Road-Trippin' Through the Hidden Places of Texas

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Marvel at Marfa's Mystery Lights. Distance from Houston: 8 hours 24 minutes.
Oh, there's so much to see in Texas. From the white sands of the coastal shores to the deep canyons on down, our state has so much to offer.

And while everyone knows about some of our more national attractions, this is an enormous state, covering 268,820 square miles of land. With girth like that, there are bound to be a number of hidden gems in Texas that are just itching to be explored. Here are the best hidden places to road-trip in Texas. Saddle up, y'all, but leave the spurs at home.

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