Things to Do on the San Antonio River Walk

Take a boat ride along the River Walk, and keep the fun going: Catch a show at an historic open-air theatre, relive the Alamo’s story in 3-D and enjoy a cold one at the area’s oldest bar.

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"Laughing in between camera setups. I sometimes forget how much fun we all truly have on these shoots." 960 1280

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hotwheels

"Talking Hot Wheels with a real Texas Toy Cowboy!" 960 1280

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collector's case

"I check out a rare Hot Wheels collector's case." 960 1280

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garage box

"Digging deep into a box, deep in a garage... deep in the Heart of Texas." 960 1280

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vintage toy

"I check out a vintage Master of the Universe toy in Faye's attic." 960 1280

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haggling

"Faye and I discuss the finer points of haggling over vintage toys! Believe me, she taught me a thing or two on this pick." 960 1280

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turtle collection

"I sit with Rita and am simply amazed the her original collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... in the original shipping box!" 960 1280

  

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girl toys

"I am not opposed to the girl toys as well! As I dig into a box filled with dolls and female action figures, Rita looks on." 960 1280

  

starwars lunch box

starwars lunch box

"Rita and I haggle over a rare vintage Star Wars Lunchbox, complete with Thermos." 960 1280

  

Rio Grande
Rio Grande

Rio Grande

In Texas, the majestic, 1,250-mile-long Rio Grande River makes a curve to the northeast to form a “big bend.” The river also marks the boundary between the US and Mexico. 960 1280

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McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory

Every year, approximately 60,000 visitors visit the McDonald Observatory, located 140 miles northwest of Big Bend National Park. Attend a fun “star party” at night or take a guided tour during the day for a solar viewing, plus explore the exhibits and see the 362-inch Hobby-Eberly Telescope, the observatory’s largest telescope. 960 1280

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park holds national significance as the largest protected area of desert, known as the Chihuahuan, in North America. This massive area, larger than Rhode Island, is home to more than 1,200 plant species, more than 450 bird species, 56 species of reptiles and 75 species of mammals. The area is also a hot spot for archeologists, who have discovered Native American artifacts estimated to be 9,000 years old. 960 1280

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Petroleum Museum

Petroleum Museum

Stop by the Petroleum Museum in Midland, TX. Through interactive exhibits, visitors learn about all aspects of the petroleum industry, from geology, the formation of oil, oil exploration, pipelining, marketing and refining to the economic and political impact of the industry. 960 1280

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Lajitas Golf Resort

Lajitas Golf Resort

Enjoy first-class accommodations at Lajitas Golf Resort. Located in Lajitas, TX, this resort has several topnotch amenities, including the Maverick Ranch RV Park and Agave Spa. And there’s not a shortage of fun activities to keep you busy. In addition to golfing, the resort provides visitors the opportunity to go rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, hiking and much more! 960 1280

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Annual Mariachi Band Concert

Annual Mariachi Band Concert

Mariachi bands are big in Texas thanks to the state’s large Mexican population. Midland’s Annual Mariachi Band Concert and Workshop attracts locals and tourists alike eager to learn techniques, style and music from mariachi band members who play the guitar, vihuela, guitarron and trumpet. 960 1280

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Airpower Museum

Airpower Museum

Take a trip back in time to see historic aircrafts from World War II, on display at the Airpower Museum in Midland, TX. The museum’s exhibits include the Aircraft and Vehicle Display, American Combat Hall of Fame, the Nose Art Gallery and the George Bush Exhibit, chronicling the 41st president’s aviator experiences in World War II. 960 1280

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Commune with nature. Take a 2-hour Sunset Horseback trail ride to explore the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Big Bend. 960 1280

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George W. Bush Childhood Home

George W. Bush Childhood Home

Visit the childhood home of former President George W. Bush, located in Midland, TX, at 1412 W. Ohio Avenue. The house, unchanged since 1956, celebrates the lives of 2 presidents, 2 governors and 2 first ladies. 960 1280

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Sweet Confections

Sweet Confections

Get your sweet-tooth fix at Susie’s South Forty Confections in Midland, TX. Every creamy confection is homemade, including the toffee, pralines, caramels and fudge. 960 1280

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Gourmet River Trip

Gourmet River Trip

Go adventuring! Take a gourmet river trip through Big Bend National Park. Experience the park’s beauty while you travel along the Rio Grande, enjoying tasty meals that may include marinated shrimp, rack of lamb, quail and beef Wellington -- and that’s just for breakfast! 960 1280

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