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Texas Maritime Museum

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Address: 1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX
Phone Number: 1-866-729-2469
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Learn local history

The exhibits were fun and taught about the history of shrimping and harvesting oysters. The short film about shrimping was most interestibg

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Mt Holly, NJ
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Mt Holly, NJ
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The exhibits were fun and taught about the history of shrimping and harvesting oysters. The short film about shrimping was most interestibg

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Rockport, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small museum with lots of interesting items. i love the lay out and the view from the light house area. Very knowledgeable staff and also very friendly.

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houston, tx
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Along with being the best place for souvenirs, the Museum is a treasure for the State of Texas, being the official maritime museum for the state. The exhibits are wonderful

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Nacogdoches, TX
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great displays. Very informative about the history of the local area. Great movie on how a shrimp boat works.

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Plano, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Price was right for the trip through, but nothing special it was right on the bay, good location, the view from the top was nice ,you could see all the fishing boats.

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Los Gatos
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323 reviews 323 reviews
75 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Liked the hour we spent exploring the museum. Some nice displays and video presentations. Especially good information about the La Salle expedition to the area. Great views from the lighthouse tower. Wouldn't suggest driving here to just see the museum but a nice place to see if you are in the area. A $6 entry fee.

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

many interesting artifacts both current and ancient worth viewing and learning about. There is a decent amount of information about the explorer La Salle, with whom I'm familiar since he led expeditions up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to the area where I was raised in Illinois.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The ongoing research that continues to be presented to the public in this compact museum, keeps information current and changing, as special projects vary. I liked the stories of the treasure ships, the early explorer ships, the explorers themselves were very hardy individuals that survived tremendous distances (much afoot) to survive (many did not). The model descriptions of deep water... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I thought we'd breeze through the museum in an hour or so but spent the entire afternoon there. Now we have to go back to see the 2nd floor! Lots of history & wonderful artifacts with pictures that only a sea town can offer. Can't wait to return to see the Widow's walk.

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Texarkana, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a small but interesting museum with plenty of things to read, look at, and several hands on displays. There is a small fee for entering but it's worth it.

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