If you live in Texas driving is a huge part of your everyday life. If you chose to travel anywhere in Texas road trips are a given. My road trips became all the more interesting because of a little Ap called Roadside America. It’s not the best Ap but it entertains me and I get to lead my sweet husband off on some pretty unsuspecting adventures- not all of which he appreciates. Here are my top ten Roadside America sights! Enjoy!
Huntington Sculpture Foundation
1. This place is literally in the middle of nowhere and you really do have to hunt to find it- no pun intended! What is even more curious is that it almost appears to be in someone’s back yard. The sculptures are amazing and certainly worth considering. When I contemplate our visit here I am still in awe of the sheer beauty in such an obscure place.
A Bowler Hat- Why Not?
2. Who wouldn’t want to see a bowler hat somewhere in Dallas? Apparently my husband didn’t so these are drive by shots……………I on the other hand thought it quite ambiguous to find such a strange oddity in the middle of an industrial area in Dallas.
3. Buddy Holly Center -Lubbock
Lubbock has so many Roadside America stops you can spend a whole weekend exploring them . The Buddy Holly Center was one of my favorite.
4. Another site to see in Lubbock –giant mammoths.
And Before you Leave Lubbock...........
5. Check out Prairie Dog Town for some all-round fun with critter entertainment.
HANNA SPRINGS SCULPTURE GARDEN
www.lafta.org/sculpture-garden.html6. We discovered this sculpture garden one summer on one of my Roadside America day trips- I fell in love this with place. Lampasas has so much to offer as a town but this is worth a trip there just to wander the sculpture gardens alone.
Antler Tree............What ! Where!
6. Junction, TX.
My husband wanted to check out a gun store in this town so I decided to check out what else Junction TX, had to offer. Well there you have it - a “Deer Horn Tree”.
7. The town of Abilene itself simply did not impress me however I did love the Dr. Seuss sculptures.
8. Of course it’s iconic, of course it’s cheesy and of course it’s a must see. I loved visiting this place in the middle of a field. Totally interactive –take your own can of spray paint and add to it . The real challenge is trying to get a picture with no one else in it! Good luck with that!
9. If you are in Amarillo for the Cadillac Ranch and, so much more by the way ,be sure to hunt these legs down……..I can’t believe more people don’t check this sight out it’s fantastic. Check out the story on Roadside America and learn the history of rival high school football teams.
And in San Antonio..........
10. The Menger Bar is found just around the corner from The Alamo in San Antonio. It is fashioned after the bar in the House of Lords and so of course this happens to be one of my all-time favorite stops whenever I am in San Antonio. This is a bar full of history to include a resident ghost and bullet holes for Rough Riders, voted one of the Top Ten Historic Bars in the USA- a must stop on any Texas road trip!
And Just for Fun...........The Epic Fails!!!
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