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GROCERY STORES

Walmart Supercenter

121 Highway 332 W

Lake Jackson, TX  77566

(979) 299-1135

 

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Surfside Church Services

610 Beach Drive, Surfside, Texas  77541

Sunday Mornings 9:00AM-9:30AM

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Stahlman Park Conference Center  

Conference and Rental facility.  Stahlman Park was rebuilt after it was destroyed during Hurricane Ike.  Perfect for parties, weddings, family events, large gatherings. Facility is beach front and can be rented and reserved for private events.
TO RESERVE, please call the Village of Surfside Beach at (979) 233-1531.
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Sea Center Texas

300 Medical Drive
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
(979) 292-0100

Visitors to Sea Center Texas will find numerous attractions. A favorite of children and adults a like is the touch tank that allows visitors to handle marine life such as blue crabs, hermit crabs, urchins, snails and anemones.

Other highlights include the Coastal Bay Aquarium, where species such as red drum and spotted sea trout can be seen; and the Offshore Gulf of Mexico Aquarium, a 52,000 gallon aquarium, red drum, snapper and jacks try to avoid the 4 to 8 ft. sharks circling over the sand bottom.

Admissions: Free, but Donations are Accepted.

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Sunday 1:00 am to 4:00 pm
*Tours of the hatchery building are available by appointment only.


Lake Jackson Historical Museum

249 Circle Way
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
(979) 297-1570

Dedicated to preserving and exhibiting artifacts, photographs, letters, maps and documents that relate to four different heritages:

• The Prehistoric Era
• The Industrial Development
• Petrochemical Development
• The Birth and Growth of Lake Jackson

The Centerpiece of the Museum is a composite airplane that was designed by and named after Leo Windecker, a former Lake Jackson dentist. The airplane was at first to demonstrate its invisibility to radar and was the precursor to the Stealth Aircraft.

Admissions: 7 & Under - Free | Children (8 - 18) - $1.00 | Adults - $3.00 Seniors - $2.50

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Sunday 1:00 am to 5:00 pm


Offshore Charters

Offshore fishing is a fun filled adventure for anyone who enjoys fishing and the open view of the Gulf of Mexico. These are just a few of the many offshore charters near Surfside.

Gulf Coast Offshore Adventures

Freeport Offshore and Near Shore Fishing Charters

Texas Saltwater Adventures

Rig Runners Sportfishing Charters

 


Center for Arts and Science

400 College Drive
Clute, Texas 77533
(979) 265-7661 (877) 265-7661

A facility designed for the cultural enrichment of the Brazosport and surrounding areas. Brazosport Center Stages has the oldest theatre group on the Texas Coast with performances starting in the fall and varying from drama to comedy. The Center also has a musical arm called the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra, which produces six major concerts each year. The Brazosport Art League promotes and displays artwork from local artists as well as traveling exhibits. The Museum of Natural Science features the Hall of Malacology, which offers the most extensive collection of shells on exhibit in the southern United States. The Nature Center and Planetarium provide educational programs and planetarium shows throughout the year. Visitors can take a self-guided tour along the banks of Oyster Creek on the nature trail, which is an excellent way to unwind and enjoy the scenery. The trail exhibits more than two hundred species of river bottom vegetation and had abundant wildlife.

 

Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions:

DINING:

Castaway's Bar and Grill, Surfside, Texas (979) 233-7270 www.castawaybar.net

Dominos's Pizza (Oyster Creek, Texas) (979) 233-3333 www.dominos.com

Jetty Shack - Surfside, Texas (979) 233-5300 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jetty-Shack/206087626069816

Kitty's Purple Cow - Surfside, Texas - (979) 233-9161www.kittyspurplecow.com

Pier 30 Bar and Grill - Freeport, Texas - (979) 233-0087 https://www.facebook.com/Pier30Bar

Pirates Alley Cafe - Surfside, Texas (979) 239-1073 www.piratesalleytx.com

Red Snapper Inn - Surfside, Texas (979) 239-3226 www.redsnapperinn.com

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Beach Bum Horses - (979) 373-8789 

Bingo's Boards (979) - 230-9000 

Breaker Sports (979) - 233-8308 

Save our Beach Association

Surfside Liquor - (979) 233-3382 

Brazosport Planetarium - (979) 265-3376 

Brazos Mall - (979) 297-8001 

Sea Center Texas

Starplex Cinemas - Brazos Mall - (979) 285-9099 

The Clarion at Brazosport College - (979) 230-3165 

Skating America (Indoor Skating Rink) - (979) 265-1426

More Points of Interest:

Brazoria County Museum 

The Brazoria County Historical Museum is housed in the 1897 Brazoria County Courthouse. This was the third courthouse constructed in the county since the first was built in the town of Brazoria-- then the county seat--shortly after the Texas Revolution (1836). It was designed with Italian Renaissance elements popular during the period, but was modernized and expanded between 1913 and 1927 to its current style and size. In 1940 a new courthouse was constructed nearby and the old facility was used as the County Library and to house a number of public agencies.

By 1978, the building had deteriorated to the point that the County Judge suggested openly that it be demolished. Community leaders rallied to the challenge and in 1979, the County Historical Commission signed a 100-year lease, agreeing to bring the building up to standards and open it within two years as a County Historical Museum. In March, 1981, a preview opening was conducted to meet the two-year requirement. In 1983, half the building was permanently opened to the public. The other half continued to be occupied by the County's Adult Probation Department until 1989. That year, the Brazoria County Historical Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit organization to which the Historical Commission's lease had been assigned, began the massive renovation of the east end, which was completed the following year.

Since 1979, over $700,000 has been spent to restore the structure to its 1927 condition. Most of that money was contributed by foundations, businesses, and private donors. Tax revenues were allocated as needed for structural repairs. The building stands today as the model county historical museum in the state. It is a fitting tribute to the county's rich history and its citizens' recognition of the role their predecessors played in the founding and development of Texas.

Brazosport Museum of Natural Science

Named one of the TEN BEST museums in Texas by Frommer's Travel Guide.  The Museum is home to the largest collection of shells on display in the south with shells from around the world.  The Museum also features a real life-size fossilized dinosaur, skeletons and other rarely exhibited fossils plus exhibits on wildlife, rocks & minerals and archeology to round out the museum. 

Historical Museum, Lake Jackson 

Explore the unique history of the city of Lake Jackson at the 12,000 square foot Museum. The Museum chronicles the rich history of the city with interactive exhibits and high-tech displays. The Museum focuses on four eras of history including; the prehistoric era, the plantation era, development of the area's petrochemical industry and the founding of modern Lake Jackson.

Brazosport Planetarium

Enjoy Brazosport Planetarium at the Center for Arts and Sciences in Clute, Texas. We are open for BISD High School astronomy classes, visits from thousands of K -12 from BISD and other surrounding schools and districts. We feature both full dome and traditional public programs weekly and bring telescopes to the community through school and planetarium star viewing events. 

Our lobby features ViewSpace, an internet-fed, self-updating, exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Our displays include interactive computers and 13 steps to the Universe – an ever widening pictorial view of space.

For more infromation, please call The Center's main office at 979-265-7661 (toll-free 877-265-7661) 
We are located at 400 College Blvd., Clute, TX 77531

Varner Hogg State Park

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is situated on 66 acres along the Brazos River, 50 miles south of Houston in Brazoria County. The site was donated to the state in 1957 by Miss Ima Hogg, daughter of Texas Gov. James S. Hogg, and dedicated and opened on March 24, 1958. 

Today, the site tells the story of the plantation’s 134-year history. Although the land was first settled by Austin colonist Martin Varner in 1824, the antebellum mansion was built by slaves of the property’s second owner, Columbus Patton, using handmade bricks from the Brazos River mud. In 1901, James S. Hogg, the first native-born Texas governor, purchased the land for oil speculation. The site includes the majestic plantation house, pecan orchards, numerous original outbuildings and outdoor features including the governor’s bathtub, Patton’s cemetery and sugarcane mill ruins. 

Train Museum, Brazoria Texas 

The Wilderness Golf Resort -

18 Hole Golf Resort - See HOLE DESCRIPTIONS

Freeport Golf Course - 

See COURSE DESCRIPTION/DETAILS

 

(HOUSTON/GALVESTON)

Schlitterbahn - Galveston Island

Moody Gardens

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier 

Brazos Bend State Park

NASA Space center

Reliant Park Stadium (LG Sports and Events Venue)

Children's Museum of Houston

Houston Zoo

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Minute Maid Park (Home of the Houston Astros)

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