Travel from the piney forests of East Texas to the mountain deserts of West Texas and you’ll pass cities and towns large and small that are full of an infinite number of things to see and do. Read on to see our list of 60 amazing things you’ve absolutely got to do in Texas this summer, many of which are free!
McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas: Viewing Nights on the 36", 82" and 107" research telescopes, including overnight stays at their Astronomers' Lodge. [Another related article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/us/in-west-texas-a-gathering-to-consider-the-universe.html?_r=0]
Davis Mountains State Park Close by is the McDonald Observatory (http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/) and the Historical Fort Davis (http://www.fortdavis.com/), not far down the road is Balmorhea State Park a west Texas desert oasis of spring water to swim in, the Guadalupe Mountains just a short drive
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Monahans State Park ~ The Monahans Sandhills are a series of mesmerizing sand dunes located near the New Mexico border in West Texas. The park is comprised of 3,840 acres of sand that is constantly transforming due to wind patterns and rain.