Sightseeing in Texas

Up to 50% Off Admission to Tower of the Americas

Downtown

$21.90 $11

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750-foot tower grants guests 360-degree views of the city below; visits include access to an educational history exhibit and a 4-D ride

Up to 46% Off Historic Tours from Segway Nation

Segway Nation

$69 $37

Pick a historic segway tour, such as the extended Executive tour, in one of three Texas cities

Up to 46% Off Historic Tours from Segway Nation

Downtown

$69 $37

Pick a historic segway tour, such as the extended Executive tour, in one of three Texas cities

Up to 35% Off at Cutting Edge Haunted House

Near East Side

$60 $39

Voted one of the top haunted attractions in the U.S., this Guinness World Record-breaking house populates a former meatpacking facility

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Union Plaza

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers El Paso's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 50% Off Planetarium Admission & Show

Arlington

$24 $12

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Audiences experience unforgettable stargazing & watch 360 degrees video on one of the largest dome screens in Texas.

Up to 50% Entry to Heritage Farmstead Museum

Plano

$10 $5

Docent leads groups through Victorian-era grounds that re-create turn-of-the-century Texas Blackland Prairie culture

56% Off 24-Hour Segway Rental from MobileManCave.net

Lubbock

$200 $89

Couples enjoy a full day of adventuring about on a Segway

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary – Half Off

McKinney

$80 $40

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Historic natural science museum with 289 acres of preserved habitats, native plants and animals, and educational exhibits

Dr Pepper Museum — 50% Off Visits

Brazos

$16 $8

Museum in former Dr Pepper HQ houses 3 floors of exhibits dedicated to Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry

50% Off Visits to Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch

Pilot Point

$20 $10

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Safari trams ferry guests across 126-acre park to see and interact with exotic and endangered animals, such as kangaroos, bears, and lemurs

Up to Half Off at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Tyler

$20 $10

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From behind a double fence, watch more than 40 types of rescued big cats in environs that simulate their native habitats

50% Off Tour of Witherspoon Distillery

Lewisville

$50 $27.50

Tour guides give folks behind-the-scenes look at how whiskey and rum are made

Up to 53% Off at Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Longview

$20 $10

Open since 1958, the art museum prides itself on a varied collection of works, many created by regional artists

44% Off Family Outing at 7 Acre Wood

Conroe

$18 $10

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Families feed mini-goats, donkeys, and llamas at a petting zoo, zoom down a playground's zipline and slides, and tackle a mini-golf course

Up to 69% Off from Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $30

Specter detectives lead treks through haunted spots of Houston, Tomball, and Spring, sharing historical anecdotes and spine-tingling tales

Half Off from Texas Ghost Tours

Historic Galveston

$40 $20

Moonlighting as a medium and paranormal investigator, the guide takes guests out after dark to explore for possible lingering spirits

Up to 50% Off Activities from The Williamson Museum

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Kids' summer camp and cemetery tours take curious guests on fun history jaunts and family memberships get you and loved ones special perks

Up to 57% Off Ghost Tour

Grapevine

$40 $19

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Attendees learn about Grapevine's haunted history on walking tour; includes glass of wine

Up to 56% Off a Tour from Segway Fort Worth

Multiple Locations

$65 $35

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One-on-one instruction sets riders at ease before groups roll through the Botanical Gardens, Off Road Ranch Experience, or Trinity Trails

International Museum of Cultures – Up to 50% Off a Visit

Duncanville

$10 $5

More than 10 exhibits celebrate contemporary indigenous cultures while educating visitors about their history and challenges they face

Up to 56% Off Membership to San Jacinto Museum of History

Southeast Harris

$75 $35

Artifacts and artwork from Mexican Texas, the Texas revolution, and the Republic of Texas; memberships include gifts and discounts

Rosenberg Railroad Museum – Up to Half Off Visit

Rosenberg

$10 $5

Explore Rosenberg’s railway-ridden past through a collection of historic railcars and model trains

54% Off Picnic at Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$98 $45

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses, meats and chocolates ideal for wine pairings

54% Off Introductory Flight Experience

Parker County Airport

$215 $99

Two-hour introductory flight experience includes ground instruction, flight time, and a post-flight lesson

Up to 53% Off Dublin Bottling Works Tour

Dublin

$19 $10

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Tours explore the inner workings of the 120-year-old bottling plant that first sealed the caps of the original Dr. Pepper

50% Off Vineyard Tour and Wine Education Class

Saint Jo

$30 $15

Groups learn about the crushing, vinification, and aging process of wine-making while in the vineyard

Up to 50% Off from Segway Outback

Katy Mills

$40 $28

Take segway PT's through nine challenging off-road courses at this indoor facility; tracks feature everything from dirt to speed bumps

Up to 50% Off at Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery

Kemah

$38 $19

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Tour a winery where varietals are crafted from Texas and California grapes, then taste a variety of wines and cheeses

50% Off Souvenirs at Scurry County Museum

Western Texas College

$10 $5

Pick up souvenirs, T-shirts, mugs, magnets, and stocking stuffers at the store inside a museum dedicated to local and regional history

Up to 50% Off Fine-Arts Museum Visit

Afton Oaks/ River Oaks

$16 $8

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General admission grants access to collection of European decorative arts and garden; teas and sweet and savory treats accompany tours

51% Off Fine Dining Cuisine at Oak Valley Vineyards Restaurant

San Antonio

$40 $20

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Entrees such as local Bandera quail stuffed with sausage & apricots, mesquite smoked peppercorn-crusted rib eye, and bacon-wrapped chicken

Half Off at Frontiers of Flight Museum for 2 or 4

Northwest Dallas

$16 $8

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Collection of aeronautic artifacts houses the Apollo 7 command module, Hindenburg salvage, and more than 30 vintage aircraft

Up to 56% Off Museum Admission or Membership

West University

$20 $10

Learn the history and shifting identities of this residence built in 1856 during tours given by staff or trained docent

60% Off Historic WWII C47 Pilot Experience for one

Vintage Flying Museum

$1,500 $599

Pilot Experience in a historic C-47 aircraft takes passengers above the DFW area. You actually fly a WWII Warbird! Includes logbook entry.

Up to 51% Off Airplane Tour for Two

McKinney, TX Airport

$295 $145

A flight over Dallas provides views of lakes, parks, and skyscrapers

Up to 49% Off Moody Gardens Aquarium and Discovery Museum Visit

Galveston

$37.90 $20

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Aquarium Pyramid displays 10,000 exotic marine animals; Discovery Museum features Real Pirates Exhibition with contents of a real shipwreck

Up to 56% Off Lake Grapevine Segway Tour

Heritage Place Grapevine

$65 $32

One-on-one instruction sets new riders at ease before groups set out to explore Lake Grapevine's off-road trails on Segway x2s

Up to 53% Off Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour

Granbury

$20 $10

Guides in Civil War costume guide guests to haunted sites around the historic town square while spinning true tales of murder and mayhem

Up to 42% Off Bayou Segway Tour

Downtown

$160 $99

Tour bayou pathways; learn about the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, Theater Under the Stars (TUTS), and the Alley Theater

Up to 57% Off Double Decker Bus Tour

Downtown

$44 $22

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Aboard a double-decker tour bus, for 50-minutes recorded commentary enriches sights of the city's museums, markets, restaurants, & landmarks

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Downtown Dallas

$16 $8

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As part of a mission to combat indifference, audio guides narrate three pivotal stories from April 19, 1943 amid historic artifacts

Up to 57% Off Ghost Tour

Fort Worth

$40 $19

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Paranormal activity abounds throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards as tours pass the sites of hangings, shootouts, bordellos

55% Off Aerobatic Airplane Ride

Frisco

$400 $179

After you're strapped into the passenger seat, an experienced pilot performs barrel rolls and loops

50% Off at The John C. Freeman Weather Museum

The Museum District

$10 $5

Weather museum demystifies the secrets of meteorology with hands-on exhibits and edifying events

Up to Half Off a Guided Ghost Tour

Downtown

$36 $18

Guides sprinkle a 90-minute tour with stories of spooky apparitions from south Texas lore, culminating in a trip to an Alamo gravesite

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Uptown

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

The Pour House

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

50% Off at Houston Fire Museum

Midtown

$10 $5

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Friends and families learn about the history of fire fighting in the Houston area while enjoying touring exhibits and access to events

Up to 58% Off a Grand Double-Decker Bus Tour

Tour Ticket Office

$47.52 $22

Tour-goers can hop on and off double-decker buses as many times as they want on 50-minute excursions that visit 50-plus San Antonio locales

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Winspear Opera House

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 55% Off a City Bike Tour

Houston

$240 $119

Cruise through downtown Houston and its neighboring areas or explore the historic Houston Heights and its top pubs and sites

Museum of Biblical Art – Up to Half Off Visit

Dallas

$24 $12

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Museum uses biblically influenced works to examine art history across cultures; Thomas Kinkade exhibit features 18 of his original paintings

Houston Museum of Natural Science — 50%

The Museum District

$50 $27

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Collection of 350+ pieces from late 19th- and early 20th-century Imperial Russia, including opulent Easter eggs made for the Romanov family

50% Off Visit to Museum and Egypt Exhibit

The Museum District

$40 $20

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A new ancient Egypt exhibit opens at the natural-science museum, whose other exhibits focus on paleontology, minerals, and African wildlife

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum – Up to Half Off

Greater Hobby Area

$10 $5

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Museum in art-deco airport terminal charts heritage of business and civil aviation via memorabilia and hangar of restored original aircrafts

Up to 56% Off Art Museum Membership

The Museum District

$75 $35

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Memberships to a contemporary art museum with 8–10 exhibits each year includes invitations to openings and discounts at the gift shop

Houston Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit

University Place

$10 $5

Learn about maritime history by exploring a collection of model ships, maritime artifacts, and an exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston

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Jutting above the street, the modernist lines of Rafael Moneo's Audrey Jones Beck Building echo the eclectic collection found within. Under sky openings that let in natural light and the bitter gazes of pigeons who can’t seem to get their work shown, visitors meander through galleries that span the breadth of human artistry, from ancient sculpture to modern painting. Noteworthy works from the more than 64,000 pieces include Pablo Picasso's colorful cubist Two Women in Front of a Window, Edgar Degas's achingly expressionistic Woman Drying Herself, and an untitled sketch by Jackson Pollock that shows his wild, abstract genius evolving toward his celebrated drip paintings. A treasure trove of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas expands the museum’s scope and transports visitors back in time as they gaze on a palpably pensive ceramic ballplayer from Mexico's Classic Veracruz culture or a life-size royal head forged from copper for a Nigerian royal court.

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1001 Bissonnet St
Houston,
TX
US

Albert Friedrich poured the first foamer at The Buckhorn Saloon in 1881. Early in his bartending days, Friedrich began accepting horns and antlers in exchange for whiskey and beer, leading to a unique collection now exhibited in The Buckhorn Museum. The historic tavern claims that Teddy Roosevelt once recruited Rough Riders from among its patrons, and it is also rumored as the place where Pancho Villa plotted the Mexican Revolution. An original handcrafted marble-and-cherry-wood back bar and other historic furnishings still reside in the saloon, where guests now swig locally brewed beers and challenge each other to taser duels. Visitors come face to face with the taxidermal heads and other artifacts from more than 520 species, including a 1,056-pound black marlin and a prehistoric irish-elk skull and antlers. The museum also lays claims to a preserved whitetail deer and the rattlesnake rattle artwork of Friedrich’s wife, which guests can show to their own pet snakes as a cautionary example of what happens to misbehaving reptiles.

Adjacent to The Buckhorn Museum, The Texas Ranger Museum houses Texas Ranger paraphernalia such as sawed-off shotguns, badges, and photographs. At Ranger Town, young whippersnappers delight in glimpses of life during turn-of-the-century San Antonio, as depicted by a re-created jail, smith, and telegraph office, as well as the Bonnie and Clyde exhibit, where a '34 Ford V8 Deluxe sits anxiously awaiting its next adventure. On their way out, visitors can drop in at a museum gift shop that traces its own origins to 1920, when it was a curios store.

318 E Houston St
San Antonio,
TX
US

There was a time when looking down the barrel of Clyde Barrow's gun wouldn't have seemed too appealing. But now people visit the second floor galleries of the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture just to get a glimpse of the infamous weapon, which shares space with more than 1,000 other artifacts, including the first traffic light in Dallas County and handcuffs worn by Lee Harvey Oswald. Taken together, these artifacts trace Dallas County's past from prehistory to the present day, a timeline visitors also explore via the museum's 41 touchscreen computers, four mini theatres screening specially commissioned films, and hands-on activities on topics such as architecture and pioneer life. More hands-on activities await in the education center, where youngsters learn about their local heritage thanks to exhibits on Dallas County children.

Housed in the Old Red Courthouse, a restored Romanesque building from 1892, the museum is practically a large-scale exhibit unto itself. Its many architectural flourishes include a four-story grand staircase, a restored clock tower, and two original stained-glass windows from the courthouse's original collection of more than 100. Tours of all four floors grant visitors access to areas not otherwise open to the general public, including the courtroom and the judge's tightly guarded gavel shed. The historic building makes a fitting setting for the special exhibits that grace the first floor gallery several times a year.

100 S Houston St
Dallas,
TX
US

The percussive sounds of water drums and rattling gourds echo across limestone bluffs and the grassy banks of a meandering creek. A cedar-post fence creaks in the breeze. An elegant Victorian farmhouse towers over livestock corrals. Pioneer Farms' themed history sites sprawl across 90 wooded acres, immersing visitors of all ages in exhibits and living demonstrations of Texas history. The grounds also serve as a haven for historic 1800s buildings, many of which were transplanted from their original plots throughout the state and reconstructed with rubber cement.

Offering a snapshot of central Texas's Native American population, an authentic Tonkawa encampment dating back to 1841 welcomes guests to visit tepees and dance to tribal music under a centuries-old oak tree. An 1873 Texian farm, which includes a log-and-board cabin on its original site, provides livestock care and tractor-throwing demonstrations, and the restored rural village of Sprinkle Corner introduces visitors to carpenters, blacksmiths, a general store, and a 19th-century stagecoach house from which more than 12 horse-drawn wagons convey passengers across the farm throughout the day. Wild animals raise their heads above lush grasses near Walnut Creek, and the Scarborough Barn allows children to meet their favorite farm animals. Visitors can further connect to history and nature through the farm's many programs and classes, including workshops focused on traditional blacksmithing, cooking in the buildings' original kitchens, and basic photo red-eye correction using squid ink.

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
Austin,
TX
US

Owners Maarten and Hanna Vanderstoel created Van Grow Studio of the Arts to promote creative thinking and problem solving in children through artistic crafts. Boasting degrees in fine arts and studio arts, respectively, Maarten and Hanna teach most of the classes and prepare the curricula for all of the studio's camps. TCU graduate Alma Worrell manages the open studio and paint-your-own-pottery rooms, which are also accessible to adults. Van Grow's upbeat instructors nurture creativity and confidence across three age groups, offering classes, parties, and workshops to pique a wide range of interests. Courses foster each student's individual vision, rather than a mastery of technique, and help to develop motor skills, self-esteem, and the ability to sculpt gummy-bear replicas of Rodin's The Thinker.

3434 W 7th St
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Author and radio host Ken Hudnall leads groups on an informative trek through El Paso's famed, and oftentimes spooky, past during the Downtown History and Mystery Tour. Each traipse through time begins at the Camino Real Hotel, where ominous tales of a distressed bride and the lingering presence of Pancho Villa cast a spectral tone upon the outing's onset. Winding through city streets, Ken and crew stop at the Cortez Building, the Plaza Hotel, and the very first Hilton Hotel, which has hosted several celebrity weddings. As night falls and shadows begin to dance and pants unsuspecting patrons, a stop at the Mills Building—constructed on the site of a hotel that burned to the ground—rounds out the tour's itinerary.

101 S El Paso St.
El Paso,
Texas
US

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