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Alabama and Coushatta Indian Reservation

Alabama and Coushatta Indian Reservation
Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is a Federally recognized tribe of Alabama and Koasati in Polk County, Texas. These peoples are descended from members of the historic Muscogee or Creek Confederacy.

Arts District

Arts District
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
The district is 68 acres (0.28 km˛) and is home to some of Dallas’ most significant cultural landmarks including the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center.

AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, 76011
AT&T Stadium, formerly known as Cowboys Stadium, is a city-owned 85,000-seat capacity stadium with a retractable roof. It serves as the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.

Aztec Theater

Aztec Theater
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Built in 1926, the Aztec Theater is a exotic-themed movie palace. It is decorated with vibrantly-colored columns, sculptures, furnishings and murals, many of which are authentic reproductions of Meso-American artifacts.

Bank of America Plaza

Bank of America Plaza
Dallas, Texas
Bank of America Plaza was completed in 1985 and is the tallest building in the city, measuring over 900 feet (275 meters), with 72 stories.

Bishop's Palace (Gresham's Castle)

Bishop's Palace (Gresham's Castle)
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
This ornate Victorian house has been listed by the Library of Congress as one of the fourteen most representative Victorian structures in the nation. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston owns the house and offers tours.

Central Middle School

Central Middle School
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Central Middle School is currently a sixth through eighth grade school. It is also a part of Galveston Independent School District, which plans to convert Central into a 7-8 middle school in the fall of 2008.

Congregation B'nai Israel

Congregation B'nai Israel
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Congregation B'nai Israel is the oldest Jewish Reform Congregation in the state of Texas. Organized in 1868 and chartered in 1870, one of the congregations most famous members, Abraham Cohen Labatt, was one of the pioneers of Reform Judaism in the U.S.

Congregation Beth Jacob

Congregation Beth Jacob
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Congregation Beth Jacob is a conservative Jewish synagogue. The current synagogue was built by Austrian, Russian and Hungarian immigrants in 1931. In the 1970's, the congregation chose to join the less structured Conservative Movement.

Dallas City Hall

Dallas City Hall
Dallas, Texas, 75201
Designed by renowned architect IM Pei in the modernist architectural style, City Hall was completed in 1978. It was inspired by the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library building located across the street.

Dallas County Historical Plaza

Dallas County Historical Plaza
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
The plaza contains several of the city's landmarks including the John Neely Bryan Cabin, the JFK Memorial and the Old Red Courthouse.

Dallas Heritage Village

Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, 75215
Dallas Heritage Village is a living history museum portraying life in North Texas from 1840-1910. The museum is composed of 38 historic structures and a working Civil War era farm.

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, Texas, 75201
The building was officially opened to the public in January 1984. Situated in the Arts District, the museum is close to several other significant cultural attractions.

Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
The site is considered the place where city founder John Neely Bryan first established a trading post. It is also the location of President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963.

Fair Park

Fair Park
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Fair Park is a 277-acre (1.12 km˛) recreational and educational complex. It is home to nine museums, six performance facilities, a lagoon, and the largest ferris wheel in North America. Many of the buildings were build for the 1936 Texas Centennial.

Fort Crockett

Fort Crockett
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Fort Crockett is a government reservation originally built to protect the city and harbor of Galveston and to protect the ports of Galveston and Houston during the Texas Revolution.

Galveston College

Galveston College
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Galveston College is a comprehensive community college which opened its doors in September 1967.

Galveston Island Ferry

Galveston Island Ferry
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 77550
The Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry service is provided for free by the Texas Department of Transportation and is the only way motorists can cross the waterway between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island.

Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Galveston Island State Park is a 2,013 acre site that was acquired in 1969 from private owners under the State Parks Bond Program and was opened in 1975.

Galveston Island Trolley

Galveston Island Trolley
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
The Galveston Trolley provides a unique mode of transportation from Galveston's Seawall to the Strand District, to Pier 21, and to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

Galveston Railroad Museum

Galveston Railroad Museum
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Housed in the former Santa Fe Railroad station, at the head of The Strand, the Galveston Railroad Museum is owned and operated by the Center for Transportation and Commerce, a non-profit organization.

Galveston Seawall

Galveston Seawall
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 77550
Constructed in 1902, teh Galveston Seawall was built after the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 for protection from future hurricanes. The seawall is 10 miles (16 km) long. It is approximately 17 feet (5.2 m) high, and 16 feet (4.9 m) thick at its base.

Grand 1894 Opera House

Grand 1894 Opera House
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
In 1894, Henry Greenwall raised $100,000 for construction of an opera house in Galveston. The Romanesque Revival style Opera House underwent a major restoration between 1974 and 1990, after years of neglect.

John F. Kennedy Memorial

John F. Kennedy Memorial
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, 75202
Funded by private donations and designed by Philip Johnson in 1970, the open-roofed square room of four solemn walls contains a black marble slab, engraved with the words "John Fitzgerald Kennedy."

John Neely Bryan Cabin

John Neely Bryan Cabin
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Bryan is credited with the founding of the city of Dallas. This cabin is a reconstruction which was moved to this location in 1971.

John Sealy Hospital

John Sealy Hospital
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
John Sealy Hospital is a part of the University of Texas Medical Branch complex in Galveston. It opened on January 10, 1890 and was founded by the widow and brother of one of the richest citizens of Texas, John Sealy, after his death.

Latino Cultural Center

Latino Cultural Center
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, 75204
This center was designed by Mexican architect and AIA gold medal winner, Ricardo Legorreta. It supports the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.

Lifecare Hospital of Dallas

Lifecare Hospital of Dallas
Dallas, Texas, 75235
The facility has 64 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 200 physicians.

Lone Star Flight Museum

Lone Star Flight Museum
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
The museum began as a private collection of historic aircraft in 1985. By 1990, that collection had grown enough that its owner decided to place them on public display.

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77058
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is NASA's center for human spaceflight training, research, and flight control. The center consists of a complex of one hundred buildings and is popularly known by its central function "Mission Control."

Michel B. Menard Home

Michel B. Menard Home
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 77550
Michel B. Menard obtained the original land grant for Galveston and mapped the grid of streets that exists to this day. He built this classic Southern mansion in 1838, making it the oldest building in the city.

Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Moody Gardens is made up of three main pyramids, each dedicated to a different attraction. One is an aquarium. The Rainforest Pyramid contains tropical fauna and flora, and Discovery Pyramid is a science museum.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, 75201
The 'Mort' was designed by world-renowned architect IM. Pei and is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The Center was opened in September of 1989.

Museum of Nature and Science

Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, 75210
Formerly the Dallas Museum of Natural History, founded in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial, the organization merged with The Science Place in 2006.

Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum

Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
The Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum is dedicated to the offshore oil and gas industry. It is located next to the Strand and housed on a retired jack-up rig anchored in the channel.

Old Red Courthouse

Old Red Courthouse
Dallas, Texas, 75202
Built in 1892 from red sandstone, this Romanesque-styled courthouse has been carefully restored and is now used as a museum and visitors' center.

Powhatan House

Powhatan House
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 77550
The Powhatan House was built in 1847 by John Seabrook Sydnor, pioneer merchant and mayor, and is considered one of Texas' most beautiful Greek revival homes.

Reunion Tower

Reunion Tower
Dallas, Texas
The Reunion Tower is a 560 foot (171 m) observation tower is part of the Hyatt Regency Hotel complex and is the 15th tallest building in Dallas.

Rosenberg Library

Rosenberg Library
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
The oldest continuously operating library in Texas, the Rosenberg Library serves as headquarters of the Galveston County Library System, and its librarian also functions as the Galveston County Librarian.

Saint Joseph's Church

Saint Joseph's Church
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 77550
The oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, St. Joseph’s was built by German immigrants in 1859-60. The building is a simple wooden Gothic Revival structure.

Samuel May Williams House

Samuel May Williams House
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 77550
Built by one of the founders of Galveston, this house is the second oldest building on the island. The first floor of this Creole planter’s-style house was buried during the grade raising after the 1900 storm.

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Harris County, Texas
This battlefield and its monument commemorate the Battle of San Jacinto where the Republic of Texas won its independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836.

San Jacinto Monument

San Jacinto Monument
La Porte, Harris County, Texas
The San Jacinto Monument is a 570 foot (173.7 m) high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. It is the second tallest monument in the United States.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
The waterpark includes Texas' first heated indoor waterpark and two outdoor areas. The park is popular because it allows guest to bring their own picnic lunches (excluding glass containers or alcoholic beverages).

Scholes International Airport (IATA: GLS, ICAO: KGLS)

Scholes International Airport (IATA: GLS, ICAO: KGLS)
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Operated and maintained by the City of Galveston, GLS is a general aviation airport with two runways. The most frequent traffic is that of the helicopters that support the off shore petrochemical industry.

Seawolf Park

Seawolf Park
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 77550
Seawolf Park was built on an immigration station site and offers a three-story pavilion with a view of Galveston harbor, picnic sites, a playground area and a lighted fishing pier.

St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica

St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica is the primary cathedral of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the mother church of the Catholic Church in Texas.

Strand National Historic Landmark District

Strand National Historic Landmark District
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
"The Strand" is Galveston Island's shopping and entertainment center. It has Victorian era buildings that now house restaurants, antique stores, and curio shops. The area is host two popular seasonal festivals: Mardi Gras and Dickens on the Strand.

Tall Ship Elissa

Tall Ship Elissa
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
The tall ship Elissa was originally launched on October 27, 1877. This iron-hulled, three-masted barque is one of the oldest ships still sailing.

Temple Emanuel Synagogue

Temple Emanuel Synagogue
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, 75225
Temple Emanu-El, the first Jewish congregation in North Texas, was founded in 1875. The current synagogue opened in 1957.

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Texas A&M University at Galveston, also known as TAMUG, is a public university which serves as an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University.

Texas Heroes Monument

Texas Heroes Monument
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
This 72-foot monument honors those who fought and died in the Battle of San Jacinto to win freedom for the Republic of Texas from Mexico. At the top of the column is a bronze statue of Victory, who gestures toward the San Jacinto Battlefield.

Texas Star Ferris Wheel

Texas Star Ferris Wheel
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
The Texas Star is the largest Ferris wheel in North America. The structure has 44 gondolas that hold 264 riders. It can go 1.5 revolutions a minute with an average ride between 12–15 minutes. It debuted at the 1985 State Fair of Texas.

Texas State Capitol

Texas State Capitol
Austin, Travis County, Texas, 78701
The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. The Texas State Capitol is 308 feet (94 m) tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol in the country.

The Alamo

The Alamo
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
The full name of the site was San Antonio de Valero Mission. It was build by the Spanish in the 1700's for the education and conversion of local Native Americans.

Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, 78205
Tower of the Americas is a 750 feet (229 meter) high observation tower with a restaurant. Designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford, the tower was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68.

University of Texas Medical Branch

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is a component of the University of Texas System. It is the oldest medical school west of the Mississippi River.

USS Cavalla (SS/SSK/AGSS-244)

USS Cavalla (SS/SSK/AGSS-244)
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Cavalla was launched 14 November 1943. It is a Gato-class submarine which served in the Pacific during the Second World War. She received a Presidential Unit Citation and four battle stars for service in the war.

USS Stewart (DE-238)

USS Stewart (DE-238)
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
USS Stewart (DE–238) is an Edsall class destroyer escort. It is one of only two preserved U.S. destroyer escorts and the only surviving example of her class.

Wilson Building

Wilson Building
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, 75201
Based on Paris' Grand Opera House, the 12-story, E-shaped building was constructed in 1904 to provide office and retail space. It was considered one of the premier commercial structures west of the Mississippi. Today, it is a residential building.

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Top 10 Most Popular Texas Landmarks

  1. The Alamo
  2. AT&T Stadium
  3. San Jacinto Monument
  4. Tower of the Americas
  5. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
  6. San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  7. Alabama and Coushatta Indian Reservation
  8. Bank of America Plaza
  9. Texas State Capitol
  10. Galveston Seawall

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