Top Five Unique To Visit In Texas
Are you planning a visit to Texas?
At 268,581-square miles, Texas is one of the biggest states in the United States of America and there is absolutely no denying that its colossal size also comes with equally colossal beauty.
Texas is one of the most beautiful states and anyone who has spent enough time there has probably experienced some of the Lone Star’s natural allure via trendy spots like the Guadalupe River, Barton Springs and Hamilton Pool, and the bluebonnet-blanketed Texas Hill Country.
The larger than life state is more than just the big cities and cowboy culture that often come to mind when thinking of the Lone Star State. From rolling hills to amazing resorts to magical wonders you won’t see in other parts of the US, Texas is a dream vacation full of unique activities.
Check out our list of the top five unique places to visit in Texas while you plan your trip.
1. Caverns of Sonora
The Caverns of Sonora, a National Natural Landmark, is a unique cave located 8 miles west of the small city of Sonora, the seat of Sutton County, Texas. It is a world-class cave because of its stunning array of calcite crystal formations, especially helictites.
2. Gorman Falls
Texas doesn’t have many cascading waterfalls in the state, but Gorman Falls is a waterfall to boast about. Located in Bend, Texas in Colorado Bend State Park, a visit to Gorman Falls can be made into a perfect weekend trip. Since Gorman Falls does require a hike to reach, a trip to this stunning falls is a way to connect with Texas nature.
3. Willow City Loop
Willow City Loop is one of the places to visit in Texas. It is considered one of the premier springtime destinations in the state. Bursting with blues, reds, yellows and whites, this scenic 13- mile road traverses hills and creeks, offering stunning views of flower-filled meadows and valleys. Since the land along the road is privately owned, visitors are discouraged from stopping, parking, and exploring along the way.
4. Palo Duro Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment located in the Texas Panhandle near the cities of Amarillo and Canyon. As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 120 mi long and has an average width of 6 mi, but reaches a width of 20 mi at places.
5. Hueco Tanks State Park
Hueco Tanks is an area of low mountains and historic site in El Paso County, Texas, in the United States. It is located in a high-altitude desert basin between the Franklin Mountains to the west and the Hueco Mountains to the east.
Rumour has it the place was a spiritual haven for ancient Native Americans who used the basin’s pooled water to survive in the arid land. Their thousand-year-old pictographs can be found all over the monstrous boulders. Just remember to look, not touch.