Texas Highways Reveals No.3, No.2 on Readers' Choice Texas Top 40 Destinations


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Phone: (512) 463-8700

Date: Oct. 16, 2014


Throughout 2014, official travel magazine of Texas shares readers’ favorite places to visit

AUSTIN — In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Texas Highways magazine announced another round of the Texas Top 40 favorite destinations as chosen by its readers.

The announcement places Waco at No. 3 and Denton at No. 2.

Waco won nods from voters for its numerous museums, parks and trails along the scenic Brazos River corridor. The popular Cameron Park Zoo and the mighty Baylor Bears also were cited.

Denton voters noted the city’s live music venues, food, shopping, art galleries, festivals and other fun around the historic courthouse square. The scenic North Texas horse country and annual fall foliage also garnered recognition.

The November issue also features some of the outstanding artists and craftspeople who call Texas home. From birdhouses to banjos, the creations of these artists will inspire readers. Also featured in the November issue are upcoming events, delicious food, the Historic Brownsville Museum, honey wine, the historic Broken Spoke in Austin and Julio’s chips in Del Rio.

Subscribers began receiving the new issue on Oct. 11; the digital edition was released on Oct. 13; and the hard-copy issue is on sale today at hundreds of newsstands statewide, including H-E-B, Target, Walmart, Randall’s, and Barnes & Noble.

About Texas Highways magazine

Founded as a travel magazine in 1974, Texas Highways is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014. Today, Texas Highways has 200, 000 subscribers and 400,000 monthly readers across the United States and around the world.

Texas Highways’ mission is to encourage travel to and within the state. According to estimates from the Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism division, travelers to and within Texas in 2013 spent more than $67.5 billion, an increase of 3 percent over 2012. This directly supported 601,000 jobs and generated $4.7 billion in state and local taxes.

To learn more about Texas Highways, visit www.texashighways.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/texashighways and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/texashighways.

For media inquiries, contact TxDOT Media Relations at MediaRelations@txdot.gov or (512) 463-8700.

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