Texas, the ‘Lone Star State’, is the second largest state of the US, running 700 miles from east to west. It’s not only got great geographical diversity, but with its 25 million residents, it has great cultural diversity too. Texas is a place of sociability and variation, from big-city lights to small-town simplicity. There is something for absolutely everyone and while we can’t list them all, we’ve put together the top three things to see in Texas.
1. Big Bend National Park
This park is part of the Chihuhuan Desert, and the largest protected area of topography in the whole of the US. Containing more than 1,200 species of plants, 56 species of reptiles, more than 450 species of birds and 75 species of mammals, it’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Not only is it perfect for visitors of all ages, it’s great for the avid hiker, boasting 150 miles of hiking trails through rivers and mountainous desert terrain.
2. Natural Bridge Caverns
Located just outside San Antonio, these spectacular caverns are home to a vast underground network that consists of over 10,000 different stalactite formations. Open to the public and packed with adventure, highlights include the 40-foot-high King’s Throne and the Castle of the White Giants. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then you will be more than satisfied with the amazing treetop climbing adventures, across a sprawling network of ropeways, platforms, and zip lines.
3. Space Centre, Houston
Only a short 30-minute drive from the heart of Houston, the Space Center is more than just a popular tourist attraction. It’s home to Missoin Control, the official monitoring center for the agency’s space flights and NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. You can witness exhibits, film shows, models, astronaut-related artefacts, and samples of moon rock on display in the visitor center. You also have the opportunity to dress up as an astronaut, see real-life rockets and experience a space simulator.
With all the excitement of planning your trip to Texas, don’t forget to complete your in good time.