23 Must-See Landmarks in Texas | History, Art, & Science

Texas is a state that prides itself on its particular spirit in independence. Largely, it stems from the famous Texas Revolution, which liberated the state from the rule of Mexico in the 1800s.

Here are just 23 notable Texas things to see and do, based on landmarks that place you in the nation’s second-largest state.

The Alamo is a historic Spanish mission originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero, in San Antonio. It is the site of a famous battle during the Texas revolution in 1836.

The Alamo


In 1974 Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels created a sculpture and public art installation garden. It was marked by a number of Cadillac cars seemingly half-buried in the sand.

Cadillac Ranch


There’s something quite intriguing about seeing the inside of a battleship, and the USS Texas was a museum that allows you the experience.

USS Texas


This National Historic Landmark District consists of Victorian-era buildings in the heart of Galveston. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, noted for its remarkable architecture.

Strand Historic District


Texas has a place in popular culture that suggests cattle drives, among other things. The Fort Worth stockyards embody this idea, especially because you can attend and witness an actual cattle drive here twice a day!

Fort Worth Stockyards


This unique cave structure is known for incredible calcite crystal formations. The caves run about 90 metres deep. You can tour the caverns of Sonora in groups of six or twelve. A typical tour lasts around two hours.

Caverns of Sonora


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