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Museum of the Coastal Bend

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Local History on a Budget

Small museum with exhibits about settlers, shipping, local Indians, and more. Donations only will... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Derek D
Houston, Texas
A must see Museum and Gift Shop.

Stumbled across this gem driving the street of Victoria, first time to visit the city, there were a... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
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2200 E Red River St, Victoria, TX 77901-4442
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small, well maintained museum specific to the Gulf Bend region of Texas. Static displays as well as revolving exhibits throughout the year. Admission is free, but donations are requested. A good place for a rainy afternoon.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Small museum with exhibits about settlers, shipping, local Indians, and more. Donations only will get you in(but it's worth a few bucks). Neat museum for a small town!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Derek D
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Stumbled across this gem driving the street of Victoria, first time to visit the city, there were a lot of interesting items to see. Many interesting books to read on how your ancestors came about coming to Texas!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

My husband was reading about LaSalle's travels through Texas. There are several museums along the Texas gulf coast that have artifacts of the ships that were uncovered from the shipwrecks. The museum is open and easy to view the different exhibits. It is not huge,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Susan P
Reviewed August 23, 2017

A well maintained nice museum near the college. I was promptly greeted at the front desk and given an overview of the museum upon entering, afterwards it was self guided. The displays are well laid out including the cannons. Photography is allowed except for in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The museum offers a first hand look at what life was like in the early days of this area while providing some artifacts to tell our story

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Detailed history of whole area back to the 13000 BC time frame. Traces forward to the arrival of the Spanish who came to colonize the lower coastal big bend area. Ends with current time frame. Much of the history is artifacts with nicely detailed written...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

The people at the desk were very helpful getting us information you could take your time reading everything as far as paying that's up to you it goes in a donation box which is used for up keep and new displays they have a small...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting Victoria and Texas history. Small museum but has alot of things to see. Good for families.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Diane1437
Reviewed July 5, 2016

What an amazing place. Lots of history in one place. A great find, from flint points, pottery shards, to French cannons and ship wrecks. Glad we stopped in. Great gift store too..

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there was no stated admission price. However, they do recommend a donation. The place is very nice and the information was invaluable. We thought a good donation was about $5 per person.