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Texan Institutions You Must Visit to Call Yourself a Texan

If you measure distance in hours not miles, you are definitely from Texas. This state spans 660 miles wide — a full 40% of the lower 48 — and in that space there’s plenty of room for variety. Here are the key sites, sights, and zeitgeists that make for the true Texas experience — and all the ways that people from here love to enjoy their native soil: taking in history, savoring local cuisine, raising a glass, buying things that only Texas does so well, and letting nature’s glory wash over us. So forget the Alamo (*gasp*), these are the locations that every real Texan knows must be paid pilgrimage.

To read this full travel article on all things Texas, visit Thrillist.

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