The state of Texas holds a rich history that can be seen in its renowned museums. However, there are some museums that are less conventional and have unusual themes, objects, creators and names. Their individuality contributes to the extraordinary history of the Lone Star State. If you are looking to experience Texas, add these unique museums to your itinerary!
Pack your bags road trippers, XIT Rodeo & Reunion, home of the world’s largest free BBQ, is celebrating its 80th year on August 4th-6th. The reunion came to existence in 1936 when former cowboys and their families came together to reminisce on their days at the XIT ranch, after it was used to pay for the Texas Capitol building and then divided up and sold as smaller ranches. The reunion has been held in Dalhart since 1937 and has grown with the addition of rodeos, pork chop and watermelon feeds, dances, the XIT Melodrama at La Rita Theater, and the world’s largest free BBQ.
There are many parks made for relaxation and adventure in Texas when you are traveling. However, there are some parks that are just as individualistic as the Lone Star State itself. Whether you like nature, art, history or want to experience something new, there is something for everyone at these offbeat parks in Texas!
The 4th of July is the best holiday to spend outdoors with friends and family. Fireworks are bursting overhead, the aroma of a grill-master at work is in the air, and kids of all ages are running about with bright, colorful sparklers in their hands. If you are looking to top last year’s fun, this year is the year to plan that 4th of July camping trip with friends and family. After all, what’s more American than going camping for the holiday? Check out these scenic, all-American campsites Texas has to offer.
One of the best parts about traveling is enjoying the delicious restaurants your destination has to offer. When you’re on a restricted diet, finding places to suit your needs can be a little more difficult. If you’re on the paleo diet, gluten-free or just want to try something new, nourish your body with wholesome ingredients at some of these delicious Dallas restaurants.
In order to celebrate the local peach crop, the Parker County Peach Festival is held annually in Weatherford’s historic downtown district on the second Saturday in July. Known to produce the sweetest and juiciest peaches, Weatherford and Parker County were dubbed the Peach Capital of Texas by state legislature, and have maintained this title with pride throughout the years.
As a state, Texas has quite a selection of wonders to offer the typical tourist. Though, one thing remains a permanent staple and a proud part of Texan culture. That is Tex-Mex food. Because Texas shares a border with Mexico, much of the Hispanic culture has permeated through the lone star state, creating some of the best Mexican entrees, with a little Texas twist. Keep your eyes peeled for these restaurants in a city near you.
I-35 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin is a source of dread for many, if not all, Texas motorists and travelers. Between the constant construction and the sheer number of cars on the road, the interstate has become a congested mess. If you’re making the trip north or south we suggest taking an alternate route, so that you can enjoy some new scenery, explore some charming Texas towns, and most importantly avoid the nightmare that is I-35. We’ve mapped out a road trip from Austin to DFW that cuts slightly west, assuring minimal traffic and maximum fun.