Orange is a wonderful city located in Texas, United States. The county seat of Orange County, the city is situated on Sabine River. Orange has an area of 20.8 square miles (53.8 square kilometers) and a population of more than 18,600 inhabitants. Orange was first founded in 1836, as a port to Gulf Mexico. In the 1830s, the community was known under the name of Green Buff, which changed to Madison in the 1840s. The town was renamed Orange only in 1858, when it also was incorporated as a city. Nowadays, Orange is a beautiful place to visit, being the home of numerous cultural and historical sights of interest.
Top Attractions within Orange
The Stark Museum of Art hosts numerous collections of art from the 19th and 20th century. Exhibits include Western American art exhibits, but the museum also hosts an impressive collection of American Indian art. Other displays that can be found in the art museum include glass and porcelain, but also rare books and manuscripts. The museum was first established in 1978.
The Lutcher Theater is an important cultural venue located in Orange. The theater is an 1450 seat venue that hosts numerous stage performances and important art events. Children's performances can also be seen in this lovely theater. In fact, the great quality shows that can be viewed in this spot manage to draw more than 30,000 people in attendance, every year. The theater first opened in 1980.
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is a place of an unique beauty, located in Orange. The scenery spot has an area of 252 acres and it features more than 300 plant species. Amenities of the center include boat trips, bird watching and numerous walking trails.
The W.H. Stark House is one of the most impressive buildings of Orange. The house dates back to 1894, being built in a way that show an interesting influence of various architectural styles. It has an area of 14,000 square foot and 15 rooms, while the whole construction is wonderful. The house functions as a museum in which visitors can admire original furnishing, antique porcelain and numerous decorative accessories.