Texas, the largest state in the continental United States, matches its prodigious size with a grand selection of activities, attractions, and world famous historical sites. From the wide open spaces of cattle country to the major cities of Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas is a great place to look at real estate and homes for sale. Possibly the most famous and one of the most worthwhile destinations in Texas is the Alamo, an old Spanish mission that served as a fortress for two hundred beleaguered Texans who fought to the death against a huge Mexican army under Santa Anna. This national icon has now been transformed into a memorial and museum in the heart of modern San Antonio. Prospective astronauts and children of the Space Age should drop by the Johnson Space Center, a cousin of sorts to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Here visitors can explore a museum and look at space shuttles, astronauts, and the launch facilities.
Shoppers and diners can fully enjoy the offerings of the Riverwalk, while those who just want to beat the heat should stop at the Schlitterbahn, the most famous and popular waterpark in the state. SeaWorld is also worth a look, as this destination puts on frequent show, exhibits, and ways to explore the marine life of the world. The historic Texas State Capitol is a sight to behold whether or not the legislature is in session, while the Bob Bullock Story of Texas Museum provides a great opportunity to bring yourself up to date on the history and culture of Texas. Other popular attractions in Texas include the beaches of the coastal region, rodeos, the USS Lexington, the Texas Stadium, and the Texas State Aquarium.