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Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

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Address: 108 Park Rd 6, Goliad, TX 77963
Phone Number: 210 645 3405
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Beautiful Mission

This is a very nice state park with fishing, kayaking, and the beautifully restored Spanish Mission. The mission has a very nice museum and the park staff are helpful and willing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We came to see and learn more about Texas history only to find too many employees and not much being done. Supposedly they don't now to allow wild flowers to grow. If that is true then send some folks home rather than having them sitting around while I am wading through ankle deep grass. We found the same at the... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a very nice state park with fishing, kayaking, and the beautifully restored Spanish Mission. The mission has a very nice museum and the park staff are helpful and willing to answer all questions. It is worth seeing for anyone with an interest in Texas history.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was a great experience. We stopped there on our way from Rockport, TX when my mom was visiting from Europe. The church was very interesting and entrance to the church and park was only $3. My mom does not speak English and my experience (when I ask or tell the guide that I need to interpret) typically is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We saw many beautiful birds. The church is beautiful and staff were extremely nice. There is a nice little gift shop. Unfortunately the museum was closed for remodeling.

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League City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We only visited to see the mission/musem, we did not stay in the park. The museum is small because the mission itself is small. The state park employees were very friendly and knowledgable. We had a few questions and they were eager to answer and give as much history as they knew. We learned about the small bugs that live... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very helpful and showed us different places around town we could visit. Lot of history. Didn't get to hike along river as it had flooded a few weeks ago

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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We drove through Goliad and camped at the state park there on the way to Matagorda. We biked around the town and area....and got a few hostile looks from the locals. (Not sure why...we are in our 50s, we were on a tandem and we were not speeding or loud). We camped at the state park. They couldn't help the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Goliad is not exactly on the road to anywhere in particular, so you have to make the effort to come here. We picked a quiet weekday and had the Mission Espiritu Santo virtually to ourselves. The mission is a real gem, with a museum full of historical items and lots of space outside to wander around. Don't forget to visit... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the Ranger's narrative about this place. He was very knowledgable and down to earth. Wish more people could experience this place.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The park seems to be an area for walking or hiking. As on the day of our visit it was bitterly cold, we 'passed' on the walking and just viewed the Mission over the fence. It appears to be a reconstruction, but definetly it should be a part of your visit to Goliad.

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Additional Information about Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

Address: 108 Park Rd 6, Goliad, TX 77963
Phone Number: 210 645 3405
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Goliad

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