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Texas Bucket List: Texas Must See Places + Free Printable Checklist

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Texas is a large state, and there are lots of interesting places to see which is why we have created this Texas Bucket list with the Texas must see places and things that you cannot miss when you visit the lone star state.

When people think of Texas, one of the images that comes to mind is the vast open spaces and rugged landscape. However, there are also many amazing places to visit in Texas that should not be missed.

Below you will find a list of the top things to put on your bucket list when visiting Texas. And at the bottom of this post, we have a free printable checklist for you to download and use to make your Texas vacation the best ever.

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Things To See In Texas

  1. Visit Castle Falkenstein
  2. Drive through Big Bend in the fall (check out our The Ultimate National Park Bucket List for more ideas)
  3. Hamilton Pool
  4. Gormon Falls Waterfall
  5. Camp in Big Bend (grab our free printable camping bucket list before you go)
  6. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  7. La Vilita
  8. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
  9. San Jacinto Monument
  10. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple in Houston
  11. Sixth Floor Museum
  12. Fort Worth Water Gardens
  13. Galveston’s Strand Historic District
  14. USS Lexington
  15. The Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon
  16. The Bluebonnet Fields in Ennis
  17. The Sunset at The Oasis on Lake Travis, Austin
  18. Watch the bats fly out from under the South Congress Bridge

Must-Do Activities in Texas

  1. Go camping at Palo Duro Canyon State Park
  2. Watch the sunset at Mount Bonnell
  3. Take a photo overlooking the 360 bridge
  4. Visit the Dallas Museum of Art
  5. Spend the day at Boca Chica Beach
  6. Stroll along San Antonio river walk
  7. Tour the Texas State Capitol
  8. Attend a rodeo
  9. Explore small town Texas
  10. Swim at Barton Springs
  11. Learn about space about Space Center, Houston
  12. Enjoy the views from Buffalo Bayou Park
  13. Admire the skyline from Reunion Tower
  14. Wander through Bishop Arts District
  15. Watch a cattle drive at Fort Worth stockyards
  16. Visit the Cathedral of Junk in Austin

17 Foods That You Must Eat in Texas

  1. Brisket from Franklin Barbecue
  2. Breakfast tacos at Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
  3. Chilli at Armadillo Palace
  4. Blue Bell ice cream
  5. Chicken fried steak at Gristmill
  6. Kolaches from Czech Stop
  7. Enchiladas at Blanco Cafe
  8. Queso at Torchy’s
  9. Whataburger
  10. BBQ at Snow’s
  11. Pecan Pie
  12. Chile con queso at The Original Mexican Restaurant
  13. Kolaches at many bakeries and donut stores throughout the state
  14. Michelada at Fisheria Houston
  15. Frito Pie at Eddie’s Barbecue
  16. Sweet tea at HTeaO
  17. Patty melts at the J and P bar and grill

If you want even more fun food ideas from around the states, make sure to check out our list of Food And Drink To Try In All 50 States. 

Free Printable List of Texas Must See Places

To get the free printable bucket list, just click on the link below. The PDF contains a list of the must see places in Texas plus a blank checklist that you fill in with the places you want to see too.

Texas bucket list printable

Download your free printable checklist here

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