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Things To Do and Tourist Attractions on the Gulf Coast of Texas Including Houston and Galveston Island, TX

GULF COAST | HOUSTON

From coastal breezes across a nostalgic historic boardwalk to the futuristic space exhibits of NASA, Texas' Gulf Coast region offers top-notch venues and state-of-the-art experiences.
Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston

Houston, Texas

Take an out-of-this-world journey to this unique place on Earth where you can experience space exhibits and NASA's manned space flight program.
Texas State Aquarium

Texas State Aquarium

Corpus Christi, Texas

Connecting people with nature, the aquarium features aquatic animal habitats, daily presentations, touch pools, educational programs, and encounter programs.
Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens

Galveston, Texas

10-story rainforest pyramid of exotic plants and animals, a white sand beach and lazy river, paddlewheel boat, special FX theaters, a golf course, and much more.
Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk

Galveston, Texas

Both owned by Landrys, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and the Kemah Boardwalk feature games, rides, exhibits, dining, shopping, events, hotel, and more.
Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo

Brownsville, Texas

The world-class facility is named after Gladys Porter who became acutely interested in wildlife when she traveled extensively in Africa and other countries.
1892 Bishop's Palace

1892 Bishop's Palace

Galveston, Texas

This National Historic Landmark has been listed by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 100 most significant buildings in the United States.
Dolphin Connection

Dolphin Connection

Ingleside, Texas

Reach out and occasionally touch free swimming dolphins as you meet them face to face and interact with them in their own natural habitat.
Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown

Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown

Beaumont, Texas

Gladys City consists of fifteen replica buildings filled with objects that commemorate America's first, great oil discovery at Spindletop Hill.
Gator Country

Gator Country

Beaumont, Texas

This alligator theme park features information on the lifespan of an alligator along with swamp tours and hands-on activities like holding baby gators.
USS Lexington Museum

USS Lexington Museum

Corpus Christi, Texas

This valuable national treasure, now a naval aviation museum, features five self-guided tour routes covering 100,000 square feet and eleven decks.
Texas Surf Museum

Texas Surf Museum

Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas' only surfing museum features hundreds of pieces of surfing memorabilia including 1960's era surf boards, photos, a theater, gift shop, and more.
Costumes of the Americas

Costumes of the Americas

Corpus Christi, Texas

Home to one of the largest collections of authentic North, Central, and South American indigenous clothing, jewelry, and accessories in the world.

© Photo (top) of Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier by Billy Hill

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