League City, TX 77573
Attractions in League City
Space Center Houston
As the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston boasts over 400 space artifacts, and a variety of must-see, family-friendly exhibits. Each aspect of the attraction is designed to engage guests in the discovery of America’s human space-flight program, and it’s all just minutes from League City.
Through interactive experiences, learn about the extraordinary future of space exploration, as well as its storied past. Globally known as the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training, visitors are invited to take a behind-the-scenes tour.
Marvel at the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket and the behemoth Saturn V Rocket at Rocket Park. Get an up-close look at some of the astounding artifacts that trace the history of space exploration, and peer into the restored Historic Mission Control. Explore a comprehensive collection of space suits used by men and women in space flight, and tour the inside of the Independence shuttle replica and the original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft. Enjoy an interactive Mission Mars exhibit, sit in on NASA mission films and live presentations, and take a look inside the International Space Station Gallery.
Located just minutes from League City overlooking Galveston Bay, adults and children alike will have a blast experiencing boardwalk games and amusements, including the Coolest Coaster on the Coast—The Boardwalk Bullet. Foodies will appreciate the variety of waterfront dining options and smaller-service eateries. Touch and feed live stingrays at Stingray Reef, or visit the Rainforest Exhibit to discover piranhas, snakes, tarantulas, and more. Guests may also host special events in one of Kemah’s private boardrooms or ballrooms, or enjoy sightseeing on the water aboard the Boardwalk Fantasea Yacht.
If you’re looking for a thrill, or want to cool off from the Texas heat, take a ride on the Boardwalk Beast speedboat for an exhilarating experience sure to leave you grinning and drenched. Watch your kiddos enjoy cooling off at the splash pad, dodging spouts of water while you relax and have a snack or an ice-cold adult beverage.
The Kemah Boardwalk makes a great day trip, full of fun and excitement for all ages, and also makes for a pleasant place to take a scenic, waterfront stroll at sunset.
Lone Star Flight Museum
Historic aviation enthusiasts dream of seeing iconic warbirds like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and the F4U-5 Corsair in person. View these historic aircraft up close, along with many others, at the Lone Star Flight Museum. Two air-conditioned, 30,000 square-foot hangars house an array of immaculately restored and flyable aircraft, including many World War II birds as well as civilian planes.
Explore the museum’s comprehensive collection of aviation history, including the history of flight in Texas, the power of military aviation, and the rise of civilian flight. Visitors can even schedule a flight in one of three World War II warbirds.
Those with children will appreciate the Aviation Learning Center. The center is geared toward young students and offers hands-on lessons through computer programs, innovative devices, and flight simulators.
San Jacinto Museum
The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site was the location of the decisive 18-minute Battle of San Jacinto that secured Texas’s independence from Mexico in 1836. This 1,200-acre park is home to the San Jacinto Monument, which houses San Jacinto Museum of History. The monument stands 570 feet tall—the tallest masonry column in the world—and is topped with a 220-ton star. Visitors can explore the exhibits, art, and artifacts at the museum and hear the retelling of the road to Texas Independence at the Jesse H. Jones Theatre. Discover the origins of the Lone Star State and relive the pivotal battle that freed Texas and forever altered the course of global history.
Take an express elevator to the observation deck atop the towering San Jacinto Monument to get a panoramic view of the historic site and surrounding waterways, including the Houston Ship Channel. True Texas history enthusiasts will appreciate the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, available to visit by appointment. In it, guests can discover an abundant collection of rare books, manuscripts, and other historical materials.
Located a half-hour from League City, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site is a great day-trip destination for history buffs and families alike.
Butler Longhorn Museum
The Butler Longhorn Museum tells the story of the Butler family, and how one determined man worked to ensure the longhorn cattle breed would be brought back from the brink of extinction. Discover the incredible story that preserved the iconic Texas Longhorn, and secured League City's place in Texas history. The museum features a vintage movie theater with popcorn and refreshments, gift shop, art gallery, and research center. The facilities are available for school groups, weddings, meetings, and other events including private tours. The museum sits on a ten-acre waterfront park in League City's Historic District, with shaded picnic sites, a fishing pond, playground, and a walking path.
League City Historic District
Enjoy a stroll down the shaded streets of the League City Historic District, a whimsical part of town that will transport you back to simpler times. One-of-a-kind boutiques, endearing tea rooms, and restored historical sites and museums welcome visitors to explore and discover. Browse through a variety of shopping spots for unique finds from clothing consignment to fresh bakeries, unusual gifts to fine cigars, and beautiful antiques and fun souvenirs.
Armand Bayou Nature Center
With 2,500 acres of protected natural wetlands, forest, prairie and marsh environment, Armand Bayou Nature Center is one of the largest urban wilderness preserves in the country. The center allows hundreds of animal species and thousands of native plants to thrive. Visitors are invited to get away from the busy city and immerse themselves in nature at ABNC through hiking, paddle trails, bayou cruises, canoe trips, and other unique outdoor experiences.
See indigenous wildlife like American alligators, hawks, river otters, white-tail deer, turtles and more. Say hello to the resident bison that graze one of ABNC’s prairies, or get an up-close view of spiders and snakes at the facility’s education center.
The site is one of the top birding locations in the Galveston Bay area and attracts bird enthusiasts from all over the world. The center also features the restored 1890s Martyn Family Farm, where guests can experience life as it was on a 19th-century farm in Southeast Texas.
Friends, families, birthday parties, corporate groups, date-night couples, solo golfers, and beginners can all have a great time at TopGolf, regardless of golf experience. TopGolf is buzzing with energy, combining technology with top-notch entertainment for a unique social atmosphere.
Reserve a bay and take turns swinging or play competitive target games utilizing Topgolf’s micro-chipped golf balls that track every shot. Sit back, relax, and order tasty food and drinks to enjoy with good company. Waiters and waitresses will serve you and your party at your bay for a no-fuss experience, or you can visit Topgolf’s impressive, on-site restaurant and bar to dine.
Other on-site activities include a gaming room with video games and pool tables, foosball, giant Jenga, and more.
Experience 26 acres of waterpark adventures for the whole family at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark. With over 30 fun attractions, rides, and slides, this Galveston getaway is the perfect place to beat the heat.
With super-speed slides for thrill-seekers, a next-level lazy river, a boogie board endless wave to surf, and plenty of designated water-play areas for tots, this popular island park offers a fun-filled day for everyone. If you’ve got the need for speed, don’t miss the world’s tallest water coaster— the MASSIV Monster Blaster, towering above the park at a whopping 81 feet.
Spend the day splashing, smiling, and snacking with your family, and even bring your own picnic to enjoy. Schlitterbahn also offers an award-winning, heated indoor waterpark that remains open early spring through December.
It’s easy to spot this Galveston Island complex from afar. Its enormous pyramid-shaped buildings are a curious site for newcomers. In and around these glass pyramids you will find animal exhibits, amusement park attractions, a luxurious hotel, paddlewheel boat day cruises, a premier golf course, lots of food and dining options, and educational demonstrations. With so much to see and do, Moody Gardens makes an excellent day trip destination, or weekend-long getaway.
Visit the Rainforest Pyramid, a 10-story tour through the rainforests of the world and home to more than 1,000 species of exotic plants, birds, reptiles, butterflies, and other wildlife. Plunge into the Aquarium Pyramid and say hello to penguins, seals, turtles, sharks, stingrays, and more. Don’t miss the Discovery Pyramid, devoted to traveling exhibits focused on science and learning.
Beyond these pyramid expeditions, visitors can enjoy educational films at the 3D and 4D theaters or embark on a fascinating virtual-reality experience that will take you through a coral reef. Among the newest attractions is a ropes course, including a 5-story enclosure and 48 obstacles for adults and older kids to tackle. For younger children, there is a smaller course with 9 obstacles that parents can walk alongside and assist if needed.
Attractions at Palm Beach are open seasonally and include a 650-foot-long lazy river, a 6,100-square-foot wave pool, water slides, and a splash pad. During the winter season, Moody Gardens also features the annual Festival of Lights, a huge holiday celebration which puts more than 1 million lights on display and features an ice-skating rink, ice sculptures, an arctic slide, a Santa photo-op, and a holiday buffet.
All day value passes are available and allow guests to experience everything this sprawling property has to offer, or visitors may also purchase tickets to individual attractions.
League City, TX 77573