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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Spring) - Old Town Spring is a community rich in historic heritage dating back to the 1800’s. Today, the Town showcases an old-town atmosphere of historic buildings home to an array of specialty shops where one can find over 120 shopping opportunities. You will find antiques, home décor, women & children’s boutiques, art and wine and many tasty restaurants. The tree canopied streets give shoppers an opportunity to stroll and escape the busiest of life.
(Fredericksburg) - The Pioneer Museum campus consists of eleven historic buildings, four of them in their original locations of the mid-19th century. The visitor takes a self-guided tour into each one, viewing period artifacts on display and listening to recorded voices of descendants of the pioneers describing what life was like from the 1840s to 1930s.
(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) - 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!
(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.
(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.
(Dripping Springs) - At the Texas Hill Country Olive Company, we are passionate about what we do. We are the most awarded olive oil company in Texas, located in the beautiful and beloved "Texas Hill Country" of Dripping Springs Texas.
(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.
(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.
(Corpus Christi) - Every visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a chance to make exciting new discoveries and memories to last a lifetime! The Coastal Bend’s most popular visitor attraction invites you to travel on an aquatic journey all the way from the shore to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands of animals representing over 320 species inhabit naturalistic and educational exhibits.
(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.
(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.
(San Antonio) - Located in downtown San Antonio, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy the gorgeous panorama from the Tower's revolving Chart House Restaurant, take in the scenery from the Observation Deck or experience the thrilling 4D Theater Ride.
(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.
(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.