Texas Tourist Attractions

Texas Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions in Texas

There are many interesting places to see in the world and one such place is Texas. There are many places in Texas that can attract you. Texas has something for everyone. Right from the natural and beautiful landscapes to the historic monuments, this place has it all.

If you are planning a vacation to Texas, then you must have an idea of what to see and where to go. Knowing a little about Texas can make your vacation very interesting and knowledgeable. Below are a few Texas attractions that are must-visits.

Texas Attractions

Johnson Space Center

This place has been known since the 1960s during the Space Race. It is home to many astronauts and space shuttles. Visiting the Johnson Space Center will give you a whole lot of information about outer space. So, if you are visiting Texas, this is a must-visit place and one of the major Texas attractions.

 

Johnson Space Center Agency Overview
Johnson Space Center Formed September 1963
Johnson Space Center Preceding Agency Manned Spacecraft Center
Johnson Space Center Jurisdiction U.S. federal government
Johnson Space Center Headquarters Houston (Texas, USA)
Johnson Space Center Employees 3,200 civil service
Johnson Space Center Agency Executive Mike Coats, director
Johnson Space Center Parent Agency NASA

 

Alamo

This place is in San Antonio, and when a person visits Texas, this is the first place in mind that anyone would want to visit. Alamo was originally a Spanish mission and witnessed some of the most famous North American battles in history.

 

Alamo Date February 23 – March 6, 1836
Alamo Location San Antonio, Texas
Alamo Result Mexican victory
Belligerents
 Mexico  Republic of Texas
Commanders and Leaders
Antonio López de Santa Anna William Travis 
James Bowie 
Strength
2,400 182–260
Casualties and Losses
400–600 killed or wounded 180–258 killed

 

Schlitterbahn

‘Schlitterbahn’ is the name taken from a water park which was originally a part of German heritage situated in the town of New Braunfels. Another location is in South Padre Island. This is open to many visitors throughout the year and is one of the best water parks known in the state.

 

Schlitterbahn Type Privately/Family Owned Company
Schlitterbahn Industry Amusement park Waterpark operator
Schlitterbahn Founded 1979
Schlitterbahn Headquarters New Braunfels, Texas
Schlitterbahn Area Served Texas
Kansas
Schlitterbahn Key People Henry Family
Schlitterbahn Website http://www.schlitterbahn.com

 

Riverwalk

Riverwalk is known to be one of the best dining and shopping districts in San Antonio. Riverwalk is situated along the San Antonio River. This place is simply breathtaking and a must-visit, especially for people from South Texas or from the Central region. This is one of the most well known Texas attractions.

Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol was built during the mid 1800s. The building has been very historic and majestic from the time it was opened. Every year there are many visitors who come to see this building. Visitors are even allowed to step in and be a part of the legislature session. Here visitors are offered formal tours as well as they are free to explore the place on their own.

 

Texas State Capitol Location: Congress and 11th Sts
Austin, Texas, USA
Texas State Capitol Coordinates: 30°16′29″N 97°44′26″W
Texas State Capitol Area: 51.4 acres (20.8 ha)
Texas State Capitol Built/ Founded: 1885
Texas State Capitol Architect: Elijah E. Myers
Texas State Capitol Architectural Style(s): Italian Renaissance Revival
Texas State Capitol Governing Body: State (Texas State Preservation Board)
Added to NRHP: June 22, 1970
Designated NHL: June 23, 1986
NRHP Reference#: 70000770

 

Sea World

The Sea World is located in San Antonio and has a lot of shows to offer to its visitors. They also hold adventure camps, educational programs and even sleepovers. What more can people ask for, if given a chance to visit this place.

 

Sea World Slogan: "As real as it gets."
Sea World Type: Amusement Park / marine mammal park/Marine Mammal Park]
Sea World Locations: San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; and Orlando, FL
Sea World Website: seaworld.com
Sea World Animals:
  • Orcas
  • Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
  • False Killer Whales
  • Belugas
  • Sea Lions
  • Otters
  • Sharks
  • Rays
  • Fish
  • Lorikeets
  • Clydesdales
  • Walruses
  • Alligators
  • Polar Bears
  • Penguins
  • Flamingos
  • and Sea Turtles

 

Texas State Aquarium

It is popularly known as the Corpus Christi’s Texas State Aquarium. It is one of the biggest aquariums in Texas and has many exotic species of marine life and fish. If you plan to visit this aquarium, then you can be a part of the educational program that is specially organized for tourists. This place is something that you cannot afford to miss.

 

Texas State Aquarium Established July 6, 1990
Texas State Aquarium Location Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Texas State Aquarium Director Tom Schmid
Texas State Aquarium Website texasstateaquarium.org

 

The Texas Museum

The Texas Museum is an ‘’official’’ museum in the State of Texas. It was given its name after the late Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. This museum takes you way back to the pre-historic days. A truly Texan attraction that is a must-visit.

Texas Featured Attractions

Texas Featured Attraction Name Address
Cadillac Ranch Amarillon, Texas
Devil's Rope Museum McLean, Texas
Ezekiel Airship Pittsburg, Texas
Buckhorn Saloon and Museum San Antonio, Texas
Dr Pepper Museums Dublin and Waco, Texas
Forbidden Gardens Katy, Texas
Texas Prison Museum Huntsville, Texas
Cascade Caverns Boerne, Texas