Comfort Inn & Suites Galveston Bay Refineries
320 Highway 146 North
Texas City, TX 77590
Phone: (409) 945-5300
Fax: (409) 945-5301
Golfers who like a bit of a challenge will enjoy playing this 18-hole course, where the wind and the water hazards always threaten to raise your score. Redesigned by architect Carlton Gipson in 1991, the par-73 course also features a driving range and practice facility. Check in at the pro shop to arrange lessons, rent clubs or a cart, or to grab a quick snack.
World War II flying aces would be proud of this fine collection of restored aircraft from that era. This Galveston museum also showcases old photographs and artifacts along with the planes. It is the perfect outing for an aircraft enthusiast and provides a fun educational experience for kids of all ages. Be prepared for an adventurous trip into the history of aviation. Different events are scheduled throughout the year, including airshows, lectures and special exhibits. For special event information, call the toll-free number listed above. Admission: $6 Adults; Discounts apply for students, senior citizens and groups.
Catch fish with Capt. Nick Garthwaite. He is a premier fishing captain for Galveston Bay and Gulf Coast fishing adventures. Reserve your trip today. Fishing is always hot with Capt. Nick. Always Hooked Up Fishing charter for Galveston Bay, offshore, or any place within 50-miles of Galveston.
You will probably want to stay at this restored station and explore the train replicas for many hours. The old Santa Fe Depot looks much the same as it did in its 1930s heyday. Multimedia studios will educate you on the history of rail transportation in the area. Located on Galveston's popular Strand, it is the perfect spot to bring the kids for a full day of activities. After all, everyone knows how the little ones feel about trains. See website for admission and complete visitor details.
Galveston is the place to find fantastic deep-sea fishing tours and charters. If you cannot wait to catch the big one, then come aboard. The charters are recognized as the largest and finest available for deluxe sea boats. Everything for your comfort, enjoyment and safety is provided. Venture out for a full day on the 12-hour trip, Deep Sea Adventure. You will board the Buccaneer Catamaran (80 feet) that sails at 7:30am and returns at 7:30pm. All tackle and squid bait is provided. If you need a break from the sea, the boat features a large lounge with a color TV, restrooms and a sun deck. See website for pricing, group rates and more.
Horseback riding on the beach and the bay with beautiful sunset rides.
As the state's first free public library, this one has many historical exhibits, archives and artifacts from the lives of prominent Texas pioneers. You will find the writings of Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Samuel May Williams along with famous paintings from the Galveston Art League. Located on the island that was once the site of the state's largest city, it offers a first-rate historical experience to people of all ages.
Welcome to sea turtle country! This facility, operated by the National Marine Fisheries Service, is the only place in the U.S. where visitors can view the endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle hatchlings as they emerge and mature. You will learn all about the Ridley and other types of sea turtles from the facility's knowledgeable tour guides and view more than 600 living turtles in their saltwater tanks. Interactive exhibits demonstrate how the turtles are tagged for tracking and recovery. Group tours are available by reservation only, and are designed to be fun for visitors of all ages.
Right off Galveston Bay, 42 acres of fun and entertainment awaits you at the Kemah Boardwalk. This leisure oasis has an amusement park and a wide variety of dining and souvenir shopping options. Thrill-seekers shouldn't miss a ride on the gigantic Boardwalk Bullet roller coaster. Kids are sure to love the carousel and Stingray Reef. For a fantastic view from 65 feet (20 meters) above sea level, the Ferris Wheel is your best bet. The oceanfront restaurants offer an array of choices, including pizza, seafood and steak. Enjoy the daily events like live concerts, shows, festivals and more.
Founded in 1898, this country club is Texas' oldest private country club and features a scenic 18 hole championship golf course, a driving range, putting green, and a fully stocked pro shop.
Galveston visitors looking for a place to enjoy nature, swimming, walking trails, fishing or just surf and sun usually find their way to this park. Covering about 2000 acres, the park reaches from the west island bay to the Gulf of Mexico. It is a family paradise with picnic grounds, observation towers, bird watching and full camping facilities. Evening outdoor entertainment is offered during the summer months and reservations are advised for overnight ventures. Located on the west side of Galveston, it is easy to spot. Bring along the family and have some fun in the sun.
Bayou Wildlife Park has 86 acres of prairie preserve which includes a petting zoo and a barnyard that kids can romp through. The guided tram tour offers an opportunity to see the countryside and different species of wildlife, including giraffes and alligators. You can get much closer to the animals here than at most zoos. It is also a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic lunch on a sunny afternoon.