Even as a native Texan, it still surprises me how big our state is and the awesome landscapes and historic buildings that fly high along the horizon. From amazing natural wonders to buildings that have stood the test of time, the Lone Star State is home to many iconic landmarks many Texans may take for granted, but visitors worldwide are in awe.

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I have lived in Texas all of my life so I have visited many of these places several times. Chilling out on the beaches of South Padre Island has to be one of my favorites. The vibe and culture of the San Antonio River Walk are also pretty cool. Or have you ever had a buffalo burger at the Fort Worth Stockyards? Immediate bliss.

Then again, have you ever seen a bunch of Cadillacs buried nose-first into the ground?

It doesn't matter what part of our fine state you go to, you are bound to find some of the most iconic landmarks on the planet.

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Feast your eyes on some of these Texas landmarks that are not only eye candy for tourists but also hold a special place in the hearts of Texans.

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Quite honestly, that's the tip of the iceberg when it comes to iconic landmarks that make the Lone Star State one of the more captivating states to visit. Each one of these locations tells a story and will leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits the great state of Texas!

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