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#1 best-selling guide to Texas*
Lonely Planet Texas is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feast on BBQ brisket, meet real-live cowboys at the state fair, root for the home team at a college football game and visit (so you’ll always remember) the Alamo; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Texas and begin your journey now!
This book brings the remarkable Hill Country of Texas home to the back roads traveler. Whether it’s wildflowers you’re drawn to, or dude ranches, natural areas, historic sites, or quaint Texas towns redolent of history, this is your passport to an experience like no other. Backroads of the Texas Hill Country introduces travelers and armchair tourists alike to the emerging wine country of the Lone Star State, the meticulously preserved culture of East European immigrants, the “cowboy capital of the world” (Bandera), and the childhood home of LBJ at Johnson City. Follow this irresistible guide into the Hill Country, and find yourself deep in the heart of Texas.
“If your taste extends to the odd side of traveling, [this is your ticket].”
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“…lives up to its promise of providing an overview of weird things found in Texas.”
—Austin American Statesman
Unexpected Texas
You can’t make this stuff up. Actually you can… But here in Texas, you don’t have to! Not only does Tui Snider explain the stories behind these offbeat & overlooked sites, but she also gives directions to a bunch of quirky Texas places, including the: * Gravesite of an Alleged Space Alien * Courthouse Displaying a Dead Lizard * Statue of Jesus Wearing Cowboy Boots * Rope used to Lynch “Santa Claus” * Building Made Entirely of Salt * Wax Replica of Da Vinci’s Last Supper * 65 foot tall Eiffel Tower Replica * Petrified Wood Motel & Cafe * World’s Smallest Skyscraper * Only Michelangelo Painting in America … and much more!
There’s more to see, do, and taste in Texas than anyone could ever experience in a lifetime, but with this guide you’ll never lack for trying!
From the rustic charm of the Hill Country to the mountains, deserts, and stunning sunsets of West Texas, the plains and canyons of the Panhandle to the sandy dunes of the Gulf Coast, the diversity of Texas will astound you. This revised second edition highlights places of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historical significance, all the while introducing you to some of the friendliest folks you’ll ever meet. 150 color photographs and 10 maps

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Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit! Delivering belly laughs, hee-haws, and downright slackjaw amazement, this hilarious guide to the homeland of George W. and Willie Nelson is the essential how-to for surviving in the Lone Star State. From strange Texas laws and the history of Dr. Pepper to “Texas Talk” (in which a “turd floater” is a heavy downpour) and final-meal requests by death row inmates, Kinky Friedman, “the oldest living Jew in Texas who doesn’t own any real estate,” provides an insider’s guide that will be loved by native Texans and the rest of us poor devils alike.
Even if you don’t know the difference between an Aggie and an armadillo — or what’s really in the back on Willie Nelson’s tour bus — you can pass for a Texan with the Kinkster’s expert coaching. So grab your hairspray and the keys to the Cadillac and get reading!
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