If you’ve seen the Disney movie “Cars,” you’ll recall it takes place on Route 66. Regarded as the Mother Road, the iconic highway is known for its quirky charm and abundant tourist attractions. It winds through the Southern part of the country, passing through many small towns along the way. One such place is Shamrock, a middle-of-nowhere Texas community that inspired several aspects of the film. Take a look at all the fun things to do in Shamrock, Texas.

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Take a tour through some of the wonderful sights in Shamrock:

Did you know Shamrock inspired the movie “Cars?” Are there any other places in Texas that inspired films? We’d love to hear about them! For more small towns worth a spot on your bucket list, check out these lovely and mysterious small towns in Texas.

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The Best Towns in Texas

What are some amazing hidden gem towns in Texas?

Some amazing hidden gem towns in Texas include:

  • Roaring Springs. This little town has less than 250 people and was the main Comanche outpost and has some of the purest water in the state.
  • Paint Rock. This picturesque town has amazing Native American pictographs on the cliffs next to the Concho River.
  • Chillicothe. With just over 700 people, this little town was built in the 1880s during the construction of the Fort Worth and Denver Railways.
  • Round Top. This tiny town of only 90 residents is the personification of a charming small town.

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What are the most charming small towns in Texas?

The most charming small towns in Texas include:

  • Schulenburg. This town is full of German heritage and culture and has the Texas Polka Music Museum and several painted churches.
  • Jefferson. This town is full of antique and specialty shops as well as over 70 historic landmarks.
  • Marfa. This tiny town has a huge arts culture and is the sight of strange lights known as the Marfa Lights.
  • Poteet. This was where George Strait was born and is known for its annual Poteet Strawberry Festival.

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What are the most scenic towns in Texas?

The most scenic towns in Texas include:

  • Marble Falls. This is a beautiful hilly region of Texas where you’ll find the Balcones National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Dripping Springs. With fields of flowers and an utterly gorgeous swimming hole, this place is beyond beautiful.
  • Fort Davis. This little town is near Davis Mountains State Park which contains frontier forts and a historic museum.
  • Vanderpool. This lovely town is home to the Lost Maples State Natural Area which is a picturesque nature preserve.

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