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19 Tours in Texas

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
Fort Worth, TX

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is much more than a museum. It's a sight-and-sound, hands-on, window-seat look at the world of flight. It's an adventure offering you a chance to hear, see, touch and be a part of the exciting aviation industry. Best of all, it's a great place for the entire family - or any group - to enjoy, time and time again.

The C.R. Smith Museum is one of the few museums in the world dedicated solely to commercial aviation. The museum opened in July 1993 and is dedicated to past and present American Airlines ...
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American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX

Tour the home of the Dallas Maevericks and Dallas Stars, American Airlines Center. The best way to see the beauty and magic of American Airlines Center is with a public tour.


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Balcones Distilling
Waco, TX

Come behold the beautiful copper pot stills from Scotland, see our grain silos and fermenters, and explore the award-winning flavors of Balcones in a fun and also educational experience that walks you through the whisky making process from grain to glass.


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Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Western Currency Facility
Fort Worth, TX

Welcome to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility Tour and Visitor Center. Here you will learn all about U.S. paper currency, and best of all, you can actually see billions of dollars being printed as you walk along an enclosed walkway suspended over the production floor. Before or after your tour, enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits showcasing the history of currency and the intricacies of the printing process. Other features of the Visitor Center include a theatre film, a gift shop, and a vending and rest area.

The Tour and Visitor Center opened on April 26, ...
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Collin Street Bakery
Corsicana, TX

Our family-owned-and-operated bakery, located just 50 miles south of Dallas, Texas, has been baking the world-famous DeLuxe Fruitcake for over 100 years.

The DeLuxe you order today is still baked true to the Old-World recipe brought to Corsicana, Texas from Wiesbaden, Germany in 1896 by master baker Gus Wiedmann. He and his partner, Tom McElwee, built a lively business in turn-of-the-century Corsicana which included an elegant hotel on the top floor of the bakery. Many famous guests enjoyed their fine hospitality including Enrico Caruso, Will Rogers, John J. McGraw, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett and John Ringling.

In fact, the bakery was ...
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James Leddy Boots
Abilene, TX

A dying art thrives at James Leddy Boots; hand-crafted western boots. From custom fitting to a finished boot, Leddy's art shows through. Many famous rodeo and country performers purchase their boots here. Stop in and watch this superb craftsman at work.


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Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX

Welcome to Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. The Center is owned and operated by the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, Inc., and is not federally funded.
Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the American manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making.

Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is self-guided so you can spend as much ...
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Mrs Baird's Bakery (Fort Worth)
Fort Worth, TX

Ninnie Baird was a remarkable woman...

In a day and age when it was rare for a woman to become a successful entrepreneur, she was. But the founding of Mrs Baird's Bread wasn't exactly a smooth road.

In 1901 William and Ninnie Baird brought their family from Tennessee to Fort Worth, Texas. William, a restaurateur by trade, set up a business in downtown Fort Worth selling popcorn from a bright red cart with brass fittings and a loud steam whistle. Within months his success led him to buy another popcorn cart which was run by his oldest son, Dewey, only ...
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Mrs Baird's Bakery (Houston)
Houston, TX

Ninnie Baird was a remarkable woman...

In a day and age when it was rare for a woman to become a successful entrepreneur, she was. But the founding of Mrs Baird's Bread wasn't exactly a smooth road.

In 1901 William and Ninnie Baird brought their family from Tennessee to Fort Worth, Texas. William, a restaurateur by trade, set up a business in downtown Fort Worth selling popcorn from a bright red cart with brass fittings and a loud steam whistle. Within months his success led him to buy another popcorn cart which was run by his oldest son, Dewey, only ...
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Mrs Baird's Bakery (Lubbock)
Lubbock, TX

Ninnie Baird was a remarkable woman...

In a day and age when it was rare for a woman to become a successful entrepreneur, she was. But the founding of Mrs Baird's Bread wasn't exactly a smooth road.

In 1901 William and Ninnie Baird brought their family from Tennessee to Fort Worth, Texas. William, a restaurateur by trade, set up a business in downtown Fort Worth selling popcorn from a bright red cart with brass fittings and a loud steam whistle. Within months his success led him to buy another popcorn cart which was run by his oldest son, Dewey, only ...
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Nocona Athletic Goods Company
Nocona, TX

From the plowed fields of rural America to the busy sandlots of towns and cities, generations of young fellows and gals used to carefully save their money to buy a Nokona baseball glove. It was a glove these players knew would give them every penny of their money back and last, it seemed, as long as they were needed. And these gloves have met that promise.

For nearly three-quarters of a century, young players have dreamed about owning their first Nokona glove. Shown in his Alvin, Texas Little League uniform in the late 1950s (above), Nolan Ryan had just ...
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Old Doc?s Soda Shop
Dublin, TX

In 1885 Waco, Texas was a wild frontier town, nicknamed ?six-shooter junction.? Wade Morrison?s Old Corner Drug Store was a prominent business and popular meeting place in downtown Waco. People came in for everything from flea powder to stationery, from cigars to fountain drinks.

One of Morrison?s employees, pharmacist Charles Alderton, noticed how customers loved the smell of the soda fountain with its many fruit, spice and berry aromas. He wanted to invent a drink that tasted the wonderful way the soda fountain smelled. After much experimentation he finally felt he had hit on ?something different.? Patrons at the drug ...
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Pape's Pecan Company
Seguin, TX

Tour the facility, pecan orchard, and collection of more than 3,000 antique pecan crackers. You'll see the harvesting, processing, and packaging of pecans. The harvest begins in September and continues through December, while processing continues through May.


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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Houston, TX

Saint Arnold Brewing Company, located in Houston, is Texas' oldest microbrewery. Our goal is to brew world class beers and deliver them to our customers as fresh as possible making them the best beers in Texas. Our customers are beer lovers - people that appreciate great, full-flavored beers.

Our small crew of eight does everything at the brewery: brew the beer, filter the beer, keg the beer, bottle the beer, sell the beer and drink the beer. For us, this is a passion, not a job. We believe that this comes through in the beers we make. Our beers ...
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SAS Shoe Factory and General Store
San Antonio, TX

Tour one of the few remaining shoe factories in the U.S. and observe first-hand, the craftsmanship needed to make SAS comfort shoes. Browse in our turn-of-the-century General Store where you'll find treasures for all ages and occasions. Experience the comfort and quality of SAS as one of our professional shoe fitters helps find the style and size best for your feet. Savor the best ice cream in town while swiveling on 1920's soda fountain stools from Woolworth's Five and Dime. Enjoy the smell of hot buttery popcorn, warm baked cookies, and fresh coffee while visiting with friends in the country ...
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Spoetzl Brewery
Shiner, TX

What a fascinating history there is behind the Spoetzl Brewery! Immigrant Czech and German farmers settled the little town of Shiner, Texas (some eighty miles Southeast of Austin), in 1887. Longing for the old-world taste of their homeland, they quickly formed the Shiner Brewing Association, in 1909.

Kosmos Spoetzl was born, grew up, and earned his Brewmasters degree in Germany. After years of working at various breweries in Europe and Canada, he moved to the United States and, in 1915, bought "The Little Brewery in Shiner." Not a whole lot ever changes in Shiner and that's the way we ...
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Sweet Shop USA
Mount Pleasant, TX

Sweet Shop USA was established in 1972, in Fort Worth, Texas. Today, the company is located in Mount Pleasant, Texas. We are a family owned producer of hand-made chocolates. From our inception, our company has sought and continually trained individuals with experience in the art of hand crafting chocolates. We are dedicated in preserving the time consuming craft created locally by Martha Washington Chocolates some 75 years ago.

Sweet Shop USA has received national recognition for creating over 100 varieties of handmade pieces including various Truffles, Famous BragsĀ®, Nuts and Chewies, and our signature Fudge LoveĀ®. Our success is ...
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Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! Take the green flag for a high-speed visit to one of the world's largest and most modern sports and entertainment facilities, Texas Motor Speedway. Speedway tours include a stop on the luxury suite level. Get a high-level birds-eye view of more than 150,000 seats and the 1,000 acres that make up Texas Motor Speedway. Bring your camera for numerous photo opportunities. Finally, imagine yourself getting ready to negotiate one of the speedway's 24-degree, high-banked corners that allow race cars to exceed 200 mph! Laps of the racing oval, in our tour van, produce the ...
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Wimberley Glass Works
San Marcos, TX

Tim de Jong established Wimberley Glass Works in 1992. Since then, it has grown into one of the most premier glass studios in the region. Our goal is to educate, entertain and inform the public by offering free glassblowing demonstrations in a relaxed environment. The gallery is conveniently located next door, where the work is both original and affordable. Let us entice you with a brilliant exhibition of colorful glass. Whether your style reflects traditional, contemporary or whimsical, Wimberley Glass Works has something for everyone. Come see us soon for an enjoyable experience!

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