7420 Garth Road, Baytown, TX, US, 77521
- Phone: (281) 837-5560
- Fax: (281) 837-5548
Commeorates the heros of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who helped win the independence of Eexas. The monument, 570 feet high, is built of reinforced concrete faced with Texas fossilized buff limestone and has elevators. The museum proper, which forms the base of the building, depicts the region's history in a continuous, chronological line from the Indian civilization, which Cortex encountered in the New World.
The Houston Space Center is an exploration of the history of space. Journey into the past, present, and future of Nasa's incredible space flight program. The Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center.
On most battlegrounds you would not find a battleship, but San Jacinto State Historical Park is a definite exception to the rule. This majestic ship is berthed on the Houston Ship Channel at the edge of the park. She is the only survivor of the World War I dreadnoughts and also served as a flagship for the World War II D-Day invasion in 1944. President Eisenhower, a native Texan, presided over the dedication ceremony when the ship was retired, and the U.S. Navy has proudly preserved and restored her in the years since. Visitors are welcome to explore most parts of the ship. Many areas display items and memorabilia from ship life.
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center is a 2,800 acre outdoor education and recreation facility located in northeast Harris County. Sheldon Lake is now a green and blue \"oasis\" for wildlife and people on the edge of Texas' largest city. Activities include fishing, wildlife observation, and various activities at the learning center.
Enjoy a waterborne tour of one of the busiest ports in the world. This is a 90-minute round-trip cruise along the Houston Ship Channel. There is air-conditioned lounge seating and standing room on the boat's rear deck. Reservations for the tour are required in advance. Closed on Mondays and holidays.
Since its founding in 1927 at the Turning Basin, Hidalgo Park has been at the center of the East End's cultural and civic life. Special features of the park include a gazebo, wooden playground, and baseball field.