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If you want a little more mystery added to your trip to Texas, check out the Marfa Lights. Go about eight miles east of Marfa on Highway 90/67 to get to the viewing area. These lights can be viewed at night. Don't be fooled into thinking that these are some kids playing a prank, or some car's headlights off in the distance—sightings of these strange lights began as early as 1883, well before the invention and common man's use of the automobile. Be on the lookout for red lights that move towards you if you visit this unusual Texas attraction.

For a close encounter with Texas wildlife, visit the Padre Island National Seashore south of Corpus Christi. The winds that sweep across the shore are perfect for flying kites, and you could catch a glimpse of the endangered Kemp Ridley sea turtle. During late summer, you can even take part in a turtle release!

  • 1100 Congress Ave.

    Texans’ love of all things big extends to its capitol building, which dominates the Austin skyline and is visible for miles driving up South Congre... More
  • 11th Street Cowboy Bar

    You can chow down on grilled steaks and two-step to live country music at this family-friendly bar and restaurant. More
  • 13 Celsius

    One of the best of a new crop of wine bars around town that includes Max's Wine Dive and So Vino, this place has the best name of the bunch (13 Cel... More
  • 219 West

    Music-lover's scene. This bar's theme nights include Two-Bit Tuesdays, featuring 25-cent corn dogs and two-dollar premium drafts. More
  • Acton Nature Center

    Look out for the butterfly garden and a pond full of wildlife in this 74-acre park. Bikes are available for rent at the Visitor’s Center. More
  • Alamo Drafthouse

    The Alamo isn’t your average movie theater. Along with blockbuster hits, they play  oldies and indies, and serve food and drinks during the show. T... More
  • Alien Scooters

    The shop rents environmentally friendly electric scooters and e-bikes. More
  • Amarillo Livestock Auction

    Every Tuesday year-round, you can also watch cattlemen ply their trade More
  • American Diving

    SCUBA-certified divers can explore sunken ships and artificial reefs off of South Padre’s shore. Look out for lionfish, barracuda, and octopus, amo... More
  • Amy's Ice Cream

    With 13 locations in the Austin area, this little ice cream dominates the local market. The day’s 15 flavors are displayed on a chalk board above ... More
  • Art Car Parade

    What exactly is an art car?It's a fair question, more easily answered by showing rather than telling, and that's not the only reason the Art Car Pa... More
  • Asia Society, Texas

    This culture and education center is housed in a striking building by Yoshio Taniguchi. He only used the finest materials—Jura limestone from Germa... More
  • AT&T Performing Arts Center

    The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a 10-arce complex set within the Dallas Arts District. Included in the center is the contemporary, 2,300-seat Ma... More
  • AT&T Stadium

    Even if you’re not in town for a football game, it’s worth checking out the Dallas Cowboys stadium for an event or even an art tour: The venue has ... More
  • Aurora Picture Show

    Worship film? This micro-cinema, housed in a little white 1924 church, gives literal meaning to the phrase and passion. Congregations of moviegoer... More

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