Brooke Viggiano
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The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in 


We’ll skip the more popular spots you’ve likely already been and instead, focus on the lesser-known, largely undisturbed Texan gems. 

This lake is one of the most overlooked jewels in the Lone Star. One of the only naturally formed lakes in Texas. 


Caddo Lake

Just west of the small city of Sonora, this massive cave carved itself into Cretaceous-period limestone about 1.5 to 5 million years ago.


Caverns of Sonora

Complete the 1.5-mile trail trek and you’ll be treated to a misty chill, complete with a 60-foot waterfall cascading into a fern-coated grotto


Gorman Falls

With over 800K acres, Big Bend National Park is one of the largest national parks in the US. It’s also one of the most desolate.


Santa Elena Canyon

This lush desert oasis, complete with an Instagram-baiting waterfall that can reach up to 80 feet, is hidden off the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

Rio Grande

Cattail Falls

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