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Top Choice Steak in Amarillo

Big Texan Steak Ranch

A classic, hokey Route 66 roadside attraction, the Big Texan made the move when I-40 opened in 1971 and has never looked back. Stretch-Cadillac limos with steer-horn hood ornaments offer free shuttles to and from ar…
Top Choice Museum in Dallas

Sixth Floor Museum

No city wants the distinction of being the site of an assassination – especially if the victim happens to be President John F Kennedy. But rather than downplay the events that sent the city reeling in 1963, Dallas g…
Top Choice Monument in Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch

To millions of people whizzing across the Texas Panhandle each year, the Cadillac Ranch, also known as Amarillo’s ‘Bumper Crop,’ is the ultimate symbol of the US love affair with wheels. A salute to Route 66 and the…
Top Choice Museum in Turkey

Bob Wills Museum

‘As heaven would miss the stars above. With every heartbeat I still think of you,’ sang Bob Wills in his iconic ‘Faded Love.’ One of the most important Texas musicians, his life is recalled at the eponymous museum. …
Top Choice Historic Site in Fort Worth

Stockyards

Western-wear stores and knickknack shops, saloons and steakhouses occupy the Old West–era buildings of the Stockyards. Don't miss the twice-daily cattle drive with the Fort Worth Herd when cowboys drive a small herd…
Top Choice Museum in Lubbock

Buddy Holly Center

A huge version of Holly's trademark horn-rims mark the Buddy Holly Center. The center is home to the Buddy Holly Gallery; a room devoted to the man with those glasses and pristine teeth. The gallery includes some of…
Top Choice Historic Site in San Angelo

Fort McKavett State Historical Park

General William Tecumseh Sherman once called this fort along the San Saba River ‘the prettiest post in Texas.’ Today, Fort McKavett State Historical Park, about 65 miles southeast of San Angelo, preserves the striki…
Top Choice Homewares in Waco

Magnolia Market at the Silos

Fans of the Home & Garden Television (HGTV) show Fixer Upper flock to this sprawling retail compound. Chip and Joanna Gaines have created this empire (real estate, retail et al) based on their show where the plo…
Top Choice Museum in Abilene

Frontier Texas!

Reason enough to stop if you're any place near Abilene, Frontier Texas! makes 100 years of frontier history (1780–1880) possibly more interesting than the real thing. The museum also serves as the main visitor infor…
Top Choice Museum in Fort Worth

Kimbell Art Museum

Welcome to one of America's best small museums, with European masterpieces by Caravaggio, El Greco and Cézanne, as well as Michelangelo’s first painting, The Torment of St Anthony. The architecture is no less stunn…