Texas Things to Do

  • The MBA - Museum of Biblical Art
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Texas Things to Do

  • 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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  • NASA Johnson Space Center

    Houston Things to Do

    Got my family in no charge with military ID but I would have gladly paid after what I saw inside. Seeing where the astronauts train was awsome, but not as awesome as going to the viewing area where the families used to sit inside the old mission control was the best!

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  • Reunion Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • Mount Bonnell

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Austin Things to Do

    Yes a mountain in Texas. This place is beautiful. My husband and I are sure to make this a stop every year. We always go to Whole Foods, get some food from their deli, and head to Mt Bonnell for a picnic. There is a look out area, after you climb the never ending stairs, that is perfect to eat and relax at. There are always people there. Oh, and...

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  • Schliterbahn Water Park

    South Padre Island Things to Do

    Schlitterbahn (German for "slippery road") is one of the premier waterparks in the country. They have a variety of chutes, slides, pools, water-coasters and other ways to have fun in the water. There is a five-story water fun house for the kids, a sports bar for the adults and a full service restaurant for the whole family. The park also has its...

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  • Stockyards Historic District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Texas State Aquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    Corpus Christi Things to Do

    The Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi is an outstanding museum with thousands of animals representing more than 250 species in a variety of shows, displays, and "hands-on" experiences. Very entertaining and educational. Aquatic species include: Sharks, stingrays, dolphins, sea turtles and all kinds of fish. The Amazon Exhibit includes species...

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  • Guadalupe River

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Chamizal Memorial

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    El Paso Things to Do

    There are recreations of the original markers from the 1848 borders along with markers showing where part of the old border was located. For quite a while the border was at the mercy of the whims of the river and periodic floods changed the border. Modern techniques have given us a permanent demarcation between the countries and better control the...

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  • Cadillac Ranch

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dr. Pepper Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Buddy Holly Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • San Marcos River

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San Marcos Things to Do

    This is one of the major attraction of the area, either you just stroll along or decide to do something more wet!! I was there in november but apparently tube renting is very popular during the summer; have a look to the following link for the details http://www.centurytel.net/smlc/tuberental.html The river doesn't look more than 1-2 meter deep...

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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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  • 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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  • La Buena Vida Vineyards

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Belton Lake

    Killeen Things to Do

    Well, if you were ever stuck for accommodation, while visiting Killeen, you could easily make yourself right at home in one of these caves.. There was some evidence that someone had done just that.. as there was a fireplace, and also a grill to cook your fish on.. after you caught them in the lake. ;-)

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  • Towne Lake Park

    McKinney Things to Do

    Towne Lake Park doesn't measure up to Central Park or Stanley Park, but it's still a nice place for jogging, walking, fishing, picnics, paddle boating, etc.... There are also horseshoe throwing pits, volleyball courts, and softball fields nearby. Paddle boats can be rented at a concession stand. Lots of geese make the park their home...they...

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  • Crystal Beach

    Beaumont Things to Do

    There are 2 main beaches in the greater Beaumont area. Crystal Beache is a major party destination for locals and is patrolled heavily by cops. There are ferries from Crystal Beach to Galveston. This is a much easier way to get to Galveston from Beaumont rather than going through Houston. The other beach is Sea Rim State Park which is about 35...

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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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  • Fossil Rim

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Ellis County Courthouse

    Waxahachie Things to Do

    This is considered by many to be the finest courthouse in the state. Considering that there are well over 200 counties here, that is quite a remarkable accomplishment. This 1895 courthouse is made of a combination of granite and sandstone, which provides a colorful appearance to the structure. It was designed by J Reily Gordon, who designed several...

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  • Prairie Dog Park

    Wichita Falls Things to Do

    There are not alot to do in Wichita Falls but there is a good park to spend time in. My favorite one is on Southwest, across from the cemetery. It has some nice playground equipment, a baseball diamond, and a nice walking trail. Its quiet and laid back. Lots of children bring shovels and pails. And of course snacks for the prairie dogs.

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  • Six Flags

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Texas Prison Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Huntsville Things to Do

    Another display in the museum is "old sparky" the notorious electric chair used to execute 361 convicted murderers in Texas between 1924 and 1964. Executions were stopped in 1964 and in 1982, Texas resumed executions using lethal injection. Please, no political comments!

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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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  • 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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  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Old Downtown Plano

    Plano Things to Do

    Plano has a delightful downtown area which they have carefully refurbished. The original brick streets were restored in 1986. There is quite a nice historic flavour with the old buildings and turn of the century street lamps. In the towns early days (late 1800s) a major fire devastated the area. From the late 1890s to the 1940s, Second Monday Trade...

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  • Gone With the Wind Museum

    Jefferson Things to Do

    While researching Jefferson, I read about The Gone With the Wind Museum, whose collection of paraphenalia from the movie of the same name was compiled over a period of twenty five years. Not only do I have the movie, but I drool over the magnificent costumes and love this story of the Old South like many other people. picture #2 Tara picture #3...

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  • Whitehead Memorial Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Goodman Museum

    Tyler Things to Do

    It was nice to see this Victorian Home still in pristine condition on the main highway through Tyler. The house is named after a Civil War Surgeon, who was actually the third owner of the house. The City of Tyler still maintains this house as a historical location, and is filled with Civil War era furnishings.

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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

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • El Mercado - Market Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Antonio Things to Do

    Market Square is a traditional and historic shopping district in San Antonio, Texas. The district is the largest Mexican shopping center in the city. It is called El Mercado by the locals. It is also where some festivals and exhibits are hosted. wikipedia This Market Square in San Antonio provids with an unique, interesting shopping, dining and...

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  • Williams Water Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Dealey Plaza Dedication

    Dallas Things to Do

    I wasn't going to visit or take a picture of the Texas School Book Depository of infamy, but we were driving by, and I DID at least take a picture looking up at the building (although we didn't visit). There's also a picture of the museum entrance. The third picture is the corner of the building at street level. I personally think a detail or the...

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  • Seawolf Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Galveston Things to Do

    The official Galveston site describes the featured submarine in this way: The Cavalla is berthed in Seawolf Park, Galveston, as a memorial to the lost submarine USS Seawolf. The Cavalla was a Gato class fleet sub, designed and built in the summer of 1943 by the Electric Boat Company and launched on November 14, 1943. She was commissioned on...

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