Texas Things to Do

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Texas Things to Do

  • NASA Johnson Space Center

    Houston Things to Do

    I concur - if you have a car, it is a much better option to drive to Space Center Houston instead of taking the bus there. After your tour of NASA, I recommend heading down NASA Rd 1 towards the bay (a left turn out of Space Center Houston) and then taking a right at Cty. 146 to head over the massive Kemah bridge. The Kemah Boardwalk is there, with...

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  • Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall

    San Antonio Things to Do

    The Riverwalk (Paseo del Rio) is a nice relaxing walkway along the river one level down from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. It is lined with hotels, restaurants, bars and trendy shops along with the usual stores and has a number of access points throughout the downtown area. It seemed cooler than the streets on the hot summer day I was...

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  • Reunion Tower

    Dallas Things to Do

    Reunion Tower observation area is expected to reopen sometime in 2012, but no expected date has been given. In the meantime, you can either eat at the restaurant or go up to the bar to be able to get a vew of the city from the rotating section of the ball.

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  • Capitol

    Austin Things to Do

    Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history," the Texas Capitol is an impressive example of late 19th century public architecture. The largest in gross square footage of all state capitols, it is second in total size only to the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Like several other state...

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  • Moody Gardens

    Galveston Things to Do

    Yes, it's the mega Moody Gardens. You know, I recently bought a copy of a travel book for kids in Houston and they listed Moody Gardens on there and the cost was $4. Well, I paid $45.00 for a one day pass. It's unbelievable and I would first see if it's in your budget. If you have a military ID you get in for free and I believe you get to bring a...

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  • Stockyards Historic District

    Fort Worth Things to Do

    I wish I would have allowed more time to spend in the National Historic District of Fort Worth Stockyards because there was so much to see and do and a real look at what old western USA life and times were 100+ years ago. Between the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame, live animals on the street, plenty of places to eat and drink (including Texas fare and...

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  • Schliterbahn Water Park

    South Padre Island Things to Do

    Schliterbahn (German for slippery road) is a 'branch' of the water park by the same name in San Marcos, North of San Antonio. This version is not nearly as big, but it will do if you're into this sort of thing and want to slide down the tubes instead of swim in the Gulf. There is also a restaurant serving seafood (The Shrimp Haus) which doesn't...

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  • Downtown El Paso

    El Paso Things to Do

    Lynx hosts a variety of revolving, changing exhibits. When I was in El Paso it featured a multidiscipline exhibit about the “Supercroc” which lived 110 million years ago and fought dinosaurs for supremacy. This is a very interesting museum! Hours are 10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 12 PM to 6 PM on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults; $8...

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  • Corpus Christi Downtown

    Corpus Christi Things to Do

    The Texas Surf Museum is a fairly small one, located directly downtown. It houses displays about surfing with an emphasis on surfing the Gulf Coast. Check out the neat mural and the board-shaping garage. Also has memorabilia about Hollywood and Surfing. Open daily. Admission is free.

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  • Cadillac Ranch

    Amarillo Things to Do

    The Cadillac Ranch was a huge disappointment. From photos going back about forty years, I was expecting a pink Cadillac or two. What exists now is a lot of graffiti-covered junk. All the original paint is gone, and some of the cars have been vandalized. I hate to say it is a reflection of the way our culture reacts to art, broadly defined, but it...

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  • Guadalupe River

    New Braunfels Things to Do

    River Sports Tube Rentals - I will NEVER use this tubing service again. A recent trip cost us $75 for 4 of us, and 2 in the group had their own personal tubes. We were charged a "personal equipment fee" by this place for having our own tubes, which only included parking (not shuttle service), as we had to walk to the riverbank ourselves. The fees...

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  • Hot Springs

    Big Bend National Park Things to Do

    If you would like a longer walk, instead of returning the way you came after visiting the Hot Springs continue on past the springs. You will come to a fork. The left fork loops up onto the top of the bluff, from which you will have great views of the Canyon and the springs below. Follow this trail back to the Hot Springs parking lot. If you choose...

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  • Las Colinas Sculpture

    Irving Things to Do

    This striking sculpture known as The Mustangs was placed on Williams Square in 1984. The horses gallop across the plaza on a granite stream, manes streaming behind them, wild and free! We've taken all of our out of state visitors to see this immense masterpiece! The beauty and strength of these animals is captured so realistically! The nine...

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  • LBJ Ranch

    Fredericksburg Things to Do

    As we toured The Texas White House and various sites related to our former President's childhood, I couldn't help but recall some of my childhood memories. My grandparents owned a farm in Pennsylvania where I spent much of my childhood running through the pastures, visiting the spring house, chasing the barncats and making friends with the other...

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  • Buddy Holly Center

    Lubbock Things to Do

    If you are a music fan, or even if you are not, the Buddy Holly Center is worth a stop. The center preserves the music of Lubbock and West Texas in general and Buddy Holly specifically. Many people, including me, consider Holly a very important influence in American music whose career was cut tragically short by a plane crash in 1959. There are...

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  • Central Texas State Fair

    Killeen Things to Do

    Central Texas State Fair, held in Belton, around the Labor Day weekend each year. This fair has been a Killeen-Belton annual event since 1987. The fair features rides, games, and a large variety of food. Livestock shows and competitions, creative arts shows and competitions, military marching units from Fort Hood in nearby Killeen, concerts and...

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  • Aquarena Springs

    San Marcos Things to Do

    The old Aquarena Springs on Spring Lake that boasted beautifully manicured & landscaped grounds with a well managed program that controlled non-native plant growth in the lake is history. The Texas State University, ( then SW Texas State University) purchased the property under the ruse of utilizing it for a convention center and Aquatic Biology...

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  • Dr. Pepper Museum

    Waco Things to Do

    Dr. Pepper, invented by Waco pharmacist "Doc" Charles Alderton in 1885, is the oldest soft drink in America. It was called a "Waco" because it was not available outside the town. This museum is located in the original bottling plant completed in 1906. There are three floors of displays including Alderton's office, and a number of pieces of...

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  • Samuell Farm

    Mesquite Things to Do

    Technically, Samuell Farm is in Mesquite but it comes under Dallas County and part of it is leased by Sunnyvale so everyone has a little piece in the area. The area was originally deeded to the city of Dallas by Dr W. W. Samuell to be used as parkland and is estimated to be around $60 million. Earlier the property had animals and activities for...

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  • Downtown

    Beaumont Things to Do

    The magnificent Jefferson Theater was designed by famed architect Emile Weil and was built in 1927. Only the best materials were used and the construction cost 1 million dollars. The grand opening on 14 November 1927, included a performance by the Jefferson Grand Orchestra and the movie "Rose of the Golden West" starring Mary Astor and Gilbert...

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  • Texas A&M University

    College Station Things to Do

    Texas A&M University consists of 10 colleges and around 45,000 students. There are a variety of attractions on the campus including: The Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center with histroical displays and info honoring the universities strong history of military support; the Texas A&M Horticultural Gardens; MSC Forsyth Cente Galleris which...

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  • Sam Houston Memorial Museum

    Huntsville Things to Do

    There are two additional cabins, with no direct connection to Sam Houston that I am aware of, located on the museum grounds. They are both "dogtrot" style cabins from the period between the Texas Revolution and the Civil War.

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  • Odd Fellows Building

    Waxahachie Things to Do

    The sprawling Odd Fellows Building sits near the antique district (1895). The structure has two types of arches above the windows. The front windows have small fan-shaped windows forming the arch, while the side windows have brick detailing. This building is in the Romanesque style. Who are the Odd Fellows? "This is one of the oldest and largest...

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  • Texas Sculpture Garden

    Frisco Things to Do

    This is a free park with sculpture done by Texas artists. There are both indoor and outdoor sculptures. We took our granddaughter here to see them one day. She enjoyed the more representational ones. There is a map of the outdoor sculpture locations, and each exhibit has the name and the name of the artist. The one named Staples (2nd picture) also...

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  • Candlelight Christmas Tour

    Granbury Things to Do

    We rang in the holiday season at Granbury's Candlelight Tour of wonderful old houses in early December. Since it was the tour's 25th year, twenty five historic residences and buildings were open to the public. Twinkle lights, big red bows, ornamented trees and guides in period costumes welcomed us on the tour. Entertainment of all types was...

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  • La Buena Vida Vineyards

    Grapevine Things to Do

    Aside from the lovely shaded courtyard offering comfy table seating and bubbling Spanish tiled fountain, live music can be appreciated every Thursday from 4:00-7:00 pm. and Texas wines sampled. We bring out of town guests to La Buena Vida when taking a break from shopping or after navigating the streets of historic Grapevine. Hors d'eouvres...

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  • Historic District

    McKinney Things to Do

    McKinney has preserved a number of structures which comprise historic Chestnut Square Village. Taking your family on a guided tour would make for an interesting history lesson! A turn of the century chapel, a lodging place once know as the "Two Bit" Taylor Inn (1864), a former grocery store (1918), schoolhouse (first free school in Collin County)...

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  • Fossil Rim

    Glen Rose Things to Do

    Grant's Zebra can be found here in decent numbers, and visitors typically look forward to seeing them. There was a herd of about a dozen that we encountered, and they will readily approach a car looking for food. I was watching zebras approaching the two people in the front seats. With my window rolled down in the back, I did not notice the ones...

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  • Union Station

    Texarkana Things to Do

    Union Station is in the downtown area and sits diagonally across the Arkansas-Texas state line, with entrance and exit doors in either state. It was completed in 1929. The station served the two cities with their train service. The building has been restored and now has a restaurant. It still looks a little rugged on the outside. There is quite a...

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  • Grace Museum

    Abilene Things to Do

    The Grace Museum consists of a history museum, a children's museum and a fine arts museum; all at one location. The museum is also house in the old Grace Hotel which was built in 1909, was named for the daughter of the owner and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Portions of the building have been restored to 1929 appearance....

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  • Cinemark at Legacy

    Plano Things to Do

    Go to the movies. I've been to several theatres in Plano and Cinemark at Legacy is one of my favourites because of the seatings and sound quality. It has an arcade too. www.cinemark.com I like heart attack food. Butter is one of them. Here, I don't get to squirt as much butter as I want unlike the other places like the one at Stonebriar Mall....

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  • Azalea Festival

    Tyler Things to Do

    We didn't quite know what to expect as we drove to Tyler, Texas for its annual Azalea Trail Festival since it was our first foray to this town. The Azalea District is well marked and can be walked--in fact, I think it's better appreciated that way. We parked in a church lot, then started walking along Dobbs Street and Lindsey Streets. One of the...

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  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum

    Addison Things to Do

    After touring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, it would be worth your time to take a peek at their art gallery. Several of these paintings are signed by those who actually took part in the events portrayed on the canvas. You'll find oil paintings, watercolors and drawings of specific wartime action. There is no extra charge to peruse the...

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  • Six Flags

    Arlington Things to Do

    I say three nags because I have three children. My 7 yr. old girl("mom,look! im tall enough to ride!Im not a baby!!)My 5 yr. old boy("mom,im ALMOST tall enough! I AM NOT riding that little ride!!)And then of course theyre is my 25 yr. old boy(my husband)!!who swears every time we go back will be w/out the kids because he never gets to ride what he...

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  • Wichita Falls

    Wichita Falls Things to Do

    These 54' Falls were man-made back in 1988 because the original falls washed away in a flood in the late 1800s. The city did a year-long campaign to raise money for the building of the new falls and decided to move them near the highway so passing motorists could catch a glimpse as they were passing by. The jogging trail that crosses the bridge...

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  • Basin Bayou Cruise

    Jefferson Things to Do

    The Turning Basin Bayou Cruise was a great Sunday afternoon diversion. We had never explored a bayou by boat before, so we were ready for a new experience (pics 1 &2)! We cruised up Big Cyprus Bayou passed tall and sturdy Cyprus Trees, overhanging River Birch trees and the occasional turtle sunning itself on a fallen branch (pic #3). Although we...

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  • Whitehead Memorial Museum

    Del Rio Things to Do

    Established in 1962 by a local ranching family, The Whitehead Memorial Museum ranks high for a community museum. Perhaps its greatest attraction is the grave of Judge Roy Bean, The Law West of the Pecos. This guy served whiskey and life sentences out of the same saloon (Check out my Langtry, TX page for more on him.) Another notable attraction is...

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  • Civil War Museum (Don't Fall For It!)

    Spring Things to Do

    Hysterical Event: So, I took off a day of work because I hadn't done any exploring for a while and wanted to do something simple. I planned a short visit to Old Town Spring but, unfortunately, the weather was not on my side. As I dragged myself out of the house I decided to do three things: visit the visitors center, the Civil War Museum, and then...

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  • Lone Star Park

    Grand Prairie Things to Do

    A BEAUTIFUL race park with an even more impressive simultcast building. Prices for food can be a pretty penny but find a night where there are $1 drinks or cheap beer. The night we went even had live music in between the races. As long as you don't gamble away your vacation money then it really is a nice night out. General Parking $3.00 Valet...

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  • Heritage Park

    Garland Things to Do

    Heritage Park is on a small corner right in downtown Garland. On this site are historical structures which include the Lyle House (a 'matchbox' styled house) Pace House (Victorian Farm House), Santa Fe Depot and Railroad Car.

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  • Downtown

    Lewisville Things to Do

    Main Street Lewisville is full of old-time store frontages, some of them dating from the turn of the century. There are some craft stores, antique stores and just the usual type shops you find in a downtown area.

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  • Williams Water Wall

    Houston Things to Do

    Normally, we park at the Galleria, but on weekends the free parking lot is just so crowded that it takes 20-30 mins to spot a parking place....add wastage of gas to it! If you dont mind walking a few blocks, park at the shopping lot near Galleria....this is where Wallgreens is located. The time you spend in walking to the water wall will be less...

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  • Alamo

    San Antonio Things to Do

    The Alamo Cenotaph is a large monument in the plaza outside the Alamo that was created by Italian (turned Texan) sculptor Pompeo Coppini. The cenotaph displays the names of the heroes killed at the Alamo.

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  • World Aquarium

    Dallas Things to Do

    This place gave me a pleasant surprise, I had never really heard of it so I thought it would be a rather small collection. However it winds through 3 floors and provides an excellent collection of birds, reptiles and fish.

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  • Zilker Park

    Austin Things to Do

    ACL ROCKS! If you can make it to Austin for either ACL (Sept.) or SXSW (March), you'll have a wonderful oppurtunity to see some great up and coming bands. This year I got to see Modest Mouse, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Howie Day, The Pixies, G. Love and Special Sauce, Endochine, Cake, and the list goes on and on. There...

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