The Coastal Bend is full of interesting cities, but none of them are as "enchanting" as Lake Jackson - the City of Enchantment itself. Designed and built as a futuristic ideal of modern America, its beautiful streets meander in a way that is unlike almost anywhere else.
Lake Jackson Historical Museum
For all of the information you could possibly learn about the City of Enchantment, your number one spot to visit is the Lake Jackson Historical Museum! This place covers everything Lake Jackson, from the native Karankawa tribe to the Windecker, the world’s first stealth aircraft. Admission is free, so make sure you check it out!
Sea Center Texas
Sea Center Texas has a little bit of everything – hatcheries, a touch tank, marine outreach and education programs, summer camps, fishing, and more! The work of Sea Center Texas is very important – our bays and gulf waters are home to thousands of fish, shellfish, birds, and other animals, all of which depend on the coast’s diverse habitats for food and shelter.
Need a cool, eclectic spot for a midday lunch, or an early happy hour? Look no further than Bodega, where you can have what might be the only Chet tasted and approved shrimp-and-apple sandwich around! They have a ton of craft beer options, too – drink responsibly!
Poly Pop Tiki Kitchen & Cocktails
Poly Pop celebrates Polynesian culture with a laid-back environment, island-inspired cocktails, and delicious cuisine. Hawaii isn’t the only place you can get a beachy Spam sandwich and a fiery drink!
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
The mission of the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory is to protect birds and their habitats around the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. There are lots of ways of getting involved in the mission – volunteering, donating, birding tours, and more! Check out their upcoming events (on their website) and make a plan to visit yourself.
A freshwater lake with all sorts of surprises sunk beneath for you to explore – that sounds like a daytrip adventure worth taking! You can earn your SCUBA certification here, too. Reservations are only needed if you require a covered table, an RV spot, or if you need to rent gear. The owners also suggest you bring a canopy along for some relief from that hot Texas sun.
Lake Jackson, TX