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Top things to do in Texas Gulf Coast

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Ranked #1 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Transportation
Owner description: Your Sailing Adventure Aboard Sailaway cat is designed to provide you with a unique sailing adventure that is relaxing and... more » Owner description: Your Sailing Adventure Aboard Sailaway cat is designed to provide you with a unique sailing adventure that is relaxing and enjoyable and can be designed to meet your specific requirements. The duration of a cruise can be from two to four hours. You are welcome to take part in the sailing of the vessel or you can just sit back relax and enjoy the sound of the wind and water. ...choose your own adventure...Sailaway cat can provide it all. You are cordially invited to indulge yourselves in a custom mini vacation aboard Sailaway cat.Whatever your desires, Sailaway cat will provide the sail of a lifetime. The itinerary and the pace are yours to decide.Sailaway cat is perfect for birthday parties, casual corporate events, or even just the casual family picnic! With an 18 feet beam and 30 feet length, the Sailaway cat is wide and comfortable. She has a spacious trampoline and great large cockpit for all occasions. Your cruise comes with owner operator licensed Master Captain Matt Ceviker to take you anywhere you want, and can serve the food you bring. Evening cruises are scheduled so sunset occurs approximately halfway through your cruise.Sailaway cat Catamaran is a 30' performance catamaran with 18’beam designed with safety and comfort in mind, and capable of speeds over 10 knots under sail, which should excite even the most experienced sailors. There's plenty of room on Sailaway cat's deck or sunning or lounging while sipping cool refreshments.Corporate outings:Whether it's incentives and team building events or award ceremonies or after a long seminar. What better way to promote good relations than with a corporate sailing cruise. A time to put your cell phone down for a while and enjoy planning your goals and how to get there, all with a clear mind and a relaxed body. Perfect for your next move!Why not go on Sailaway cat with your staff or coworkers and enjoy an Out of the Office Experience instead?Parties:Private parties aboard the Sailaway cat Catamaran can be tailored to suit the needs and liking of your group. Create a unique experience for your special occasion while enjoying relaxing sail served by your experienced and friendly crew. For a once in a lifetime experience there is nothing more special!Enjoy your chosen drink while you listen to the famous island sounds, relax will do the rest. With a 12 passenger capacity, over 500 square feet of above deck the Sailaway cat is the perfect vessel for your special occasions. « less
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Ranked #2 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This nature center is a voice for dolphins wild and free, we do not keep them in captivity. We do have daily BOAT tours to... more » Owner description: This nature center is a voice for dolphins wild and free, we do not keep them in captivity. We do have daily BOAT tours to take you out to meet them. Our facility has touch tanks and marine exhibits to help all who visit understand how we can help save our oceans. Our boats still go to meet our dolphins when the large tours do not have enough people to go we go for just four people « less
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Sea Turtle, Inc. (South Padre Island)
Ranked #3 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Islands; Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea... more » Owner description: Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in 1977. Now we are a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase awareness concerning their safety and habitat, and assist with conservation efforts for all sea turtle species. We are funded by donations, grants and gift shop proceeds-- For rehabilitated sea turtle and hatchling release text message notifications, please see our website membership page. See you at Sea Turtle, Inc.! « less
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Ranked #4 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Museums; Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Theaters
Owner description: This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models,... more » Owner description: This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models, a planetarium, IMAX theater and a six-story butterfly center in which these beautiful creatures land delicately on outstretched arms. « less
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Ranked #5 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also... more » Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also includes Baroque and Renaissance art, African tribal art, a sculpture garden and a teaching wing, where the works of students and top Texas artists are displayed. « less
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USS LEXINGTON (Corpus Christi)
Ranked #6 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II.The 16-story "Blue Ghost" displays... more » Owner description: Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II.The 16-story "Blue Ghost" displays military artifacts and more than a dozen aircraft.5 Tour Routes,3D MEGA Theater,Ship's Store,Mess Deck and Flight Simulator. National Historic Landmark located on North Beach. « less
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Ranked #7 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat... more » Owner description: The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat and a World War II railcar used to transport victims to concentration camps. « less
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Constellation Field (Sugar Land)
Ranked #8 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and... more » Owner description: Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts. « less
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Ranked #11 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Monuments/ Statues; History Museums
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Whataburger Field (Corpus Christi)
Ranked #12 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Museums
Owner description: One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such surrealist works as those by Salvador Dali and Max... more » Owner description: One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such surrealist works as those by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, and offers visitors a sign-free and simply-designed environment in which to experience the art in a more personal way. The main building is accompanied by four satellite buildings. « less
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Ranked #16 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Gardens
Owner description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the... more » Owner description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood. « less
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Ranked #17 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #18 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Islands; Beaches; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this magnificent 70-mile stretch of white sand beach, scenic... more » Owner description: A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this magnificent 70-mile stretch of white sand beach, scenic dunes and warm ocean water, offering ideal conditions for swimming, fishing, beach-combing, windsurfing, camping, bird-watching and viewing wildlife. « less
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Hermann Park (Houston)
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Ranked #19 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Golf Courses; Parks
Owner description: The first public park in Houston provides a wooded site with picnic areas, running trails, lots of on-leash dog walking... more » Owner description: The first public park in Houston provides a wooded site with picnic areas, running trails, lots of on-leash dog walking areas, the Houston Zoological Gardens, a public golf course and an outdoor theater featuring plays and live music. « less
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Houston Zoo (Houston)
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Ranked #20 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the... more » Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, we have over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well being of our residents and guests. « less
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Ranked #21 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Bishop's Palace (Galveston)
Ranked #22 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the... more » Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman. « less
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Ranked #23 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas... more » Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry in a comfortable and accessible facility. The museum features three floors of models, exhibits, equipment and interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore exploration and production. This self guided museum is open seven days a week and offers visitors the unique opportunity to board an actual offshore rig. Welcome Aboard! « less
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Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville)
Ranked #24 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Zoos

Gladys Porter Zoo is one of the best small zoos in the country. Beautifully landscaped habitats make it like taking a walk in the park; a wild and exotic park. The animals are... more »

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Sea Center Texas (Lake Jackson)
Ranked #25 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Aquariums

Sea Center is a free to the public  marine aquarium, fish hatchery and education center.  The facility opened in 1996 with five large and three small tanks featuring Texas marine... more »

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Ranked #26 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Ranchs; Landmarks
Owner description: The George Ranch Historical Park's history follows family lines beginning in 1824 and spans more than 100 years. Just 30... more » Owner description: The George Ranch Historical Park's history follows family lines beginning in 1824 and spans more than 100 years. Just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the Park is located on a 20,000 acre working ranch featuring historic homes, costumed interpreters, historic food programs, school tours, group tours, event rental facilities and livestock. It's a living history partnership of the Fort Bend County Museum Association and The George Foundation. « less
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Ranked #28 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: National Parks; Ships
Owner description: Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this... more » Owner description: Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.Battleship TEXAS was commissioned in 1914 and is the only surviving US Navy ship to have served in both WW I and WW II. The Battleship TEXAS become the Nations first Battleship museum on 21 April 1948. Located at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte, Texas (just out side of Houston, TX). We are open daily to the public 7 days a week from 10am - 5:30pm. The ship is under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Battleship Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works closely with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for the preservation, restoration and presentation of the world's last dreadnought-type battleship, the historic Battleship TEXAS. The BTF sponsors the Overnight Education program where we host any group size from 15 up to 78 people, from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, Church Youth Groups, US Naval Sea Cadets, NJROTC, ROTC units, and any other interested parties. That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night. « less
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The Galleria (Houston)
Ranked #29 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Ballets; Malls; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: More than 26 million visitors each year seek the dynamic & fine shopping environment uniquely offered by The Galleria, Texas’... more » Owner description: More than 26 million visitors each year seek the dynamic & fine shopping environment uniquely offered by The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping center and fourth largest domain nationally. International guests and Houstonians blend seamlessly in the center while on shopping excursions or entertaining guests at one of the signature eateries. Spanning 2.4 million square feet of space, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, and three office towers, The Galleria is Houston’s most popular retail and tourist destination, meeting every style and taste. « less
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Ranked #30 of 399 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Battlefields; National Parks
The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.
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