Embark on a captivating journey through the unique art scene of Texas in "All Roads Lead To Texas: Deep in the Art." Taking the adage “You can make art out of anything” to the next level, Texas is home to a unique spirit of wonder and adventure, manifesting itself in marvelous creations like the “Cathedral of Junk." Witness the transformative power of light in James Turrell's mesmerizing installation at Rice University. Experience the artistry of glassblowing at Wimberley Glassworks and discover the boundless possibilities of artistic expression. Watch this enchanting adventure through Texas' art scene, where creativity knows no bounds. See our full itinerary on places to experience unique art destinations in Texas here.
When you think of Texas, water may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But if you know where to look, there’s a wealth of aquatic wonders to marvel at, from gorgeous spots to cliff dive to awe-inspiring landscapes where you can kiteboard. Dive into Texas’s watery wonders here. See our full itinerary on places to experience watery wonders in Texas here.
In Episode 3 of “All Roads Lead to Texas”, our host Dylan heads to the iconic Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, where he attempts their world-famous 72-ounce steak-eating contest. From there we head to Fort Davis, a remote mountain observatory, where scientists dedicate their lives to unraveling the mysteries of the universe. And finally, get your cowboy boots ready for some line dancing at the famed Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, the largest honky-tonk in the world. See our full itinerary on places to experience big wonder in Texas here.
No funny business here, well..maybe, just a little bit with the Clown Motel that is chock-full of—you guessed it—clowns. But tear your eyes away from the grinning visages of the clowns, and you’ll soon see that Tonopah has more to its haunted history than the eerie, grinning entertainers. From a cemetery filled with colorful tales to a mine that has its fair share of ghost stories, Tonopah is full of character—both past and present.
There’s a region that straddles the borders of Spain and France called the Basque Country. Over the course of a century, people from this region migrated to Nevada, first chasing the Gold Rush and then working as shepherds and bringing their own distinct touch to the Silver State. Today, Basque culture thrives in northern Nevada, celebrating their traditions and their food, which has been described as “half Spanish, half French, and mostly garlic.”
In this first episode of All Roads Lead to Texas, Atlas Obscura co-founder and host, Dylan Thuras, explores the incredible underground wonders of Texas, including the Stuart Bat Cave, the Sonora Caverns, and the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. With over 700,000 miles of highways, Texas has more room to roam than anywhere in America, and hidden beneath the surface are incredible spaces waiting to be explored. We meet a guide known as "Cave Jesus" and learn about the creative freedom of cave developers in the 1960s who built almost two miles of walkable passage. See our full itinerary on Texas' subterranean wonders here.