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Texas City Museum

409 6th St., Texas City, TX 77592
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Texas City
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Las Vegas, Nevada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a great little museum. It tells you all about the little town of Texas City. It also goes into the explosion that happens here that killed about 600 people at the mid point of last century. Check it out!

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Texas City, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It was a nice get a way at home. Not a very big museum but big enough to entertain me and my fiancée. Will deff come back on a rainy day.

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Millie & I recently visited the Texas City Museum on 6th Street in Texas City Texas. This museum is housed in the completely renovated home of the J.C. Penney store downtown. They have many exhibits related to history of Texas City including much about the Texas City Disaster in which the US Grand Camp exploded in 1947. There is much... More 

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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146 reviews 146 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The reason we went looking for this museum was seeing the airplane displays at Bay Street Park (which is the actual site of the Army base where the first "Aero Squadron" was in 1913). We stumbled upon the birthplace of the US Air Force, and then went looking for a museum to learn more information about it. What we find... More 

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Texas City, Texas, Usa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's small but you do learn history about the area. The 1947 explosion and more. When I was there sometime back, there was a quilt exhibit showing there. You never know what will be there until you go and see it.

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Texas City, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For anyone that wants to know anything about the 1947 explosion here in Texas City, the museum is a very informative way to find out the facts of this disaster. It also gives a very good idea about the founding of the city and its early years. If you are in the area and have a couple of hours to... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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117 reviews 117 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Enjoyed the visit. I learned a lot about history of the area. Good way to spend a couple of hours. I particularly liked the information about the ship explosion.

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Texas City, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Go during train fest. Recently fully remodeled and beautiful! Upstairs train models are the coolest stuff! The rest is local history and a nice to see if you want to learn about the disaster and recover of this little town. Very cheap!

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League City, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Nice history. I love the old footage. Amazing how fast a city can become shattered so quickly. Very nice displays. Clean. Informative. Don't miss the upstairs TRAIN museum. worth a visit.

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962 reviews 962 reviews
541 attraction reviews
1,030 helpful votes 1,030 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2008

Texas City is located off I-45 between Houston and Galveston. Why anyone would go there is puzzling because there is nothing in the downtown area and most places seem to be boarded up or for sale. It doesn't seem to have progressed much since the explosion of '47. However, if you do happen to get lost and end up there,... More 

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