We ride the rail in Austin, at Zilker Park, discovering the family behind the famous Zilker Zephyr miniature train ride. Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
We head to Austin for a sweet stop full of sugary snacks. The Big Top Candy Shop will be our first feature where we get spoonfuls of all sorts of sweets including chocolate covered bacon!
Whether you’re interested in learning about the native fish of Texas or just want to catch a few of your own, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens is the place to go, enjoy, and bring your kids along for some family-friendly fun. This center is one of five in the Lone Star State operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the only one that’s open to visitors. Here you can learn about our reservoirs and cast a line of your own! Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List.
We like to do everything bigger here in Texas, and that’s no exception when it comes to our musical plays! Set in the vast and glorious Palo Duro Canyon — the second-largest canyon in the United States — the TEXAS outdoor musical will blow you away with their showcase of Texas history and tradition. This play will make you feel proud to live in the one and only Lone Star State, making it a must-see on The Texas Bucket List!
Sun, smiles, and sandcastles – staples at South Padre Island’s “Biggest Ever” Sandcastle! Sculptor Andy Hancock is just doing what he loves bringing cheer to the children and tourists of South Padre. Every inch of the towering castles is excruciatingly detailed and designed by hand. If you’re headed to the beach this spring or summer, be sure to stop and stand in awe of the permanent castles that stand guard over the sandy shores! Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio is a beautiful building with a history that stretches back to the beginnings of Texas. These holy grounds serve as the final resting place of Alamo war heroes such as Crockett, Bowie, and Travis. If you’re interested in anything Texan, this is the place to stop and learn about some of the finer points of Lone Star State history!
Let your eyes wander and be amazed gazing at the ancient and beautiful cave formations at Inner Space Cavern. Discovered in 1963, these cavernous caves are a wonder to behold and are a must-see experience for people of any age. Whether you’re small or tall — it’s well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
We start things off just a stones throw from downtown Austin at the Austin Nature and Science Center. If you’re looking to explore the environment, this is the perfect place to visit with the kids. A nature oasis on the edge of town, there’s no better place for hands-on, interactive fun and learning to introduce your children to environmental sciences. Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
Step aside Wright brothers, and make way for Victor and Joe Stanzel! The story behind the Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum in Schulenburg is one of innovation, perseverance, and a little bit of sadness. Watch and see the history of these model airplanes, and don’t forget to make this one a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
We visit the mini-paradise that is the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Home to many different varieties of plants and exotic specimens, the gardens boast five greenhouses in the critically acclaimed Lucile Halsell Conservatory. From cacti and succulents to ferns and orchids, it’s an outdoor excursion you’ll want to take to appreciate the natural beauty of the Lone Star State.