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Quicksilver Days

In the early 1900s, prospectors defied the Big Bend’s forbidding geography to make the region a top producer of mercury. Join our exploration of mining history and the era’s legacy of adventure, culture, and dramatic scenery.

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The Big Empty

The gorgeous, uninterrupted sunsets, vast expanses of land, and pitch-black night sky of the Rolling Plains make it heaven on earth for intrepid—and unhurried—wanderers.

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Get Campy

Whether you enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, or just plain peace and quiet—aside from chirping crickets and babbling brooks, of course—these eight camping sites in East Texas deliver in full.

Also this month:

Donkeys get a second chance at a San Angelo rescue ranch, biking Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway, Ozona embraces the pioneer spirit, idling on the Brazos River in a picturesque cabin, Mexican restaurant Fonda San Miguel in Austin, longnecks at Fort Worth’s White Elephant Saloon, three cafés that satisfy on I-45, taking flight and sipping vino in Pittsburg, Comanche marker trees of Texas, history and popcorn in Hico, an interview with astronaut Charlie Duke of New Braunfels, and going off-grid in Big Bend’s Fresno Ranch.

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This delightful glass ornament is hand painted in Garland, Texas, by Pattilu Bowlsby. This year’s ornament features a traditional painted barn and the phrase “Texas our Texas.” Three-inch diameter.

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Published monthly by the Texas Department of Transportation’s Travel Information Division, Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas, encourages travel to and within the Lone Star State and tells the Texas story to readers around the world.


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