A Cowboy's Life: Must Do Texas Bucketlist

Must Do Texas Bucketlist

1:23:00 PM

Since 2004 we have been exploring Texas as a family. We have always had an unofficial Texas Bucketlist - as in the sense of we want to see the entire state. Ha! So I thought it was time to finally put together an organized list of all the must-see sights & towns in this great state!

Towns to Visit: 
Marfa
Shiner
Dublin
Gruene
Wimberley
Fort Stockton
Gonzales
Alpine
Fredericksburg
Marble Falls

State/National Parks: 
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe River State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Balmorhea State Park
Big Bend
Pedernales Falls State Park
Garner State Park
Enchanted Rock State Park

Swimming Holes: 
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Jacob’s Well
Barton Springs Pool
Frio River

Cabins & Ranches: 
Wildcatter Ranch
Geronimo Creek Retreat
Bandera Dude Ranches (any really!)
Rough Creek Lodge
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Rodeos: 
State Fair of Texas
North Texas State Fair & Rodeo
Houston Rodeo
Mesquite Championship Rodeo
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Festivals: 
Tyler Rose Festival
Weatherfood Peach Festival
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Shamrock
Wurstfest in New Braunfels
Round Top Antiques Fair

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9 comments

  1. I have always wanted to go to Texas. I had a layover there once and got a taste - ever since then I am dying to go back.

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  2. I didn't realize there so many things to do in Texas! I'd personally want to experience a rodeo, sounds so much fun.

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  3. Texas is SO LARGE that I feel like whenever I go, I barely make a dent. I've gone to Wichita Falls and San Antonio. I hope to get to Austin and Dallas sometime soon!

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  4. I cant believe I havent been to Shiner yet. We really want to go this summer!

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  5. Wow. We can build our own itinerary from this post! These places must be the best ones, coming from you who seems to know Texas very well. Thanks for the suggestions. Hope to visit someday.

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  6. I've been to Texas several times but not to anywhere on your list! I guess that means I need to come back one day!

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  7. I've never been to Texas but really want to go Sunday thanks for the amazing list of places to visit and things to see.

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  8. A good blogging friend of mine just moved to Texas so I have to share this information with her. I know she wants to see as much as she can since they just moved there.

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  9. Lots to do in Texas! Wow, we will be traveling there soon and I have to add most of these to a must see/do list!

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