Children and families can learn through play and hands-on experiences. The museum features multiple educational exhibits and activity areas. Open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and 1–4:30 p.m. Sun. Group tours available. 204 N. Main St. 361/485-9140. www.cdmgoldencrescent.com
Established in 1882, this is the oldest deli in Texas and one of the oldest restaurants in the United States. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. 302 S. Main St. 361/576-3354.
Built by German immigrants Friedrich and Margaretha Beck Hiller in 1852 after their journey from Indianola, this home is the third oldest in Victoria. It is now the headquarters of Keep Victoria Beautiful. Trails through the adjacent Athey Nature Area are open all day. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri...
Self-guided tour features more than 80 properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, showcasing the community's historical architecture. The tour includes public buildings and private residences. Many sites also are Texas historical landmarks. Driving tour brochures are available...
Exhibits include artifacts and information about early Spanish Colonial mission and presidio sites; the French colony Fort St. Louis; the first European settlement in Texas; items from the Belle shipwreck; Buckeye Knoll cemetery; and the science involved in recovering items. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. T...
Named for Royston Nave, who achieved distinction in New York art circles in the 1920s and painted in and around Victoria. This art museum is housed in a Greco-Roman hall built in 1932 by his widow, Emma McFaddin McCan Nave. The Nave features six to eight exhibits yearly. Open 1–5 p.m. Tue.–Sun. a...
Established by colony founder Martin de Leon in 1824, the first church was made of logs and native timber. The present 1904 Gothic Revival Building features a large stone facade, wooden pews, stained-glass windows and painted arch ceilings. 101 W. Church St. 361/573-4328. www.stmvictoria.org
The zoo has more than 200 native Texas and exotic animals of more than 90 species in spacious, outdoor moat-enclosed areas. Includes a petting zoo and aviary, a paleontological dig site, animal shows, and programs about conservation. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily; closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24–25 a...
Built in 1892 by James R. Gordan in the style of Henry Richardson, this Romanesquae structure is made of Texas granite and Indiana limestone. A massive courthouse restoration began in 1998 and was completed in 2001. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. 115 N. Bridge St. 361/578-0752. www.victoriacountytx...
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