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Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

1. Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Explore Space Center Houston with its 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and traveling exhibits. Discover attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program, all for one admission price. See the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. Go behind-the-scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center (based on availability). Learn about the world-renowned home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training. Experience the newest permanent exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, displayed outside the center. Walk around and underneath the first-stage booster spanning more than 156 feet long. See the only Falcon 9 on public display outside of SpaceX’s headquarters which is the same type of rocket that launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30 for the Demo-2 mission. It marked the first time since 2011 that astronauts have launched from American soil.

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

2. Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of natural science with an entrance ticket to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the United States most-visited museums. See spectacular mineral specimens, dinosaur skeletons, space-station models, and much more. Gaze at dozens of prehistoric beasts in the Morian Hall of Paleontology brought to life in lively displays that animate their struggle to survive. See a blue topaz crystal of more than 2,000 carats in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. Celebrate the diversity of America’s indigenous peoples in the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas. Come face to face with wildlife ecology at the Frensley Graham Hall of African Wildlife, or learn about shell science and the study of mollusks at the Strake Hall of Malacology.

Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

3. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center.  Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

San Antonio: Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Flexible Date Ticket

4. San Antonio: Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Flexible Date Ticket

Have a fantastic day of fun at a part theme park, part water park at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Discover a mix of rollercoasters, kid-friendly rides and games, water park slides, live entertainment, and more. Ideal for all the family, there’s bound to be something for adrenaline-seekers and those looking for a more relaxed day out. Be like a superhero and soar with Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Rollercoaster. Immerse yourself in Gotham City on the 4D free-fly coaster BATMAN: The Ride. Or whizz, spin, and loop around Boomerang, Fireball, and Goliath as your heart pounds with excitement and adrenaline. Cool down on the various water rides and make a splash on the Bermuda Triangle Slide, Big Bender Raft Ride, Bamboo Chutes, and more. Or if you really want to chill out, take a relaxed ride on the lazy river. Dive in the Lonestar Lagoon, a wave pool shaped like the state of Texas. Kids will have no shortage of choices either with all the family-friendly rides throughout the park. Try the Bucakrooz, hop on Daffy’s School Bus Express, ride on Taz’s Tornado, and enjoy a day of fun with all of your favorite cartoon characters.

Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium General Admission

5. Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium General Admission

Embark on an underwater adventure and escape to a magical world at SEA LIFE Grapevine. Here, you’ll be offered a wave of underwater adventures with sea animals from around the globe. Encounter more than 5,000 sea creatures and learn about the diversity of marine life. Head to Stingray Bay and be amazed by these magnificent creatures. Then make your way to Rainforest Adventure and explore the mysterious world of the rainforest. Meet SEA LIFE’s two caimans, Mulder and Scully, or if you dare, venture through the Piranha Tunnel. Enter a kaleidoscope of color at Clownfish Caves where you’ll witness underwater cities teeming with fish that come in every shape, color, and pattern. Then learn more about the captivating jellyfish at Jellyfish Discovery and watch them dance through the water. Explore the awe-inspiring Ocean Tunnel where you can take a stroll under the sea. Make sure to enjoy the views as shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while sharks, rays, and two rescued green sea turtles, Thally and Eddie, glide over your head. Discover the Seahorse Temple and get up close to these mythical creatures as they grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts. Then make your way towards the Interactive Rockpools and see amazing rockpool creatures such sea stars, urchins, anemones, and more. After, get up close with the Moray eel, one of the most fascinating creatures at SEA LIFE Grapevine.

San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

6. San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

Upon arrival, you will be directed onto the rodeo grounds for a true Texas experience, where you can enjoy delicious Texas BBQ while sipping a cold drink, all the while taking in some good ol' country music. Roam around the Western-themed grounds where you'll find vendors selling cowboy hats, leather goods, jewelry, and more. If an adrenaline rush is what you're after, the mechanical bull lets you put your bull-riding skills to the test. Try your best to hang on for 8 seconds. A life-size, stuffed bucking bull makes for perfect photo opportunities during your visit. After all the food and fun, make your way into the covered arena for a professional rodeo, including an opening ceremony, horse-drawn chuck wagon and longhorn cattle entrance, award-winning drill team, a presentation of the flags, bull riding, team-roping and barrel-racing speed events, mutton busting and calf scrambling for the kids, and much more. Following the rodeo, guests can boot-scoot in the covered pavilion to a live country and western band who will play for hours.

SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

7. SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio. Immerse yourself in a tropical sea where sharks and rays swim overhead in 155,000 gallons of water. Be amazed by the underwater ocean tunnel. See the aquarium’s largest sharks and fish swim directly overhead for the ultimate shark selfie. Reach in and touch a chocolate chip sea star, sea anemones, hermit crabs, and more. Dive into a shipwreck to spot some of the most unique creatures at SEA LIFE San Antonio. Be mesmerized at a technicolor reef full of live corals, count the schooling bannerfish, and wave hello to beautiful coral fish. Optionally, you may choose to also experience the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio. Surround yourself with LEGO Bricks, take flight on Merlin's Apprentice ride, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest ride, and see your favorite characters on screen.

Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

8. Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

Board a unique open-air bus to discover the best of this amazing city, with breathtaking views of the modern energy capital of the world. Houston is the largest city in the south and it offers its visitors a great variety of attractions, magnificent architecture, historic places, and landmarks. See many of these on this remarkable tour. Tours start every morning from the Texan Cowboy-themed Visitors Center. In addition, receive your tickets to the Downtown Aquarium so that you can discover an amazing collection of marine life, exhibits, rides, and attractions.

San Antonio: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

9. San Antonio: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore San Antonio on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Discover the city's culture, history, art, and architecture and view the River Walk, the HemisFair Park, and all the most important monuments. Conveniently step off and hop back on the bus wherever you want amidst the city's major sights and attractions. Passes by San Antonio's most important monuments, so you won't miss a thing. Admire the River Walk surrounded by restaurants, patios, galleries, and shops and see the HemisFair Park, overflowing with fun activities and exhilarating adventures. Tailor your tour just the way you like it and get a great overview of the city. Visit popular tourist sites, check out the best shopping areas, or locate one of San Antonio's top-class restaurants. The tour stops along the route:  1. The Alamo 2. Pearl Entertainment Complex 3. San Antonio Museum of Art House 4. VFW Post 76 5. Augie’s BBQ Restaurant 6. Riverwalk Museum Reach 7. Tobin Center 8. Veterans Memorial Park 9. Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel 10. Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum 11. Riverwalk/ River Cruise 12. San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace 13. Market Square/El Mercardo 14. Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard 15. King William Historic District 16. Southtown 17. Yanaguana Garden 18. Tower of the Americas 19. The Shops at Rivercenter Mall

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio

10. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio

Discover the many LEGO attractions located at LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio. Save the princess on an interactive journey during the Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™: A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where you control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a San Antonio cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks – over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Select the option that includes SEA LIFE San Antonio and discover San Antonio’s only underwater ocean tunnel, come face to fin with sharks, and marvel at over 20 breathtaking exhibits.

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What people are saying about Texas

City tour was great, very informative, appreciated the two 5 minutes stops for photos and stretching. The Space Center is a bit flashy and overwhelming but once you settle in, there is some fascinating stuff.

Well above expectations. Make sure you have a full day to enjoy the many interactive exhibits. A highlight for my trip to the US

We took our 10 year old son who wants to become an astronaut. We all had a great time!

A very interesting "museum" with great tours for the moderate price!

Cheaper than buying tix at the gate. Parking is an extra $5