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Museum of the Gulf Coast

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Address: 700 Procter, Port Arthur, TX 77640
Phone Number: 409-982-7000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This museum houses a variety of exhibits that reflect the history of the...
This museum houses a variety of exhibits that reflect the history of the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast region.
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Good little stop

Cheap. $3/each. My 11 year old daughter says "It was very cool. I like the music the best." We spent about an hour and a half there. It's larger than I expected. The music... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Cheap. $3/each. My 11 year old daughter says "It was very cool. I like the music the best." We spent about an hour and a half there. It's larger than I expected. The music section always you to choose music to listen to. There are some really neat shells. I was nearby for work purposes and am glad we stopped... More 

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Lumberton, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Spent about 3 hours with the wife and two kids (3 and 2 months). Lots to read and look at for the adults, several activities to entertain the 3yo. Been living in the area 6 years and was surprised by how much there was to see and do. Would definitely recommend to anyone spending time in town. They have a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Good music memorabilia on singers and musicians from East Texas. Air conditioning so cold we hurried through the museum.

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Plano, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
78 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a gem of a local museum in Port Arthur, TX, just a few minutes south of Beaumont and totally worth the trek if you are driving along I-10. It has tons of great history of famous musicians and local color, in addition to a room devoted to Robert Rauschenberg, and an original artwork that he donated in honor... More 

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Port Arthur, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great information...very family oriented setting. Learn about so much of the local history and famous people, like Janis Joplin.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited this museum with my family. It has a nice visual history of the who's who in Port Arthur and some surprising people that are from Port Arthur or that have visited the town. It did not take long to visit the museum. Make it a bucklist item....

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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice museum, worth spending an hour or two. It has a lot a varied exhibits ranging from Texas Gulf Coast history, sea shells, musicians (like Janis Joplin) and athletes from the area, and more.

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ft worth tx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting, loved the place wish I could of stayed longer. Just went for the museum, nothing else in town. A very sad run down place to live

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League City, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was my first trip here and was pleasantly surprised! The museum is in an old bank building and has been redone very nicely. Lots of interesting exhibits and memorabilia.

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Port Arthur, Texas, Usa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great place to take kids who are old enough to appreciate it! Lots of things even local May not be aware of!

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