The Lone Star State of Texas is the second-largest U.S. state by area and the second in terms of population, trailing only Alaska and California in those respective measurements. The massive state is crammed full of activities and adventures for all ages, making it a superb place to head to on vacation. Whatever your favorite pastime is, you can bet your bottom dollar you can do it in Texas.
Take In a Massive Sporting Event
Texans love sports, which is one of the reasons several elite NBA, NFL, NLH, and MLB franchises call the state home. The Dallas Cowboys are probably the most famous Texan sports teams. The Cowboys have won the coveted Super Bowl five times and are the world’s most valuable sports team with a value of $5.5 billion!
You’ll also find the likes of hockey’s Dallas Wings, basketball’s Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, and baseball’s Houston Astros. Best of all, you can participate in online gambling in Texas, so you may win yourself a little extra spending money while taking in a game!
Visit the Amazing Space Center Houston
Everyone has heard those famous words, “Houston, we have a problem,” at some stage of their lives. They, of course, stemmed from the ill-fated 1970 Apollo 13 mission where an explosion crippled the spacecraft. Thankfully, the astronauts managed to make it safely back to Earth.
The Space Center Houston is found at 1601 NASA Parkway and is a must-see Texas attraction. It opened in 1992 and regularly attracts more than one million visitors every year. Head inside the 250,000 square feet building, and you will be amazed by more than 400 space artifacts in the vast museum.
Among the displays is the Mercury-Atlas 9 capsule. Gordon Cooper flew this into space in 1963. Cooper orbited the Earth 19 times across 30 hours in what was an epic step into space travel for humans.
You will also find the Gemini 5 and the Apollo 17 command module. Apollo 17 orbited the Moon a record 75 times during what was the last crewed Moon mission.
Everyone in the family will love it at the Space Center Houston; how can you enjoy the miracle of space flight?
Be One With Nature at Fort Worth Zoo
USA Today named Fort Worth Zoo the best zoo in the United States, and anyone who visits tends to agree. The zoo opened its doors to the animal-loving public in 1909. The zoo only had one African lion, two bear cubs, a few rabbits, a peacock, a coyote, and an alligator back then; how times have changed.
Today, the zoo spreads over 64 acres and is home to 542 different species of animals from the world. Penguins, orangutans, elephants, rhinoceros, cheetahs, flamingos, meerkats, and hundreds of more animals are there for you to enjoy.
Visiting Fort Worth Zoo helps fund fantastic animal conservation projects, ensuring our children’s children will be able to see these magnificent creatures. The zoo has more than 110 species in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Special Survival Plan and a further 68 endangered and threatened species on the state and federal levels.
You name it; you can do it in Texas! Those of you who love the great outdoors should check out Wildcatter Ranch in Graham, where you can enjoy a classic texas dude ranch where you and the family can clay pigeon shoot, participate in archery, and embark on a horseback journey through the wilds.
Consider visiting The Houston Museum of Natural Science, which has several complete dinosaur skeletons, including a breathtaking triceratops!