Phew! This is a super long list for the bucket list series, due in large part to the major cities of Dallas/Fort Worth being located within this region.
- Mary Kay Museum: Come see the museum that has all the history behind this famous cosmetic company.
- AT & T Stadium: Home of the Dallas Cowboys.
- International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame: Interactive museum that features the history of bowling.
- Dinosaur Park: Features life-size dinosaur exhibits.
- Chisholm Trail Memorial Park: Park that pay tribute to the famous cattle drive trail.
- Blue Bell Creameries: Visitor center allows visitors to see how Blue Bell ice cream is made.
- George Bush Presidential Library and Museum: Museum and final resting place of the 41st president.
- Texas Cotton Gin Museum: This is the oldest operating cotton gin in the United States.
- Chisholm Trail Museum: Outdoor museum focused on the Texas cattle drive.
- Dallas World Aquarium: I love aquariums!
- Dallas Zoo: Right up there with aquariums in my book!
- Texas Discovery Gardens: Interactive gardens that include a scent garden and waterfall.
- Hall of State: Celebrates the history of Texas
- George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum: Museum dedicated to the 43rd president of the United States.
- John F. Kennedy Memorial: Marks the spot where JFK was assassinated.
- Nasher Sculpture Center: Considered to be one of the best collections of 20th century sculpture in the world.
- Pioneer Plaza: Features the world’s largest bronze monument.
- Reunion Tower: 50-story tower that features an observation deck.
- The Sixth Floor Museum: Museum dedicated to the life and death of JFK.
- Thanks-giving Square: Unique inter-faith chapel.
- Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site: Birthplace of President Dwight Eisenhower.
- Little Chapel in the Woods: Small chapel that blends in with nature.
- Dublin Bottling Works and Old Doc’s Soda Shop: Bottling works the bottle “Dublin Dr. Pepper.”
- Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge: Home to the endangered Attwater Prairie Chicken.
- American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum: Museum dedicated to the “father of American Airlines.”
- Fort Worth Zoo: Offers natural habitat exhibits.
- Stockyards National Historic District: Give you the feel of the Old West.
- Tandy Leather Museum and Gallery: Showcases leatherwork.
- Water Gardens: Urban plaza with plenty of water features.
- National Videogame Museum: Learn about the evolution of video games.
- Stuermer Store: This store has been restored as a saloon with soda fountain.
- Dinosaur Valley State Park: Park that offers dinosaur footprints!
- “The Promise”: Musical drama that re-enacts the life of Jesus.
- Gonzales Memorial Museum: Monument honors those who fought the first battle of the Texas revolution.
- Grapevine Glockenspiel: Shows the confrontation of two would be train robbers.
- Old Fort Parker: Old historical fort with quite a history!
- Camp Hearne: Prisoner of War camp during WWII.
- Old Baylor Park/Ruins of Old Baylor University: Site of Old Baylor University.
- November 5th Memorial: Honors those who died in the Fort Hood shooting.
- Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center: Includes a replica Czech village.
- Texas BBQ Trail: Gives tips on where to find great Texas BBQ.
- Eiffel Tower Replica: If you can’t make it to Paris, France, I suppose this is the next best thing!
- Stephen F. Austin State Park: Park resides in the moss draped bottoms of the Brazos River.
- Pape’s Pecan House and Nutcracker Museum: While I’m not a nut eater myself, I’d go just to see all the unique nutcrackers.
- Southwest Dairy Center: Center tells the story of the dairy industry.
- Cameron Park Zoo: Small zoo that features an Asian Forest.
- Dr. Pepper Museum: Museum is housed in the original bottling plant.
- Lake Waco Wetlands: Offers many nature trails.
- Magnolia Market: Market owned by “Fixer Upper” starts Chip and Jo.
- Waco Mammoth National Monument: Monument that allows visitors to explore mammoth fossils.
- Waco Suspension Bridge: Oldest suspension bridge in Texas.
- Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site: Site where Texas declared independence from Mexico.
- Star of the Republic Museum: Located within the above state historic site, this museum details the history of the Texas Republic.
All attractions found in the 2018 Texas Travel Guide.