If you want to get a little taste of Eastern Europe right here in the Lone Star State, start planning a trip to the small town of West. This quaint, rural community off of I-35 boasts the best kolaches in Texas (which makes sense, considering the town has more Czech-American residents than anywhere else in the state).

West also hosts a yearly festival, Westfest, that pays homage to the town’s Czech heritage.

Have you ever been to West? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for a nearby attraction where you can see the fossilized remains of ancient woolly mammoths.

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