4.5 based on 640 reviews
Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.Battleship TEXAS was commissioned in 1914 and is the only surviving US Navy ship to have served in both WW I and WW II. The Battleship TEXAS become the Nations first Battleship museum on 21 April 1948. Located at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte, Texas (just out side of Houston, TX). We are open daily to the public 7 days a week from 10am - 5:30pm. The ship is under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Battleship Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works closely with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for the preservation, restoration and presentation of the world's last dreadnought-type battleship, the historic Battleship TEXAS. The BTF sponsors the Overnight Education program where we host any group size from 15 up to 78 people, from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, Church Youth Groups, US Naval Sea Cadets, NJROTC, ROTC units, and any other interested parties. That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.
Being a war history afficianado I make it point to visit any war museums, war history site etc. in whichever city possible. I did it in Arnhem, Neijmegen, Munich, Wörgl and many places. Naturally Houston wasn't an exception when I learnt about this place of attraction.
The former US Navy Battleship USS Texas which participated in the invasion of Normandy during World War 2 is berthed at this very site. Incidentally, the San Jacinto Monument where Texas fought their last victorious war to gain independence from Mexico is also located very close by. So if you travel to the monument or the Battleship, you can cover both the sites.
The ship has been restored to remind the American people about it's glorious past. There is continuous repair work which is still carried on because of the age of the ship but that doesn't stop people from visiting this museum warship.
Certain areas of the ship in the upper and the lower decks are locked but largely there are sufficient areas which one can visit. The most interesting place on the ship are the guns on the portside and the starboard side. While the firing mechanisms have been disabled due to safety reasons, one can sit on the gunners seat and still steer the guns in any direction. This is a major attraction on the ship for all visitors.
The captain's quarters, the officers dining area, the bridge are all sealed museum. One can view the areas but cannot enter the enclosure. Videos of the veterans who served on this ship are played on several TV sets spread across the lower deck.
Another major attraction is the bow of the ship. It gives an awesome view of the San Jacinto Monument and also the massive guns. This part of the ship is a major photoshoot area with everyone lining up to get selfies or a group photo.
Entry to the area is by buying tickets. Entry to US armed forces members or veterans are free. The adjoining park offers a good place for a family picnic.
However one drawback which I can point out is the proximity to the nearest town or travel access to this place. One should definitely have a car and there are no public transport available in and to this area. If someone has no car (Like me), they can use the services of Uber cabs. They do take some time to get there but the cabs do come there to pick up or drop travellers.
Overall a great place for history buffs.
4.5 based on 49 reviews
Visited for the first time to have a picnic lunch, ride bikes with my two daughters, and take a peek at their overnight facilities. Lots of picnic tables in various areas (best ones by Nature Center where there is a restroom/shower facility). We didn't plan to visit the Nature Center, but ended up going in because there happened to be an educational program on snakes going on. The Nature Center is small, but pretty comprehensive. We were very impressed. Also worth pointing out that there is another restroom inside the Nature Center and soda machines outside on the porch. After our picnic we took the Forest Trail for our bike ride, but fairly quickly diverted to the Peach Creek Trail. The Forest Trail can be narrow at times. The Peach Creek Trail (we only did the top half) is nice enough that my daughter had no problems on her cruiser bike. The trails are very scenic and my girls and I absolutely loved this adventure (our first outdoor nature bike trail ride). After our bike ride we cruised around the entire park in our SUV looking at shelters, A-frames, cabins, lodges and camp sites. A few thoughts if you are considering staying here... particularly with a group:
For the shelters, there is no parking by the shelter itself. You have to park in front of park headquarters. So, you either have to temporarily park to unload or walk back and forth to take your gear to the shelter. Also, the shelters are nestled in trees and there is no room around them to pitch a tent for extra sleeping quarters. Within the shelter area there is a clearing where you could pitch a tent, but doing so would encroach on other campers' areas. The shelters have a little deck in front where you can put some gear. The insides are empty. There is a picnic table, water faucet, fire circle, and grill. These do have electricity.
The cabins look amazing! They are located on one side of the lake accessible down a one-way road. The A-frames (only 2) are also located on the lake, but on the opposite side of the cabins.
All the lodges seem to be located within the same area, which is around the same area where the tent camping sites are located. Maybe you can camp with a camper or smaller RV, but the road that goes to the camping site area is a dead end so you cannot turnaround without major difficulty. There was a clean little playground located over where the lodges and camp sites are. As best that I could recall, the cottage is located in another area where the primitive camping sites are.
Overall this is a fabulous park for overnight stays and day uses. The trails are excellent for walking and bike riding. Groups staying overnight will want to stay in the same overnight type as if you choose, for an example, a shelter and an A-frame, you will be quite far from one another. Far enough that you will have to drive between areas.
4.5 based on 76 reviews
wow, what fun, tiny ferry with amazing staff, our deckhand expertly directed the cars and trucks to get the most on the ferry. trip is short but full of great harbor sights, fun for want-ta-be ship captains of all ages
5 based on 18 reviews
A professional guide service for light tackle and fly fishing in saltwater for redfish,trout, flounder, and tarpon in Venice, Louisiana and Texas Coast. We also offer hunting trips in Texas for deer, dove, quail, Turkey, pigs and waterfowl. World class bird hunting in Argentina and Uruguay for dove, ducks, Perdiz, and Pigeon.
This was my first experience for bull red's. Jason was an excellent guide! He put us on so many 40+inch redfish it was almost unbelievable!! I was happy to see he was using Shimano equipment. I highly recommend booking a trip with Jason. Everything was top notch. I can't wait to do it again!!!
5 based on 1 reviews
Stonebridge at Newport is an undiscovered treasure in Houston’s northeast corridor for the golfing enthusiast as well as the corporate event and meeting planner. Discreetly located in the natural forest of East Lake Houston, but only 30 minutes from downtown Houston and major airports, this public course was once a stop on the LPGA circuit. If you are looking for beautiful fairways, a challenging round, accessibility and personal service, then Stonebridge at Newport is the place for you.
I have gone several times to the Thursday night dinner and Texas Holdem game. The food was very good and good portions. I would recommend eating there any time and the price is fare. The bar is open and the Beer cold.Hi, Russell. Thanks for taking the time to review us! It is great to hear that the hard work our team is putting into events has paid off. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks for visiting Stonebridge at Newport.
4.5 based on 495 reviews
Site of battle resulting in Texas's independence from Mexico.
There is an interesting museum located in the base of the monument, together with a shop and toilet facilities
the monument is an impressive sight as it the reflection pool, located in a large park. it is close to the USS Texas Battleship which makes a good combined visit
4.5 based on 87 reviews
This water park is perfect for young families. This was our first visit with our grown kids and their young children. The park is very clean. There are numerous lifeguards; I was impressed and pleased. The lazy river was fun, even the littles (age 3 and 4) loved it. And, you can bring in your own lunch and drinks if you like. Lots of shaded chairs and tables. Clean restrooms, too.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
A busload of senior citizens went to Liberty Opra for 50's/60's oldies. The theatre is well-kept, and, as tickets had been sent before the event, we didn't have to wait in line; we just went to our assigned seats. Some performers were better than others, but for the most part, the program was enjoyable but a little too long, partly because the intermission lasted about a half hour, with the show ending about 10 PM. Refreshments were available for purchase. There are some other types of music on the schedule that I personally might like better than some of the selections offered at the show I attended, but it was a good event.
4.5 based on 29 reviews
Speedsportz Racing Park is a high-speed, outdoor karting complex offering rental karts, driving courses and special events at this large complex just north of Houston. We race rain or shine. Minimum age is 12 years old and you must be at least 58 inches tall to race these karts that run at speeds up to 45 MPH. Games and an air conditioned viewing area are available for those who are waiting their turn or just want to watch the action. Corporate Group Team Building Events & Social Parties Welcome
Had an amazing day at Speedsportz Racing Park today. Purchased a Junior X30 Birel Kart, an annual membership, kart storage, and spent the day with Jesse from the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy. Jessica and Jesse took care of everything that we needed. We can't wait to go back!
4.5 based on 41 reviews
I absolutely LOVED this place. It's cheap - $4 to get in CASH ONLY. I saw a wide variety of fowl including song birds, pelicans, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, rosette spoonbills, various egrets & herons and osprey. I will definitely be returning to this park.
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