10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Texas

6: Canyon

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The town is the second largest canyon in the country. It lies in the heart of Texas Panhandle. The place is famous for its Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The park was opened in 1934. The canyon is 20 miles wide, 120 miles long with the depth of 800 feet. The place was discovered by the early explorers of Spain. They named the place as “Palo Duro” which means hard wood in Spanish.

Address: Canyon, TX

7: Port Isabel

Port Isabel
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Port Isabel is a famous coastal town in Texas. The place is an attraction for the tourists due to its beautiful views and access to local beaches. The place has a famous light house with the historical significance which was built in 1852. The Texas International Fishing Tournament is conducted every year in Port Isabel. You can enjoy many activities like fishing, boating tours, dolphin watching, kayaking and parasailing in the town.

Address: Port Isabel, TX

8: Granbury

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Granbury in Texas is famous for its historical significance. The opera house in the town is established after the Texas revolution. The town also has a Dinosaur World which is spreader on 20 acres of the land. With the life-size dinosaur’s models, you can enjoy a lively experience of history. The town has many places where you can stay. It is the homes for Revolver Brewing Company which is open for tours and tastings. It is considered as the fastest growing microbrews in Texas.

Address: Granbury, TX

9: Rockport

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According to the census in 2010, the population of the town is around 8.766. It is located close to another town called Fulton due to which it is sometimes referred as “Rockport-Fulton”. The place is the attraction for tourists because it has a lot of recreational areas which includes parks, beaches, boating and bird watching. The place has a famous beach named as Texas first Blue Wave Beach. It is the cleanest beach in the town. Glass containers, dogs and pets are not allowed on the beach.

Address: Rockport, TX

10: Salado


Salado, a small town in Bell Country, is famous for its historic significance. It is a home for the oldest hotel in the state, Stagecoach Inn. The town only has 20 locations that are registered in “National Register of Historical Places”. You can visit different vineyards, arts, books, coffee shops and sculpture gardens. Take a carriage tour to visit all these places. You will also find different charming shops and restaurants which are famous for their delicious food.

Address: Salado, TX

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