Brazosport is a coastal community comprised of Clute, Freeport, Lake Jackson, and Surfside Beach and is just 50 miles south of Houston, Texas. This is your destination if you are looking for miles of sandy beaches, offshore fishing that is unmatched anywhere else in Texas, an educational Sea Center Texas aquarium and hatchery, Museum of Natural Science, a planetarium and two quality golf courses. Eco-tourism is alive and well with birding at its best and for history buffs, it doesn't get any better. This is where Stephen F. Austin first settled his colony of 300 and thus, the great state of Texas began.
Sea Center Texas
A marine development, aquarium, and education center in Lake Jackson, Sea Center can produce 20 million fingerlings annually, primarily red drum and spotted sea trout, for release into Texas coastal waters. In addition to great aquariums, displays and 24-foot touch-tank, the complex also has a saltwater marsh demonstration boardwalk and a freshwater marsh that is ideal for birding. Closed on Mondays.
The Center for the Arts & Sciences
The Center is a cultural and educational complex that features an art gallery, a science museum, a planetarium and two performance theaters in Clute. The art gallery exhibits work by international, regional and local artists. The Center is home to the longest running community theater on the Texas Gulf Coast and offers five major productions each season performing in either the arena or proscenium theater. The museum contains the largest seashell collection in the South along with fossils, including dinosaurs and mammoth bones. Other exhibits feature Texas coastal wildlife and a unique jade and ivory collection. The planetarium has shows every Tuesday. Visitors can also view images from the Hubble telescope in the lobby through View-Space.
The Lake Jackson Historical Museum
The museum chronicles the history of the area through interactive exhibits and life-like animatrons from the plantation era to modern industry. Let Alden Dow explain why Lake Jackson's streets are named This Way or That Way. Abner Jackson Plantation site tours are also offered through the museum.
This majestic antebellum home tells the story of its three owners: Austin colonist Martin Varner, sugarcane mogul Columbus Patton and Texas Gov. James S. Hogg. This property hosted sugar cane production, rum distilling and oil drilling as it transitioned through families.