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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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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The Salt Vampire
The Salt Vampire

The Salt Vampire

"Taking time to check out a rare Don Post mask for ‘The Salt Vampire’ from the original Star Trek series. These masks are incredibly rare these days, especially with their original hair and paint." - Jordan 960 1280

  

Impromptu Jam Session

Impromptu Jam Session

"Uber-collector Jim and I take a moment for an impromptu jam session." - Jordan 960 1280

  

Star Wars Holy Grail

Star Wars Holy Grail

"One of my Star Wars holy grails turns up in season 2! The rare Darth Vader Collector Case, with action figure insert." - Jordan 960 1280

  

Vintage Lunchboxes

Vintage Lunchboxes

"Getting hungry hunting through hundreds of vintage lunchboxes! Now this is a collection I can sink my teeth into!" 960 1280

  

Vintage Star Wars

Vintage Star Wars

"Vintage Star Wars goodness sits high atop a shelf, awaiting my eager hands!" 960 1280

  

The Flintstones

The Flintstones

"Sealing the sale of a rare Flinstones toy with a handshake and smile." 960 1280

  

Six Million Dollar Man

Six Million Dollar Man

"Steve and I check out a rare Six Million Dollar Man toy, while Mister Spock looks on approvingly." 960 1280

  

Found in the Crawlspace

Found in the Crawlspace

"Checking out a hidden toy found in a crawlspace with Rick, a former football player and current toy collector!" 960 1280

  

Evel Knevel

Evel Knevel

"Get ready, get set ... RACE! I get "down and dirty" with the one and only Evel Knevel!" 960 1280

  

Buck Rodgers

Buck Rodgers

"Haggling with one of my favorite TV icons: Felix Silva ... Twiki from Buck Rogers and Cousin IT from The Addams Family." 960 1280

  

Julia on the Road

Julia on the Road

"Teaching the trade to Julia on the road. Her first road trip and very first chance to prove herself in the field!" 960 1280

  

That's a Big Comic Book

That's a Big Comic Book

"WOW ... look at the size of that comic book. I hate to see the coffee table it sits on. LOL!" 960 1280

  

Local Comic Show

Local Comic Show

"Steve talks toys at a local comic show." 960 1280

  

Still Playing With Toys

Still Playing With Toys

"Still Playing With Toys" and Star Wars! I never resist a chance to check out Kenner's vintage Star Wars line." 960 1280

  

A KISS Collector

A KISS Collector

"Trying to make a deal with Vicky, an original rocker mom and KISS collector!" 960 1280

  

Comprehensive Toy Collection

Comprehensive Toy Collection

"Trying to catch my breath, in what may be one of the most comprehensive toy collections I have ever seen!" 960 1280

  

One of the Largest Collections

One of the Largest Collections

"One of the largest toy collections I’ve seen in my career. I'm going to need a bigger truck … and some help!" 960 1280

  

One of the Biggest Toys Ever Produced

One of the Biggest Toys Ever Produced

"The Defiant still ranks as one of the biggest toys ever produced on the open market ... and now you can see why." 960 1280

  

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

"Victor and I check out some incredible dinos from Jurassic Park." 960 1280

  

Doing the Paperwork

Doing the Paperwork

"After the haggling is done, it's time to sit down and do the paperwork! Here, I add up and take inventory of the day's haul." 960 1280

  

Can You See Me Drooling?

Can You See Me Drooling?

"The elusive and rare Magnum PI car and figure set ... Can you see me drooling?" 960 1280

  


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