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 of civil aviation heritage. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. 8325 Travelair St. On...
The museum exhibits items that highlight technological developments in the 20th century. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 1-4 p.m. Sat. 3615 N. Richmond Road. www.20thcenturytech.com
On the Laguna Madre and surrounded by the huge Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, park facilities include lighted fishing piers, picnic areas, a playground, boat ramp, nature trail and RV sites with hookups. Take F.M. 106 east 3.1 miles to F.M. 2925; north 14.8 miles to the park entrance.
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. Admission by donation. Open 1-4 p.m. the first and third Sat. of...
The 33.334 meter track is banked nine to 33 degrees. Bicyclists may ride 6-8:30 p.m. Tue. and Thu. 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 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. Free for children 12 and younger. Call for information about group tours. Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thu.-Fri. and first Sat. of the month. Admission charge. 300 W. Sealy.
Offers country and gospel music on Saturday nights. Eighth and West Sealy streets. www.alvinopry.com
This is one of the oldest frame houses still standing in Texas. Underwood, who came from Massachusetts to East Columbia in 1834, operated two large cotton plantations in Brazoria County. Intersection of Main and Austin Streets. www.ammonunderwood.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. The headquarters also supervises McFaddin and Texas Point National wildlif...
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