Is Everything Bigger In Texas?
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? Really?
Well, I guess that depends on who you ask! If you ask a Texan, they will tell you YES! Everything really is bigger in Texas! I’m proudly from the Lone Star State and can tell you for sure – everything is bigger here!
Is Everything bigger in Texas? Yes!
Largest Convenience Store in the World
The Buccee’s convenience store and gas station in New Braunsfels on I-35 has 68,000 square feet of food, drinks, snacks, and fun doo dads and souvenirs. They have 120 spots to get gas, 31 cash registers and 83 toilets that are surprisingly clean.
Even if you don’t get a chance to stop at THE Buccee’s you’ll want to stop at A Buccees’ because even the small ones are BIG and they are all over the great state.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? You Bet’cha!
Largest Mega Church in the United States
Texas is in the bible belt of the United States so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the largest ‘mega’ church is located here. Lakewood Church has a weekly attendance of 52,000 people.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? Sure Enough! or was we say in Texas Show ’nuff!
World’s Longest Carwash
With our change by the minute weather than includes blankets of yellow pollen in the spring, it is no surprise that carwashes are BIG business. At almost a football field length, the world’s longest carwash is on the Katy Freeway in Houston.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? You Can Bet On It!
The World’s Largest Rose Garden
A rose, is a rose, is a rose is a nice saying but it isn’t true and you can see for yourself in Tyler, Texas which is home to the world’s largest rose garden. You’ll see 38,000 roses growing with 500 varieties. To seem them bloom in the spring is to view a piece of heaven on Earth.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? Boy, Howdy!
World’s Largest Masonry Column
What in the world is a masonry column? Masonry is stonework and a column is…a column so a masonry column is a stone column. The World’s Biggest is right here in the Lone Star State!
The San Jacinto Monument honors the brave people who fought for Texas’ independence from Mexico and at 567.31 feet tall, it is the tallest masonry column in the world.
Does it look a little bit familiar? That is because it looks a lot like the Washington monument, although this one is 13 feet taller.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? Eye sure think so!
The World’s Largest Eyeball
Downtown Dallas is home to an art installation of a 30 foot tall eyeball. It is realistic and just plain amazing. This piece of art belongs to the hotel next to it, Joule Hotel, and was created by the artist Tony Tasset. It is cleverly called Eye.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? You Bet Your Boots It is!
Fastest Speed Limit in Texas
Not only are things bigger in Texas, they are faster, too. The fastest legal speed limit in the United States is, of course, right here in Texas. You can legally drive 85 miles an hour on one stretch of highway between Austin and San Antonio.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? Yes, Sirree!
World’s Largest Cowboy Boots!
You won’t see cowboy boots on every single person here in Texas, but you will see a bunch of them and the world’s biggest boots are of course here! Outside of the North Star Mall in San Antonio, Texas you’ll find a pair of books that are 35″ tall and 30″ wide created by artist Bob “Daddy O” Wade.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? True As All Git Out!
More cattle production
When you think of Texas you think of cowboys, don’t you? Well, cowboys are a real thing here since Texas is the leader in US cattle production. But, just like you don’t see cattle in the streets of cities (unless it is rodeo time) you won’t see cowboys there either.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas?
Our Capital State Building is Bigger Than Yours!
The Capital Building in Austin, Texas in the biggest in the country – even bigger than the US Capitol building in Washington DC.
Is Everything Bigger in Texas? Yes, ma’am it is!!
Largest Helium Reserve in the world
The National Helium Reserve is in Amarillo, Texas. If you are wondering why the nation cares enough about helium to have a ‘national’ helium reserve you might thing helium is just for party balloons. Not so! Helium is used for arc welding, pressurizing the fuel tanks in liquid fueled space rockets and for supersonic wind tunnels.
So there you have it – a few of the things that are BIGGER in Texas! Learn more about the colorful state before you visit!
If you visiting Texas with the kids is on your list be sure to read to the younger folks in your traveling part!