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Top Reasons to Go to Texas

Take Notes: Texas breeds talent like King Ranch breeds cattle. Music-industry icons who are branded as Lone Star legends include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, and Buddy Holly. Every night, you’ll find artistic passion alive and kicking in dance halls, nightclubs, festivals, and lounges across the state.

Think Back: History is one of the state’s greatest natural resources. As such, Texas displays more than 13,000 State Historical Markers in all 254 counties, commemorating everything from pioneer homes to grand old mansions, sacred burial grounds to frontier forts, city halls in the center of town to wagon trails in the dusty desert.

Make a Splash: Texas combines more than 600 miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, plus 14 major rivers and more than a hundred lakes and reservoirs to create a world of water-based activities.

Open the Door: Texas showcases nature in epic proportions, from the awe-inspiring Palo Duro Canyon, to natural wonders like Enchanted Rock and Natural Bridge Caverns. Choose how you want to explore: hike, bike, canoe, or kayak; walk, run, sail, or fly.

Be a Kid Again: With a full menagerie of zoos, aquariums, museums, and amusement parks, Texas goes to extremes to make sure every member of your family has plenty of activity choices.

Updated: 2014-03-17

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