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Famous Windows

Just out of curiosity, would you prefer a bed and breakfast get away, a week at the beach, or a good old-fashioned road trip?  There’s just something about a road trip that’s intriguing and exciting.  Cranking up the music, noshing on Cheetos and M&Ms and not looking back.  Just miles and miles of wide-open road ahead.

So, we’ve decided to take a road trip up Interstate 35. And while we’re at it, we’re going to make a few pit stops and check out some of the famous windows along the way.  Hop on in and come along for the ride.  We’re hitting the road.

Austin, TX - Texas State Capitol Building
Did you know that the Texas State Capitol Building has 924 windows?  That’s a whole lot of windows!  The Texas Capitol is spectacular on its own, but it sits amidst 22 acres of magnificently maintained lawn and historical monuments.

Dallas, TX - Dallas County Admin Building
Originally constructed in 1901 and known as the Texas School Book Depository, this building’s claim to fame came in November 1963 when Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy out of a sixth floor window.  The building has since been acquired by Dallas County.  The Sixth Floor Museum opened in 1989 as a historical exhibit on President Kennedy.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Devon Energy Center
This 50 story, 3-sided glass tower stands at 844 feet and holds the title as the tallest building in Oklahoma.  On most Thursdays and Saturdays, you can enjoy a 90-minute tour that includes an elevator ride to the top of the tower.

Kansas City, Missouri - Union Station
The 100-year-old Union Station has been referred to as an architectural masterpiece.  Magnificent windows, a 95-foot ceiling and 3,500-pound chandeliers draw tourists from all over.

Des Moines, Iowa - Valley Junction
Valley Junction is home to more than 150 specialty shops, restaurants and art galleries.  It’s the perfect place to get out of the car, stretch your legs and check out the culture with some window shopping.

Saint Paul, Minnesota - Cathedral of Saint Paul
With breathtaking stained-glass windows, the Cathedral is recognized as both a historical landmark and a center of spiritual worship.  

There you have it…a road trip of a lifetime.  From Austin, Texas to Saint Paul, Minnesota - 1,177 miles straight up I35.  We would love to hear about your favorite road trip.