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Guadalupe River State Park
Guadalupe River State Park
18 March, 2017

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I visited Guadalupe River State Park for a quick overnight camping trip last summer. I assumed from the name that it had great access to the Guadalupe River, but it was unclear what the rest of the park had to offer. What I found was a great little…

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Goliad Massacre
Goliad Massacre
26 February, 2017

If you ever attended school in Texas, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard about the Goliad Massacre. Colonel James Fannin and about 400 men were stationed at Goliad right around the time of the Battle of the Alamo. When the Alamo fell, General Sam Houston ordered Fannin and his men…

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Washington on the Brazos
Washington on the Brazos
4 February, 2017

Washington-on-the-Brazos is the birthplace of Texas. Let that sink in for a second. Do you have any idea what happened here? On March 2nd, 1836, 59 delegates met in a tiny, one room building to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. For the next ten years, Texas was it’s own nation. Separate from Mexico. From Spain. Even from the United States…

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Packsaddle Mountain
Packsaddle Mountain
19 December, 2016

There’s a legend that’s been around hundreds of years in this part of the state. Jim Bowie, hero of the Alamo, told people before he died about a mysterious silver mine that he had found. Most experts assume the mine or the silver taken from it are somewhere near…

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The Alamo
The Alamo
23 November, 2016

The Alamo.

You’ve seen the movies. Read the stories.

It’s one of the most iconic battle sites in the world. And weirdly, it’s smack dab in the middle of one of the largest cities in Texas, surrounded by places like Ripley’s Believe it or Not and ‘Tomb Rider 3D’.

If you need a refresher, here’s what happened:

On February 23rd, General Santa Anna and the Mexican Army rode into San Antonio around 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Earlier that morning,

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Dead Man’s Hole
Dead Man’s Hole
8 November, 2016

Imagine you live in the Marble Falls area around the time of the Civil War. If you’re a Union sympathizer, you’ve heard about this cave on the outskirts of town that has a pretty nasty reputation. This cave was called Dead Man’s Hole. For years, it was used as…

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After a lot of consideration, we recently decided to change the look of the site and improve the usability substantially. The goal has always been to provide you with a mechanism for finding new places to explore in Texas and this new layout should help you do that much more easily. We moved the destinations to the top of the page and have added filters that allow you to find the exact place you're looking for. We've also...
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