Walker County with step-aboard guides familiar with all the details of our local history. We’ll explore our town, with stops at some of our museums. We’ll lunch at one of the many famous local eateries then cruise the countryside to visit the Biology Reserve and the Gibbs Ranch, and selfies with Big Sam. We’ll end with dinner at the Farmhouse. If we are lucky, we may get a chance to view the bats as they exit the TDCJ warehouse and learn about the “Battle of the Bats.”
Meet in the parking lot of the University Hotel (It’s a safe place to leave your cars).
A variety of Step-aboard guides will provide the “Rest of the Story” about Huntsville’s history with fascinating, personal anecdotes about the many old-time families whose descendants still live in town.
Stop at historic Mr. Hamburger, City Hall Cafe or McKenzie’s.
Explore the outer reaches of the county at the Biological Preserve and the Gibbs Ranch before visiting some of the works of our local artists and a final stop at the Sam Houston Statue for your very own selfies with 70-foot tall Big Sam.
Finish up with a great dinner at the Farmhouse and a chance to see the bats fly at dusk.
Drop off back at your cars after a full, fascinating day of Huntsville History.