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Texas Maritime Museum

1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX
1-866-729-2469
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Rockport
Type: Museums
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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sad to say, this was just a "ho-hum," experience for us. Nothing to get very excited about. It was also a bit pricey for what is on display, too.

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Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This museum is small and wonderfully organized. I especially enjoyed the lighthouse and lightboat feature. The gift shop has unique offerings. The view from the 3rd floor is something to appreciate.

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Though small, this museum is very interesting and quaint. The staff are very friendly and willing to help. It was a nice diversion from the fishing/beach scene.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Loved visiting this place. It has so much information about the Texas history. The view on the 3rd floor is just amazing. If you're a history buff or just into Texas history - this is the place to go.

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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Probably one of the best reasons to visit the museum is that it is one of the few museums in Texas along the coast (along with the Bullock in Austin) that has artifacts from La Salle's La Belle ship wreck that went down in Matagorda Bay in 1686 and was excavated 300 years later. In addition, there are other artifacts... More

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Pasadena, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was a small museum, but with lots of information. I especially liked the information on LaSalle and the third floor observation deck. Not so much so the fishing lures, poles, etc. Historical information was great, and as a native Texan, very informative.

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Helotes, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The history of this ship was outstanding.. The life be on this ship had to of been hard for the sailors from day to day. Just learning what they went through was something else.

Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

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Magnolia, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The maritime museum was very small and way too expensive for what was there. The exibits that were there were interesting, but not enough. We were through in less than 45 minutes, reading everything. Cost is way too much - should only be $2-3.00. I wouldln't waste my time.

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Cypress, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This museum has a very broad focus, perhaps too broad, and wind up not telling any story particularly well. Also the outdoor displays were in terrible condition and need maintenance and repair. This part was a big disappointment!

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Austin, Texas
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161 reviews 161 reviews
108 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our visit at the Texas Maritime Museum. There were many items from the La Belle ship wreck, old fishing equipment, a light house with a great view and many other items. The museum is small. We spent about 45 minutes there. They do not accept discover credit cards but they accepted my visa card. The... More

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