25 Best Things to Do in Texas

Texas is a state spanning an area larger than many countries. It covers an area larger than the UK, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium combined, has 367 miles of coastline and three mountain ranges top more than 7000ft.

The Lone Star State spans from big city lights to desert canyons and allows visitors to experience endless fiestas in San Antonio or hike along the Rio Grande’s “Big Bend”.

There is a lot to learn about this state’s past and a lot to experience in the present.

This list of things to do in Texas could consist solely of the top 25 walking routes, or museums or even the top 25 things to eat but, with great difficulty, I have managed to narrow the list down to an even mix of the best culture, history and natural beauty to be found in the giant state of Texas. Here’s the best things to do in Texas:

1. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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The Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building in downtown Dallas.

It is home to many exhibits telling the tale of John F Kennedy’s life, legacy and assassination.

Visitors to the museum are able to examine artifacts, photographs and eye witness accounts.

The museums collection is ever expanding and currently holds around 45,000 items.

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25 Best Things to Do in Texas:

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  • The Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza: Dorti / shutterstock
  • Six Flags Over Texas: Chris Hagerman / Wikimedia
  • The Alamo: Dean Fikar / shutterstock
  • NASA Space Centre, Houston: Tricia Daniel / shutterstock
  • San Antonio River Walk: Sean Pavone / shutterstock
  • Big Bend National Park: Zack Frank / shutterstock
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Rocket Photos - HQ Stock / shutterstock
  • Padre Island National Seashore: JB Manning / shutterstock
  • Congress Ave And Texas State Capitol: Shutterstock
  • Fort Worth Stockyards: T photography / shutterstock
  • Moody Gardens And Aquarium: William Cushman / shutterstock
  • Natural Bridge Caverns: amadeustx / shutterstock
  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum: Ed Schipul / Flickr
  • Dallas Museum Of Art: EQRoy / shutterstock
  • Barbecue Beef Brisket, Texas Style: bonchan / shutterstock
  • Hamilton Pool, Dripping Springs: WTS Photo Images / shutterstock
  • Bullock Texas State History Museum: Felix Lipov / shutterstock
  • Dallas Zoo: Ziggylives / shutterstock
  • Texas State Fair: Nat Chittamai / shutterstock
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park: Sean Pavone / shutterstock
  • The Dallas Arboretum: aphotostory / shutterstock
  • Nasher Sculpture Centre: Photo: Andreas Praefcke / Wikimedia
  • Perot Museum Of Nature And Science: Philip Lange / shutterstock
  • The Pleasure Pier, Galveston: IrinaK / shutterstock
  • Santa Monica Pier: ProDesign studio / shutterstock