Texas points interest Attractions Tourist Places See Visit Austin Houston Waco Dallas

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Texas points interest Attractions Tourist Places See Visit

Texas (/ˈtɛksəs/, local /ˈtɛksᵻz/; Spanish: Texas or Tejas [ˈtexas]) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the south central part of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.


Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., while San Antonio is the second most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U.S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Other major cities include Austin, the second most populous state capital in the U.S., and El Paso. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state flag and on the Texan state seal. The origin of Texas's name is from the word "Tejas", which means "friends" in the Caddo language

Texas points interest Attractions Tourist Places to see in Austin Houston Waco Dallas San Antonio

  1. River Walk (San Antonio)
  2. National Museum of the Pacific War (Fredericksburg)
  3. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (Dallas)
  4. The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository (Dallas)
  5. The Alamo (San Antonio)
  6. State Capitol (Austin)
  7. The Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston)
  8. Mission San Jose (San Antonio)
  9. AT&T Stadium (Arlington)
  10. Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth)
  11. LBJ Presidential Library (Austin)
  12. Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail (Austin)
  13. Majestic Theatre (San Antonio)
  14. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston)

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