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Things to do in Texas Gulf Coast

 

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S-n-G Horseback Riding (Galveston)
Ranked #1 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Beach rides are only 45 per person per hour ride. This is on public beach you are more than welcome to take your horse out in... more » Owner description: Beach rides are only 45 per person per hour ride. This is on public beach you are more than welcome to take your horse out in the water we do not crowd the ppl on the public beach we share. Then we have a beautiful bay ride that is 35 per hour per person this ride is on private land so you see birds of all kinds cows and calves, crabs fish, and the greatest part of the ride is the quite and unstressing. « less
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Ranked #2 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Ferries/ Boats
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 #3 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums; 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 #4 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Art 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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Sea Turtle, Inc. (South Padre Island)
Ranked #5 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Beaches; Islands
Owner description: Who is your favorite turtle?Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to... more » Owner description: Who is your favorite turtle?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-- 80% goes to help sea turtles locally, and 20% funds other sea turtle projects around the world. 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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USS LEXINGTON (Corpus Christi)
Ranked #6 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums; Military Bases/ Facilities
Owner description: Visitors can tour the most highly decorated aircraft carrier of World War II, now a floating museum since its retirement... more » Owner description: Visitors can tour the most highly decorated aircraft carrier of World War II, now a floating museum since its retirement after 48 years of service, a longer tour than any other ship in the U.S. Navy. The 16-story "Blue Ghost" displays military artifacts and more than a dozen aircraft, and visitors can explore the vessel, watch a video, and try a flight simulation. « less
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Constellation Field (Sugar Land)
Ranked #7 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #8 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Museums
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Ranked #9 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: History 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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Ranked #10 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

A cost-effective way to entertain your family and engage them in understanding the importance of respecting wildlife and preserving nature. Children love the "touch tanks" that... more »

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Ranked #11 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Children's 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 #12 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Ferries/ Boats
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Ranked #13 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Miller Outdoor Theatre, in Hermann Park, offers an 8-month season of free outdoor performances. See concerts, theater, dance,... more » Owner description: Miller Outdoor Theatre, in Hermann Park, offers an 8-month season of free outdoor performances. See concerts, theater, dance, and children’s programming. « less
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Ranked #14 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Operas
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Ranked #15 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Symphonies
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Ranked #16 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #17 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #18 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Art Museums
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 #19 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: National Parks; Beaches; Islands; 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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Horses On The Beach (Corpus Christi)
Ranked #20 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Whataburger Field (Corpus Christi)
Ranked #21 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Sports Complexes
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Bishop's Palace (Galveston)
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Ranked #22 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites
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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Sundance Cinema (Houston)
Ranked #23 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Theaters
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Alley Theatre (Houston)
Ranked #24 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Theaters
A local theatre offering plays and musicals.
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Ranked #25 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #26 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S., traces the history... more » Owner description: This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S., traces the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley. « less
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Ranked #27 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Operas
Opera house in Houston that features opera presentations throughout the year.
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Ranked #28 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
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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Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville)
Ranked #29 of 463 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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Wortham Center (Houston)
Ranked #30 of 463 attractions in Texas Gulf Coast
Category: Theaters
This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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