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3 National Site Visits to Add to Your Texas Touring Bucket List

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With the opportunity to vacation in Texas, or to simply turn a staycation in our lovely state into one of rest, relaxation, and seeing something new, a national site should most certainly be added to your touring bucket list. Here, you’ll find such places that are not only historic in nature but are also fantastic for family activities. Here are three national site visits you need to add to your Texas touring bucket list today before you miss out!

1. Fort Davis National Historic Site

3 National Site Visits to Add to Your Texas Touring Bucket List

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With a visit to Fort Davis National Historic Site, your family can learn more about Texas’ past from the perspective of this military post which was operable from 1854 to 1891. Holding special events throughout the year, the fort is home to lantern tours, Junior Ranger days, and small arms demonstrations. Fort Davis also holds scavenger hunts which children ages four through 12 will really enjoy.

2. Big Thicket National Preserve

3 National Site Visits to Add to Your Texas Touring Bucket List

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Situated in southeastern Texas, the Big Thicket National Preserve encompasses nine ecosystems. Visitors can hike and explore its 40 miles of trail system or spend the day kayaking or canoeing on the Neches River and the many smaller creeks found throughout the preserve. And, younger guests can earn a Junior Ranger badge on a visit to the park. Their ranger-led programs and both fun and informative.

3. San Antonio Missions

3 National Site Visits to Add to Your Texas Touring Bucket List

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A visit to the San Antonio Missions is one of history and beauty. You can not only learn so much about the past, but, you can also kayak along the San Antonio River with access to the mission trail, or you can tour via the Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail. It has something for every age group in your family.

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