These Are The Most 'Texas' Things You Can Find Here & The Lone Star State Pride Is So Real
It's February 1, which means it's time to celebrate National Texas Day, according to National Today.
Texans are full of pride for their state. Hence this made-up holiday, along with "Go Texan Day" — celebrated later this month — or the Texas Independence Day in March.
To celebrate, we thought it would be a great opportunity to compile a list of some of the most rootin’-tootin’, utterly unique "Texas" things you can only find around here.
A pecan pie vending machine
Address: 2626 State Hwy 71, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Why You Need To Go: You can purchase a Texan's favorite pie from this roadside vending machine literally 24/7.
And, yes, it is integral a Texan has constant access to our state's finest delicacies. You never know when the long road trip hunger will strike you!
H-E-B's Texas-themed items
Price: Prices vary
Address: Find your closest location here.
Why You Need To Go: Step foot into one of H-E-B's over 420 locations around the state, and you're bound to find so many Texas-themed products.
Do you want cheese shaped like Texas? Check! Tissue boxes with the Texas flag? Always on deck! Lone Star State-themed trail mix flavors? Yep, that exists, too.
A statue of Jesus in cowboy boots
Address: Evergreen St. and 5th St. SE, Paris, TX, 75460
Why You Need To Go: Yes, you read that correctly. A Texan, Willet C. Babcock, has a gravestone with a giant Jesus statue carved out of stone.
However, in true Texas fashion, the statue is literally wearing cowboy boots instead of sandals.
A Texas-sized 72 Oz. steak challenge
Price: Free if you finish, or pay a whopping $72 if you don't.
Address: 7701 Interstate 40 East Access Rd., Amarillo, TX 79118
Why You Need To Go: Texans love steak and giant foods, so what better way to prove it than by finishing an entire 72 oz. steak dinner at The Big Texan?
A Texas-shaped pool
Price: $75 for a day pass
Address: 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
Why You Need To Go: Of course, there's a lazy river in the shape of Texas that Texans are literally so obsessed with! It's even becoming a bucket-list attraction.
Come summer, as day visits open up, you'll see the spot on so many tourists' and Houstonian's Instagram posts.
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