Tag Archive: Texas Attractions

Nov 03

Cadillac Ranch: Amarillo

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Americana in all its grandeur.  Cadillac Ranch is about as American roadside attraction as one gets.  Where else in the world would you find 10 cars buried nose first?  Merica Baby!!! What is Cadillac Ranch?  Well it is an art project created in 1974 by a Texas millionaire named Stanley Marsh.  He invited an art …

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May 06

Cameron Park Zoo: Small Town Wonderful

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Cameron Park Zoo is a beautiful zoo located next to the Brazos River in Waco, Texas.  Karen and I were quite surprised to find this wonderful of a zoo in the smaller town of Waco.  Texas really has the market cornered when it comes to small town zoos they have some of the nicest ones …

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Apr 08

Frank Buck Zoo: Good Stop for our Little One

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Frank Buck Zoo is a nice little children’s zoo that will keep the five and under crowd entertained.  As we were traveling south into Texas we saw signs for the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville and decided it might be a good place to get out and stretch our legs.  We did not have high …

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Apr 04

Cockrell Butterfly House: Little Wings over Texas

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Butterfly houses like the Cockrell Butterfly House in Houston are a fun family vacation spot.  Traveling with two little ones, finding fun educational things is a priority for us wherever we go.  We also look for places where we can see lots of things without traveling very far and Hermann Park in Houston definitely fit …

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Apr 10

Caldwell Zoo: Big Zoo in a Small City

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The Caldwell Zoo located in Tyler, Texas is one the best small city zoos that Karen and I have ever been to.  It is a relatively large zoo at 84 acres and houses more than 2,000 animals including African elephants, black-footed penguins, lions, a white tiger, and black bear.  The exhibits were spacious and well …

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Mar 27

Tyler Rose Garden: The Rose Capital

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Touted as America’s largest public collection of roses, the Tyler Rose Garden was sure to be something special.  As we were making plans for our vacation to New Orleans and looking for places to stop and spend the night we came across the city of Tyler, Texas which is roughly 100 miles east of Dallas.  We …

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Mar 07

Sixth Floor Museum: Walking in the Footsteps of Tragedy

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas Texas tells the story of how President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on that tragic day on November 22nd 1963.  The museum is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building which at the time of the assassination was the Texas School Book …

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Feb 28

Dallas Museum of Art: Big Art in the Big City

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The Dallas Museum of Art is a world class art museum located in the Arts District in downtown Dallas.  It is one of the biggest art museums in Texas with a gathering of more than 22,000 works of art from around the world.  Their massive collection includes works from the third millennium BC to modern times …

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Feb 21

Dallas Zoo: A Safari of Fun

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Karen and I have been to the Dallas Zoo twice and have enjoyed both our visits because it just seems to get better each time.  Our first visit was in the early fall of 2010 when they first opened the Giants of the Savanna African exhibit which could be the best exhibit we have ever …

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Feb 13

Dallas Holocaust Museum: A Humbling Experience

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The Dallas Holocaust Museum was something Karen and I just stumbled upon when visiting the 6th Floor Museum and seeing the area where President Kennedy was assassinated.  Thinking that we would probably not be in that part of Dallas for a long time we decided to check it out.  The museum itself is rather small, …

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