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.
(College Station) - Conduct the perfect Texas vacation, weekend getaway, or evening out at the Brazos Symphony Orchestra. In a-chord with the highest musical standards and dignified productions, you will feel movements of inspiration, captivation, and delight coursing through your inner landscapes. Audiences come in anticipation, and always leave with greater joy than when they arrived.
(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.
(Brenham) - Planning a group trip in Texas? GOGO Charters Brenham has got you covered! With a wide selection of bus options for all party sizes and all occasions, take a look at the variety of buses, special amenities, and conveniences GOGO Charters has to offer here.
(San Antonio) - Escape to San Antonio, TX for a fun and fabulous outdoor retreat in Hemisfair. This beautiful and exclusive urban parks district consists of three incredible public spaces flourishing with serene natural landscapes, creative artworks, and thriving local culture. Take a breezy day trip, long weekend getaway, family adventure, or solo excursion to Hemisfair and experience a well-deserved breath of fresh air.
(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.
(Denton) - Take your professional career and your life goals to the next level at the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership in Denton, TX. Dedication and commitment to the success of women in business, politics, and community makes it one of the most unique educational institutes in all of Texas. Read on to learn more.
(Kerrville) - Visit Kerrville-Schreiner Park for a little slice of heaven! Head to the Guadalupe River to swim, kayak, or fish. Hit the trails to see wildlife and stunning views of the Texas Hill Country. At day’s end, camp under an endless canopy of stars.
(Midland) - Visit the Museum of the Southwest for a fun, educational, and inspiring experience in Midland, Texas. Offering visitors an intimate glimpse into the famous Turner family, spectacular star shows at the state-of-the-art planetarium, and a series of rotating special exhibitions, get ready for a fully immersive adventure. Art, science, history, and culture come together, all in one place!
(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.
(Lufkin) - The Texas Forestry Museum is a rare and one-of-a-kind museum located in Lufkin, TX. Nestled among the lush Pineywoods in East Texas, its family-friendly activities, historic exhibitions, and forestry showrooms are a breath of fresh air for all.
(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.
(Austin) - Amid Austin’s vibrant downtown, you’ll find The Escape Game. Immerse yourself in one of five themed adventures. Your freedom depends on finding clues, solving puzzles, getting hints from your guide, and beating the clock! What are you waiting for?
(Grapevine) - Ready to escape the ordinary and put your super sleuth powers to work? Immerse yourself in one of four themed adventures at The Escape Game Grapevine. Channel your inner detective to find clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes as you race the clock!
(Houston) - If you want to flex your mental muscles, head to one of Houston’s Escape Games and begin your story-based, interactive adventure. Your freedom depends on finding clues, solving puzzles, and getting hints from your guide as the clock counts down!
(San Antonio) - Are you planning a perfect evening? Head to The Rim for a bite to eat, followed by an interactive, story-based adventure at The Escape Game San Antonio. If you find the clues and solve the puzzles in 60 minutes, you’ll be free in time for dessert!
(The Colony) - Are you looking for a family-friendly activity, a one-of-a-kind date night, or a game night with friends? Look no further than The Escape Game in The Colony. No matter which scenario you pick, you’ll step out of the ordinary and into an adventure!
(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.