Tag Archive: Texas

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 13

Great Zoo Exhibit: Museum of Living Art

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Museum of Living Art or MOLA is a world class exhibit dedicated to the more colorful species in the animal kingdom. Located at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas this great museum makes any trip to the Fort Worth Zoo a worthwhile destination. Opened in 2010, the Museum of Living Art is a 30,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor …

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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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May 04

Texas Discovery Gardens: A Little Garden a Little Butterfly a lot of Fun

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Texas Discovery Gardens is sensory explosion for little children.  A 7.5 acre botanic garden and a 2 story tall butterfly house all for a reasonable price makes for a fun little outing for the family.  We coupled the Texas Discovery Gardens with the small but well done Children’s Aquarium right next door and had a …

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Apr 27

Great Aquarium Exhibit: Orinoco Rainforest

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The Dallas World Aquarium is one of our favorite aquariums that we have ever visited.  A chief reason for our fond feelings for the aquarium is because of their wonderful Orinoco Rainforest exhibit.  This large exhibit is one of the main attractions of the Aquarium.  While it feels like half of the aquarium is dedicated …

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Apr 13

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Fantastic Freebie

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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a free attraction located on the southwest side of Trinity Park.  It is Texas’s oldest botanic garden and one of the largest in the state at 109 acres.  Whenever Karen and I are traveling we are always on the lookout for well-done free attractions and it does not get …

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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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Mar 23

Children’s Aquarium: Perfect for the Wee Ones

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The Children’s Aquarium in Dallas was one of the highlights of our spring break Texas trip because our little 2 year old loved the place.  Seeing her face light up at the different aquarium tanks as she ran from spot to spot makes the trials of a road trip with a 2 wee ones worth …

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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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