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San Antonio 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley and Double-Decker Bus Pass
"Make the most of your time in San Antonio with this 2-day pass to both an old-fashioned trolley and double-decker bus with an open-air upper deck. For two days enjoy unlimited access to both the bus and trolley hopping on and off at any of their stops (see Itinerary for a full list of stops on each tour) to visit attractions at your leisure. Trolleys depart every hour from 9am to 3:30pm and double-decker buses run every 30 minutes to an hour from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Enjoy live narration about San Antonio's rich history and top sights on both the bus and trolley tours. Visit the Alamo San Antonio's most famous landmark where Texas colonists fought valiantly against Santa Anna's Mexican troops. See where some of the heroes of that historic battle are laid to rest at San Fernando Cathedral. Explore the interactive exhibits at the Institute of Texan Cultures which tells the story of various ethnic and cultural groups that call Texas home. Stop into missions including Mission San José and Mission Concepcion
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San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour
"This grand city tour is both parts of a two Part tour. It is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio its rich history & culture. Play Texas Trivia along the way. Your experience starts downtown: see Hemisfair Park original La Villita; downtown architecture Briscoe western art museum Sunset Station; St. Paul Square; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon and Hall of Horns Briscoe Western Art Museum Alamodome; Rivercenter Mall; Alamo Plaza & historic hotels; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon & Hall of Horns; Geekdom; JFK Parade Route on the day before his assassination; Gunter Hotel - and the history of bluesman Robert Johnson
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Executive Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour
"Tour starts off with a brief training session at our store across from the Alamo Plaza area behind the San Antonio Visitor's information center. A guide will demonstrate how to operate a Segway and give safety tips to all riders before having each r home to the San Fernando Cathedral and the Bexar county court house among other municipal buildings.    From here the route goes into La Villita a historic arts village. La Villita is home to a unique outdoor theater the Arneson which overlooks the riverwalk. Many unique shops and structures are located in La Villita which is the site of various festivals throughout the year. Across the street is Hemisfair Park
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Just southwest of Houston is the George Ranch in Richmond, TX. I've never been but am including this tip because many travelers want to see an "old west" or "cowboy" side of Houston -- which nowadays,...
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There are various reasons you may head South when you leave Dallas. Most people want to do the Texas trifecta, heading from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, south through Austin to San Antonio. On...
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Bexar County Courhouse

This Courthouse is quite unique and beautiful, this sandstone building was erected in the 1890's and is typical of Texas Government buildings of the era. It is still the working courthouse for the...
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Lakes & Water

Just about 10 miles south of Austin you'll find the beautiful crystal clear river in San Marcos "Rio Vista Falls" Because it is spring fed it has a constant year round water temperature of about 76...
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Davis Law Office -1845

There is a Historic Homes, Buildings and Sites brochure which is available from the Historical Society. The first building on the list is the N. H. Davis Museum which is also a "Thing To Do" The...
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A beautiful piece of Texan land preserved with typical bayous (river or wet land in Southern US english) and forests, nested in a bend of the river Brazos. Ideal location to observe alligators (best...
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Texas Cattle

When I was in Dallas at the Convention Center in 1997, I saw this park and took some pictures here. One of them is on my Dallas Intro page. It is Pioneer Plaza, the world's largest bronze sculpture...
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Guadalupe Cultural Center

This small art center of hispanic art is west of downtown at 1300 Guadalupe. It houses temporary art exhibits from local Hispanic artists along with a theater for cultural performances and educational...
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Parks & Hiking

Located 32 miles west of Austin in the Blanco country, this is a perfect park to go hiking through its 20miles of trails. Take the US290 west and then North on FM3232. Entrance is about 5$ a day....
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Pecan Shadows - c 1850s

This house at 504 Caroline was built in the 1850s for Dr. Bell, brother of Judge Bell, owner of Bells Grove. The walls are hand-hewn and joined with square nails and rest on long cypress logs. It has...
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"Life is suffering" is one of the premises of Buddhism, but escape the hustle and bustle of Houston by visiting the Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1989 and situated in SW Houston, this Temple serves the...
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You read about, see and utilize the products...the pink cars are everywhere, so when visiting Dallas, why not stop by the headquarters facility and visit the offices of Mary Kay. The building is...
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San Antonio Municipal Auditorium

This city building has quite unique architecture. It was originally built in a Spanish revival style in 1926 and was renovated in 1985 and is known as the Tobin center for the performing arts. It is...
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Weird Austin

In Austin across from the UT campus, there is a road named Guadalupe, also known as 'the drag.' On the side of the Baja Fresh building, there is a frog which could be dismissed as graffitti but...
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NASA Johnson Space Center

Space Center Houston is the Official Visitors Center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It’s a place where people can experience space — from its dramatic past and exciting present to its compelling...
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Fair Park

This park, the sight of the annual Texas State Fair, also hosts a number of year round attractions. Including an Aquarium, Butterfly gardens and other event centers. Definitely a Dallas must see year...
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El Mercado - Market Square

Market Square is a huge indoor and outdoor 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...
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Stockyards Historic District

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...
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Texas Capitol & Capitol Building

There were a number of units from Texas that fought in the Civil War. Two of the most famous were The Texas Brigade (also known as "Hood's Brigade" or "General Hood's Texas Cavalry Boys") and the 8th...
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Crossing into Mexico

Having just one night to spend in El Paso, I was keen to see the border crossing over to Mexico. I woke early on the Sunday morning and took a walk from the Camino Real down S Santa Fe Street about 9...
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