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Viva HuntsVEGAS!

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A May 2006 trip to Texas by txag_girl

Quote: Taking a road trip through east Texas? Don't forget to stop in fabulous Huntsville and see what this little big town has to offer.

Viva HuntsVEGAS!

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Overview

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If you are taking a road trip through beautiful east Texas then Huntsville should definitely not be a place you miss. Known nationally as the death penalty capital of the nation, Huntsville houses the largest population of prisons and prisoners. Sometimes Huntsville gets a bad reputation, but this charming and quaint little town has a lot to offer. Huntsville’s population thrives mostly on the college student population, the town in residence to Sam Houston State University, because of this you will almost always find some sort of activity going on. From watching many of the sports teams, catching a theater production, or hitting a local hot spot, there is an activity for almost every taste and budget...Read More

Los Panchitos

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Restaurant

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If you are planning on grabbing a bite to eat while you are in town, be prepared to choose through the choices in Mexican food. For this small town is overrun with them. I think at last count we were up to 15. I have tried each and every one of them, and the one that I am most satisfied with time and time again is Los Panchitos. Los Panchitios is a family run joint that homes—great service with great prices. The small restaurant is decorated in the style and charm of colorful Mexico. The restaurants vibrant wall colors and display of native crafts really makes you feel like you are eating in a Mexican border town cantina. The staff is quite friendly and courteous; you will find that most o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Los Panchitos
1700 11th St.
Huntsville, Texas 77340
(936) 435-1045

McKenzie's Barbeque

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Restaurant | "McKenzie's BBQ"

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Looking for good Barbeque? Look no further than McKenzies BBQ in Huntsville. Their BBQ is so good that you can expect the meat to fall off of the bone. BBQ is a staple here in the Lone star state and meant to be taken seriously, McKenzies understands that and has perfected the art of creating good home-style BBQ, with an award winning taste. McKenzies has retained its spot as the best BBQ in the county for years. And has also been chosen by Texas Monthly as one of the Top 50 BBQ locations in Texas! What started as a small family business in a small storefront in Conroe, Texas, has blossomed into a beloved small chain that has been welcomed by Huntsville! What you can expect from McKenzi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

McKenzie's Barbeque
1700 11th St.
Huntsville, Texas 77340
(936) 291-7347

Zach's Bar & Grill

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Restaurant | "Zach's"

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Cold beer, darts, sports, and pool—what else describes a good time? Zach’s Bar and Grill is the perfect atmosphere for anyone wanting to kick back, relax, and have a good time and some good food. Zach’s has been a secret of Sam students for years, until recently when the cat was let out of the bag. Zach’s moved to a new, larger location, which has a huge patio and larger inside dining area, just off of the main strip. Setup in what can only be described as a huge warehouse looking building Zach’s has enough to keep you entertained all night long.I would say start off with a cold beer, they have a few selections on tap including Texas’ very own Zeigenbock, and then move on to some grub. You...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Zach's Bar & Grill
2707 Sam Houston Ave.
Huntsville, Texas 77340
(936) 295-0938

Potato Shack

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Restaurant

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If you are looking something a bit out of the ordinary and you are in need for a quick hot meal that isn’t out of a bag or off of an 99 cent menu, then you may want to check out the Potato Shack. The Potato Shack is a little nook that is out of the way that specializes in taking a simple product and turning it into something magnificent. The premise, is one potato, and a lot of creativity makes it a meal.They specialize in stuffed potatoes, and they are so good, the options are virtually endless and there is something for everyone. Their offerings include: a mixed veggie potato, a bacon cheeseburger potato, a chicken fried chicken potato, a chicken teriyaki potato, chili, cordon blue, a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Potato Shack
2220 Avenue I
Huntsville, Texas 77340
(936) 291-7783

Texas Prison Museum

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Attraction | "Prison Museum"

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Be sure not to miss the Texas prison museum, it is one of the most visited places in Huntsville. The prison highlights details about the residents within the Texas Prison system. Being one of the most notorious systems in the nation, Texas has been the epicenter of the penal system. The museum was designed to feature the history of the Texas prison system and look within its wall through the eyes of the workers and inmates.We really enjoy visiting the museum; in fact every time someone visits us we make an effort to take them by there. It’s pretty cheap to visit with tickets costing only $4 for adults and, $2 for kids and, $3 for seniors. And they have a really neat gift shop where you purchase all ki...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 12, 2006

Texas Prison Museum
491 SH 75 North
Huntsville, Texas 77320
(936) 295-2155

Shenanigan's

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Attraction

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Go where the yocals go! Pretty much the nightlife is limited to one main dance club in Huntsville, that would be Shenanigans/Confetti’s. This one locale has been serving the boogie needs of bearcats and yocals alike for about 15 years. Its has no comparison to some of the upscale venues you can find in the city, but if you are needing a night out of the old house to knock the dust off your “grove thang” then you should check it out. Shenanigans is actually two club venues in one. The first is Shenanigans, and it is mostly a countryesqe type or dance hall. They play mostly country with the intermittent booty music in between sets. Then there is Confetti’s, and this is more of a disco/pop bar that also ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Shenanigan's
1548 11th St.
Huntsville, Texas 77320
(936) 438-8300