Of all the states in the Union, Texas has perhaps the most complex and rich history of all. As the Dallas-based amusement park known as "Six Flags over Texas" proclaims, this state has been a part of six separate nations during the last few hundred years: Spain, Mexico, France, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States. All this history means that tourists staying in Texas vacation homes will never run out of things to do.
Texas is the largest of the 48 continuous states that make up the bulk of the nation. As such, it offers visitors a wealth of different natural habitats to explore. The "panhandle" in the north has average annual temperatures in the 50s, while temperatures in Laredo, on the Mexican border, average a full 25 degrees higher. In all, Texas has five different climate zones.
One of the largest cities in Texas is Dallas. Here, visitors can explore Dealey Plaza, the site of the infamous 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Sixth Floor Museum on Dealey Plaza presents tourists with a comprehensive account of this event, including the many conspiracy theories that surround it.
Another popular tourist attraction in Dallas is the Southfork Ranch, made famous in the 1980s when it provided outdoor sets for the popular television drama named after the city. Film buffs will also want to visit the nearby city of Fort Worth where parts of the motion picture Logan's Run were filmed.