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Texas for Families Whether you’re looking for a spring break getaway, a day trip near home, or a summer vacation, you’ll find that the Lone Star State has everything from aquariums to drive-through animal parks, waterparks to maritime history museums to entertain and educate young travelers.

Basic Texas Facts From state symbols to square miles.

Texas travel quotes

Driving in Texas

Rules of the Road

Texas Driving Tips and getting a Texas road map

Texas History

Texas Cattle Drives Although the heyday of the cattle drive only lasted about a dozen years, its influence persists to this day in popular myth.

Texas History A short and sweet overview of Texas history.

Texas History Timeline

Texas Architecture Early pioneers often came to Texas with minimal belongings but they brought with them the building styles of their homeland. Today wherever you travel in the Lone Star State you’ll see the building styles influenced by those early settlers.

Historic Texas Travel Postcards

Trivia

Texas quotations

The state of Texas spans over 267,000 square miles.

Houston’s airport system is the sixth largest in the world.

The Houston Metropolitan area is over eight times the size of the state of Rhode Island.

The El Paso missions Ysleta and Socorro are thought to be the oldest of the type in the US.

“El Paso del Norte,” the original name for El Paso, literally means “Pass of the North”

Nearly all of the state of Texas as located in the Central Time Zone, but El Paso is in the Mountain Time Zone.

The State Capitol building, located in downtown Austin, is 14 feet taller than the nation’s capitol building.

San Antonio was the capitol of the Spanish Province of Texas, and the main government building from that time, the Spanish Governor’s Palace is now open to the public.

Corpus Christi’s Padre and Mustang islands boast almost 70 miles of beaches.

Padre Island is the largest barrier island in the US.