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Road Trippers - Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KTRK) -- In this edition of "Texas Road Trippers," ABC13 reporters Pooja Lodhia and Steve Campion head out to Huntsville, to check out the Prison Museum and get diving lessons!

In Huntsville, Texas, our city's namesake is a big deal! Just take a look at the towering statue of Sam Houston, which stands 77 feet tall. That is around a quarter the size of the Statue of Liberty.

To get a dose of Hunstville's history, head to The Texas Prison Museum, where you can learn about the roots of the city, which is home to the oldest prison in Texas. See artifacts and learn about some of the "High-Profile Guests" that found themselves shackled there, including Bonnie & Clyde.

But if you fixate on the prison you may miss the sun! The Blue Lagoon is only 80 miles from Houston. For less than $500 you can get scuba certified. Just one more reason to head to Huntsville!