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...
300 Abner Jackson Parkway in Lake Jackson. 979/285-2501 or 888/477-2505. www.visitbrazosport.com.
This beach is on the Gulf of Mexico, Intracoastal Waterway and Brazos River. Activities include fishing, beach recreation and primitive camping. From Freeport, southwest two miles on F.M. 1495, then three miles south. 979/233-3526. www.freeport.tx.us.
This facility, on 33 acres of Columbia Bottomland forest, has self-guided nature trails. Free maps are available at the office. Birds include woodland species, spring and fall migrants, as well as winter residents. Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and, generally, 8 a.m.–noon the third Sat. of t...
A Texas Antiquities Archeological Landmark, the plantation, on the banks of Lake Jackson, was destroyed by a 1900 hurricane. The ruins of eight buildings are the subject of study by the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the Brazosport Archeological Society. Free guided walking tours are availa...
The facility chronicles the history of the city with interactive displays. Exhibits include the prehistoric era, plantation era, and development of the area's petrochemical industry. Gift shop. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and 1–4 p.m. Sun. Closed major holidays. 249 Circle Way in Lake Jackson. ...
Day-use facilities include a fishing pier and playground. Elevated boardwalks with wheelchair ramps connect shaded pavilions. Coveney House has a period museum and natural history display, and Seaburn House is the office. Reservations accepted for camping. Admission charge. From Texas 288 in Free...
Geese winter in this 27,000-acre refuge. See herons, ibis, shorebirds, gulls, terns and mottled ducks. The bird list for the refuge contains nearly 250 species. Auto-tours, hiking trails and boardwalks are great for spotting birds. Open sunrise–sunset daily. Free. Between Cedar Lake Creek and the...
This marine hatchery, aquarium and education center has 35 one-acre rearing ponds, a saltwater marsh demonstration project and a visitors center. It also has a 24-foot "touch tank," wall displays on marine life, and multiple aquariums. Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. and 1–4 p.m...
The former trawler Mystery honors the historic, colorful shrimp industry of the Brazosport area. This 60-foot boat, built of cypress timber, brought in millions of pounds of Gulf shrimp during her quarter-century career. Mystery is on display for photo opportunities (no climbing) at the head of B...
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