Galveston Attractions

Are you a well-informed traveler who is interested in taking a vacation to Texas? We have quite a few posts on Texas. This post is all about Galveston attractions. We loved our visit to Galveston, and we will recommend the top five things you might want to see.

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Galveston Attractions

Fun Facts About Galveston

Have you taken a vacation to Texas? You might have visited the larger cities like Dallas, San Antonio or Austin, but have you visited Galveston? You might have heard of Galveston from a song that Glen Campbell sang in 1969 and went to the top of the country western charts. It made number 4 on the Billboard hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA in 1969. He recorded it with the famous “Wrecking Crew” and later joined them before he became famous.

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Fun Facts About Galveston
Wind Turbines, U.S. Route 82, Lubbock, Texas

Fun Facts About Texas: Wind Energy

What do you know about Texas? I have lots of fun facts for y’all on the Lone Star State. Y’all need to make it a destination vacation. You probably think of Texas as a bunch of cowboys, steers and oil wells. Did you know that Texas has produced more gigawatt-hours of electricity from renewable sources than any other state for several years running, thanks largely to wind energy. Now, the state is expanding its lead by continuing to be the county’s leader in wind energy, by a mile, and quickly closing the gap on California on utility-scale solar power. In 2022, Texas generated 136,118 gigawatt-hours from wind and utility-scale solar, most of it from wind. Have you made Texas a destination vacation yet? Maybe it is time for y’all to come visit!

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Fun Facts About Texas: Wind Energy
6666 Ranch, Guthrie, Texas

Fun Facts about Texas: 6666 Ranch

What do you know about Texas? I have lots of fun facts for y’all on the Lone Star State. Are you a fan of the Yellowstone TV series with all its prequels? If so, you probably have seen Jimmy and the 6666 ranch. You might have thought it was fictionalized but it’s real. At this time, they aren’t doing tours of the ranch, but it didn’t stop Madeline and I from paying it a visit.

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Fun Facts about Texas: 6666 Ranch
Madeline and Paul Kay, Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo, Texas: Cadillac Ranch

Near Amarillo, Texas, is the Cadillac Ranch, a public art display of half-buried Caddies. It inspired Springsteen. Here’s our review.

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Amarillo, Texas: Cadillac Ranch
Five Lessons and Sports Illustrated, Ben Hogan Museum, Dublin, Texas

What book to read: Ben Hogan

Are you a GoGo traveler looking for destinations, attractions or new vacation ideas? Maybe you are close to Texas and want to explore it on your vacation? Antarctica was the seventh continent we visited. We live in Texas, but I always wanted to know more about Ben Hogan. I have many of his books and many written about him. If you are looking for what movies to watch, I even have a DVD recommendation for you. Here are some books about Ben Hogan and a great DVD set if you are looking for a good movie about Mr. Hogan.

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What book to read: Ben Hogan

Dublin, Texas: Ben Hogan Museum

We visit the Ben Hogan Museum in his hometown of Dublin, Texas. The little town is proud of their son and celebrates him with a great museum.

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Dublin, Texas: Ben Hogan Museum
Feature, World's Largest Bowie Knife, Bowie, Texas

Bowie, Texas Attractions: World’s Largest Bowie Knife

Have you heard of Jim Bowie? He’s a well-known name in Texas. Jim Bowie was an American frontiersman, explorer, and soldier who lived during the early 19th century. He is perhaps best known for his role in the Texas Revolution and for the iconic knife that bears his name. he fought in the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, where he died alongside Davy Crockett and other defenders. Bowie’s reputation was cemented by the knife that he carried, which became known as the “Bowie knife.” The knife had a long, curved blade that was designed for use in close combat, and it quickly became popular among frontiersmen and soldiers alike. Overall, Jim Bowie is remembered as a brave and charismatic figure who played an important role in the early history of Texas. The town of Bowie is named for their hero. Maybe y’all need to visit and see the world’s largest Bowie knife. Have you made Texas a destination on your vacations list yet? Maybe it is time for y’all to come visit!

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Bowie, Texas Attractions: World’s Largest Bowie Knife