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Cisco, Texas

Site of the Santa Claus Bank Robbery

Where Santa Claus held up a Texas bank and started a statewide manhunt.
Paris, Texas

Texas Eiffel Tower

In Paris, Texas they have their own Eiffel Tower, it just has a cowboy hat on it.
Paris, Texas

Jesus in Cowboy Boots

In Paris, Texas, even Jesus wears cowboy boots.
Tyler, Texas

Tyler Rose Garden

The largest public collection of roses in the United States.
Tyler, Texas

Apache Drive-In Theatre

A mysterious drive-in nestled in the forest that leaves little to the imagination.
Durant, Oklahoma

World's Largest Peanut

No matter what the plaque under this massive legume says, this is not the world's largest peanut.
Sulphur Springs, Texas

Glass Bathrooms of Sulphur Springs

Known as one of America's most beautiful public restrooms.
Dublin, Texas

Dublin Bottling Works

This soda factory is one of the last in America to use real cane sugar despite the protestations of Dr Pepper.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Housed in a century-old building, this museum's dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
Grand Saline, Texas

The Salt Palace

A small "palace" and museum made of, and devoted entirely, to salt.
Graford, Texas

Possum Kingdom Stone Arch Bridge

The bridge continues the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal policy.
Bowie, Texas

World’s Largest Bowie Knife

A town pays homage to its namesake.
Mineral Wells, Texas

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

This former Texas landfill is flush with 300 million-year-old fossils, all fit for the taking.
Mineral Wells, Texas

The Baker Hotel

Crumbling hotel echoes with the sounds of the '30s.
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
Mineral Wells, Texas

Camp Wolters

Decaying military base deactivated in the 70s is now visited by urban explorers and military enthusiasts.
Glen Rose, Texas

Ed Young Station

This abandoned building made of petrified wood was once a hotspot for buying moonshine.
Royse City, Texas

Royse City Futuro House

This crumbling UFO is one of only a few remaining "moveable ski chalets" of its kind.
Italy, Texas

Starship Pegasus

A starship has landed in Texas, a welcome break for weary travelers from a drab stretch of I-35.
Paradise, Texas

The Lost Arm of F. Stewart

In Paradise Cemetery resides a mysterious headstone with a strange inscription.
Aurora, Texas

1890s Alien Gravesite

This small town Texas cemetery is said to be the burial site of a UFO pilot who crashed in the 1800s.
Denton, Texas

The Chairy Orchard

A quirky collection of old chairs fills a random vacant lot in suburban Texas.
Waxahachie, Texas

Desertron: The Superconducting Super Collider

A Texas-sized particle collider that was abandoned due to its Texas-sized budget.
Waxahachie, Texas

Webb Gallery

It specializes in outsider art and artifacts of secret societies.