Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (Alto)Located in Cherokee County, this is the most heavily investigated Native American site in Texas. It was inhabited by the Caddoan peoples between 1000 BC and AD 1550. Today, the site consists of three earthen mounds, remnants of the prehistoric village, and a ceremonial center.
Bluebonnets generally begin blooming in mid-March and continue into April when they’re joined by other later blooming varieties of native flowers. Advice for finding the most beautiful blooms: “Drop in at small-town cafes and ask locals. They know the country better than anyone else.” Or, call the Texas Department of Transportation Wildflower Hotline, 800/452-9292.