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Have your adventures ever taken you to Columbus, Texas? If not, then join us for this delightful day trip and we will explore together what is in Columbus. Columbus was designated the county seat of Colorado County when the county was established in 1836 and is located on the Colorado River. After the fall of the Alamo, General Sam Houston camped on the east bank of the Colorado River at Columbus in March 1836. When he and his troops left for San Jacinta, General Houston ordered Columbus burned so the Mexican Army would not be able to use any of the town’s buildings. Our first stop will be the Stafford Opera House where a docent will give us the history of the building. It was built in 1886 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. This opera house is the largest flat-floored opera house in Texas. Next we will visit the Dilue Rose Harris Museum. Made of unusual Tabby construction, built in 1858, boasts a basement that originally had a dirt floor. Dilue Rose Harris Museum is as important for architecture as for the person who lived in it. Dilue Harris was known as the “Woman of the Texas Revolution.” Ms. Harris wrote her reminiscences about her family and participated in the “Runaway Scrape” at the end of the Texas Revolution. Next we will eat lunch at Schobels Restaurant. They opened in 1979 and pride their selves in having exceptional homemade food. After lunch we will visit the two room Alley Log Cabin, built in 1836. Next stop will be the Santa Claus Museum. Visions of sugar plums will dance in your head when we visit  this museum, the only Santa Claus Museum in the South. It is a one-of-a-kind museum that opened its doors in 1990. This museum houses three major collections featuring almost 3,000 Santa’s including figurines, music boxes, dolls, dishes, ornaments, artwork, needlepoint and photos from all over the world. When leaving Columbus we will drive by the large Columbus Live Oak Tree. It is the 2nd largest live oak tree in Texas. This massive tree is 70 feet tall with a trunk circumference of 329 inches and is estimated to be over five hundred years old. Cost includes motor coach transportation, lunch and tips.