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Historical - Resorts and Lodges in Texas
There are plenty of can’t miss historical sites across the state of Texas which makes planning your getaway a bit difficult; you may run out of time before you’ve seen all of the great landmarks. The Alamo was the site of one of the most notorious battles in 1836 when 150 Texans were killed trying to defend the stronghold. Head to the state capitol in Austin, a building that was completed in 1888 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. For a unique historical option, head to the Point Isabel Lighthouse. Point Isabel is one of the state’s oldest towns and gives tourists glimpse into the maritime history of the state. Plan your own historical adventure in Texas.
Texas's history starts about 500 million years ago – leaving incredible geologic formations and fossils remain from the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras. For centuries, the flat rock bottom of the Rio Grande at Lajitas has been used as a river crossing by ancient Indians and early settlers. In the 1890's, silver was found in nearby northern...
Staying at Cibolo Creek Ranch is like traveling back in time, to the old West. Take a trip to the three adobe forts that were constructed in the 1850s and learn all about the local culture in history. The surroundings will make you feel like the star of your own Western!
Twin Elm Guest Ranch offers a historical day trip with Kevin Browning War Pony Productions. This day is jam packed with horseback riding, roping lessons, hayride, campfire and a presentation on the history on Comanche Indians. Get ready for the ride!
While in San Antonio at La Cantera Resort & Spa, explore all of the historical sites the city has to offer. One of the most famous historical sites in all of the U.S., the Alamo, is located nearby. The Spanish Governor's Palace and Casa Navarro State Historic Site are also great places to visit on your vacation.
Galveston Island, Texas is more than just beautiful beaches and the calming sound of the waves rolling onto the shore. Here, you can experience a little taste of the past as you explore the many historical homes that have been around since before the 1900s. Or, you can shop around at the many antique stores throughout town that are full of unique...
To get a further sense of history of the surrounding Texas Hill Country, consider venturing out to San Antonio’s historic Riverwalk and the world-famous Alamo, Sea World and Fiesta Texas Theme Park -- all are about an hour away. For more options nearby, there are caverns and great shopping in charming, historic towns like Fredericksburg and New...
For those who wish to discover the history of Wimberley, Texas and the surrounding area there are plenty of places to explore. Rough Creek Lavender Fields is the oldest and largest farm in the valley and is fun for adults and kid. The Environmental Education at John Knox Ranch is also an excellent way to spend a day. Get lost in the countryside and...
Discover the long history of New Braunfels with a trip to River City Resorts. The history lover in your group will enjoy a trip to Sophienburg Museum where local experts will help you understand the story of this remarkable area. Stroll through the historic downtown where the brick buildings and long standing architecture tells a story of its own.
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