History isn't confined to museums. In fact, stopping for a kolache at a historic bakery or trying on a pair of boots at a one-hundred-year-old boot shop are just about the most interactive historical experiences one could ask for.
Here we highlight businesses that have stood the test of time, so you know they're worth a visit. Look below for a searchable directory of historic Texas dining, shopping, lodging, and entertainment businesses
Many of the businesses featured here are recipients of the Texas Historical Commission's Texas Treasure Business Award, nominated by Texans and reserved for businesses that have been in continuous operation for at least fifty years, many of them family-owned.
Tap into the real, authentic Texas and do as the locals do...