809 Hwy 332 West
Clute, TX 77531
Phone: (979) 265-5252
Fax: (979) 265-8185
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.
Dog races are a popular sport in Texas, and Houston boasts the largest racetrack in the country. The stands at Gulf Greyhound Park offer clubhouse seating for 1,900 fans, spread over four levels of air-conditioned comfort. Betting is made easy with 318 teller windows. If you come for the day, you can grab a bite to eat in the full-service dining room. For those true canine lovers, the park also has a greyhound adoption program for older dogs. This place is open on Wednesdays at 12pm and on Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm. While you can hop in Sundays at 1.30pm.
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.
This water park set in an indoor heated pool is fun for the whole family. A day at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark will be totally entertaining. Call ahead for varied dates.
Enjoy an incredible experience on this 18 passenger ride that is surrounded by a seamless spherically-curved, wraparound screen that takes you at warp speed through a variety of wonders and high quality images.
Moody Gardens is a picturesque entertainment complex off the West Bay. Established in 1983, it continues to provide education and a living to persons with disabilities. Whether you're on the island for business or pleasure, explore the plethora of experiences it has to offer. The Rainforest Pyramid is home to over 1,000 endangered species of flora and fauna from forests across Asia and Africa. Get up close and personal with Saki Monkeys, macaws and exotic flowers. Aquarium Pyramid is an ode to the Pacific and Atlantic with penguins, seahorses and sharks encompassing the tropical array. Enjoy an astronomic and scientific expedition at the Discovery Pyramid, or the latest blockbuster at the IMAX theater. Laze around on the sandy shores of Palm Beach, Texas's very own paradise complete with a wave pool and river. The pyramids are an oasis of fun and relaxation.
Guided tours are available at this charming Old South, Greek Revival home that was owned by the founders of both Galveston and Houston and features an outstanding collection of Federal and American Empire antiques.
Tom Bass Regional Park is a capacious venue that stands in good stead of a lively experience for both young and old. The park has countless amenities that come under the various sections that Tom Bass is divided into. There's an amphitheater that holds events, cricket fields, Frisbee golf courses, well-equipped pavilions with barbecue pits, fish ponds and many other attractions that make for a perfect picnic spot here. The park is so full of activities that every bit of it makes the visit completely worth it.
When you visit Galveston, you begin to realize that time has not erased the evidence of the state's early years. The Greek-style home of Samuel May Williams was shipped from Maine by sea in 1839, and is one of the oldest homes still standing in the area. Williams was the state's first banker and was dubbed the "Father of the Texas Navy" because of his unique ability to finance sea-faring vessels for wartime activity. Special points of interest include a stately winding staircase and a second-floor sea-watch window.
One of the most beautiful Greek Revival homes in Texas, this magnificent house was built by John Seabrook Sydnor, a pioneer merchant and mayor of Galveston, and features numerous period furnishings, art work, and antiques.
The little patch of green that is the Oyster Creek Park is located in the southeastern part of the city of Sugar Land. A quintessential recreational space, the park features excellent facilities like an amphitheater, picnic tables, water fountain, grills, and a rose garden. The amphitheater in the park is a prominent stage in the Parks and Recreation Department's activities and events, being the venue for the department's Concert Series and Red, White & Blue Fest. Do call to know more.
Ever since the Apollo flights, Houston has been synonymous with space travel. Space Center Houston, of NASA's Johnson Space Center, allows visitors to study and understand the making of space history. Enter the five-story plaza which features a full-size shuttle mock-up, complete with a flight deck. By far, the most popular highlight for adults is the tram tour that takes you to various buildings throughout the Space Center. You will be able to have a seat in the viewing room of the original Mission Control room and stroll past full-size mock-ups of the original Apollo rockets. When you need a break from all the activity, the Zero-G diner is on hand to fix you right up.