Must see attractions in Central Texas

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    Natural Bridge Caverns

    About halfway between San Antonio and New Braunfels, this national landmark cave is one of the state’s largest underground formations. Its name comes from…

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    Spoetzl Brewery

    The highlight of any trip to Shiner, the self-proclaimed 'cleanest little city in Texas,' is a free tour of the Spoetzl Brewery, where America's best…

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    National Museum of the Pacific War

    The only US museum devoted exclusively to the Pacific War, in which over 100,000 American military personnel lost their lives, spreads through three sites…

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    Dinosaur Park

    Prehistoric creatures walk the earth once more at the Dinosaur Park, halfway between Austin Bergstrom Airport and Bastrop. Well, they don't exactly walk,…

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    Hamilton Pool Preserve

    How gorgeous is the pool beneath Hamilton Creek, which spills over limestone outcroppings just upstream from the Pedernales River? Let's just say…

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    Blanton Museum of Art

    A big university with a big endowment is bound to have a big art collection, and now, finally, it has a suitable building to show it off properly. With…

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    Mexic-Arte Museum

    This wonderful, eclectic downtown museum features works from Mexican and Mexican American artists in exhibitions that change every two months. Many are…

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    Mt Bonnell

    On the weekend, you might find yourself tiptoeing around a wedding ceremony at Mt Bonnell, the highest point in the city at 775ft. This pretty overlook…

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    Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

    The fascinating Ransom Center is a major repository of historic manuscripts, photography, books, film, TV, music and more. Highlights include a complete…

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    Louise Hays City Park

    This 60-acre park may not be Kerrville's largest, but it's free and offers river access, shaded picnic tables, sports courts and barbecue pits. Also, as…

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    I Love You So Much Mural

    This simple expression of devotion draws legions of photo-taking lovebirds. Spray-painted on the side of Jo's Coffee on South Congress, it now joins the…

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    Becker Vineyards

    Located 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, just off US 290, this is one of the state's most decorated wine producers. Its vineyard has 36 acres of vines and…

  • SeaWorld San Antonio

    SeaWorld San Antonio is home to both Shamu the 'killer' (orca) whale and Great White, an inverted 'heels-over-head' roller coaster. Loaded with…

  • Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

    Waaaay back in 1881, when the Buckhorn Saloon first opened, the owner promised patrons a free beer or shot for any deer antlers they brought in. Although…

  • Mission Concepción

    The first mission along the Mission Trail heading south from San Antonio, and part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, this site…

  • Mission Espada

    The southernmost mission on the Mission Trail and part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, this site is home to the oldest mission in the…

  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens

    This expertly tended, 38-acre garden complex showcases native Texas flora. There's also a rose garden and a wonderful conservatory, with a bit of…

  • Tower of the Americas

    San Antonio’s 750ft-high Tower of the Americas is a skyline-defining landmark left over from the 1968 World’s Fair. From the 579ft-high observation deck…

  • Guadalupe River State Park

    Thirty miles north of San Antonio, this exceptionally beautiful state park straddles a 9-mile stretch of the sparklingly clear, bald-cypress-tree-lined…