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Texas ranks second in the country in terms of population and area of ​​territories. Nature of these places is very diverse, the western part of the state is dominated by desert, southern regions are covered with swamps, the eastern territory is occupied by dense forests, and the north is dominated by prairie. Travelers are attracted mainly by old cities of Texas. Each of them has a historic district and the new part of the city; such a contrast will allow you to make a rest exciting and eventful.
Texas with its splendid nature and countless entertainment options is an ideal place for outdoor activities. This picturesque state won’t disappoint those who like to have a rest away … Open
Many attractions are represented in Dallas. The city has been founded in the mid19th century; from a small trading settlement it has turned into a major metropolis. Today, you can see shining skyscrapers, world-class shopping malls and restaurants at every step, as well as the most luxurious hotels. Among the most prominent monuments of modern architecture, Bank-of-America, Fountain Plaza, Renaissance Tower and Chase Center skyscrapers are notable. All buildings are built in different architectural styles and look very impressive.
In the eastern part of the town there are shops and several historical sites, including Lakewood Theatre, Brian Square, Vickery Square, as well as a beautiful botanical garden, where you can take refuge in the heat of the day. No less interesting are excursions into the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Opera House. Sports fans should definitely see Ballpark Stadium, where baseball games are held. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. It’s comfortable to travel the state by train, but travelers always have an option to use buses; their routes connect all major towns of Texas. Travelling by car is convenient too, … Open
The twin city of Dallas is Fort Worth that is characterized by an abundance of notable places. The city features quiet and relaxed atmosphere; there are no tall skyscrapers and bustling streets in it. A walk through its beautiful boulevards and parks would be a great pleasure. Local landscapes resemble sketches from films about the Old West. Sundance Square is considered its downtown; it is located next to major hotels, restaurants and entertainment complexes. Cowtown is famous due to an abundance of farmyards and farm town. After walking along modern streets of Dallas and scenic places of Fort Worth you can have a trip by to prairies and deserts. Texas is always ready to receive guests and surprise them with its sights.
Besides historic attractions, there are many interesting things in Texas. One of the wonderful tourist sites is the King Ranch. It is the biggest ranch in the state. It is located on the bank of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounded by fabulous landscapes. Actually, this ranch is a historic attraction too, as it was founded in 1852. Now, it is open for visitors. You can see here beautiful old constructions and admire rare thoroughbred cows. The main visitors of the ranch are tourists with children and fans of ecotourism.
The Cowboy State is one of the major agricultural centers of the country. Locals consider cattle raising not just the only mean of livelihood, but a real family affair. Local food is very … Open
The unique attraction is the city of El Paso located on the border with Mexico. The poor and criminals lived here once, but now it is known as a center of Spanish culture in the USA. The Spanish cuisine is quite common here. Some historical streets really resemble typical Spanish streets. During the year, many interesting festivals and holidays are celebrated in El Paso. The fiery Amigo Airshow that always welcomes many foreign travelers is annually held.
In the first summer month, you can watch boat races called KLAQ. The historical city is a place where the PRCA rodeo is regularly held. The representatives of different countries take part in it. One of the most interesting holidays for tourists is Fiesta de las Flores. It started to be celebrated over a hundred years ago. Traditionally, the festival lasts for three days, during which parades, dance, music performances, and interesting food entertainments are held.
The unique multi-faceted culture of state is one of its main distinctive features. Music, sports, cuisine and architecture of Texas were formed under incessant immigration, so they can be … Open
One of the most unusual attractions in the state is the ghost town of Terlingua. It was formed at the beginning of the 20th century and is a classic worker’s settlement. Its residents were involved in the exploitation of nearby mines. When they run out, the town was completely emptied of all its inhabitants. Today, Terlingua attracts curious tourists who want to admire dilapidated buildings and walk along deserted streets that were crowded at one time. The miner’s town is not forgotten by local people. Chili Festival and other interesting festivals are annually held here.
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Kettle House

From the series “The Most Bizarre and Fancy Living Houses”
This interesting version of the show of the teapot house is a fiction. The firm and safe construction of the house is the confirmation of this. In 2009 the teapot house was not damaged during the strongest orcans in the history of the state. The main secret of the unusual house are its owners whose names the locals do not know. The man visits the house regularly. Sometimes, however, the building is empty in the course of a few months. What is hidden behind the steel walls of the house is only the housekeeper. … Read further
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