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Texas Attractions

From towering roadside statues to world-class art museums, Texas has it all. With so much to see and do in just about every small town and big city, it's no wonder people say everything is bigger in Texas. If you're planning your next vacation to the Lone Star State, or you're trying to get an idea of what the state has to offer, take a look at our list of Texas attractions. We've got everything you need to know about many of the top attractions in Texas, including some of the best zoos in the country and numerous scenic parks and wildlife refuges.

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Al’s Handmade Boots

(Houston) - Al's Handmade Boots is a family business dedicated to satisfying sophisticated tastes of boot-lovers everywhere. The workshop operates in Houston, TX but serves clients across the USA, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Central America, Argentina, Spain, Ethiopia and anywhere there resides a genuine western boot enthusiast.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET)

(Beaumont) - Located in downtown Beaumont, Texas, tourists find a Texas-sized surprise when they visit the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), Beaumont's fine art museum. There's so much to see with amazing art exhibits, exciting educational activities and fun-filled family events, people just can't believe they found this treasure.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

(Houston) - Discover Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, one of the world's finest treasuries of American furnishings and art.

Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum

(San Antonio) - Experience a Texas Sized Adventure—just two blocks from The Alamo. Established in 1881, The Buckhorn features one-of-a-kind animal exhibits, a historic saloon, Café, Gift Shop and The Texas Ranger Museum.

Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin

(Austin) - There's only one place in Texas where conquistadors, cowboys, buffalo soldiers, oil barons, and suffragists gather around a campfire to swap stories — the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Cameron Park Zoo in Waco

(Waco) - Discover the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas. Home to over 1,700 animals from all over the world, the Cameron Park Zoo is situated on fifty-two acres of lush landscaping and beautiful animal habitats.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

(Dallas) - This one-of-a-kind exhibit, built by The Dallas Opera design team, bring the beloved Christmas carol to life. The elaborate collection includes 12 life size gazebos filled with charming costumed characters, whimsical animals and music.

Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve

(Sonora) - Wildlife viewing, a natural sciences museum and adventurous hiking trails make Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve the perfect reason for a “nature stop” - and to enjoy an extra day of adventure in beautiful Sonora, Texas.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

(Glen Rose) - Explore Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas, a 1,800-acre wildlife preserve where 1,100 rare and endangered animals roam free in natural habitats.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

(Galveston Island) - Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, retail shops and a wide selection of food venues, including Texas’ first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

(College Station) - Just 90 minutes northwest of Houston, in the heart of the Texas Prairies and Lakes lies one of the nation's most breathtaking presidential tributes. Here, you'll discover George Bush's fascinating story filled with adventure, courage, dedication, and service.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,Texas

(Dallas) - The Library and Museum accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

(Grapevine) - Passengers step back in time as they ride in the authentic 1920s and 1930s Victorian-style coaches and experience train travel as it was in the glory days of the expanding West. Pull into the Fort Worth Stockyards Station and you'll be right in the middle of the Stockyards National Historic District where the Old West comes alive. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad operates over approximately 21 miles of the Cotton Belt line, linking the historic communities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Smithfield, and Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards.

Guinness World Records

(San Antonio) - Guinness World Records: is a state of the art, interactive experience that brings the world famous book to life! Enjoy a combination of world record artifacts, exhibits, videos, touch screen computers, games and interactive trivia spread out through 16 themed galleries and 10,000 square feet.

House of Blues

(Houston) - Just as the world-famous House of Blues showcases a wide range of musical genres onstage, our restaurant experience, Crossroads at House of Blues, celebrates the same spirit of diversity serving up an eclectic mix of sights, sounds and tastes.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

(Houston) - Enjoy exhibitions of fine contemporary craft, visit with resident artists, and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Houston City Pass

(Houston) - Fast track your way through Houston's top five must-see attractions like Space Center Houston, The Health Museum, The Children's Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts with an oh-so-helpful CityPass.

Houston Museum District

(Houston) - Between Downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center lie 19 museums, each with its own specialty and ambience — all within walking distance of each other.

Institute of Texan Cultures

(San Antonio) - Learn about the people who made and make Texas what it is at Texas’ cultural history museum, the Institute of Texan Cultures.

Irving Arts Center

(Irving) - The performing and fine arts community in Irving welcomed a new home in 1990 with the completion of the Irving Arts Center. The Arts Center's 10-acre complex, nestled in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, features two fully-equipped theaters; four galleries; meeting, classroom, reception and rehearsal facilities; and a verdant sculpture garden. The Arts Center - a department of the City of Irving - was designed to accommodate a wide range of cultural and civic needs.

Jumper Maybach Fine Art Gallery and Emporium

(Houston) - Jumper Maybach Fine Art Gallery and Emporium is home to clown extraordinaire and international contemporary artist, Jumper Maybach. Located in the historic Houston neighborhood, the Heights, on 19th Street. When you enter Jumper Maybach Fine Art, be prepared to step into a world of color, beauty, and energy.

Kemah Boardwalk

(Kemah) - A fantastic waterfront location just 30 miles south of Houston, the Boardwalk entices you with amusement rides, midway games, charming retail stores, live entertainment and festivals, as well as well-known waterfront restaurants.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

(Austin) - Explore the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, a showcase featuring nine acres of beautiful native Texas gardens and a 16-acre arboretum.

Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts

(Orange) - The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art, world class performing arts facility and the prominent presenter of Broadway, national and international tours, award-winning stars, renowned dance and acclaimed children’s performances for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

Market Square in San Antonio

(San Antonio) - Come visit the largest Mexican market north of the border! Take a stroll on the plaza, do some bargain hunting in our unique locally-owned shops, take in some folklorico dancing, or just grab a cold margarita and enjoy the afternoon.

McNay Art Museum

(San Antonio) - Experience an extraordinary fine art collection at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, featuring a permanent collection of priceless works by renowned masters.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

(Houston) - Visit Miller Outdoor Theatre, where fresh air and first rate performances are absolutely free! Those in the know are headed to Miller Outdoor Theatre, located in Houston’s Hermann Park in the Museum District.

Moody Gardens Galveston Island

(Galveston) - From the edge of the Antarctic to the tropical rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas, a world of wonder awaits at Moody Gardens, Galveston Island.

Museum of the American G.I.

(College Station) - Where American Military History Comes Alive! Step back in time as you experience the breath-taking power of 20th century military history. Explore history in a new way as you tour the finest collection of completely restored and operational WWI, WWII and later era military vehicles in the South. Learn what it was like to face German Panzers in a Sherman Tank during the Battle of the Bulge or to serve in a half-track on Iwo Jima.

Museum of Western Art

(Kerrville) - It's all about our western heritage, when life was rugged and the west was wild. It’s a bit about cowboys, longhorns, Native Americans and wagon trains, and it’s all showcased accurately in one of the finest western art museums in the country.

National Museum of the Pacific War

(Fredericksburg) - The National Museum of the Pacific War is a hidden gem in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. It is the only museum in the nation dedicated entirely to the story of WWII in the Pacific.

National Scouting Museum

(Irving) - Enjoy family fun at the National Scouting Museum, the official museum of the Boy Scouts of America. Located in Irving, TX, it chronicles the collective 100+-year history of the Boy Scouts of America. Its mission is to preserve the legacy of Scouting and promote the movement to future generations.

Natural Bridge Caverns

(San Antonio) - Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

(San Antonio) - Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, recognized by the State of Texas as a Land Heritage Property, features over 400 acres of rolling hills, creek beds, where safari trekkers can witness the behavior of over 500 animals from 40 exotic, native and endangered animal species worldwide.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum

(Galveston) - Explore the world of underwater oil and gas drilling at the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum in Galveston, a retired rig turned modern museum.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

(Canyon) - Explore the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, TX. Discover the history of pioneers and Native Americans through art, artifacts and fossils.

Ripley's Haunted Adventure

(San Antonio) - Ripley's Haunted Adventure is a multi-million dollar haunted house featuring live actors, animatronics and bone chilling special effects. Ride an old coffin cage to the top floor and then find your own way out!

San Antonio Botanical Garden

(San Antonio) - Opened in 1980, the 38-acre San Antonio Botanical Garden is in the heart of urban San Antonio. Its beautiful hilltop setting welcomes guests to colorful floral displays, true-to-Texas native areas, and futuristic glass pyramids filled with exotic plants from around the world.

San Antonio Zoo

(San Antonio) - Located just minutes from downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Zoo offers a wild respite from the concrete jungle. Immerse yourself with the sights and sounds of animals you would only see in the wilds of the Amazonia, Africa, the Australian outback and more!

SeaWorld® San Antonio

(San Antonio) - For up-close animal encounters, both SeaWorld and Aquatica offer a variety of programs with beluga whales, sea lions, penguins and more. There are also exclusive dining opportunities to make your vacation memorable.

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

(Orange) - Nestled within 252 acres in the heart of Orange, Texas, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center offers a glimpse of how people can live in harmony with nature, as it strives in its mission to Mentor Children of All Ages to Be Kind to Their World and carries on the vision of H.J. Lutcher Stark, the man who originally developed the gardens more than 60 years ago.

Splashtown in San Antonio

(San Antonio) - Splashtown has more than 45 water rides and attractions swerve and spray across the 20 landscaped acres of Splashtown San Antonio.

Stark Museum of Art

(Orange) - The Stark Museum of Art houses one of the finest collections of 19th and 20th century Western American art and artifacts in the country. The collection focuses on the stunning land, dramatic people, and diverse wildlife of the American West. The Museum also holds a significant collection of American Indian art as well as collections of glass and porcelain, and rare books and manuscripts.

State Fair of Texas in Dallas

(Dallas) - As a celebration of Texas heritage, the State Fair aims to embody all aspects of Lone Star culture.

Sunny Flea Market in Houston

(Houston) - It is one of the largest open-air markets in the country. Through the years, it has created a name for itself and has etched a place in Houston Tradition. Thousands upon thousands come to find a place to shop, eat, and enjoy life.

Tejas Rodeo Company

(Bulverde) - For over 9 years, Tejas Rodeo Company has been a hidden gem, tucked away in the corner of Bulverde, Texas, providing San Antonio visitors with a unique and truly Texan experience; a live pro rodeo, a live dance, and tons of delicious eats.

Texas Heritage Trails Program

(Austin) - From majestic courthouses and quaint town squares to oil boomtowns and historic railroads, history is around every corner. The Texas Heritage Trail Regions lead travelers through spectacular fields of wildflowers, beneath soaring mountains and to the places where history happened. Experience the kaleidoscope of culture we call authentic Texas –– frontier forts, folklorico dancers, cowboys, battlefields, powwows, and all types of festivals.

Texas Independence Trail Region

(Richmond) - In the saga of Texas history, no era is more distinctive or accented by epic events than Texas' struggle for independence & its years as a sovereign republic.

Texas Mountain Trail Region

(Alpine) - Breathtaking mountains and high-country hikes. Sheer river canyons and winding back roads. Exotic panoramas and star-studded nights. Adventure in the unspoiled West awaits you in the Texas Mountain Trail Region of Far West Texas. See land as early man saw it, as the Apache and Comanche saw it, as ranching pioneers saw it.

Texas Pecos Trail Region

(Sonora) - The Texas Pecos Trail Region promotes heritage tourism to 22 counties in West Texas. Our region is geographically diverse, from charming Hill Country rivers and scenery to rugged Chihuahuan Desert canyonlands to the sprawling mesas, sand dunes, and wide open plains of the Permian Basin.

Texas State Parks

(Austin) - At Texas State Parks, we’ve got something for just about everyone. From high desert mountain mesas with incredible sunsets to tall pine forests, gulf coast breezes and hill country canyons, you’ll find some of the most scenic views anywhere in the Southwest at one of more than 90 state parks across Texas.

Texas State Railroad

(Rusk) - Enjoy a scenic train ride through the beautiful East Texas Piney Woods aboard a vintage steam engine with the Texas State Railroad in Palestine and Rusk, TX.

The Museum of Funeral History

(Houston) - Founded in 1992, The Museum of Funeral History chronicles funeral history from the Pharaohs to Popes. With over 30,500 square feet of exhibition space the Museum is the largest educational center on funeral heritage in the world and is internationally recognized as the largest collector of funeral memorabilia.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

(Dallas) - The Sixth Floor Museum presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy’s assassination and its aftermath, and reflects upon his lasting impact on our country and the world.

The W.H. Stark House

(Orange) - Orange, Texas offers a unique opportunity to tour a three-story Victorian home that was built in the Queen Anne Style in 1894 by William Henry Stark and his wife Miriam M. Lutcher Stark, prominent philanthropists who occupied the home in until 1936.

Thompson’s Antique Center of Texas

(Houston) - For your treasure hunting outing, we have over 190 dealer spaces filling 108,000 sq. ft. with the finest selection of antiques and collectibles from all over the United States, as well as abroad.

Tomb Rider 3D

(San Antonio) - Tomb Rider 3D: Our newest attraction is a Multi-million dollar, special effect 3D interactive, adventure ride! Journey down into the ancient tomb of the Egyptian God, Anubis. Shoot for the high score and try to defeat the curse...if you can. After the ride, enjoy our unique and exciting arcade.

Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge

(San Antonio) - The Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge is a unique, eye-popping experience that is fun for any age. Explore endless hallways and thousands of mirrors as you try to find the end and go back again-it is never the same experience twice. Can you find your way out of the maze composed entirely out of mirrors?


(Corpus Christi) - Up every ladder and down every passageway, stories of heroism and liberation unfold. Wartime sights and sounds pull you into the action of combat at sea. From the F-18 Hornet on her Flight Deck to the Dental Clinic and the Engine Room below, the Blue Ghost is a monument of naval history.

Witte Museum - South Texas Heritage Center

(San Antonio) - It’s time South Texas reclaimed the legendary story of this wild and vivid land, and the Witte Museum does just that with the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center.

Wonder World Park in San Marcos

(San Marcos) - Welcome to Wonder World Park, a one-of-a-kind Theme Park, known as the 1st show cave in Texas. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for over 105 years, and now, the park has many other attractions for family fun and entertainment.

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