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Old 09-07-2018, 04:10 PM
 
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ALT 90 from Sugar Land to Seguin is a good route, especially to avoid traffic on I-10 which can be really bad Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings with people getting out of town.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Those listed above are not really quirky or offbeat places.
I believe Stonehenge 2 in Ingram TX better fits in this category.

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Old 09-07-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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Those listed above are not really quirky or offbeat places.
I believe Stonehenge 2 in Ingram TX better fits in this category.

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Yeah thatís quirky but not on the way to SA. The stuff other people have brought up is on the way to SA but not quirky. Thereís not much if anything that fits the description of the thread title. Although I would concur thereís some good BBQ. It doesnít get any better imo than city market in luling, or luling city market, whatever the heck itís actually called. You just go the opposite direction of bucees at the same exit/street.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:41 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. We did stop early at City Market (before having read these suggestions) but were not wowed by the bbq. It was ok but not mind blowing. The ordering and paying of meat, pickles, onions and bread separately from beans, salads and drinks was quirky. And irksome. The beef slicer handed me back some fairly greasy change.

The original 1929 lobby of Alamo Natl Bank (now a hotel) is an Art Deco stunner.

May do Natural Bridges tomorrow. Keep the good suggestions coming.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:50 PM
 
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I've never been to it, but there is a castle in Bellville which is 30 miles from Katy.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Thanks everyone. We did stop early at City Market (before having read these suggestions) but were not wowed by the bbq. It was ok but not mind blowing. The ordering and paying of meat, pickles, onions and bread separately from beans, salads and drinks was quirky. And irksome. The beef slicer handed me back some fairly greasy change.

The original 1929 lobby of Alamo Natl Bank (now a hotel) is an Art Deco stunner.

May do Natural Bridges tomorrow. Keep the good suggestions coming.
The BBQ is considered some of the finest, most delicious in the state of Texas, but it's hard to impress a houstonian with great food. Perhaps Lockhart was a better choice...
You will be even less impressed with the food in San Antonio.
Forgot to mention Snake Farm on I35 near San Antonio, exit 182.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:16 AM
 
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Does Bucee's count? Maybe worth a stop if you've never been. If you're lucky, you might get an opportunity to take a picture with him/her/it.

I find the sausage at City Market in Luling to be very good. The brisket and ribs are good, but the sausage is the winner. I think all of these locally famous BBQ places do one thing particularly well, and the rest OK. For example, I think Black's in Lockhart is known mostly for its beef ribs.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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Bucee’s didn’t exist 15 years when I left Texas. Not appealing.

Natural Bridges was good. 75 minute tour. Caverns of Sonora is still my favorite for prettiest small caverns.

Will drive back to H-town tomorrow so keep the generous suggestions coming.
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Houston TX
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No Label Brewery in Katy TX. Not super quirky but kind of offbeat anyway.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:40 AM
 
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Animal World and Snake Farm in New Braunfels
Glass Bottom Boat Tours in San Marcos
Sunken Gardens in San Antonio
Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum - Schulenberg
The Quilt Museum - LaGrange
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