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Moody Gardens Galveston
#31 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
The IMAX film "National Parks Adventure" narrated by Robert Redford surprised us with its excellence - it was the highlight and well worth the trip!
... pyramid which showcases different exhibit monthly I believe, we also went to palm Beach great mini water park, full bar and food area, kiddy zone, lazy river and water slides all on the gulf of Mexico free par...
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Galveston Island State Park Galveston
#32 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
The nature walks hosted by Ranger Lisa and/or the Master Naturalists of the Friends of Galveston Island State Park are very informative for kids and adults and help to put into perspective how incredibly diverse t...
Great park...absolutely good place for fishing..it’s quite and relaxing place..can also see lots of great migrating birds...perfect to enjoy beauty of nature..beach is also very nice...beautiful white sand...lots...
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Houston
#33 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Great nature place in heart of city near galleria Boardwalks for decompressing Sweet little hands on stuff for kids I think it's free I saw lots of birds, fish, turtles, friendly garter snake, butterflies, geiko a...
The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is a great stop if you are in Houston and need a mini-retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Riverside Park Victoria
#34 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
There is abundant wildlife great scenic views of the river ,they have worked hard to put in new nature trails that are great for relaxing walks or easy going bike rides, great for all ages.Just breath taking If yo...
This park has everything: a baseball diamond, a golf course, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, a small lake, a restaurant, walking/nature trails, disc golf, the zoo, paddling trails, and a challenged athlete'...
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute Port Aransas
#35 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
We enjoyed the hour-long (free) walking tour of the wetlands nature preserve behind the UTMSI.
The Marine Science Institute is located near the entrance to IB Magee Beach Park.
Sabal Palm Sanctuary Brownsville
#36 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Plus, like most parks, they have some bird feeders so you can see local species like the Green Jay, quite easily.
The nature walk, birding and unique ecosystem need to be seen by every nature enthusiast.
Whitecap Beach Corpus Christi
#37 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Depending on the tides, the beach could be quite wide or narrow but cars could always drive up and down certain sections and park on the beach.
The beach was really nice and the fact you can drive up and park was amazing.
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center Corpus Christi
#38 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
... place, great place to visit and see native plants and birds, and magnificent butterfly collection, love this place, So beautiful, relaxing, and fun! great place to go for a stroll and enjoy nature, just love it
These well-maintained botanical gardens have it all: butterfly garden, meandering paths, nature trail and water features, and exotic birds and reptiles.
Laguna Madre Nature Trail South Padre Island
#39 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Awesome nature trail
Park at the convention center and check it out too!!
Surfside Beach Surfside Beach
#40 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Sun,beautiful,weather,wave,water,splash fun times love this beach is located in south of Texas we have an amazing time great for kids and adults very friendly staff and people you can actually park right in front...
Enjoyed the early morning sunrise on the beach...it was nice quite nature at it's best....the cool sand under our feet!
Gator Country Beaumont
#41 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
The staff were really friendly and knowledgeable allowed us to hold all different types of animals and even allowed us to watch up close a couple of new gators being brought to the park from rescues.
Great little park just loaded with gators and very accessible and friendly staff.
Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave Kemah
#42 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
If you have never touched a stingray or experienced them first hand this was a great way to get introduced to aquatic nature.
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Isla Blanca Park South Padre Island
#43 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Isla Blanca Park is a beautiful place for rv camping as well as to spent the day for fishing, beaching, kayaking or water sports and use on of the cabanas with fire pits for a BBQ with a view.
The jetties border the southern part of the park and are a fun walk to see dolphins and sea turtles.
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
#44 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Fun driver Dick and narrator Alex very knowledgeable and several birds and wild life were pointed out by them and the history of the park and the animals that inhabit the area.
... cactus prickly pear tepeguaje lantana fiddlewood We also took a self-guided walking tour in the nature preserve on the Mesquite Trail, taking us to a three hundred year old cemetery, where we prayed for the de...
Roberts Point Park Port Aransas
#45 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
You can enjoy the entire day at the Park, fishing, watching ships pass through, dolphins dancing in front of the boats, playing on the park swing sets, listening to live, free music on Friday evenings during the s...
... it remains a very nice park, with picnic opportunities, fishing from a retaining wall, nice restrooms, and they have now started their Friday night “ concerts in the park” a free concert open to the public.
Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve Humble
#46 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Beautiful park with hiking paths, playgrounds, an incredible nature center, and wonderful programs.
Lots of wildlife to be seen and a very nice free nature center that gives a lot of history as well as an insight into some of the wildlife you'll encounter with their aquariums and live snake displays.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park Matagorda
#47 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
we come here to relax and fish we park our motorhome stay for the weekend! the bath house is always clean and so are the laundry rooms it is a very quiet place to relax look at the water enjoy a sunrise or sunset...
The nature center is perfect for kids, but grownups can learn something too.
Armand Bayou Nature Center Pasadena
#48 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Our guide Kevin is very knowledgeable and thorough, told great stories about the history of Armand Bayou, we visited the nature center after the canoe trip and it was wonderful!
A Must Visit While In Pasadena Texas; Armand Bayou Nature Center
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden Houston
#49 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Cullen Sculpture Park
Art in a park
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Cole Park Corpus Christi
#50 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Well paved walking trails, a skateboard park, pavilions, grassy areas and a wonderful sea breeze.
it is a magnificent park on the water , big and great place for every one need, lot of birds and people , dogs will love every part of it
Sylvan Beach Park La Porte
#51 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Sylvan Beach Park has a nice area for flying kites, walking on the beach, a pier for fishing, a playground for the kids, restrooms and plenty of benches to sit and watch the relaxing waves.
Big car park, free boat slip, childrens playground, bbq pits amd shelters.
Smither Park Houston
#52 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Visitors will be amazed, tickled, and impressed by the quality, creativity, and scale of this tidy little art park in a down-on-it's heels neighborhood near U of H. Gorgeous mosaics and friendly artists greeted me...
He was kind enough to take a few minutes and tell me the history of the park - it was a wonderful sit down tour if you will - I would go back in a heartbeat!!
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Anahuac
#53 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
This park is free to visit as well so is definitely worth it, you can always make a donation as well if you want to.
This is a great place to view wildlife from your car and offers opportunities to get out and walk down some nature trails.
TGR Exotics Wildlife Park Spring
#54 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Me being an Ellie May by nature and knowing how our fur babies are our medicine, I decided this was the perfect day out for Tanya & I. Behind those doors with silhouette animals was a magical kingdom full of Love.
I highly recommend bringing your whole family to this wonderful park as it's so interesting!!!
Crocodile Encounter Angleton
#55 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
One of Houston's best kept secrets offers you and your family a great way to experience nature up close and personal.
Make sure you get there early, parking was limited, but the park and the experience were outstanding.
Beaumont Botanical Gardens Beaumont
#56 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Plenty of places tucked away to sit and relax - watch the butterflies, enjoy the aromas and just listen to the calm of nature.
There is a good size car park and parking and entry is free although donations are welcome.
Resaca de la Palma State Park Brownsville
#57 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Take the tram and learn about the history, flora and fauna of the park from one of the experienced, knowledgeable tour guides.
We are so glad we took the time to visit this park and highly recommend it and especially the tram tour.
Stewart Beach Galveston
#58 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
It was a litte cool out so it was nice to enjoy the beach from the warmth and comfort of the car but still feel like we were right there with the nature of the beach.
You are allowed to have the big tents and park right at the shoreline if you meet any of these requirements.
East Beach Galveston
#59 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
But East Beach is different, its where two great bodies of water meet, where even on a busy day you can still find your 'place' to just chill, relax, and get back with nature.
Unless you want to visit the state park or find a quiet fishing spot or a quiet family picnic away from it all, the East end of the Island is the place where you'll find the restaurants, seawall.
Crystal Beach Port Bolivar
#60 of 239 Nature & Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
What you do get is a drivable beach that you can park right at your hangout spot and spend all day swimming, fishing or just laying around.
You can drive your car on the beach and drop your stuff and family off or you can park your car if you get a sticker.