Prairies and LakesLocated in north central and central Texas, between the plains of the West Texas Panhandle and the Pineywoods of East Texas sits the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. You'll find the land gently rolling to hilly with patches of treed and prairie grasslands. Visitors to this region can explore dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River bed near Glen Rose, take in a Cowboy game, see a real life cattle drive in Fort Worth, watch a drag race in Ennis, visit the birthplace of a hamburger in Athens, grab and old fashions soda fountain drink at Old Doc's Soda Shop in Dublin. This region covers a wide area so chances are if you're in Texas you're going to visit this area sooner or later.
Cowboys and CanyonsTravel to Northwest Texas and discover the rugged beauty of the Panhandle Plains region. Although this regions was occupied by prehistoric Paleo-Indians over 12,000 years ago, and then by Apache and Comanche nations, followed by Spanish explorers, cowboys and finally, homesteaders this part of Texas was one of the last parts of the continental United States to be permanently settled. Some of the regions notable destinations include the Palo Duro Canyon (the second largest canyon in the US), the Cadillac Ranch, Big Texan Steak Ranch, TEXAS the musical and Turkey, Texas.