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Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

Address: 108 Park Rd 6, Goliad, TX 77963
Phone Number: 210 645 3405
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Goliad
Type: Ancient Ruins, State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Ancient Ruins, State Parks, Outdoors

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Houston, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While on an overnight trip to Goliad, we attended their annual Rio Rio festival with booths ranging from native animals to historical firearms, blacksmithing, stone cutting, etc. The state park site was lovely and the booths were very interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Goliad is a small Texas city with an amazing voice in The Texas Revolution. A weekend here visiting the mission and presidio is relaxing and extremely interesting. Come during Christmas in Goliad for a "holiday" experience or market days the 2nd Saturday. There is much to do and lots to learn.

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Texarkana, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There’s plenty of history at this state park and it has a nice (rustic) picnic area. The staff is friendly and helpful. The walk on the trail to see the remains of the CCC kiln is an easy walk and worth the time. It only takes about an hour to visit this park so it can be included with other... More 

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San Diego, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I stopped in Goliad for a break during a trip from Houston to San Diego, TX and back on a blistering hot summer afternoon. This park was a welcome respite.

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Crosby TX
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed in a screen shelter, which would have been very nice had the window screens not had holes in them. We sprayed bug spray all around the place and stuffed towels and paper in the cracks around the door before bedding down for the night. I did like the fact that the shelter had a picnic table, fluorescent lighting... More 

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Texas
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156 reviews 156 reviews
47 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Much of the museum at the Mission is closed for renovation, so we must return to see it. What we did see was fascinating and the chapel is gorgeous. We were there off-season and had a "private tour" by a park ranger named Jared who was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. A "must" for Texas history buffs. As for the state... More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped in Goliad on way back from Corpus Christi. To a College Station Make sure to take in the other fort up the road Great stop ; very informative and super facility; very historical Recommended by a Texan and it was worth the stop It was great, misplaced Canucks

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Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Reliving the fall of Goliad is a two-day event, and you really need to attend both days. However, if that is impossible, Saturday night and Sunday are not to be missed. Saturday is living history day and skirmish day. It is excellent if you have not done a lot of living history. However, if LH is old hat to you,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went to this state park because honestly it was the only one that was available on short notice during Thanksgiving week. We were camping with another family, and we decided to reserve the "premium" sites, but when we arrived we were disappointed. The sites were basically just a parking lot, we later learned that the premium meant that there... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped by on our way to Corpus last week. What a nice state park. The rangers were so nice and helpful. It was a nice stop for us. We did the state park geocache. Then on our way home from Corpus we stopped here again and had a picnic lunch. We also stopped and saw the Fannin memorial. I... More 

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