The small Texas town of Granbury, known for its Victorian architecture and charming courthouse square, is a great jumping off point to explore one of Texas’ prehistoric sites, Dinosaur Valley State Park. It was the first place in the world Sauropod dinosaur tracks, left in soft mud over 113 million years ago, were discovered. There’s also the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center where travelers can roam a 1,700 acre property in an open safari vehicle to spot ostrich, zebra, cheetahs, and more. (Overnight "safari" experiences are also available.) Have an insect lover in your family? The 74-acre Acton Nature Center has a butterfly garden and a pond full of fishies.