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Texas' unique tourist spots

Texas has topped the list in a poll of the best places in the United States to visit. Here we take a look at some of the more unique things to do in this vibrant US state.

Whenever you visit any place, the first thing you do is look at the list of top landmarks to visit - of course, it would be crazy to visit somewhere like Paris and not see the Eiffel Tower. So whilst you're in Texas, the Cathedral of Junk is definitely worth a trip.

Tucked in Vince Hannemann's back garden in south Austin, this "cathedral" is made from 60 tons of rubbish and is still being worked on. He started working on it in the late 1980s and continues to add to it year on year as it becomes more and more of a tourist attraction. This "cathedral" has even hosted weddings and birthday celebrations.

When it comes to unusual art installations, the Cadillac Ranch at Route 66 is also worth a visit.

If you're looking for a bit more adventure, Jacob's Well is 30 foot deep and has a whole host of tight caves that have been where some unlucky divers have met their end. For those who prefer not to take the risk, the well offers beautiful views as you jump off the cliffs.

For museum lovers, aside from all the more popular venues to visit, there is the weird and wacky Toilet Seat Art Museum. And if you really want to please the owner Barney Smith, bring your own toilet seat as he is always looking for more to decorate and add to his collection.

And for those wanting to admire the beauty of Texas, Hamilton Pool - just outside Austin - is a must visit. Waterfalls fall over the rock's lip, dropping 50 foot into the wonderful green waters. This makes it the perfect place to visit for swimmers and those who like to admire nature at its finest.

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