During the prohibition the Outlaw Service Station in Glen Rose was a speakeasy selling alcohol illegally. During its popularity, it was known as the ‘Moonshine Capital of Texas.’ After the prohibition ended the business shut down. Now, its abandoned, eerie stone structures are a great exploration site where you can marvel at the history of the Wild West.
In the 1940s the Pleasure Pier in Galveston served as a recreational facility for the US Military. After a long period of different uses, in 2012 the Pleasure Pier was finally opened. The pier is promised to be a blast, holding 16 rides, retail shops, cafés and restaurants, including the famous Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.. After a day of fun and rides you can enjoying your dinner or cocktail while soaking up the view of the sea – something you can’t get anywhere else in Texas.
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, Gorman Falls is located in Texas’ Colorado Bend State Park. The hike up to the falls is fairly short, at only 1.5 miles round trip. Imagine cascades falling onto the moss-covered limestone rocks. Below the falls is a grotto. You can take tours of both the falls and the wild caves surrounding it. This is truly an underrated but magnificent experience.