Surfin' Texas
PLACES TO VISIT

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West Texas

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Dynamic museum in Midland explores the history and future of petroleum in West Texas

Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library & J. Evetts Haley History Center Museum in Midland explores the ranching heritage of West Texas

Caverns of Sonora Visit the magnificent underground formations near the town of Sonora in west Texas

Fort Lancaster State Historical Site near Ozona in west Texas

Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute near Fort Davis is dedicated to the study of desert plants and animals

Big Bend River Tours Take a raft ride through magnificent canyons along the border.

Desert Sports Hiking, biking, and boat trips in the Big Bend area of Texas and northern Mexico

Museum of the Southwest An interactive museum complex in Midland featuring an art museum, children's museum, and planetarium.

Buffalo Gap Historic Village Pioneer village near Abilene

Confederate Air Force Flying museum in Midland featuring antique aircraft.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Visit the highest point in Texas

Texas! the Musical The number one outdoor musical in America.

McDonald Observatory See the stars at the University of Texas's observatory high in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Learn about the history of Texas law enforcement.

The Mysterious Marfa Lights See the eerie lights that haunt this small West Texas mountain town.

Summer Mummers What's more fun than a barrel full of donkeys? It's Summer Mummers - live melodrama performed every summer weekend in beautiful downtown Midland, Texas at the historic (and sometimes hysterical) Yucca Theatre.

Fort Davis Visit the Davis Mountains. See historic Fort Davis or just enjoy a drive or hike through the mountains.

Fort Davis National Historic Site

American Airpower Heritage MuseumOperated by the Confederate Air Force in Midland

Alamo Village Where the movie The Alamo was filmed

Midland Convention & Visitor's Bureau list of Museums and attractions.

Hill Country & San Antonio Area

Riverside Nature Center Visti Kerrville's arboretum and botanical garden

Official Texas State Arts & Crafts FairVisiting the Kerrville area over the Memorial Day weekend? Why not stop by?

Cowboy Artists of America While in Kerrville be sure & visit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Huge granite dome near Fredericksburg

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park Visit the famous "Texas White House"

Lost Maples State Natural Area

Vanishing Texas River Cruises Cruise the Colorado River Canyons. See breathtaking scenery, and at certain times of year you can see bald eagles on this cruise.

Main Street Boerne Visit beautiful historic Boerne near San Antonio.

San Marcos Visit this beautiful town between San Antonio and Austin

Natural Bridge Caverns Another gorgeous Hill Country Caverns

YO Ranch Hill Country ranch owned by one of Kerrville's founding families

San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

Schlitterbahn America's favorite water park

Paseo del Rio A virtual tour of San Antonio's Riverwalk

the Highland Lakes Beautiful Lakes in the Heart of Texas

Institute of Texan Cultures Museum in San Antonio exploring the varied ethnic heritage of Texas

The Nimitz Museum Learn about Fredericksburg's own Admiral Chester A. Nimitz

777 Game Ranch Offers hunting, fishing, and nature vacations

North Texas & DFW

Creation Evidence Museum See dinosaurs and evidence for Creationism in Glenrose

Dinosaur Valley State Park See well preserved dinosaur tracks at this state park near Glenrose

Fossil Rim Wildlife Refuge See endangered wild animals near Glenrose

Six Flags Over Texas Visit the world famous amusement park.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum See historic planes at Addison near Dallas.

Biblical Arts Center in Dallas

The Dallas Zoo

Fair Park is the Dallas home of the Texas State Fair.

Old City Park in Dallas features historical buildings.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy.

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

The Fort Worth Stockyards

Billy Bob's Texas The World's Largest Nightclub

The State Fair of Texas

East Texas & Houston

Sabal Palm Sanctuary

Armand Bayou Nature Center in Houston

Moody Gardens

Holocaust Museum of Houston

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center>

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Port of Houston

Texas State Railroad Take a ride from Rusk to Palestine on an old steam train

Lone Star Flight Museum

Historic Salado What to see, where to stay.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Tour the Little Creamery at Brenham where world famous Blue Bell is made.

George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University

Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village Pioneer Texas Village maintained by Baylor University

Johnson Space Center Visit NASA and learn about the space program

South Texas & Coastal Area

San Jacinto Monument & Museum Learn about Texas struggle for independence.

Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.

Rockport-Fulton on the coast near Corpus Christi

USS Lexington aircraft carrier museum in Corpus Christi

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Updated April 19, 2002