We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of the Coastal Bend

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Local History on a Budget

Small museum with exhibits about settlers, shipping, local Indians, and more. Donations only will... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Derek D
,
Houston, Texas
A must see Museum and Gift Shop.

Stumbled across this gem driving the street of Victoria, first time to visit the city, there were a... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
Livnanny
,
Texas
Read all 32 reviews
6
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good43%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
20°
Nov
16°
Dec
16°
Jan
Contact
2200 E Red River St, Victoria, TX 77901-4442
Website
+1 361-582-2511
Call
Reviews (32)
Filter reviews
32 results
Traveller rating
17
14
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
17
14
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews local history the texas gulf coast artifacts spanish cannon donation display frame
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 32 reviews
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Small museum with exhibits about settlers, shipping, local Indians, and more. Donations only will get you in(but it's worth a few bucks). Neat museum for a small town!

Thank Derek D
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Stumbled across this gem driving the street of Victoria, first time to visit the city, there were a lot of interesting items to see. Many interesting books to read on how your ancestors came about coming to Texas!

1  Thank Livnanny
Reviewed September 6, 2017

My husband was reading about LaSalle's travels through Texas. There are several museums along the Texas gulf coast that have artifacts of the ships that were uncovered from the shipwrecks. The museum is open and easy to view the different exhibits. It is not huge,...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed August 23, 2017

A well maintained nice museum near the college. I was promptly greeted at the front desk and given an overview of the museum upon entering, afterwards it was self guided. The displays are well laid out including the cannons. Photography is allowed except for in...More

Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The museum offers a first hand look at what life was like in the early days of this area while providing some artifacts to tell our story

Thank skinnytx
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Detailed history of whole area back to the 13000 BC time frame. Traces forward to the arrival of the Spanish who came to colonize the lower coastal big bend area. Ends with current time frame. Much of the history is artifacts with nicely detailed written...More

Thank hanklucas
Reviewed May 11, 2017

The people at the desk were very helpful getting us information you could take your time reading everything as far as paying that's up to you it goes in a donation box which is used for up keep and new displays they have a small...More

Thank teddie476
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting Victoria and Texas history. Small museum but has alot of things to see. Good for families.

Thank Diane1437
Reviewed July 5, 2016

What an amazing place. Lots of history in one place. A great find, from flint points, pottery shards, to French cannons and ship wrecks. Glad we stopped in. Great gift store too..

Thank Richard S
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Very well rounded condensed version of the history of the area. Dates back several centuries. Original items on display as well as mock ups. Young man working there was very well informed and helpful.

Thank Belinda_Miller
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 nearby hotels
Knights Inn Victoria East
66 reviews
.85 km away
Motel 6 Victoria
10 reviews
1.37 km away
Extend a Suites Victoria
9 reviews
1.61 km away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Victoria
61 reviews
1.63 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 201 nearby restaurants
Frances Marie's Restaurant And Cantina
51 reviews
.71 km away
Guadalajara Mexican Grill
31 reviews
.50 km away
don jose's
9 reviews
.84 km away
Domino's Pizza
8 reviews
1.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 32 nearby attractions
Riverside Park
79 reviews
3.91 km away
The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse
42 reviews
3.21 km away
The Texas Zoo
135 reviews
3.85 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Loperfan
September 15, 2016|
Answer
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there was no stated admission price. However, they do recommend a donation. The place is very nice and the information was invaluable. We thought a good donation was about $5 per person.
0
Votes