Come and Visit the Quirkiest Landmark in Texas

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Texans it’s time to celebrate…famous Dallas native, Big Tex, was awarded “Best Quirky Landmark” in the United States. Here is a section from on how our “quirky” friend became America’s favorite.

Dallas’ iconic 55-foot tall Big Tex cowboy statue was voted “Best Quirky Landmark” in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards “10Best.” The list also includes two other landmarks in Texas as well as Ohio, Nebraska, Minnesota, Washington, North Dakota, Alabama, and South Carolina.

“Our readers love America’s quirky landmarks, and none moreso than Dallas’s famous Big Tex, which landed at No. 1 after four weeks of passion-fueled voting,” USA Today said in a statement Wednesday.

Big Tex, known as the icon of the State Fair of Texas since 1952, burned down in an electrical fire in October 2012 and was rebuilt and unveiled in September 2013 with some modifications to his look.

Come and visit the quirkiest landmark in Texas with your family and friends at the upcoming Texas State fair, reopening on September 26, 2014.

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