Everything's bigger in Texas and everything's a little weirder, too. The Lonestar State is full of historic sites, great cities, and big open country. But if you're looking for Texas-sized fun off the beaten track, there's lots of off-the-wall attractions that you have to see to believe.
Eiffel Tower in Paris, TX
Texas isn't going to name one of it's cities Paris without paying homage to it's French sister city. Of course you want to put a giant cowboy hat on the tower, just so visitors don't get confused about which Paris they're visiting.
Grapevine is a cute All-American town all year long, but at Christmas time, they really turn up the heat. Called the Christmas Capitol of Texas, they have over 1,400 events in the holiday season including amazing light displays and fireworks.
Buddy Holly Center
No, this isn't home of the World's Largest Glasses. It's the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, TX. The museum hosts statues, articles, and photographs of the legendary singer. The huge glasses are just an added bonus.
Off of the old Route 66 in Amarillo, TX sits Cadillac Ranch. The idea of seeing a bunch of junked cars may not seem all that alluring, but it's really a work of art. Each car is stacked upright and painted graffiti style on the open plains. It's surprisingly beautiful.
The Toilet Seat Art Museum
Barney Smith started painting and decorating toilet lids and it became his passion. He now has over 1200 toilet seats with a huge variety of decorations. Personalize your toilet seat in San Antonio now!
Beer Can House
That's right. It's a house with an estimated 50,000 beer cans decorating the exterior. Maybe it's an ode to drinking a lot beer or perhaps it's the ultimate recycling project.
Killer Bee Capital Of The World
Hidalgo, TX was the first place in the US to be attacked by killer bees in 1990. Instead of running in fear, Hidalgo made a giant bee statue and proclaimed themselves the Killer Bee Capital of the World. That's the Texas way.