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Liendo Plantation is an eminent cotton plantation in Waller County, Texas. It is a Greek Revival structure constructed in 1853. Most commonly, Liendo is accessible for public viewing on the first Saturday of every month. Admission fees are reasonable and tour timings are 10:00a, 11:30a and 1:00p respectively. The plantation and surrounding grounds are charming, and provide a great deal of pleasure to visitors. It is spread across 67,000 acres (27,113 hectares). Privately-owned, it transacts in breeding and selling cattle, apart from opening once a month for historic tours.
In 1836, while the Alamo was under siege, 59 delegates met here at the Brazos State Historical Park to declare independence from Mexico. Located 70 miles northwest of Houston, this 293-acre state park appeals to history buffs and nature lovers alike. You can tour Independence Hall, study the Republic of Texas' unique history at the Star of the Republic Museum, or experience life on a 19th century plantation at Barrington Living History Farm. Facilities include a playground and 26 picnic sites in a pecan grove near the river. This place is daily open to the public at 8am.
Nestled close to the arterial Highway 290, Peckerwood Garden is a rare jewel tucked between Houston and Austin and lies at the periphery of three different climate belts. Home to an exhaustive collection of indigenous plants from Asia, Mexico and southern part of United States, it was born out of the efforts of horticulture enthusiast John G. Fairey, who traveled through various regions of Mexico and collected seeds of endangered and distinctive plant species. The sprawling 39-acre (15.78-hectare) arboretum features saplings of quercus, taxus, styrax and magnolia, among other unique varieties. Visitors can also find open-air displays including Mexican folk art pieces and sculptures.