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BEST IN TEXAS Readers’ Choice Awards Results | PARKS, LANDMARKS, DESTINATIONS

April 3, 2013
Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as The Alamo is one of Texas' most beloved and iconic landmarks.

Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as The Alamo is one of Texas’ most beloved and iconic landmarks. Photograph by Valerie Asensio.

TOP 5 Historic Landmark

1 The Alamo, San Antonio
2 Sam Houston Statue, Huntsville
3 San Jacinto Monument, La Porte
4 Presidio La Bahia, Goliad
5 State Capitol Building, Austin


Top 10 Parks, Lakes, Attractions

1 Big Bend National Park Study Butte
2 Palo Duro Canyon Canyon
3 Inks Lake State Park, Burnet
4 Lake Travis, Austin
5 Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool
6 Garner State Park, Concan
7 Grand Canyon, AZ
8 Lake Whitney, Whitney
9 Canyon Lake, Sattler
10 Caddo Lake State Park, Karnak


TOP 5 Swimming Hole

1 Hamilton Pool, Dripping Springs
2 Balmorhea State Park,Toyahvale
3 Camp Live Oak, Leakey
4 Blue Hole, Wimberley
5 Turner Falls, OK


Top 10 Landmarks

1 Enchanted Rock Fredericksburg
2 Mount Rushmore, SD
3 Alamo, San Antonio
4 Stonehenge II, Hunt
5 Luckenbach, Luckenbach
6 Chisos Basin Big Bend National Park, Study Butte
7 Sam Houston Statue, Huntsville
8 Texas State Capitol, Austin
9 San Jacinto Monument, La Porte
10 Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo


TOP 10 State or National Park

1 Big Bend National Park
2 Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool
3 Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon
4 Garner State Park, Concan
5 Huntsville State Park, Huntsville
6 Eisenhower State Park, Denison
7 Inks Lake State Park, Burnet
8 Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose
9 Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City
10 Big Thicket National Preserve, Kountze

 

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Texas State Railroad Diesel Train Ride

July 8 @ 11:00 am - July 31 @ 3:00 pm

From the moment your party steps on-board one of our beautifully refurbished train cars, they’ll feel like they’ve been transported to a simpler, more leisurely time where the distractions and of our modern world suddenly disappear. Breathe deep, enjoy a drink and relax as you lose yourself on a round-trip, four-hour, rail journey through the Piney Woods of East Texas where history is just part of the journey. Vintage steam and diesel locomotives take passengers…
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Lonestar Tattoo and Music Fest

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - July 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Lonestar Tattoo and Music Fest on July 22-25,2021 will feature over 20 bands, 64 tattoo artists, food trucks, and vendors.
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Caliente H-D Bike Night

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chow down on Chunky’s Burgers and listen to the tunes by Dragonfly at Caliente H-D’s bike night, July 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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$20.00

Second Annual Ride to End Alzheimer’s

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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