Texas is best known for its BBQ, hot temperatures and of course, their outdoor scenery. If you've grown up in Texas, you know there are so many hidden gems across the Lone Star state that you cannot miss out on. This list of eight nostalgia-inducing places in Texas will make you feel like you've transported into a wonderland straight from your own childhood.

Barbie Pop-Up - San Antonio

Price: Free, merch varies

Address: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas

Why You Need To Go: Imagine if you could transform into the ultimate nostalgic childhood toy, Barbie! Well, now you actually can. Check when the truck will be arriving at your Texas city!

Lakeside Park 'Teddy Bear Park' - Dallas

Price: Free

Address: 4601 Lakeside Dr, Dallas, TX

Why You Need To Go: For those of you who own one of those ginormous Teddy Bears from Costco, this park definitely topped those. You can cuddle up with a massive Teddy Bear sculpture instead!


Dinosaur Park - Near Austin

Price: $9 admission fee

Address: 893 Union Chapel Rd, Cedar Creek, TX

Why You Need To Go: Although dinosaurs may not be with us anymore, this park will definitely make you second guess that. You'll feel like your in Jurassic World with these life-sized dinosaur sculptures!


Gnome Cones - Denton

Price: Varies

Address: 205 N Elm St, Denton, TX

Why You Need To Go: It's a storybook home where gnomes and all the desserts that come with gnomes live.


Electric FeelGood - Houston

Price: $5+ for drinks

Address: 2416 Brazos Suite A, Houston, Texas

Why You Need To Go: This insane bar in Houston gives you the best of both the adult and children worlds. Fun, colorful cocktails and neon slides, this is a great place to let out your inner child!


Natural Bridge Caverns - San Antonio

Price: $25 admission

Address: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX

Why You Need To Go: If you've grown up in San Antonio, you know Natural Bridge Caverns has been around for YEARS. This place has formations that have been developing for centuries. Relive the times you visited this place with your family, or just see some pretty cool caverns.


Museum Of Memories - Dallas

Price: $25 admission

Address: 4428 Main Street, Suite #200, Dallas TX

Why You Need To Go: the name speaks for itself. The Museum of Memories' purpose is to make you feel as if you're reliving your childhood all over again. Huge props surround you to make you feel like a tiny child again.

Sugar Shack - Near Austin

Price: Varies in the type of treat

Address: 1 Royal Street, Salado, TX

Why You Need To Go: As a child, our favorite thing to do was eat as much candy as possible to get a sugar rush. This candy store is a child's' Willy Wonka factory. This place has all the classics along with our newer favorites!

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