1. Space Centre, Houston
For those who foster a love of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and for those who wish to, the space centre is open to kids and adults alike and boats a rich history of space exploration
2. The San Antonio Riverwalk
Originally built as a means of flood control in order to protect the city, it is not the most visited tourist attraction in all of Texas. Today, it hosts museums, lodgings, shopping, and the best of food among the many businesses that are along the riverwalk.
Making it all the more better are the special events conducted there like parades, artisan shows, food and drink festivals, and the beautiful Ford Fiesta de las Luminaries, held each December.
3. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The museum was originally the vantage point from where on November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots and assassinating President John F. Kennedy. This was from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. The course of American history was changed forever.
Today, the sixth and seventh floors have been converted into a museum. The sixth floor chronicles the life and death of the 35th president within the context of American culture in the 1960’s. The seventh floor hosts special exhibits and programs. A gift shop, bookstore, and café are also located on the premises.
4. Mission San Jose
Known as the “Queen of Missions” for its beautiful carvings, stone walls, and church, Mission San Jose is both a state and national historic park. It was built in 1702′
5. The Fort Worth Zoo
Founded in 1909, the Fort Worth Zoo features 542 species and is ranked as the 5th best zoo in the United States. It is also the oldest zoo in Texas that has been continuously operational.