Places to Visit in Texas

   Texas is the second most populous and the second most extensive state in the United States of America, having a population of 25.7 million residents and a surface of 260,820 square miles. If you’re planning a visit there, find out what the best places to visit in Texas are.

When going on vacation, you should always start with the museums, and Texas is filled with them. Make a list with all the museums you can find and choose those that seem more interesting for you. For example, some of the most visited museums in Texas are the Museum of the Southwest, the American Airpower Heritage Museum, the Nimitz Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. The Museum of the Southwest is an interactive museum featuring an art museum, children’s museum and planetarium, whereas the Modern Art Museum if Texas’ oldest art museum.

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Other cultural places to visit in Texas include their numerous art venues like the Bass Performance Hall, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Deep Ellum district which is famous for being a hotspot for jazz and blues musicians and venues. The place hosted artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith. Moreover, the city of Austin is known as The Live Music Capital of the World. It should not be missed from the places to visit in Texas, as it revolves around nightclubs and is always brimming with events like the film, music and multimedia festival South by Southwest or the Austin City Limits Music Festival which is held annually in Zilker Park.

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Those that are passionate with fine cuisine or just local cookery should take a visit to the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas, where they serve their famous 72-ounce steak that comes free to those who can eat it all, or to the Blue Bell Creamery, where they serve 50 different flavors of the best ice cream you’ll ever taste. Texas is also full of restaurants and parks like the Six Flags in Arlington, Texas or the Highland Park.

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Texas is full of history, and the place you should not miss while there is the Alamo, which preserves the ruins from the Battle of the Alamo, the most famous battle of the Texas Revolution. This definitely is one of the best places to visit in Texas because it has been transformed in a museum surrounded by beautiful landscape that you can stroll through and admire the artifacts and other bits of history that have been preserved.

Author: Nelson Rhodes

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