This civilian aviation history museum is housed in an art deco building designed by Joseph Finger. The museum received congressional recognition for its importance to the nation in the preservation and presentation of civil aviation heritage. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. 8325 T...
The popular park on the Laguna Madre is located within and surrounded by the huge Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Facilities include lighted fishing piers, picnic areas, a playground, boat ramp, nature trail, and 35 RV sites with full hookups. Take F.M. 106 east 3.1 miles to F.M. 2925; ...
See the re-created 1943 office Dow used to design the city of Lake Jackson's buildings and streets. The building also housed the first post office, city hall and barbershop. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. the first and third Sat. of each month. Admis...
Site of the 1989 Texas Track Championships. The 33.334 meter track is banked nine to 33 degrees. Bicyclists may ride 6–9 p.m. Tue.–Thu. and 9 a.m.–noon Sat. 19008 Saums Road in Cullen Park. www.houstoncycling.org.
This park on Buffalo Bayou is where the Allen brothers arrived in 1836 to promote a new real estate venture: Houston. Several important restored 19th-century buildings are now devoted to dining and entertainment. Bounded by Travis, Milam, Congress and Preston streets.
Housed in the former post office building. Includes gift shop. Open 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Thu.–Fri. and first Sat. of the month. Admission charge; free for children 12 and younger. Call for information about group tours. 300 W. Sealy. 281/331-4469
Offers country and gospel music on Saturday nights. Eighth and West Sealy streets. 281/331-8181. www.alvinopry.com.
More than 40 species of birds nest in this 24,356-acre marshland on East Galveston Bay. Activities include wildlife observation, birding, photography, waterfowl hunting, fishing and crabbing. Overnight camping is limited, in duration and location. About 18 miles southeast of Anahuac. PO Box 278, ...
Features bay and gulf marine life, activities for youth, marine artifacts, shell collections and free literature. Open 1–4 p.m. Thu.–Mon. Free. 702 Navigation Circle. 361/729-2328.
Sight-seeing, nature observation, hiking and photography are permitted in designated areas. The best time to view wildlife, including whooping cranes, is November–March. The Wildlife Interpretive Center features mounted specimens, a slide show and literature. Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily; close...
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