Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth is
home to theme parks, water parks, baseball parks and soon a real big football
stadium for the Dallas Cowboys.
Near Austin, Bastrop is a central Texas town built on the banks
of the Colorado River. Bastrop has golfing, shopping, and places to play
outside, like at Lake Bastrop and Bastrop State Park.
About an hour northeast of Dallas, Bonham offers visitors to a variety of lakes, camping locations, golf, shopping, and museums.
Bowie is known for cowboys, (the horse riding kind, not the
football playing type cowboy), with the Bowie Championship Pro Rodeo being but one of the activities
taking place in this "western town." Bowie is also home to the Chisholm Trail Memorial Park, monthly antique fairs, Lake Amon G. Carter, Bowie Reservoir and more.
This is where the famous Blue Bell Creamery is located. Brenham
also has historic home tours and wildflower trails.
Bryan-College Station is where you will find the George Bush
Presidential Library and Museum. A school named Texas A & M is located here.
The 4 days before the First Monday of each month Canton's First
Monday Trade Days takes place, turning Canton into the "World's Largest Flea Market."
Cleburne has rodeos, antique shops, restaurants, museums, Lake Pat Cleburne, and
Whistle Stop Christmas.
College Station is the home of the Texas A&M Aggies. However, this Central Texas town also is home to a number of impressive libraries, golf courses, nightclubs, and more.
Including the Presidential Library of the first President Bush.
Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other city
in America. Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City. Which
makes Dallas a mecca for shoppers and eaters.
Decatur is the Wise County seat with a courthouse built of
Denton has several museums and a downtown square on National
Denison is where Dwight. D. Eisenhower was born.
In Duncanville you will find the Dallas Nature Center, Dr
Pepper Starcenter and a downtown with antiques, boutiques and arts & crafts.
A Dallas suburb, Farmer's Branch gives visitors a small town
break, yet quick access to everything Big D has to offer.
Flower Mound is where most of Lake
Grapevine's Northshore Trail is located.
Fort Worth began in the mid 1800s as an army outpost. It has
grown from those days to being a city of over 700,000 people. The Chisholm Trail
ran through Fort Worth, which is one of many reasons Fort Worth is known as
Pizza Hut Park and Dr Pepper/7 Up Ballpark are in Frisco
In Gainesville you will find Frank Buck Zoo.
Garland is a suburb 15 miles northeast of Dallas. Home to
several industries, including Resistol Hat Factory, which made J.R. Ewing's
The "Cradle of Texas Independence," the tiny town of Gonzales
celebrates its place in Texas history.
Located near Dinosaur Valley State Park and
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose has plenty to offer visitors in the way of outdoor activities.
Beautiful Courthouse Square. The scenic Paluxy River flows through Glen Rose.
Glen Rose is about 15 miles south of Granbury.
Granbury provides visitors outdoor recreational activities on Lake Granbury, but this small town
is more known for its antique shopping, wineries and Festivals and
Granbury is about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
Located in the center of the DFW Metroplex, Grand Prairie is home to Joe Pool Lake and offers quick access to Dallas, Ft. Worth and other area
attractions, including Cedar Hills State Park and Lynn Creek Park.
Grapevine has many attractions, including Lake Grapevine with its
many parks. There are Wineries, the Tarantula Train taking passengers to the
Fort Worth Stockyards and back, the Grapevine Opry, Bass Pro Shops, Grapevine
Mills, Gaylord Texan, Great Wolf Lodge, Glass Cactus nightclub and a lot of
Irving used to be home to the Dallas Cowboys, but still is
home to many corporations, most headquartered at Los Colinas.
Killeen is the home of Fort Hood.
Located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, in Lewisville you can golf,
play watersports and go fishing on Lake Lewisville, antique shopping in Old Town Lewisville,
with fine dining.
Luling is the home of the Watermelon Thump Festival and
decorated oil pump jacks.
McKinney's Historic Courthouse Square features more than 100
shops, with antiques, restaurants, specialty shops and art galleries.
Lots of outdoors activities in Madisonville, Texas, including the annual "Mushroom Festival."
Parker is the small town north of Dallas that is the location of Southfork
Ranch, from the Dallas TV show.
Plano is known as the "Balloon Capital of Texas" with balloon races
taking place in September, as part of a big arts and crafts fair and balloon
Whether you want a romantic getaway or a quiet weekend along, Salado is the perfect spot. Offering fine bed and breakfast inns, as well as quaint shops, dynamic water gardens, and carriage tours, Salado is sure to put your mind at ease.
Waco is one of the few towns in Texas named for an Indian tribe.
Located on the Brazos River, Waco is now a modern city and home to Baylor University as well as a number of renowned museums.
You can also visit Mount Carmel, the site of the Branch-Davidian
Though it is not in Waco, the Waco Visitor's Center will give you a map showing
you how to get there.
Renaissance Festival takes place each spring in Waxahachie, a town town
for its elaborate Victorian style homes.
County Peach Festival takes place in Weatherford. Oliver Loving's (who's
story inspired Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove) is buried in Weatherford's
Czechoslovakian's migrated to West to farm wheat, cotton and
maize. Czech traditions continue in modern day West where you will find many