Baytown, TX 77520
Ever dream of kayaking in the reflection of the San Jacinto Monument or running across one of the largest stay-cable bridges in the world? Excursions to Baytown offer many exciting options from geocaching, to a night at the theater, or relaxing on the water! Baytown is situated in the gulf coast region of Texas among the scenic waterways that once witnessed the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution! Just east of Houston and north of Galveston, Baytown is a convenient location to recharge while on business or exploring the area.
Want to get outdoors and experience nature? Visit the Baytown Nature Center (BNC) or the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center (WERC) and experience the perfect environments for wildlife and birding enthusiasts! The BNC, designated as UTC 039 on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail’s San Jacinto Loop, offers prime spots to watch many varieties of butterflies and is home to over 200 species of birds. The BNC also features both fresh and saltwater wetlands, over five miles of nature trails, a butterfly garden, a music garden, and many nature observation and photography opportunities! The WERC is also a designated area for birding on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, labeled UTC 040. There you can visit the exhibit hall which features Gator World with juvenile alligators, Land of Milk and Honey which highlights honeybees, a snake exhibit and much more. Immerse yourself in Baytown’s recreational opportunities by exploring the great fishing holes from freshwater bayous to saltwater bays around the city, or grab a professional fishing guide and have them do all the planning for you!
Trace Baytown’s history as you visit the Baytown Historical Museum or view the San Jacinto monument from the Baytown Nature Center. Ride across the historic Lynchburg Ferry located where the original Lynch Ferry was operated by Nathaniel Lynch in 1836 during the “Runaway Scrape” merely days before Sam Houston’s army defeated General Santa Anna at San Jacinto. Stroll down Texas Avenue where the historic boomtown, Goose Creek, TX sprang up as a result of Goose Creek Oilfield in the early 1900s. While exploring Texas Ave, visit the Portrait of a Warrior Memorial Art Gallery to view amazing works of our fallen heroes memorialized through art. You can also stop by the Art Center of Baytown to view their gallery exhibits and grab a bite to eat at one of several great eating establishments located along the way. Visit one of the many Town Square events such as the monthly Farmers Market, the ice skating rink (winter months), or street festivals.
When you need to cool off, splash into Pirate’s Bay Waterpark! Pirate’s Bay features a lazy river, an action packed Flowrider surfing machine in addition to many water slides! In the mood for something a bit more fast-paced? Enjoy an adrenaline rush at Royal Purple Raceway, the only major multi-motorsports venue in the region! There are events nearly every weekend from Legal Street Racing to hosting the annual NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series National Event!
Immerse yourself in the local culture in Baytown as you attend one of the annual events such as Grito Fest in October, the Fireworks Extravaganza and concert on July 4th or one of the numerous other events held throughout the year, such as Christmas on Texas Avenue, or the Nurture Nature Festival! Relax on the patio at Yepez Vineyard which features an adobe style winery reminiscent of the Southwest along with their handcrafted wines. Throughout the summer enjoy their concert series every Thursday evening and music on the patio every Sunday year round! Enjoy great local performances at the Baytown Little Theater or the Lee College Performing Arts Center which brings in top appearances by the Texas Tenors, the Nutcracker Ballet, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra throughout the year!
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Baytown, TX 77520