Orange is in the Bayous region of East Texas.
Orange sprung up in the late 19th century as a major supplier in the Texas lumber industry, with some 17 sawmills at one time. Now it's heavily into chemical processing industry with what looks like chemical row along the Sabine River, when it's not being ravaged by hurricanes, that is. An impressive art museum exists here.
- Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau, 812 N 16th St, ☏ . M-F 8AM-noon, 1-5PM.
- 1 Texas Travel Information Center at Orange (I-10 Westbound), ☏ . 8AM-5PM, daily. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day: 8AM-6PM.
- 1 Stark Museum of Art, 712 Green Ave, ☏ . W-Sa 9AM-5PM. A rather incongruous but high quality museum of Western and Native American art here in this swampy corner of southeastern Texas.
- 2 W H Stark House, 610 Main Ave, ☏ . A locally historic Queen Anne-style house open for tours and full of antiques, but remember no touch.
- 1 Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 2111 W Park Ave, ☏ . Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM. Boardwalks take you out over a swampy expanse here. Free, donations welcome.
- 2 Lutcher Theater-Performing Arts, 707 Main Ave, ☏ . Here you can listen to bards and that sort of thing.
- The Best Price Motel & Suites, 2610 I-10, ☏ . Breakfast provided.
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2655 I-10 East, ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Includes breakfast, and has an outdoor pool and laundromat.