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Texas Maritime Museum

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Address: 1202 Navigation Cir, Rockport, TX 78382-2773
Phone Number: 1-866-729-2469
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Really clean and cool

Really clean and cool (temputure and fun). If you're into ships and boats, and learning about them around Texas, it's a great place to cool off and have some fun !! Lots of old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
Terry W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Really clean and cool (temputure and fun). If you're into ships and boats, and learning about them around Texas, it's a great place to cool off and have some fun !! Lots of old pieces and many replica models to see. Some multimedia to see and learn. They also have some models of offshore drilling rigs and some info on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Spent about an hour visiting the museum. There were numerous model of ships, from old sailing vessels, to today's modern fishing vessels. There were also models of oil platforms showing the underwater infrastructures. A good place to spend and hour or so to better understand the marine industry.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Kids were extremely bored with this museum. Cost to enter was sky high. Must be extremely interested in this type of history to appreciate this museum. Too hot to explore exhibits outside. Best part was the elevator out!

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Well presented exhibits cover everything from local fishing, oil exploration and nautical history. An observation deck makes for great viewing of the bay. There are 2-3 interactive/hands-on exhibits for older children (10+ to enjoy.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Always well maintained with floors of artifacts, explanations and a fun top side, outdoor viewing of Little Bay and the Rockport Harbor.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

If you visited the Aquarium first, your expectation for this might be low, but.... The displays are very well done and interesting, and DON'T MISS the view from the third level. That 360 view of the harbor, downtown Rockport, and even the town beach is worth the price of admission.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you like history or anything nautical - interesting place! Take the time to go up to the deck. Beautiful views!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This museum connects Texas history with various aspects of shipping. Very well done, from exploration to sailing to fishing to oil and gas exploration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

There is a new interactive digital display about the history of the Gulf coast Intracoastal Canal. It goes back to the 1850's or so, much earlier than I'd realized. The touch-screen interface is fairly clunky by current standards. I think the whole thing could be better viewed nowadays using a multi-touch tablet on the Internet. Still, the museum as a... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a very appropriate place for Rockport, TX as it is a coastal town. Needs a bit more interactive material.

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