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What to look out for in Texas City?
Texas City is located on the southwest shoreline of Galveston Bay is a very busy deep water port. It is the second largest city in USA. Texas is full of diversities, from cave systems to mountains, canyons, desert regions and splendid coastal scenery along Gulf of Mexico. Texas City draws a number of tourists all over the world. Some of the well known tourist places you can visit are:
The Alamo is one of the most important historic sites in America which is present on the eastern outskirts of San Antonio. It was built by Franciscans in 1744 and by 1836 it was converted into a fort. During the Texan war, The Alamo became famous after a small force barricaded themselves against a superior Mexican army. More than two and half million people visit this landmark every year to see its restored mission and the cenotaph commemorating the fallen Texas.
Space Centre Houston
You need to take a 30min drive from heart of Houston to reach the Space Centre which is not only one of the most popular tourist attractions but also the home to NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Centre and Mission Control. It’s fascinating to see the operations of the world’s largest space program. They include many exhibits, models, film shows, astronaut related artefacts and even samples of moon rock. Other shows include objects collected during the Gemini, Mercury and Apollo space programs. You can also dress up as a astronaut and experience space simulator.
Big Bend National Park
The Big Bend National Park is one of the most famous wilderness areas in Texas. It is around 1870 feet to 7875 feet high and is made of three different zones, the desolate landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert, the valley of Rio Grande and the Chisos Mountains. This park contains 4oo different species of birds from road runners to golden eagles and also 1,100 species of plants. Ranging from five mile long lost Mine trail with beautiful views the park brags about 240 miles of hiking trails. There are also other great attractions like the three canyons namely, Santa Elena Canyons, the Mariscal and the Boquillas.
Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island is the world’s longest underdeveloped barrier island. It is just a short drive from south of Corpus Christi and it stretches over 70 miles. Padre Island exhibits grassland habitats, 130,000 acres of beach, dunes and it is also a home to exceptional sea turtles and migratory birds which makes it a birder’s paradise. To visit this beautiful coastal region of Gulf of Mexico, the Malaquite Visitor Centre is the best place to begin with. It provides a number of information and also assists those who have mobility issues.
Texas is so big and diverse that it’s an own country practically. There is no shortage of country culture here. It’s a home of quirky attractions and spots. From line-dancing, rodeos, there are ample opportunities for adventure by a mule or a horse. Another thing there is the barbeque. It is very hard to find a better place than this for a plate of brisket or ribs. The legendary Franklin Barbeque present in Austin can boast all day and it is surely worth it.