Texas Bucket List

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The Texas Bucket List offers over 50 adventures of a lifetime throughout our beautiful state. Tour historic landmarks, see nature at it's finest, enjoy great eats, and more! Trips and adventures are arranged below by distance from NAS Fort Worth JRB. Check one out to get started!

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PRIZES

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ADVENTURES

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LESS THAN ONE HOUR AWAY

  • • Search for Goatman in the Fort Worth Nature Center ( 15 mins)
  • • Ride a mechanical bull or watch a cattle drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards (15 mins)
  • • Go back in time to the 19th Century at the Log Cabin Village ( 20 mins)
  • • Check out the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo ( 20 Mins)
  • • Get artsy and visit one of the many art museums in DFW like the Kimbell Art Museum or the Nasher Sculpture Center (20 - 50 Mins)
  • • Take the 45 minute guided tour at the Fort Worth Bureau of Engraving and Printing where U.S. money is made ( 30 mins)
  • • Cheer on your favorite NASCAR Driver at Texas Motor Speedway (30 mins)
  • • Tour the home of America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys, at AT&T Stadium (35 mins)
  • • Ride the Titan at Six Flags Over Texas (35 mins)
  • • Drink a Frozen Margarita at the birth place of Frozen Margaritas, Mariano’s Hacienda in Arlington. (35 Mins)
  • • Find some inner peace by taking a walk around Wat Buddharatanaram Buddhist Temple in Fort Worth (40 mins)
  • • Listen to dueling mariachi bands while chowing down on TexMex El Ranchito in Oak Cliff on a Friday or Saturday Night (50 mins)
  • • Get a unique perspective of the JFK assassination at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (50 mins)
  • • See the City of Dallas from the top of Reunion Tower (50 mins)
  • • Drink a green beer at the Dallas St Patrick’s day Festival ( 50 mins)
  • • Hear a guest speaker share their story at the Dallas Holocaust Museum (50 mins)
  • • Walk the 40-foot tunnel at the Dallas World Aquarium ( 50 mins)
  • • Get a dozen doughnuts at Hypnotic Doughnuts (55 mins)
  • • Say Howdy! to Big TEX at the Texas State Fair (55 mins) 

ONE TO TWO HOURS AWAY

  • • Pit stop at Buccee’s or Czech Stop in West ( 1hr 20 min)
  • • Drink a Dr Pepper at the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco ( 1 hr. 35 min)
  • • Visit the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame ( 1 hr. 25 min)

TWO TO THREE HOURS AWAY

  • • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tx ( 2 hr. 30 mins)
  • • Check out a one of a kind festival like the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup ( 2 hr. 50 Min)

THREE TO FOUR HOURS AWAY

  • • Tour one of the three Texas' presidential libraries, George W. Bush at SMU (55 min), LBJ at UT-Austin(3hr 15 min), or George Bush at Texas A&M. ( 3hr)
  • • Visit the Birth place of Texas, Washington-on-the-Brazos ( 3 hr. 25 min)
  • • Get AMAZING BBQ from Franklins or Salt Lick ( 3 hr. 30 mins)
  • • Try a fresh scoop of Blue Bell Ice Cream in Brenham (3hr 30 min)
  • • Visit Antiques Week in Round Top ( 3 hr. 40 min)
  • • Climb to the top of Enchanted Rock or visit any of Texas' Beautiful State Parks ( 3 hr. 45 min)
  • • Visit Willow City loop in the Spring for the perfect bluebonnet picture. ( 3 hr. 50 min)
  • • Swim in Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs (3hr 50 min)
  • • Visit one of the 46 Texas Wineries in the Texas hill country ( 3hr -4 hr. 30 min)

FOUR TO FIVE HOURS AWAY

  • • Visit one of the 20 Painted Churches of Schulenburg (4 hr.)
  • • Send a letter at The Post Office – General Store in Luckenbach ( 4 hr. 10 min)
  • • Get a Shiner at the Spoeltz Brewery in Shiner, TX (4 hr. 30 min)
  • • Dive into Jacob’s Well in Wimberley TX ( 4hr 30 min)
  • • Explore the Natural Bridge Caverns (4 hr. 35 min)
  • • Two-step in the oldest dance hall in Texas, Gruene Hall (4 hr. 40 min)
  • • Enjoy a bowl of Texas Chili from Phoenix Saloon in New Braunfels ( 4 hr. 40 min)
  • • Tube the San Marcus, Frio, South Llano, Comal, Or Guadalupe River ( 4-5 Hr.)

5 OR MORE HOURS AWAY

  • • Remember The Alamo by paying it a visit in San Antonio ( 5 hr. 5 min)
  • • Attempt the 72oz. Steak Challenge at Big Texas Steak Ranch ( 5hr 10 min)
  • • Sand surf in Monahan’s Sandhill’s State Park ( 5 hr. 15 min)
  • • Spray paint one of the famous Cadillacs in Amarillo at the Cadillac Ranch (5 hr. 25 mins)
  • • Summer beach trip at one of Texas' beaches like Galveston (5 hr. 30 min), Matagorda (5 hr. 40 min), Port Aransas (7 hr.), Corpus Christ (7 hr. 15 min), or South Padre Island (8hr 50 min). 
  • • ‘Shop’ at the Prado Marfa and get tons of Instagram likes ( 7hr 20 mins)
  • • Summit Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas ( 7hr 25 min)
  • • Soak in a hot Spring in Big Bend National Park ( 7 hr. 45 mins)