Anyone traveling the United States will say once they visit Texas they finally understand “Texas Pride”. We are a pridefully state with rich history that runs through every river and hill. Visiting the Hill Country offers an excellent opportunity to enrich your life with Texas History. Wimberley is centrally located between Austin and San Antonio.
San Antonio ~
The Alamo is one of the most important land marks in Texas. This is were we lost our battle with Mexico and ignited a nation to fight. To step foot on the soil were great men like Davy Crocket, Sam Houston, and Daniel Boone stared fear in the face to fight for honor and property is an honor for anyone. This is one of the best tours you can find and is the most important monument for any Texan!
The Missions ~ After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and drought lingered. Survival lay in missions. By entering a mission, they forswore their traditional life to become Spanish. When visiting San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, plan to spend at least a couple of hours – four hours if you have the time. Free guided tours, movies, and demonstrations are scheduled throughout the week.
State Capitol ~ When planning the building of the State Capitol after joing the Union in 1845, what better way to show our appreciation than replicating the Capitol in Washington DC. Not only did we choose to build exact, but we all know things are bigger in Texas, and we decided to build one foot higher! The great nation we live in has many wonderful States with beautiful capitols and buildings face Washington DC. The one exception of course is Texas. Every Texan has the motto in their hearts “Remember the Alamo!” and that is exactly were our capitol faces.
Texas History Museum ~ The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits, the special effects show, The Star of Destiny, in the Texas Spirit Theater, and Austin’s only IMAX Theatre, featuring the signature large-format film, Texas: The Big Picture. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture greets visitors in front of the Museum, and a colorful terrazzo floor in the Museum’s rotunda features a campfire scene with enduring themes from Texas’ past. The Museum also has a Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and a Museum Store with something for the Texan in everyone.