Weird Texas: Your travel guide to Texass Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Wesley TreatThink you know Texas? Sure, theres the Alamo, the Cowboys, armadillos, Longhorns, Aggies, chili, the Space Center, and lots and lots of bluebonnets. And everybody knows not to mess with us. But theres something else, something weve got more of than any other state-weve got a whole lot of...weirdness. Yep, the Lone Star State has a vast amount of strange people and unusual sites, and they burst forth from every page of the biggest, most bizarre collection of Texas stories ever assembled: Weird Texas
Our weird quotient is so high that it took three expert chroniclers of the weird to put this book together. With notepads and cameras in hand and steeds of one sort or another at the ready, Wesley Treat, Heather Shade, and Rob Riggs traveled the highways, byways, back roads, and all roads in between in search of the odd and the offbeat. They tracked down impossible-to-believe tales only to discover an odd grain of truth that gives the stories just enough credibility to make one feel a little...uncomfortable. Whether its a goatman, a mystery airship, haunted cemeteries, or bouncing ghost lights, our authors have researched and chronicled the stories and present them here for you, fellow admirers of the weird.
So turn the pages and visit the Munster Mansion, chat with the Big Thicket Wild Man, coast up Austins Gravity Hill, and drive down Demons Road (after that road trip, see if mysterious handprints appear on the outside of your car). Check out the Lonely Ghost of Old Greenhouse Road, lean against the Leaning Tower of Texas, motor on out to Cadillac Ranch, enter the cave of the White Shaman, get healed in Sour Lake, and travel across, if you dare, the Screaming Bridge.
A brand-new entry in the best-selling Weird series, Weird Texas is packed with all the good stuff your history teacher never taught you. So join Wesley, Shady, and Rob on their great adventure. You wont regret it. And thats a Texas-style promise.
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Dallas is famous for many things; artistic and commercial, pleasant and poignant, and just for simply being big! Big thinking, big ideas, big success. Kennedy, whose life was so very sadly shortened on a visit to this great city. Source: flickr. If you want to bring your own refreshments instead, there are plenty of picnic areas too. The gardens are proud of being a quiet retreat with well manicured grounds in other words, to protect the exotic plants, no active sports are permitted.
7. Visit a grotto way sweeter than the Playboy Mansion's
Whether you were born and raised in the Lone Star State or migrated here after realizing Texas is the best damn state in the whole damn country, you should take pride in having every pivotal Texan experience you possibly can. Consider this your official checklist of our state's iconic events, activities, sights, restaurants and bars. Boozing while tubing down a river -- any river -- is a Texas rite of passage. Hit the Guadalupe for a killer party scene, the Comal for a quick float with an urban feel, the Brazos for the scenery and the Possum Kingdom dam, and the spring-fed San Marcos and Frio to beat the heat. Whatever way you go, remember that bringing glass is for jerks.
By Danno Wise. Texas is full of attractions , ranging from museums to natural attractions. However, while many of Texas' numerous attractions are unique, some are downright strange or odd. Here's a handful of the most unusual attractions found in the Lone Star State. Stonehenge II was built in the early s and has been a tourist attraction ever since. In addition to the Stonehenge replica, the property also houses two Easter Island heads, offering sight-seers plenty to look at while touring the location. Located on I about 12 miles west of downtown Amarillo between Exits 60 and 62 , Cadillac Ranch is an iconic attraction.
But what else is there to see along that long drive? Buggy Barn Museum Get ready to go back in time. Dedicated to preserving the history of horse-drawn transportation, the Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco has over buggies, carriages, and wagons dating from the s through the s. You are welcome to have a look around yourself or take part in a guided tour. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm, and Saturday, 9 am-4 pm. While you're there, consider checking out the nearby Pine-Moore Town, which will have you feeling like you've stepped into the Wild West.