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5 of the Top Things to Do in Texas According to Real People

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Based on visitor comments (people from both in and out-of-state) from those that have actually been to these attractions, TripAdvisor compiled details with respect to the top things to do in Texas. Here are five that we feel warrant a look, whether you’re a Texan, a Tex-pat, or you simply wish you were from here.

1. Remember the Alamo

5 of the Top Things to do in Texas According to Real People

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The scene of a pivotal event in Texas history, the Alamo, in San Antonio, is today a fantastic destination for the entire family. Featuring a number of upcoming events for all ages, a great collection of artifacts, and details couple with the scenery that will send you back in time, the Alamo is a top pick for those seeking a part of the past in present-day Texas.

2. See the Texas State Capitol

5 of the Top Things to do in Texas According to Real People

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The Texas State Capitol in Austin has been reviewed by Trip Advisor visitors saying, “The state capitol in Austin is beautiful! There’s so much to do outside of the building, especially for people who love to take pictures. The building itself is so clean and beautiful. They give free tours while you are there. It’s a must see! So much history! Worth the trip.”

3. Visit the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

5 of the Top Things to do in Texas According to Real People

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According to TripAdvisor, the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, located on the shores of White Rock Lake, was named “One of the Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World” by Architectural Digest. It’s also home to the Dallas Blooms festival, which sees the blooming of more than 500,000 springtime bulbs, 3,000 azaleas, and so many beautiful Cherry blossoms!

4. Check Out the Houston Museum of Natural Science

5 of the Top Things to do in Texas According to Real People

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an amazing science museum with an epic collection of mineral specimens, space-station models, a dinosaur skeleton, a planetarium, a six-floor butterfly center, and even an IMAX theater!

5. Tour the River Walk by Boat or On Foot

5 of the Top Things to do in Texas According to Real People

Photo: Facebook/The San Antonio River Walk

The River Walk in San Antonio ranked high among TripAdvisor visitors and reviewers, saying, “…This gorgeous meandering waterway is a treat for all your senses! I have been going to the Riverwalk for over 20 years and it is chock full of great shopping, amazing restaurants, pubs, and of course the river. I have to say for the most part while this is something tourists enjoy- it is not ‘touristy’…this is a place locals go as well. And taking a river boat ride is a fantastic way to see the area!”