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5 Natural Wonders of Texas You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

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Texas has a profuse amount of natural wonders that its population never shies away from telling the world about! The plethora of beauties we get to experience and enjoy in our home state in comparison to those around the world leaves us wondering how we got so blessed to be here. From canyons to rivers, mountains and plateaus, here are just five of the natural wonders of Texas to tour this summer.

Santa Elena Canyon (Big Bend National Park)

5 Natural Wonders of Texas You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

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Splitting the more than 1,000-foot-tall rock walls of the Santa Elena, the Rio Grande passes through this canyon, giving swimmers and kayakers an ideal summer destination to have some family fun.

Palo Duro Canyon

5 Natural Wonders of Texas You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

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The Palo Duro Canyon offers vistas by the number and panoramic views that can’t be beat in this Texas scenic spot that’s second in size only to the Grand Canyon itself. Your camera shutter won’t be able to keep up with the shots you’ll want to take!

Willow City Loop

5 Natural Wonders of Texas You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

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This road trip route has been highlighted for a number of great features, not the least of which are the vast amounts of Texas wildflowers that line the roadways!

The Texas Night Sky

5 Natural Wonders of Texas You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

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Famous for the ability to so clearly see the stars and all other celestial objects high above us, Texas offers incomparable night sky views! Find a remote location, far away from light pollution that might result from a big city, and you definitely won’t be disappointed!

Hamilton Pool, Dripping Springs

5 Natural Wonders of Texas You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

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Hamilton Pool is a must-see in Texas for its natural limestone grotto to swim in, around, and under! One of the Lone Star State’s most popular swimming holes, it’s legendary amongst the locals.

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