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  • April 4, 2018
    Spring means sunnier weather … most of the time. If you get caught in an April shower this month, we’re here to help you beat the blues with some museums and indoor activities that are just as fun. Bookmark this page or save some ideas for the next time the weather catches you by surprise! Trains Alvin ’s Historical Museum has over 20 exhibits with features and memorabilia ranging from the prehistoric era to the formation of Texas and Alvin. With a collection of over 10,000...
  • February 28, 2018
    History buffs rejoice! It’s time to celebrate Texas Independence Day, the day when 59 delegates met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. Of course, there’s more to the story. After this decision, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Santa Anna’s army in the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Experience the history for yourself by planning your next day trip outside of Houston. Deer Park’s proximity to the San Jacinto Monument...
  • August 30, 2017
    Just an hour from downtown Houston and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, The Center for the Arts & Sciences is full of exhibits and fun activities for the whole family. The easy-to-find attraction is near Highway 288, a popular route to both Surfside Beach and Quintana Beach. Inside The Center, visitors will discover a natural science museum, a full-dome planetarium, an art studio and gallery, as well as two performing arts theaters. The Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays...
  • August 23, 2017
    Only minutes from Space Center Houston, Butler Longhorn Museum and Heritage Park offers a look at Texas and the American West through its history, art, and science. The museum sits on a ten-acre waterfront park in the Historic District with shaded picnic sites, a fishing pond, playground and a walking path. The museum features a vintage movie theater with popcorn and refreshments, gift shop, art gallery and research center. The facilities are available for school groups, weddings, meetings and
  • TCWMP Full Venue Credit: Photo by: Ted Washington
    August 16, 2017
    Founded in 1974, The Woodlands was created to give residents and those visiting an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The tall, lush forests that run throughout The Woodlands create just that, a relaxing experience. From the outside, it may seem like that’s all The Woodlands consists of: trees and more trees. Considering the master-planned community is fairly young, it can be easy to underestimate the development, amenities and even the history lying beyond the trees. The...
  • August 9, 2017
    Located 90 miles East of Houston on I-10 is Beaumont, Texas – also known as the birthplace of Spindletop . In January 1901, the bustling lumber town of Beaumont leaped to international fame when the Lucas Gusher spewed oil on Spindletop Hill, located just south of town. The narrative of how this event transformed Beaumont is told at many area museums such as the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum and the Texas Energy Museum. Here we highlight the museums you should visit to learn more...
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