Are you planning a Texas road trip, and want to know some great small towns in Texas that might not be under your radar? There are several places worth mentioning, but we will point out the five gems you might not know about.
Check out these 5 small towns in Texas!
Sacred Heart Church was built in 1893 with a Victorian Gothic style and beautiful stained-glass windows. There are only 5 churches with this style in all of Texas, and is worth a tour. Texas State Railroad is of the most popular spots to visit in Palestine. Take a 2 hour historic 25 mile ride to experience going back in time, traveling across the state of Texas. Davey Dogwood Park is a great stop for a hike under dogwood trees or have a picnic surrounded by fields of flowers. You can even drive through this scenic destination.
Canyon may have a small population, but there is so much to do and see in this beautiful rocky city. Palo Duro Canyon State Park is near by, and has the biggest canyon in the state of Texas. Your kids and you will love to splash at Canyon aqua park to cool off on a hot day. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is a popular visit with great artifacts, fossils, and exhibits that are impressive in such a small town.
Make sure you check out the shops in Dripping Springs Historic District, that has a wide range of clothing, jewelry, and refreshments. Dripping Springs has a naturally-made Hamilton Pool, where many people go to cool off, and also is beautiful to see. Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room is a popular stop in this small town.
Teaching your children about rocks forming and underground caves will fascinate you and your kids. Natural Bridge Caverns provides just that, so make sure you plan a visit. Are you looking for hands-on learning for your children while you visit? McKenna Children’s Museum provides so many wonderful exhibits that will capture your child’s attention and imagination. There are only 348 drive-in theatres left in the United States, so a movie night at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre in New Braunfels will be special.
Fredericksburg is a cute town to visit with small shops, great restaurants, and many bed and breakfasts to choose from. This is also where our 36th president Lyndon B. Johnson grew up. Make sure you visit several of Fredericksburg wineries for delicious wine when you plan your stay. Make sure you plan your visit around Fredericksburg peach-picking season where there are several farms to choose from. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has beautiful wildlife and provides great scenery on Native American sacred grounds.
These are 5 of Texas’ small town gems that are worth the road trip and worthy of being on your Texas Bucket List! Which one will you plan a visit to the next time you’re in Texas? What other small towns offers great things to see and do in Texas that you have experienced?
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