Tag Archive: Things to do in Texas

May 25

Storybook Capitol of Texas – Abilene

My eldest loves to read.  She always has.  Hope she always will.  So, when we were in Abilene, Texas.  We had to stop by and see the character sculptures. Walking around the park and several of the downtown streets to see them ended up being a real treat for her.  Though a few of the …

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May 24

Pedernales Falls – Texas

Not 100% sure that Pedernales Falls qualifies as a waterfall.  Since I am no expert and the Plains are lacking in the waterfall department.  Might as well be like the majority of things out there today and just go with it and sort out the truth after. Pedernales Falls is basically the lowering of the …

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May 22

Texas Military Forces Museum – Austin

The Texas Military Forces Museum is a hidden gem.  Free! Can’t beat that.  So off to a good start there.  However, the number of artifacts, military vehicles, and dioramas was incredible.  The Texas Military Forces Museum made this history buff extremely happy. Located at Camp Mabry an active military base. Meaning that upon entering we …

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May 15

Jacob’s Dream – Abilene, Texas

Impressive is probably the best way to sum up Jacob’s Dream.  The 40-foot tall bronze sculpture of the biblical account of Jacob’s Dream of a stairway to heaven.  Located on one of the nicest college campuses I have ever seen.  Abilene Christian University looks brand new even though the Jacob’s Dream statue was dedicated at …

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May 10

Abilene Zoo – Texas

Big or small it does not matter we like to go to zoos.  It has become our vacation ritual.  We had never been to the Abilene Zoo before and finding ourselves in the area decided to go.  Zoo trips with our kids does not get much better.  Our 4-year-old loves animals and has a head …

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May 09

 Fort Phantom Hill – Abilene, Texas

Lines of chimney stacks is what greeted us as we took in some Texas state history at Fort Phantom Hill.  There was something ghostly about the ruins there.  A sort of uneasy feeling about walking around the grounds of the abandoned fort.  I imagine the soldiers stationed there had a similar feeling.  Kind of out …

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May 04

Lucy Park – Wichita Falls, TX

A get out and stretch the legs spot and with a growing family any area to burn off some of my kids’ energy is a good one.  Lucy Park is a regional park.  Located in the city of Wichita Falls, Texas.  Lucy Park was a fun little spot to take the kids. For a city …

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May 01

Pedernales Falls State Park – Texas

Pedernales Falls State Park lies 45 miles east of Austin Texas.  Needless to say, it is a popular state park. Especially, in the dog days of summer when the park becomes a great place to swim, wade, canoe or tube down the river.  However, with over 5,000 acres to explore Pedernales Falls State Park has …

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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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