Artifacts pertain to local and pioneer history. Open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Free. 220 W. Defee St. 281/427-8768.
On more than 450 acres of peninsula, these wetlands host more than 300 species of birds and include a nursery area for various aquatic species, a butterfly garden and children's nature discovery center. Kayak and canoe launching is available, plus designated fishing areas. Gates open 30 minutes b...
Located on the banks of historic Goose Creek, this educational and recreational center includes science and computer labs and an exhibit area. It hosts many ongoing programs. Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat., except holidays. Free. 1724 Market St. 281/420-7128.
Much of the city's growth happened along the shores of Goose Creek Stream. Much of its shoreline is preserved for a greenbelt park. Includes a birding overlook, pavilion, bike and pedestrian trails, canoe launches and a playground. Covers the portion of Goose Creek Stream from Texas Avenue to Tex...
This historic ferry played a vital role in Texas' fight for independence in 1836, and it is the oldest operating ferry in Texas. View the Fred Hartman Bridge while riding across the San Jacinto River to visit the Battleship Texas, the San Jacinto Monument and Monument Inn. Runs daily. Free. 1001 ...
The gallery features more than 70 portraits of fallen heroes from across America. Artist Ken Pridgeon originally painted portraits of Texas' heroes who died while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. Free admission. 308 W. Texas Ave. 832/514-1452. www.portraitofawarrior....
The plaza features a statue of Ashbel Smith, an early settler. An outdoor living-history museum is maintained at the plaza. The restored 1894 Wooster Common School No. 38 is the oldest "one-room" schoolhouse in Harris County. Free tours each month on the last Saturday, except holidays and during ...
This 440-acre drag racing complex—with an asphalt racing surface stretching more than 4,000 feet—offers unobstructed grandstand seating. Races Fri.–Sun.; Dec.–March on Wed. and Sun. 2525 F.M. 565 South. 281/383-RACE. www.royalpurpleraceway.com.
The park has often been described as one of Southeast Texas' best kept secrets. A museum and genealogy library dedicated to Chambers County History displays artifacts of Spanish Mission Nuestra Señora de la Luz and Presidio San Agustín de Ahumada. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. Free. Exit 807 on I-...
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