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Austin, Texas

The Sometimes Islands

Some islands... they come, they go, especially on Lake Travis.
Bushland, Texas

Floating Mesa

The top of a giant mesa, just outside of Amarillo, appears to float in the sky above.
Culberson County, Texas

Guadalupe Peak

The highest point in Texas is capped by a big silver pyramid.
Amarillo, Texas

Combine City

These half-buried combine harvesters just off Route 66 are an homage to the Cadillac Ranch.
Panhandle, Texas

VW Slug Bug Ranch

Small car graveyard sits in the shadow of the famous Cadillac Ranch.
Shamrock, Texas

U-Drop Inn

Once in disrepair, this popular Texas stop along iconic Route 66 has been restored to its past glory.
Terlingua, Texas

Lajitas Ghost Town

Ghost town with a beer-drinking goat for mayor.
Balmorhea, Texas

Balmorhea State Park Pool

A spring-fed pool so deep it's used for scuba diving as well as swimming.
Marble Falls Township, Texas

Dead Man's Hole

Civil War dumping ground for the bodies of terrorized Union sympathizers.
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event.
Rocksprings, Texas

The Devil's Sinkhole

A sacred cavern, 400 feet deep, home to the ancient dead.
Marfa, Texas

Marfa Lights

Mysterious glowing orbs float through the desert night.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
Royse City, Texas

Royse City Futuro House

This crumbling UFO is one of only a few remaining "moveable ski chalets" of its kind.
Austin, Texas

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

This failed condo development was reborn as a street art hub.
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
Wimberley, Texas

Jacob's Well

A popular swimming hole that hides one of America's most deadly diving spots.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.