• TEXAS BUCKETLIST •




Nathan and I have had a Texas Bucketlist for as long as I can remember. We are constantly adding things to this list as you can imagine. Texas is huge and there are so many things to be seen, done, tried, etc. We've broken our list into categories...Some of these we have done and some we haven't. Those with a check-mark after it we have done. 

+ LAKES/STATE & NATIONAL PARKS
> Big Bend National Park
> Balmorhea State Park
> Garner State Park
> Caddo Lake 
> Medina Lake 
> {Fireworks on} Possum Kingdom
> South Rim Grand Canyon National Park
> Inks Lake in Burnet, TX
> Colorado Bend State Park / Gorman Falls
> Guadalupe Mountains National Park
> Old Tunnel State Park 
> Guadalupe River State Park 
> Palo Duro Canyon State Park
> Pedernales Falls State Park 
> Hippie Hollow Park in Austin, TX

+ RIVERS
> San Antonio River Walk 
> Frio
> Guadalupe 
> Medina 
> Devil's River
> Blanco River

+ RODEOS
> Houston Rodeo
> Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 
> Mesquite Rodeo
> San Antonio Rodeo

+ RANCHES
> YO Ranch in Kerrville, TX
> King Ranch in Kingsville, TX
> LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, TX 
> Southfork Ranch in Parker, TX

+ SWIMMING HOLES
> Jacob's Well in Wimberley, TX
> Devil's Water Hole west of Burnet, TX
> Krause Springs in Spicewood, TX
> Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs, TX 
> Barton Springs in Austin, TX

+ BBQ PLACES & RESTAURANTS & THINGS TO EAT
> Coopers in Llano, TX 
> Big Texan 
> Food trucks in Austin 
>  George's in Waco, TX
> Mary's Cafe in Strawn TX 
> Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, TX  
> Franklins BBQ in Austin
> Dixie Chicken in Bryan, TX
> Hard 8 BBQ in Stephenville, TX
> Smittys BBQ in Lockhart, TX
> Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, TX
> Oma's in Waxahachie, TX 
> The Rustic {Owned by Pat Green}  in Dallas, TX 
> Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie {haunted} 
> Franks Bait & Taco Shop - Canyon Lake
> The Rodeo Goat - Ft Worth, TX  
> Have a Kolache in West, TX

+ BEACHES
> Corpus Christ 
> Port Aransas 
> Mustang Island 
> Padre Island National Seashore
> Matagorda Bay
> Port Isabel {Lighthouse}
> Galveston 

+ FESTIVALS & FAIRS
> Nacogdoches Blueberry Festival
> State Fair of Texas 
> Strawberry Festival in Poteet TX
> Tyler Rose Festival in Tyler TX
> Bluebonnet Festival in Ennis TX 
> Weatherford Peach Festival in Weatherford, TX
> Polka Festival in Ennis, TX
> Lavender Festival in Blanco, TX

+ TOWNS TO VISIT
> Luckenbach, TX 
> Jefferson {haunted} 
> Dublin, TX {Dr. Pepper}
> Gruene & Go to Gruene Hall 
> Shiner, TX
> Rusk, TX 
> Mason, TX 
> Ballinger, TX
> Boerne, TX 
> Archer City, TX
> Pecos, TX
> Post, TX 
> Rainbow, TX
> Hico, TX
> Bandera, TX 
> Fredericksburg, TX 
> Del Rio, TX

+ THINGS TO DO & SEE
> Hike Enchanted Rock {Nate has, I've only made it up halfway} 
> Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, TX
> Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX 
> Dinosaur Valley in Glenrose, TX  
> The Alamo in San Antonio, TX 
> State Capitol in Austin, TX  
> Fossil Rim in Glenrose, TX
>  Ride the Texas State Railroad in Rusk, TX {Nate and I have, but want to take Mason} 
> Marfa Lights in Marfa TX
> John T Floores Country Store in Helotes, TX
> Have a cold Shiner down in Luckenbach 
> Shop at Canton, TX 
> Shop at Texas Antique Weekend in Warrenton & Round Top TX 
> Magnolia Market in Waco, TX 
> Junk Gypsy in Round Top, TX 
> Drink the crazy water in Mineral Wells, TX
> Shop the streets of Fredericksburg, TX 
> See Fredericksburg around Christmas-time 
> See the bats at Congress Bridge in Austin, TX
> See the bats at Eckert James River Bat Cave in Mason, TX 
> Eat a Kolache in West, TX
> Natural Bridge Caverns
> Watch a TX college football game
> Ride the Polar Express at the Texas State Railroad 
> Austin Cathedral of Junk
> Shop at the Pink Pistol in Lindale TX {Miranda Lambert's hometown and shop} 
> Visit the Bluebell Creamery
> See the Bluebonnets in Ennis, TX 
> Visit a sunflower field 
> Palo Duro Canyon
> Visit the Grinch in Palestine, TX 
> San Jacinto Battlegrounds 

+ OFFROAD/ADVENTURE PARKS
> Hidden Falls in Marble Falls
> Bridgeport
> Fossil Rim in Glen Rose, TX

Do you have a Texas bucketlist? Have you ever visited Texas? Where is somewhere in Texas you've always wanted to go?

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