Texas Adventures: 10 Must-try Fun Things to Do

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Texas is enormous; in size (larger than every European country) and the amount of attraction it has to offer.

Its sheer size has earned it the mantle that ‘everything is bigger in Texas,’ which is undoubtedly true.

The Lone Star State is home to three of America’s biggest cities, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

If you want to visit Texas, here are the things you must do.

1. Houston Space Centre

If you love spatial exploration or dream of joining NASA, you must visit Houston’s Space Center.

You can explore the Starship Gallery, which includes renowned spacecraft from the Apolo, Gemini, and Mercury eras.


Besides, you can view the spacesuits used by previous astronauts or have a live experience by going into the Independence shuttle and listening to updates from the Mission Briefing Center. 

If that’s scary, consider going for the more friendly NASA Tram Tour.

This allows you to explore the NASA Johnson Space Center and the Rocket Center, where you can see one of three existing rockets that took the pioneering astronauts to the moon. 

Did You Know? You can book an appointment with an astronaut for extra cash, an offer available on Fridays and Saturdays.

Another special offer is a 5-hour guided VIP tour, including a comprehensive space exploration tour, with a second-day option to explore the scene yourself.

If the on-site restaurants and hotels are not your cup of tea, you can explore the nearby options, such as the Courtyard Houston. 

2. Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is the best place to experience Texas’ famed wild west culture.

Texas Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

This place lets you learn more about the cowboy lifestyle by undertaking a longhorn cattle drive, offered twice daily. 

Additionally, you can participate in re-enactment gun fights on Saturdays and Sundays. If you find guns unappealing, take a horse and ride or watch them as they ride across the course.

On Fridays and Saturdays, you can watch the championship rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum.

After Sunset – You can enjoy the famous paranormal motion by taking a 90-minute walking ghost tour. This guarantees the best ghoulish and spooky experience in America.

3. Haunted Texas Road Trip

The Haunted Texas Road Trip epitomizes spookiness – it’s the scariest adventure in the state, having the most petrifying trails one can see.

Planning Haunted Texas Road Trip
Are you ready for a Haunted Texas Road Trip?

The standout areas are Lobo, Marfa, Terlingua, and Yorktown Memorial Hospital. Each of these areas elicits creepiness, leaving an unforgettable experience. 

The Marfa Parda is the complex’s highlight and features an inexplicable phenomenon called the Marfa Lights, floating above an orb.

The Lobo is its closest rival, as it resembles a ghost town that gives chills to the bravest figures.

4. Music

Austin is renowned as the world’s live music capital, and rightly so.

The state capital has over 250 venues that host live music bands. 

If you love country music, Austin is the place to be. You can experience Texas’ iconic cowboy bands and other music genres in the city’s restaurants.

5. The Alamo

San Antonio is Texas’s second city, and you must give it a go when visiting the Lone Star State.

Alamo San Antonio tour
Alamo San Antonio

Its standout attraction site is the Alamo, the first of the many Catholic churches alongside the San Antonio River.

The building is integral to Texans’ struggle for independence.

The Alamos appeals to all, whether you admire other’s masterpieces or nature. Esteemed Catholics can also attend mass in any of the churches.  

6. Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Another must-see attraction site in Texas is the Guadalupe National Park.

Visiting Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

This is the best place to be if you want an unrivaled view of the galaxy. You can see the Milky way and over 11,000 stars. 

You can camp or hike the many trails as you explore the park.

If climbing the mountains is challenging, go to the museum in the visitor’s center and get the experience, albeit virtually. 

7. LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Kids love fun, and the best place to have it in Texas is Dallas’ LEGOLAND Discovery center.

The site has over 15 attractions, including arcade games and a 4D cinema experience. 


Children can recreate iconic skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa and the Empire State Building using Lego models.

Besides, your kids can make racing cars and compete or participate in the brick-making tour. 

After the events, you can get snacks and refreshments in the on-site coffee shop. 

8. Cadillac Ranch

The President rides a Cadillac, making it one of the most revered automobile brands in the US.

Then, there’s the Cadillac Ranch, featuring ten cars buried in a deserted field next to the famous route 66, 10 miles from Amarillo.

Cadillac Ranch Texas
Cadillac Ranch

It’s known as the Ant Farm, funded by Stanley Marsh 3, a contrarian billionaire. 

The ranch’s creator intended to amuse locals with a display of high-end cars. However, defiant responded with graffiti and other art types. 

The ranch offers the best chance of seeing iconic Cadillac models, such as the 1963 Cadillac de Ville and the 1949 Club Sedan.

9. Corpus Christi

You can experience the ultimate coastal at Corpus Christi on Texas’ south end.

Corpus Christi Texas party beach
Corpus Christi Texas

Here, seafood and lots of Texan and Mexican cuisine are abundant.

You can also visit the Texas State Aquarium, where several sea creatures are seen. 

Additionally – You can see the USS Lexington, located on the bay. It’s an aircraft carrier integral in the Second World War.

Upon boarding, you can simulate jet fighters. Alternatively, you can engage in deep-sea diving or snorkeling. 

10. Palo Duro Canyon State Park

If you like camping, visit the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It’s a part of Texas’ Grand Canyon with several camping areas.

Visiting Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

You have full access to electricity, but you can choose wood for a traditional camping experience.

Hunting is an option, but you would be better off carrying your meat. 



Texas is the place to be, thanks to its versatility.

You can find a thing to suit you, regardless of what you like. The capital, Austin, offers the best of modern life.

On the contrary, San Antonio has the best history.

Others, like Houston, blend both. With a combination of rusticity and contemporary culture, this is the state to visit. 

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