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Must Visit Places In Texas, USA

Raksha Kulkarni May 21, 2020
Texas, the second largest state in the US, is very geographically and culturally diverse. The state has stunning beaches, breathtaking mountains, renowned museums, historic landmarks, and a great art and music scene! The Lone Star State definitely offers a lot for everyone!
Austin
The capital city is known for its museums, live music scene, and stunning parks and lakes. There are several activities like kayaking in the city. The restaurants and the nightlife are top-notch here!
The Texas State Capitol stands tall (308 feet!) in the hip urban locale of Austin and is open to the public. Monuments like Heroes of the Alamo and Terry’s Texas Rangers are attractions here that hold value in Texas’s history.
Just outside Austin, Hamilton Pool is a natural pool where locals like to cool it off in the summers. It’s a green water pool filled by a 50-ft waterfall. It’s surrounded by rocks and beautiful scenery.
Houston
It’s considered as the heart and soul of Texas. The famous attractions here are the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Museum District, and the Theater District. You can also chill around and enjoy the best barbecue here.
The Space Center is a place to learn about upcoming missions, latest projects of NASA, and space exploration. It boasts of spacecraft like the Mercury 9; and equipment that helped US in the Space Race.
There’s a restored Saturn V rocket which was used earlier. You can also walk inside a ‘Skylab’ replica, which was America’s first space station.
San Antonio
San Antonio offers beautiful architecture, stunning art culture, and restaurants serving delicious cuisine.  Attractions here include the SeaWorld which has a waterpark and animal shows too; and the San Antonio Zoo.
The Alamo is the most-visited monument in the whole state. It is the site of a former Spanish mission which is now a museum. The museum features weapons and artifacts used in the events. It was built in the 18th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage. The military fortress was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
The River Walk is a vibrant place lined with great shops, cafes, and museums; which can be explored by bicycle or walking. You may also hire river boats or simply leisurely cruise on one.
Just outside of San Antonio, Natural Bridge Caverns is another attraction; which is the largest underground tourist site in Texas. You are taken 180—feet below the ground to explore almost 10,000 different limestone formations. The interiors are huge and are mostly wet and humid. You can also try treetop climbing and ziplining.
Dallas
This beautiful city boasts of great and free transportation services like M-Line Trolley and the D-Link shuttle service, making it easier to explore. The city boasts of stunning architecture, amazing collection of urban arts, great restaurant and bars.
Dallas World Aquarium gives you an insight on some endangered species and features a replica of the Orinoco Rainforest. You can see birds like toucans and ibises; animals like crocodiles and three-toed sloths.
Other attractions here are the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey plaza, and the Reunion Tower.
Six Flags Over Texas is an amusement park with the second tallest sky screamer in the world, named Texas SkyScreamer. It has many attractions for everyone!
Alpine
It’s a tiny town which is famous because of the Big Bend National Park nearby. But, the town itself boasts of stunning scenery. You may simply stroll around downtown, enjoying the cute cafes; and shopping in the boutique shops.
Big Bend National Park
The park consists of the whole Chisos mountain range, Rio Grande River, and a part of the Chihuahuan Desert. Some parts can be explored by a vehicle. But, there are almost 200 miles of hiking trails which take you around the stunning canyons and the desert rock formations.
Other activities here include fishing, horseback riding, and bird watching.
Experience the true essence of Texas here. Stereotypes like mingling with the cowboys can be done at the Amarillo Livestock Auction or you can try a 72-oz steak at the Ranch. You can also check out some great collection of western art at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
Amarillo
Cadillac Ranch is an iconic attraction featuring 10 vintage Cadillac cars covered with graffiti, protruding from the ground. It’s a great photo opportunity and you also may paint some to leave your mark.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Located in the Chihuahuan Desert, this national park protects the four tallest mountains in Texas. It also boasts of the most extensive Permian fossil reef in the world.
There are great hiking trails that differ in level of difficulty for everyone. One of the popular ones is the Guadalupe Peak (highest point in Texas) trek which boasts of panoramic views of the park.
This small city is a heaven for art lovers! One of the major attraction is the Chinati Foundation which is an art museum founded by Donald Judd. The art installations are displayed on an old army base. Some attractions are the Ballroom Marfa Art Center and Prada Marfa.
Marfa
Padre Island
It is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world, which is located near the southern coast of Texas.  You can visit the national preserve in the north side of the island which is also a bird watchers delight!
With gorgeous beaches, classic spas, and amazing restaurants and shops; you can’t get enough of the southern part!
The city is known for its German heritage, the vibrant art, and its wineries! The Pioneer Museum and the German church are some of the attractions. Enjoy the great restaurants and the beautiful walking and cycling trails after that!
Fredericksburg
Corpus Christi is the largest coastal city in the state, which offers stunning beaches and sand dunes. There are museums, aquariums, and botanical gardens to explore here. The USS Lexington was docked here which is now a naval museum; and definitely worth a visit.
Corpus Christi
Natural Bridge Caverns
The Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known commercial caverns Texas, USA. These are part of a vast underground network consisting of more than 10,000 different stalactite formations. The 60 ft natural limestone slab bridge spanning the cavern's entrance.
Fort Worth
It was an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Today its a modern city with key attraction he Kimbell Art Museum, the Fort Worth Stockyards, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors pioneers.
Galveston Island
Galveston is a busy resort city with 6 cruise ship ports and an incredible array of restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions. Amusement rides and restaurants line Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on the south shore.
El Paso
El Paso is a city and the county seat of El Paso County. El Paso is a friendly and welcoming city