The Inn opened in 1906 as the Point Isabel Tarpon & Fishing Club to serve travelers on the Rio Grande Railroad. As the Point's first and only hotel for more than 20 years, it was the site for many significant events in the town's history. 300 Garcia St. www.queenisabelinn.com
Nationally known for its fish mural painted in 1906, the museum has hands-on displays, audiovisual interactives, artifacts, rare documents and vintage photographs that tell the story of Port Isabel and surrounding area. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun. (until 5 p.m. during summer hours). Admission...
When lighthouses were built, people who staffed them lived in a small house beside it known as a keeper's cottage. This replica is home to the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.
Of the 16 lighthouses constructed on the Texas coast, this is the only one open to the public. A museum, lighthouse keeper's cottage replica and picnic tables are on the grounds of the 72-foot tower. Open, weather permitting, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; summer 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sa...
Exhibits focus on three Spanish shipwrecks that occurred in 1554 just 30 miles north of the city. Murals, artifacts and hands-on activities are featured, along with a Children's Discovery Lab, Ship Theater and Nautical Gift Shop. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. Admiss...
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