1Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas
This museum is undergoing a state-of-the-art addition in the Victory Park area of downtown, designed by architect Thom Mayne.
Site of the 1936 Texas centennial exposition, Fair Park is the only intact and unaltered pre-1950s world fair site remaining in the United States.Photo credit: Andreas Praefcke
3Battleship Texas, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
The last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, this ship is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar.
4Roscoe Wind Complex, Roscoe
The Roscoe Wind Complex is one of the worlds largest wind farms, with 627 towering wind turbines churning out electricity across 100,000 acres of West Texas farmland.
520th Century Technology Museum, Wharton
The museum’s collection consists mostly of smaller items, such as radios, but also has a few experimental aircraft, including an ornithopter and a RutanVariEze.
6Goodwill Computer Museum, Austin
The museum provides interactive exhibits and programs focusing on the evolution and use of computer technology, as well as promoting environmental awareness and the importance of recycling end-of-life electronics.
7Museum of the American Railroad, Dallas
The museum collects artifacts and archival material from the railroad industry to exhibit and interpret their significance in American life and culture.
8Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock
This sprawling complex consists of a main museum building, Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, and research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark and the Val Verde County research site.
9Johnson Space Center, Houston
NASAs center for human spaceflight training, research and flight control. Space Center Houston is the official visitors’ center, where visitors can see spaceflight artifacts and hardware.
10Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas
The museum’s exhibition area uses historic films, photographs, artifacts and interpretive displays to document the events of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Creepy but geeky.