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.
(Clute) - Visit The Center for the Arts & Sciences in Clute, which includes an art gallery & studio, science museum, planetarium, and 2 performance theaters.
(Uvalde) - Fire off into high gear at DriveTanks.com! Located on Ox Ranch in Uvalde, Texas, this living military history museum is the only location in the world where visitors can drive and shoot real U.S. and German military tanks, artillery, and machine guns. An experience of a lifetime, you won’t find anywhere else.
(Dallas) - Visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas to experience one of the presidential libraries in Texas for yourself and learn U.S. history.
(Ingram) - Actors, singers, directors, musicians, and technicians enjoy performing on the Hill Country Arts Foundation’s Smith-Ritch Point Theatre, a 500-seat outdoor amphitheater with the Guadalupe River as the backdrop and the moon and stars as the ambient house lighting.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Bay City) - Follow your nature-loving heart to Riverside Park. Tucked away along the beautiful upper Texas coastline, this woodsy haven creates an outdoor country oasis nestled upon the Colorado River. Beaming with natural landscapes, outdoor activities, and energetic wildlife, visitors will cherish camping in a clean, safe, and tranquil environment.
(Orange) - Visit Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, a world-class facility with plenty of things to see nestled on 252 acres in the heart of Orange, Texas.
(Austin) - Caprock Canyons State Park, Copper Breaks State Park, and Monahans Sandhills State Park are just three of the amazing state parks in the Texas Panhandle Plains.
(Kerrville) - The unique contemporary cross sculpture has become a major Kerrville landmark to millions of people across the USA and world. 77 Bible verses from the Old and New Testaments leading to the cross are inscribed on 16” Scripture Tiles, in three languages. Four Prayer Plaques can be found inside the massive cross, where people pray and are changed forever.
(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.