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Take in the culture, history, and charm of Texas.

Welcome to Texas, where warm hospitality and year-round sunny weather lets visitors explore the Lone Star State to their heart's content. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or prefer a more relaxed experience, the something-for-everyone flavor of Texas will quench your vacation taste buds.

Even grander than the sheer size of Texas is its cultural diversity. People from all over the globe have settled here through the centuries, weaving a vibrant tapestry of languages, traditions, and art forms. That's why Texas is like a whole other country. See how we celebrate our history and diversity through our many events, festivals, and museums. Everywhere you look in Texas, you immediately see the rich beauty and history created by the many cultures that call Texas home.

After you've enlightened yourself with our history and culture, be sure to take in some of the many outdoor adventures of Texas. Fast roller coasters, clear-running rivers, working dude ranches, fun-filled water parks, relaxing campgrounds, serene state and national parks, and beautifully kept beaches combine for all the rest and recreation you can muster.

Don't leave Texas without trying our many eclectic restaurants. In addition to our traditional fare of big steaks, spicy Tex-Mex, and renowned barbecue, Texas offers a variety of other dining experiences. And no visit to Texas is complete without taking a bit of it home with you. Throughout the state, you'll discover shopping that's out of this world. The many big-city, outlet, museum, antique, and cultural venues provide shopping experiences as unique as our stare.

From wide-ranging cultures to historic exploration to rugged outdoor adventure to endearing small-town and big-city charm, traveling to Texas is guaranteed to have you joining the ranks of the state's many return visitors.

Showing you all there is to see and do in Texas is no easy task.

In order to get a good start on where to go, what to do, and where to stay, order the Texas State Travel Guide, Texas Accommodations Guide, and Texas Official Travel Map. We'll send all three to you for free. The Texas State Travel Guide is a 264-page, full-color guide jam-packed with information on more than 400 Texas cities, towns, and attractions. Plus special sections on lakes and state parks. From the mountains of West Texas and the open plains of the Panhandle to the lush hills of the Hill Country and the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast, this packet will provide you with everything you need to plan the perfect Texas vacation.

For a free packet containing the Texas State Travel Guide, Texas Accommodations Guide, and Texas Official Travel Map, call 800-8888-TEX (United States and Canada), or to order online, go to

The official web site of Texas Tourism,, has made it easy to explore all 267,000 square miles of the Lone Star State. Take a road trip through Texas with our interactive driving tours, find an event going on right now or discover the variety of activities offered in each of the seven Texas regions. And don't forget to visit our trip savers coupons, so you can save a few bucks along the way. It's all at your fingertips--at
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Date:Mar 22, 2004
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