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By David Baird

A needs to for savvy tourists to the Longhorn country * promises frank, updated go back and forth suggestion on Texas, a most sensible vacation spot nation that had greater than $100 million rest tourists in 2001 who spent $40.4 billion * Guides viewers to the simplest lodgings, eating, nightlife, and points of interest in Dallas-Fort worthy, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Amarillo, and extra * Highlights Texas's many family-friendly sights (amusement parks, sizeable Bend and Guadalupe Mountains nationwide Parks, and beautiful beaches), nature tourism techniques (such because the nice Texas Costal Birding Trail), and ancient websites (such because the Alamo and the Caddoan Mounds) * Provides the lowdown on Texan song and meals or even bargains the right way to speak like a Texan

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The nation’s biggest state fair, held at the fairgrounds built in 1936 in grand Art Deco style. Call & 214/5659931. Late September to third week of October. October Commemorative Air Force Annual AIRSHO, Midland. Come see vintage aircraft on display and strutting their stuff in flight. Call & 800/624-6435 or 915/6833381. First weekend in October. Wings Over Houston Airshow, Houston. This thrilling event usually features displays of current military aircraft and performances of aerial acrobatics.

Texas is a family-friendly state, with lots of things for all ages to enjoy. Throughout this book you’ll find numerous attractions, lodgings, and even restaurants that are especially well suited to kids. These include places such as the Fort Worth Zoo, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, the Children’s Museum of Houston, and the Zilker Zephyr Miniature Trail in Austin. To locate those accommodations, restaurants, and attractions that are particularly kid-friendly, refer to the “Kids” icon throughout this guide and the “Especially for Kids” sections in the city chapters.

See “Seeing the Sights” in chapter 8. Balmorhea State Park: This is one of the crown jewels of the Texas state parks and also one of the smallest, at 45 acres. 5 million gallons of water at a fairly constant 74°F (23°C). Not your usual swimming pool, it’s teeming with small fish and laden with rocks. But swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving are all popular. There’s also a reconstructed cienega (desert wetland) where you might spot native wildlife such as a Texas spiny soft-shell turtle, a blotched water snake, or a green heron.

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