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...
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. www.freeport.tx.us
This facility, on 33 acres of Columbia Bottomland forest, has self-guided nature trails. Birds include woodland species, spring and fall migrants, as well as winter residents.Free maps are available at the office. Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and, generally, 8 a.m.-noon the third Sat. of...
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. Free guided walking tours are available 10 a.m.-6 p.m. the first Sat. of each month. From Lake Jackson, one mile nor...
The facility chronicles the history of the city. 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. www.lakejacksonmuseum.org
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. Reservations accepted for camping. Admission charge. From Texas 288 in Freeport, take F.M. 1495 south 1.7...
Geese winter in this 27,000-acre refuge. 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. For access, hunting and fishing information, contact the field office at 2547 C.R. 316 in Brazoria (...
This marine hatchery, aquarium and education center includes rearing ponds, a saltwater marsh demonstration project and a visitor center. It also has a "touch tank," displays on marine life, and multiple aquariums. Hatchery tours by reservation only. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-4 p.m. Sun...
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 for about 25-years. Mystery is on display for photo opportunities (no climbing). At the head of Brazosport harb...
The name is both a town and a description of this resort-recreation area. Miles of sandy beaches teeming with seashells and marine life make this a perfect recreational retreat. Beach house rentals, motels, fishing charters, restaurants and shops are available for beach goers.
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