Nathan and I have had a Texas Bucketlist for as long as I can remember. We are constantly adding things to this list as you can imagine. Texas is huge and there are so many things to be seen, done, tried, etc. We've broken our list into categories...Some of these we have done and some we haven't. Those with a check-mark after it we have done. 

> Big Bend National Park
> Balmorhea State Park
> Garner State Park
> Caddo Lake 
> Medina Lake 
> {Fireworks on} Possum Kingdom
> South Rim Grand Canyon National Park
> Inks Lake
> Colorado Bend State Park / Gorman Falls
> Guadalupe Mountains National Park
> Palo Duro Canyon State Park
> Pedernales Falls State Park 
> Hippie Hollow Park in Austin, TX

> San Antonio River Walk 
> Frio
> Guadalupe 
> Medina 
> Devil's River

> Houston Rodeo
> Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 
> Mesquite Rodeo

> YO Ranch in Kerrville, TX
> King Ranch in Kingsville, TX
> LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, TX 
> Southfork Ranch in Parker, TX

> Jacob's Well in Wimberley, TX
> Devil's Water Hole west of Burnet, TX
> Krause Springs in Spicewood, TX
> Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs, TX 
> Barton Springs in Austin, TX

> Coopers in Llano, TX 
> Big Texan 
> Food trucks in Austin 
>  George's in Waco, TX
> Mary's Cafe in Strawn TX 
> Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, TX  
> Franklins BBQ in Austin
> Dixie Chicken in Bryan, TX
> Hard 8 BBQ in Stephenville, TX
> Smittys BBQ in Lockhart, TX
> Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, TX
> The Rustic {Owned by Pat Green}  in Dallas, TX 
> Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie {haunted} 
> Franks Bait & Taco Shop - Canyon Lake
> The Rodeo Goat - Ft Worth, TX  

> Corpus Christ 
> Port Aransas 
> Mustang Island 
> Padre Island National Seashore
> Matagorda Bay
> Port Isabel {Lighthouse}
> Galveston 

> Nacogdoches Blueberry Festival
> State Fair of Texas 
> Strawberry Festival in Poteet TX
> Tyler Rose Festival in Tyler TX
> Bluebonnet Festival in Ennis TX 
> Weatherford Peach Festival in Weatherford, TX
> Polka Festival in Ennis, TX

> Luckenbach, TX 
> Jefferson {haunted} 
> Dublin, TX {Dr. Pepper}
> Gruene & Go to Gruene Hall 
> Shiner, TX
> Mason, TX 
> Ballinger, TX
> Archer City, TX
> Pecos, TX
> Rainbow, TX
> Hico, TX
> Bandera, TX 
> Fredericksburg, TX 

> Hike Enchanted Rock {Nate has, I've only made it up halfway} 
> Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, TX
> Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX 
> Dinosaur Valley in Glenrose, TX  
> The Alamo in San Antonio, TX 
> State Capitol in Austin, TX  
> Fossil Rim in Glenrose, TX
>  Ride the Texas State Railroad in Rusk, TX {Nate and I have, but want to take Mason} 
> Marfa Lights in Marfa TX
> John T Floores Country Store in Helotes, TX
> Shop at Canton, TX 
> Shop at Texas Antique Weekend in Warrenton & Round Top TX 
> Magnolia Market in Waco, TX 
> Junk Gypsy in Round Top, TX 
> Drink the crazy water in Mineral Wells, TX
> Shop the streets of Fredericksburg, TX 
> See Fredericksburg around Christmas-time 
> See the bats at Congress Bridge in Austin, TX
> Eat a Kolache in West, TX
> Natural Bridge Caverns
> Watch a TX college football game
> Austin Cathedral of Junk
> Shop at the Pink Pistol in Lindale TX {Miranda Lambert's hometown and shop} 

Do you have a Texas bucketlist? Have you ever visited Texas? Where is somewhere in Texas you've always wanted to go?


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  2. As a fellow Texan I loved reading this! I've been to George's considering I went to Baylor for a year. And it is an absolute must, so good. Waco also has a TON of other really great local places If you are there for breakfast go to Cafe Cappucino, or Bari's for dinner (it is a little Italian place and you must get the tortellini pink). And if you happen to drive north towards Dallas out of Waco, stop at the Czech stop in West, Texas (get the chocolate and cream cheese kolache). Also there is another Hard 8 (in Coppell, TX) I don't know if it is closer to where you live, or maybe you want to go to stephenville for the experience of the original. But just thought I'd let you know in case you didn't.
    Glad I stumbled upon your blog!

  3. I'm from Wimberley (but live in the metroplex now), so I would say definitely add Wimberley to your towns to visit! We also love Granbury and Grapevine! Looks like a fun list!

  4. This is so much fun! I love your bucket list! We used to live in Houston but moved back last summer to Oklahoma which is where we are from. Texas has a lot of fun things to do though and boy, do I miss the food! We did a few of these things while we lived their though. What fun!

  5. I have been fortunate enough to travel through Texas quite a bit the past year, and I wanted to add my 2 sense :).

    Palo Duro Canyon is gorgeous! I took so many pictures and was constantly at awe of the landscape!

    As far as rodeos, the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo is definitely one you might want to consider adding to your list! We hit it up this year and it was fabulous! Plus there is SO much to do/see!

    As far as restaurants, Coyote Bluff located in Amarillo has by far one of the BEST burgers I've ever put in my mouth! It was also featured on Man vs. Food!

    I loved this list! I'm a newbie to your blog, so hello! :)

  6. Just ran across your list and I love it! We are Native Texans and haven't done half of the things on the list. Pinning. ;)


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