Orange Travel Guide

  • Orange County Courthouse
    Orange County Courthouse
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  • Stark Museum of Art
    Stark Museum of Art
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  • First Presbyterian Church
    First Presbyterian Church
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Orange Things to Do

  • Lutcher Theater

    Lutcher Theater is a 1450 seat performing arts facility run by a foundation established by Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark. It is the largest such facility between Houston, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida. The theater opened in February 1980 with a performance by Liberace. Today they host shows from Broadway and a variety of shows, comedians,...

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  • Stark House

    When I saw a photo of the Stark House when I was planning my visit to Orange, I decided I had to see it. I have always liked Victorian/Queen Anne style houses. This one has Eastlake details, 14,000 square feet, and was completed in 1894 for William Henry Stark and his bride Miriam Lutcher. Their marriage combined two of the leading families in...

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  • First Baptist Church

    This congregation was formed in 1879 and met in the old Orange County Courthouse. It was reorganized in 1898 as the Green Avenue Baptist Church and later combined with the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church. This building was completed in 1915. I like the columns and the dome.

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  • First Presbyterian Church

    This classic Greek Revival style church was completed in 1912 and has Texas granite, Italian marble, an opalescent glass dome (the only one in the country) and great leaded art-glass windows. The church was built using funds from the Lutcher Family which was one of the most prominent families in early Orange. The church is listed on the National...

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  • Heritage House Museum

    The Heritage House Museum is in a home that was built in 1902 for Mr. J. O. Sims and family. It features rotating historical exhibits and authentically furnished rooms depicting the lives of an upper middle class Orange family from 1900 to 1930. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hours are 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday...

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  • Stark Museum of Art

    The Stark Museum of Art houses a variety of forms of art like the normal paintings and sculptures; plus American Indian crafts, decorative arts, and rare books and manuscripts with an emphasis on the art of the land, people, culture and wildlife of the old west. Widely regarded as having one of the best collections of Western Art in the country;...

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  • Orange County Library

    The Orange Library is a nice place to stop and get info on the town if you missed the visitors center and to access the internet and keep up with the latest on VT. Kinda nice, albeit modern, building too. I really liked the statue of the two kids out front. Hours are 9 AM to 9 PM Monday through Wednesday and 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday through Saturday.

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  • Orange and Orange County

    Orange is a town of about 19,000 (up 2% since 2000) along Interstate 10 and US Highway 90in Orange County in the Gulf Coast part of East Texas. It is the easternmost city in Texas along Interstate 10 and is the county seat of Orange County (established in 1852).Orange was established in 1836, the year of Texas' independence, and was named after the...

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  • Stop at the Texas Welcome Center

    Just like most State Welcome Centers, the one in Texas on I-10 located near Orange has state maps and all manner of brochures on what to do in the state. It also has a very nice nature trail through the swampy area surrounding the center. There are quite a few informative signs along the easy route. A definite bonus making the center worth the...

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    by Bela_LUng Written May 8, 2004

    Holy crap! When you stop at a Truck Stop for food you don't expect much, but here we were in Texas, just having crossed the Sabine river/marshes looking for food and the Flying J was the place we stopped.

    When we walked into the restaurant portion of the Truck Stop I was amazed. It was an open buffet style place with a great selection of chicken (roasted, and fried!), pastas, salad, fresh vegetables, and soup.

    We ate a fantastic meal for less then 10 US dollars. We asked for a coke and got a massive coke the size of my head for 1.75 US dollars. Insanely too big to drink the whole thing.

    By far this was the best road food I ate on my entire trip throughout the south and it was at a Truck Stop! :) Jack Kerouac would be proud!

    Favorite Dish: BUFFET! WOOOOO

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