We stop in Nacogdoches at a house that was the gateway through Texas in the early part of the 19th century. Built by Adolphus Sterne in 1830, the Sterne-Hoya House has served as a crossroads for many a famous Texan. Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
We visit the Danish Heritage Museum in Danevang. What better place to connect to your Danish roots than at the Danish capital of Texas? Learn about the history of the folks who settled this part of the Lone Star State. Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
Down in South Texas you’ll find some of the best bird watching in the business. Home to several World Birding Centers you can find colorful things in the sky year round. And over at Quinta Mazatlan, you’ll also learn about the history of McAllen.
We go aboard a ship built for war to celebrate the greatest generation that ever lived.
Step aside, Alamo, and make way for an older mission with a lot of history under her belt: the Mission San Jose. Located in San Antonio, this beautiful location features the largest collection of Spanish colonial architecture that’s over 300 years old. Drop in on a Sunday at Mariachi Mass for a true cultural and historic experience before you kick the bucket.
We visit one the painted churches in central Texas for one heavenly experience and some Holy history.
We visit the bustling San Antonio Market Square, one of the largest markets for Mexican goods outside of Mexico. Be prepared for bright colors, authentic goods, and a piece of culture and history that dates back to 1730.
We visit Presidio La Bahia in Goliad to explore the grounds where men died fighting for Texas Independence from Mexico. You can even stay the night at La Bahia, just as long as you aren’t afraid of what goes bump in the night! It’s a place that every Texan needs to visit, and hear the battle cry of Texas in soft South Texas breeze – Remember Goliad!
If you can’t get enough of the eerie, pop on over to Thurber, a ghost town with a tall spire on Interstate 20. There not too much that’s left of the once-bustling Texas brick manufacturing and coal mining town. We learn about the people that were forced to leave this place and visit one of the most desolate graveyards we’ve ever gazed at — well worth the stop on The Texas Bucket List!
From glittering gowns to sleek timeless styles, the Texas Woman’s University in Denton displays dresses worn by some notable women from the Lone Star State. The Texas First Ladies Historic Costume Collection exhibits over 40 gowns — some replicas, some originals — all looking just as regal and impressive as they did in their prime. It’s well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!