Things to Do at Rainbow’s End

Between all the happenings at Rainbow’s End, the City of Livingston and Polk County will keep your days filled with events, fun, exploring, and great Southern food.

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Livingston offers shopping, restaurants of all flavors, a museum, library, and all of the amenities of a small town. With a 93,000 acre lake, Livingston offers fishermen plenty of opportunities to catch bass and catfish. The Lake Livingston State Park offers a beautiful environment where you can swim, fish, boat, hike, or even enjoy a picnic by the lake!

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Visit nearby Lufkin to the north, where you can tour the Texas Forestry Museum, do a downtown walking tour, or shop ’til you drop. They also have a small outdoor zoo and a beautiful national park. For the rafter or canoeing enthusiast, check out the Neches River events and the annual Neches River Rendezvous in June (a 10-mile canoe trip).

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Conroe to the south and Huntsville to the west offer an abundance of shopping and eating opportunities.

Take a short one-hour drive on Saturday night to Liberty, TX, and enjoy a fun-filled evening of live musical entertainment at the Liberty Opry. Each week’s show is new and different, ranging from the oldies to rock to country western, gospel, the ‘50s & ‘60s and much, much more. Be sure to call ahead and check it out!

A little over an hour’s drive south is the big city of Houston, Texas with some of the country’s best medical facilities, various sports and cultural outlets, Johnson Space Center, and all the amenities of a large city. For the museum lover, you won’t want to miss checking out the Houston Museum District featuring 20 museums, galleries, and cultural centers.

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Further south is Galveston, Texas, with the ever-popular Moody Gardens, historic Strand District, cruise ship port, and several unique annual festivals. Kemah Boardwalk is nearby Galveston, offering nonstop fun such as waterfront dining, roller coasters, and seaside shows!

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