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Prairies and Lakes


Located 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.

Prairies and Lakes, Texas

Cowboys and Canyons


Travel 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.

Cowboys and Canyons, Texas

South Texas Plains


Stretching from the edges of the Hill Country into the Lower Rio Grande valley is the South Texas Plains region. The South Texas Plains region has a sub-tropical climate which supports a few lakes. Most of the region is dry and covered with grasses and thorny brush. Escaping the cold of the north, many winter Texans/snowbirds call this part of Texas home each winter. At the northern edge of the region visitors can enjoy the San Antonio Riverwalk, explore history at the Alamo or the local missions. Bird watchers flock to the region which is known as one of the best bird watching areas in the United States. . Other notables are the King Ranch Museum in Kingsville , Fort Trevino in San Ygnacio and the National Butterfly Center in Mission.

South Texas Plains, Texas

Relax in the Hill Country


Found in Central Texas between the Big Bend Region to the west and the Prairies and Lakes region to the east the Panhandle Plains region to the north and the South Texas Plains region to the south. The Texas Hill Country region is considered the most beautiful area of Texas to some. With rolling hills, miles of wildflowers, beautiful lakes and meandering streams you'll feel right at home. You'll also find wild game, dude ranches, honkytonks and everything cowboy. Must sees in the region are Fredericksburg , OST Restaurant in Bandera, Enchanted Rock, Lake Travis, Caverns of Sonora and Fort Lancaster near Ozona See more

Relax in the Hill Country, Texas

Explore The Gulf Coast


With over 600 miles of coastline the Texas Gulf Coast region is a favorite to be sure. . Beautiful wildlife refuges, metro areas, small seaside towns, attractions and miles of beaches abound. You'll discover places like South Padre Island, Port Aransas, Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula, Sea Rim State Park, and Mustang Island. Sitting on these beaches and listening to the sound of the waves is a great way wash your cares away. These beach communities offer a relaxing getaway that is sure to rejuvenate the soul. Get out and hit the beach today. See Texas Beaches.

Explore The Gulf Coast, Texas

Discover Texas In The Piney Woods


When visiting the Piney Woods region you will travel through thousands of acres of the greenest forests and the bluest lakes in America. Along the way you will experience the rich history of the great state of Texas, from Native American culture to the Republic of Texas and beyond. This region is a thick forest of pines which is why we call it the Piney Woods. Visitors to the region are drawn to the Big Thicket National Preserve, Caddo Lake, Lake O' The Pines, The Texas State Railroad in Rusk, The Jefferson General Store, East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore and the Depot Museum in Henderson.

Discover Texas In The Piney Woods, Texas

Welcome To The Big Bend


The Big Bend Region derives its name from the path the Rio Grande follows along the US-Mexico border in southwest Texas. The wide open spaces and jaw dropping plateaus of the Big Bend region of Texas are a sight to see. Many people come to this region to view the mountains. Mountain ranges include the Guadalupe Mountains, Davis Mountains and Chisos Mountains. The highest peak is Guadalupe Peak near El Paso (Near is a relative term in the Big Bend it's actually over 100 miles away). All of the mountains ranges have state or national parks that allow for hiking and camping. The region is most noted for the Big Bend National Park however the many small towns in the area are must dos. You have to view the Marfa lights at night, stop by the soda shop in Fort Davis, visit the Fort Davis national historic site, explore the McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, drive the Scenic Loop Drive near Fort Davis, see the El Paisano Hotel in Marfa and the nightlife in Alpin.

Welcome To The Big Bend, Texas

Cities and Towns


Discover Texas' big cities and small towns alike. You'll want to explore the gleaming lights of the big cities but don't miss out on the small Texas towns that give Texas it's down home charm. Take a day trip outside the big cities and meet the great people of Texas. Explore Texas your way today!

Cities and Towns, Texas

Explore Texas Your Way


You've most likely heard of the Texas Heritage Trail program. The Heritage Trails divides Texas into 10 searchable regions. We'll that got us to pondering. What if there was another way to explore Texas? In our new Texas Trails Section you can now explore Texas by destination type.

Explore Texas Your Way, Texas
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