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Address: 2100 Avenue F, Bay City, TX 77414-5015
Phone Number: +1 979-245-7502
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What a neat find

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon and spent a couple hours here. The museum was formerly the post office and is well put together. There are a couple sections which each... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2016
Autmn M
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Victoria, Texas
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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon and spent a couple hours here. The museum was formerly the post office and is well put together. There are a couple sections which each document significant history of the area. The only thing we might have liked to see was more photographs of what the building looked like when it was a... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Learned a lot about La Belle, the sunken steamboat which was found in mud in 1995. Nice artifacts from it. Staff was friendly

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We enjoyed visiting this museum as we are native Texans and always like to see artifacts from the area and how it is presented. We liked the La Belle exhibit too since we had seen the construction of the ship going on in the Bob Bullock museum in Austin. We did not visit the Children's Museum downstairs since we didn't... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

Good history of the area and the la belle. Has a very nice children's museum on the lower level. Very hands on. Easy to park.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I enjoyed the LaSalle exhibit and found the local history exhibits, especially the information on the Karankawa Indians very interesting. The unique Childrens Museum downstairs is a special place and is obviously a fun place for kids. The children I saw were having a blast going room to room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Well, looks like everything has been said and as TravelingforFun states, there are many rooms/places to play in. What really impressed me was the colorful and intricate way the decor was done. It was very cozy and homey versus the Children's Museum of Houston. The city museum is bigger of course, but I just fell in love with the children's... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

Our girls loved the Children's Museum in the basement ("Our Town")!! There's room after room of old timey places: general store, post office, opera house with stage and theatre seats, jail, bank, school room, barber shop, dress up room with plenty of period clothes and hats to wear and play the part! Hands on, interactive fun. What a great hidden... More 

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Falfurrias, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

The Hampton Inn front desk clerk had referred my wife to the museum, more specifically the Children's Museum for some place for my kids to play while I was at work. They wanted to go to the beach but it was raining so seh suggested the Children's Museum. My kids still talk about their playtime there. They loved it and... More 

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Bay City, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Great place to find out about Lasalle and his expedition and a great surprise was the children's museum in the basement with so many wonderful activities for kids.

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

It's a great place for adult or child. They have a children's museum in the main one so they can try on, touch and use the objects. For the adults, they have a great collection of historical artifacts, plus, if you need a small meeting area, they offer a luncheon and it's good, too. Nice gift shop, too. Easy to... More 

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