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  • Corpus Christi Museum. 1900 N. Chaparral Street Corpus Christi, Texas 78401. Phone: (361) 826-4667.  Take a journey back in time on a tour of the replica of Columbus’s ship, Pinta. Discover alligators, snakes, and turtles in our live animal exhibits. Explore guns and gold from the oldest scientifically excavated shipwreck in the Western Hemisphere. With all this and so much more, you never know what you’ll find around the corner!


  • Texas State Aquarium. 2710 N. Shoreline  Corpus Christi, TX 78402  Phone: (361) 881-1200. The Texas State Aquarium's newest addition, Stingray Lagoon, is the most interactive exhibit to date - with daily opportunities to not only touch, but hand-feed more than 30 stingrays!


  • South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. 8545 S Staples St  Corpus Christi, TX 78413. Phone: (361) 852-2100. The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, offers a variety of  Educational Events for all ages and garden enthuses. For a list of up Coming Events at the Gardens visit our Event Calendar.


  • Art Museum of South Texas. 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Phone: (361) 825-3500. The Institute offers diverse exhibition and educational programs that reflect the rich multicultural heritage of the region. Outreach and enrichment programs include bilingual gallery talks, artist residencies, videos, dance, theatrical and musical performances.


  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History. 1900 N. Chaparral Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Phone: (361) 826-4650. The Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History collects and preserves natural and cultural history objects with emphasis on South Texas and its place in the world. It presents educational exhibits and programs to encourage learning related to its collections and is the marine archeology repository for Texas.


  • Mustang Island State Park. P. O. Box 326 Port Aransas, TX 78373. Phone: (361) 749-5246. Along this 5-mile stretch of Gulf Coast beach just North of Upper Padre Island, visitors can enjoy the outdoors in either an RV or tent, or take it easy at one of the convenient condos or hotels nearby. Pack the kayak or rent one to enjoy the Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail.


  • La Palmera. 5488 S Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78411. Phone: (361) 991-3755. Welcome to shopping paradise! Shop, dine and indulge at La Palmera with over 100 shops and eateries.


  • Harbor Playhouse. 1 Bayfront Park Corpus Christi, TX. Phone: (361) 888-7469. The Harbor Playhouse traces its non-profit theater history back to February 12, 1925. Today, the Harbor Playhouse is recognized as one of the oldest and finest community theaters in Texas. It has added a very important cultural dimension to the Coastal Bend area which is enjoyed by residents of all ages. Closed: Mondays.


  • Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. 6300 Ocean Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78412. Phone: (361) 825-2787


  • Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. 6300 Ocean Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412. Phone: (361) 825-5700. Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi is a state university located in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, on Ward Island in Oso Bay. The university is part of the Texas A&M University System.




  • Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park. 11131 Malibu Dr.  Dallas, TX 75229. Phone: (972) 484-8359. Zero Gravity Dallas is the world's only "Thrill Amusement Park" featuring 5 different extreme thrill rides.


  • Irving Arts Center. 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard  Irving, TX 75062. Phone: (972) 252-7558. The Irving Arts Center houses two state-of-the art theaters, four art galleries, and an outdoor sculpture garden on a six acre site.


  • Mesquite Prorodeo At Mesquite Arena. 1818 Rodeo Drive  Mesquite, TX 75149. Phone: (972) 285-8777. Join us in Mesquite, TX "The Rodeo Capital of Texas" for the legendary Mesquite Rodeo located in the air-conditioned Mesquite Arena.


  • Dallas World Aquarium. 1801 North Griffin Dallas, TX 75202 . Phone: (214) 720-2224. The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen.


  • African American Museum. 3536 Grand Ave. Dallas, TX 75315. Phone: (214) 565-9026. The African American Museum is the only institution of its kind in the Southwest offering an impressive collection of African and African American art, featuring one of the largest folk art collections in the nation. It is a treasury of art and culture recognized as a vital part of the black heritage.  Admission: Free.


  • Cedar Ridge Preserve. 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75249. Phone: (972) 293-5150. Cedar Ridge Preserve is comprised of 640 acres of preserved wilderness, including native-plant nurseries and seven miles of hiking trails. Picnic area and visitor center on premises.


  • Cotton Bowl Stadium. 1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard Dallas, TX 75210. Phone:  (214) 939-2222. Home of the annual New Year's Heart of Dallas Bowl football game, Dallas' famed Cotton Bowl has been host to SMU football, the Dallas Cowboys, the annual University of Texas/Oklahoma University football game, six soccer games of the 1994 World Cup as well as thousands of sporting and entertainment events.


  • Dallas Arboretum. 8525 Garland Road Dallas, TX 75218. Phone: (214) 515-6500. Nestled on 66-acres overlooking White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum offers countless opportunities for the enjoyment of nature. The "Visit" section will equip you with all of the information you need to pre-plan your visit to the garden. Open 362 days a year, the Dallas Arboretum hopes you will come, make lifelong memories, and let nature nurture you.


  • Dallas Firefighters Museum. 3801 Parry Ave. Dallas, TX 75226. Phone: (214) 821-1500. Our goal is to redefine the interior space of the Museum in order to create exhibits and preserve the antique equipment, artifacts and photos for generations to come.


  • Dallas Heritage Village.1515 S. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75215. Phone: (214) 421-5141. Dallas Heritage Village is home to the largest and finest collection of 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas.


  • Dallas Historical Society Hall of State at Fair Park. 3939 Grand Avenue Dallas, TX 75315. Phone: (214) 421-4500. The Dallas Historical Society collects, preserves and exhibits the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire present and future generations.


  • Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center For Education And Tolerance. 211 N. Record Street Suite 100  Dallas, TX 75202. Phone: (214) 741-7500. The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference, for the benefit of all humanity.


  • Dallas Public Library. 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX 75201. Phone: (214) 670-1700. The first Dallas Public Library opened downtown in 1901 with help from Andrew Carnegie. Major highlights include the Declaration of Indepedence (an original print from July 4, 1776) and Shakespeare's First Folio (compiled in 1623).


  • Dallas Tourist Information Center. Old Red Courthouse 100 South Houston St. Dallas, TX 75202. Phone: 214-571-1316. Dedicated to inspire and educate visitors about the rich and varied cultural, economic, political and social history of the Dallas County Area, the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture serves as a symbol of Dallas heritage.


  • Dallas Zoo. 650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway Dallas, TX 75203. Phone: (214) 670-5656. The Dallas Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals, and today, the Zoo is thriving with new exhibits such as the Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SOAR, A Festival of Flight, and the Giants of the Savanna to name a few.


  • Museum Of The American Railroad. 153259. Dallas, TX 75315. Phone: (214) 428-0101. The Museum of the American Railroad exists to share the rich history and heritage, as well as current and future developments of the institution of the American Railroad through artistic, cultural, and educational programming.


  • Nasher Sculpture Center. 2001 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201. Phone: (214) 242-5150. Situated in downtown Dallas at the base of the city’s skyline, the Nasher Sculpture Center represents Raymond D. Nasher’s vision to create an outdoor “roof-less” museum that serves as a peaceful retreat for reflection of art and nature and public home for his collection of 20th-century sculpture.


  • Perot Museum Of Nature And Science. 2201 N. Field Street Dallas, TX 75202. Phone: (214) 428-5555. Five floors house 11 permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations where visitors can exercise their brains through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks and educational games.


  • South Dallas Cultural Center. 2618 Warren Ave. Dallas, TX 75210. Phone: (214) 939-2787. The purpose of the City Arts Program was to coordinate details of existing cultural programs and increase opportunities for cultural activities in Dallas.




  • P K Speedway. 250 State Highway 16, Graford, TX 76449. Phone: (940) 779-2185. PK Speedway Family Fun Center is Possum Kingdom Lake's NEWEST attraction!


  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park. 100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells, TX 76067. Phone: (940) 328-1171. activities include camping, lake swimming (unsupervised), fishing, boating, rock climbing , mountain biking, equestrian camping, horseback riding (visitors must provide their own horses) and hiking.


  • Clark Gardens. 567 Maddux Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088. Phone: (940) 682-4856. Clark Gardens Park welcomes visitors all year long. The breathtaking 35-acre oasis awakens the senses, stirs the spirit and relaxes the mind. From the first spring blossoms to the colorful fall and into the stillness of winter, there is a sense of magic. Wheelchair accessible pathways wind through lavish ribbons of color and fragrance.


  • Fort Richardson State Park. 228 Park Road 61, Jacksboro, TX 76458. Phone: (940) 567-3506. Activities include historical study, picnicking, camping,  hiking, biking, day-use equestrian, nature study, wading in the creek (seasonal), swimming (accessible via Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway or by road), and fishing.


  • Possum Kingdom Lake Chamber of Commerce. 362 N FM 2353, Graford, TX 76449. Phone: (940) 779-2424. Our mission is to encourage and support visitors to Possum Kingdom Lake while serving the ongoing needs of our residents.


  • Bluff Creek Marina. 1119 Marina Point Drive . Strawn TX 76475. Phone: 940-779-3911. At Bluff Creek Marina we carry the most advanced and respected line in the business. Sea-Doo/Bombardier and we back up our sales with the best factory certified service team on PK.



  • Fort Worth Zoo. 1989 Colonial Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76110. Phone: 817-759-7555. The mission of the Fort Worth Zoo is to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of its resources.


  • Forth Worth Botanical Gardens. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107. Phone : (817) 871-7686. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is a lush 110-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. A peaceful haven nestled in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Garden is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 23 specialty gardens.


  • Bass Performance Hall. 4th and Calhoun Streets Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Phone: 817-212-4325.




  • Brush Country Museum. 201 S. Stewart Street Cotulla, TX 78014. The museum features memorabilia of Cotulla city and county. Hundreds of photos on display offer a glimpse of ranch life in the first half of the 20th century.


  • Alexander Memorial Library. 201 S. Center St. Cotulla, Texas 78014. Phone: (830) 879-2601. The mission of Alexander Memorial Library is to serve as a focal point of our community, providing quality materials and services that fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community, in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.


  • Choke Canyon State Park. 700 Texas 72 Three Rivers, TX 78071. Phone: (361) 786-3868. Choke Canyon State Park, consisting of two units, South Shore and Calliham, is located on 26,000-acre Choke Canyon Reservoir, a water supply for Corpus Christi.



  • First United Methodist Church. 302 Center Street Cotulla, TX 78014. Phone: (830) 879-4170. On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Reuben H. Mueller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas.




  • Matagorda County Museum. 2100 Ave F, Bay City, TX 77414. Phone: 979-245-7502. The mission of the Matagorda County Museum is to collect, to preserve and to protect the county’s cultural heritage. Through exhibition and development of educational programming we make the museum a cultural experience and destination.


  • Matagorda County Birding Nature Center. PO Box 2212, Bay City, TX 77414. Phone: 979-245-3336. Most of our activities occur outdoors in the natural environment. This means the possibility of encountering mosquitoes, snakes, wasps, spiders, and alligators. It also means sun, heat, cold, rain. You can sit and enjoy, or get in plenty of walking, either way come prepared.


  • Bay City Chamber of Commerce. 7th St, Bay City, TX 77414. Phone: (979) 245-8333. The mission of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is to promote and advance the interests of the Bay City business and agricultural communities.


  • American Red Cross. 2200 7th Street Bay City, TX 77414. Phone: (979) 245-3056. Our offices are located in Bay City, La Grange, and Wharton. The American Red Cross Orange County Chapter provides immediate disaster relief assistance for victims of emergencies and disasters, CPR & AED training, and emergency services to our Armed Forces. When we aren’t responding to disasters, we are helping people get ready for them.


  • Bay City Public Library. 1100 7th Street Bay City, TX 77414. Phone: (979) 245-6931. Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 10am- 7pm, Friday: 9am – 5pm, Saturday: 8am – 1pm, Sunday- Monday: Closed.





  • Grand 1894 Opera House. 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550. Phone: (409)765-1894. The Grand is one of the few remaining theatres of its era in Texas and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Bishop's Palace. 1402 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550. Phone: 409-762-2475. 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.


  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550. Phone: (409)766-7827. 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.


  • Lone Star Flight Museum. 2002 Terminal Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554. Phone: 409 740 7722. Housed in a large aircraft hangar, this world-class aviation museum features restored aircraft and historic photographs.


  • Rosenberg Library. 2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550. Phone: 409 763 8854. The Moody Memorial Wing opened in 1971, more than doubling the floor space and allowing for a children's library, a history center, several galleries to showcase museum collections, and later, a computer lab.


  • Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark. 2026 Lockheed Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554. Phone: 409.770.9283. Schlitterbahn Waterparks are summer seasonal parks. They typically operate from late April to mid-September. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, which opened in 2006, has one indoor section that has limited operation during fall and winter.


  • Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal. 2602 Sante Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550. Phone: 409 765 5700. The original mission and purpose of The Galveston Center for Transportation and Commerce was to depict the history of transportation in our State and especially in our community. Primary to this mission was the assembly of the largest collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia (railroadiana), and what is still the largest and finest collection of railroad rolling stock in the southwestern United States.


  • Pier 21 Theater. 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550. Phone: (409)763-8808. The Pier 21 Theater features the following 3 presentations: The Great Storm, the story of the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston Island on Sept. 8, The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite; Galveston: Gateway to the Gulf.


  • NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory. 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551. Phone: 409.766.3500. A guide will give a brief informal description of their work and then allow the group to look at the many tanks used to raise the turtles in preparation for release. The sea turtle lab is located here as well.


  • Pleasure Pier. 2501 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550. Phone: (855) 789-7437. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is one of the few spots in the world that has this many rides over water! You'll be flying over guests on the Pier, soaring over the Gulf of Mexico and anticipating your next ride!



  • Galveston County Historical Museum. 123 25th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550. Phone: 409 766 2340. Incorporated in 1954, Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) is one of the nation's largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation and stewardship of historic properties.


  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. 4700 Avenue U, Building 216 Galveston, TX 77551. Phone: 409-621-5151. Continued interest in the biological diversity and breathtaking beauty of the reefs at East and West Flower Garden Banks led to their designation as a sanctuary under the National Marine Sanctuary Act in 1992. The coral-sponge communities of Stetson Bank were added to the sanctuary in 1996.


  • Jack K Williams Library. 200 Seawolf Pkwy, Galveston, TX 77554. Phone: (409) 740-4568. The Jack K. Williams Library supports the mission of Texas A&M University at Galveston by providing access to services and collections in various formats to meet the curriculum, research, professional, intellectual, creative and personal needs of the TAMUG community and other information seekers. The library wants to provide excellent facilities, user satisfaction, security, and the best possible collection to support diverse interests and emphasize marine and maritime studies.

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