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Part II: Fun Fall Activities in Texas for the Whole Family

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The state of Texas is a tremendous amount of fun to experience in the fall. Temperatures are finally hitting bearable outdoor levels, humidity isn’t kicking your hair into high gear, and the kids can actually play outside without passing out from heat exhaustion! It’s time to get out and enjoy the Lone Star State’s natural beauty. With a number of seasonal events that can only be experienced in our state, here is the second in a three-part series of fun fall activities the whole family can enjoy in Texas.

1. Take a Scenic Drive in the Texas Hill Country

Part II: Fun Fall Activities in Texas for the Whole Family

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There are many scenic stretches of the Texas Hill Country highways and byways you should try to experience in the fall. Taking a leisurely trip through the hills will give your family the opportunity to view giant oaks and junipers (to name a few), impressive red rock and limestone formations, unique area water features, and beautiful vistas as far as the eye can see.

2. Explore Underground

Part II: Fun Fall Activities in Texas for the Whole Family

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Making your way through underground pathways, winding through tunnels, and coming out into cavernous rooms in parts of the underground in Texas can be completely exhilarating (not to mention educational!) There’s even a waterfall in Cascade Caverns in Boerne! With a number of cave experiences to explore, there’s no telling where you could end up.

3. Take a Ride on the Railway

Part II: Fun Fall Activities in Texas for the Whole Family

Photo: Facebook/Texas State Railroad

View beautiful fall time colors as you experience a family trip on a railway in Texas. Or travel back in time on a steam train! Or, what about simply enjoying a meal and a tour through some of the larger city center stations? Each of these ideas and much more can be had on the rails throughout the Lone Star State. An autumn train trip with the kids could be a lot of fun!