The 10 Best Things to Do in Channelview, United States

December 9, 2017 Hana Mouser

Channelview is a census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area and Harris County. The population was 38,289 at the 2010 census. The Handbook of Texas describes Channelview as "an oil refinery suburb of metropolitan Houston."
Restaurants in Channelview

1. Battleship Texas State Historic Site

3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773 +1 281-479-2431
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4.5 based on 640 reviews

Battleship Texas State Historic Site

Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.Battleship TEXAS was commissioned in 1914 and is the only surviving US Navy ship to have served in both WW I and WW II. The Battleship TEXAS become the Nations first Battleship museum on 21 April 1948. Located at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte, Texas (just out side of Houston, TX). We are open daily to the public 7 days a week from 10am - 5:30pm. The ship is under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Battleship Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works closely with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for the preservation, restoration and presentation of the world's last dreadnought-type battleship, the historic Battleship TEXAS. The BTF sponsors the Overnight Education program where we host any group size from 15 up to 78 people, from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, Church Youth Groups, US Naval Sea Cadets, NJROTC, ROTC units, and any other interested parties. That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.

Reviewed By Shavan B - Reith im Alpbachtal, Austria

Being a war history afficianado I make it point to visit any war museums, war history site etc. in whichever city possible. I did it in Arnhem, Neijmegen, Munich, Wörgl and many places. Naturally Houston wasn't an exception when I learnt about this place of attraction.

The former US Navy Battleship USS Texas which participated in the invasion of Normandy during World War 2 is berthed at this very site. Incidentally, the San Jacinto Monument where Texas fought their last victorious war to gain independence from Mexico is also located very close by. So if you travel to the monument or the Battleship, you can cover both the sites.

The ship has been restored to remind the American people about it's glorious past. There is continuous repair work which is still carried on because of the age of the ship but that doesn't stop people from visiting this museum warship.

Certain areas of the ship in the upper and the lower decks are locked but largely there are sufficient areas which one can visit. The most interesting place on the ship are the guns on the portside and the starboard side. While the firing mechanisms have been disabled due to safety reasons, one can sit on the gunners seat and still steer the guns in any direction. This is a major attraction on the ship for all visitors.

The captain's quarters, the officers dining area, the bridge are all sealed museum. One can view the areas but cannot enter the enclosure. Videos of the veterans who served on this ship are played on several TV sets spread across the lower deck.

Another major attraction is the bow of the ship. It gives an awesome view of the San Jacinto Monument and also the massive guns. This part of the ship is a major photoshoot area with everyone lining up to get selfies or a group photo.

Entry to the area is by buying tickets. Entry to US armed forces members or veterans are free. The adjoining park offers a good place for a family picnic.

However one drawback which I can point out is the proximity to the nearest town or travel access to this place. One should definitely have a car and there are no public transport available in and to this area. If someone has no car (Like me), they can use the services of Uber cabs. They do take some time to get there but the cabs do come there to pick up or drop travellers.

Overall a great place for history buffs.

2. Lynchburg Ferry

1001 Independence Pkwy N, Baytown, TX 77520-1050 +1 281-424-3521
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Lynchburg Ferry

Reviewed By texastraveller77 - Texas

wow, what fun, tiny ferry with amazing staff, our deckhand expertly directed the cars and trucks to get the most on the ferry. trip is short but full of great harbor sights, fun for want-ta-be ship captains of all ages

3. Eclipse Massage & Spa

4321 Center St, Deer Park, TX 77536-6223 +1 281-478-0300
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5 based on 12 reviews

Eclipse Massage & Spa

We are a professional therapeutic massage establishment that services men and women. We offer a couples suite to get a massage with your significant other. We also offer, hot stone, thai, prenatal, deep tissue, foot reflexology, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage, trigger point therapy, and much more. We offer vitamin injections such as vitamin b12 and we have a Far Infrared Sauna in the women's and one in the men's locker room. We have a beautiful relaxation lounge to enjoy a complimentary beverage before or after your services.

Reviewed By Jeanne S - Deer Park, Texas

Great place for a massage or any other special treatment you need. They will do a super job. Very friendly folks.Thank you so much Jeanne! It is such a pleasure to have you visit.

4. San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773 +1 281-479-2431
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4.5 based on 495 reviews

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Site of battle resulting in Texas's independence from Mexico.

Reviewed By Andrew R - Nantwich, United Kingdom

There is an interesting museum located in the base of the monument, together with a shop and toilet facilities
the monument is an impressive sight as it the reflection pool, located in a large park. it is close to the USS Texas Battleship which makes a good combined visit

5. Battleground at Deer Park Golf Course

1600 Georgia Ave, Deer Park, TX 77536-6711 +1 281-478-4653
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3 based on 6 reviews

Battleground at Deer Park Golf Course

Welcome to The Battleground Golf Course & The Republic Bar & Grill in Deer Park, Texas. 20 minutes East of Houston, this 18 hole public golf course specializes in hosting tournaments, offers affordable memberships, provides one of the best practice facilities in Houston complete with 3-Hole practice loop and a lighted driving range, and can host up to 300 people for banquets and meetings. Our clubhouse bar, restaurant and banquet space was renovated and upgraded in the summer of 2014. The Republic Grill has one of the best views in Deer Park. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed By RickK - Fulshear, Texas

Play Battleground every year in my golf league. Pretty decent golf and not overly expensive. Play recently and it was in good shape. The greens rolled nicely and the fairways were in pretty good shape. Since we are coming out of the slow grass growing months, there were some places where the grass was thin. Bunkers were in good shape also. The course has its fair share of water that comes into play and while the course does wind around with holes in close proximity to each other, there is still some woods that come into play. Since we always play on Sundays, it seems there is not much food available when we play. They have a snack bar area and some food. Friendly staff.

6. Pirates Bay Water Park

5300 East Rd, Baytown, TX 77521-9004 +1 281-422-1150
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Pirates Bay Water Park

Reviewed By TxGal - Houston, TX

This water park is perfect for young families. This was our first visit with our grown kids and their young children. The park is very clean. There are numerous lifeguards; I was impressed and pleased. The lazy river was fun, even the littles (age 3 and 4) loved it. And, you can bring in your own lunch and drinks if you like. Lots of shaded chairs and tables. Clean restrooms, too.

7. Painting With a Twist

4912 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77506 +1 281-810-9582
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5 based on 8 reviews

Painting With a Twist

Are you ready for a NEW experience in the Pasadena Area? We have the answer! This is a great place to have fun with your friends, or meet new friends; relax or just let your hair down and be you; or simply discover your inner artist. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint along with our artist to create your own work of art that you will take home at the end of the evening. We provide all painting supplies and artist instructions. No art experience is needed. Simply be ready to have a Twisted good time! Two hour classes are offered for $35 and three hour classes for $45. Select Family Friendly classes offered for $25. Open classes are fun for you and a friend or small group. Private party for adults or kids are great for groups of 12 or more. Gift Certificates make a unique gift for any occasion and are available online! Or come into the studio and purchase our new Gift Cards that are redeamable at any location. Follow us on Facebook to hear about studio events, get sneak previews of new art and our monthly calendar, participate in promotions exclusive to Facebook fans, and more!

Reviewed By Angyl M - Deer Park, Texas

My fella and I are both fans of the drink and art concept, and we were not disappointed with our experience with Painting with a Twist Pasadena (TX) and our instructor Alex. This particular venue is BYOB, and we all immediately got a laugh from my guy and I bringing in a cooler (I like to come prepared). EVERYONE was laid back, and the atmosphere was awesome. He played cool music, even turning on the disco lights for a few minutes for us all to be silly. His instruction was perfect, he gave us the guideline on how to do the painting, but not so detailed that you felt like you were "messing up" if you didn't do it like he was doing it. The assistant Chelsea was also awesome, very friendly and quick to come by with additional paints and clean up the tables or any messes. There were 7 couples, and ALL of the men seemed to feel comfortable and have a great time. I would HIGHLY recommend this as a date night, or ANY night for that matter. Five Stars isn't enough!

8. Wild Hawgs Saloon

16908 Market St, Channelview, TX 77530-3838 +1 832-376-4555
Wild Hawgs Saloon

9. Baytown Nature Center

6213 Bayway Dr, Baytown, TX 77520-1709 +1 281-420-5360
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Baytown Nature Center

Reviewed By SEAMONKEYINK - Houston, Texas

I absolutely LOVED this place. It's cheap - $4 to get in CASH ONLY. I saw a wide variety of fowl including song birds, pelicans, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, rosette spoonbills, various egrets & herons and osprey. I will definitely be returning to this park.

10. Sylvan Beach Park

576 Bayshore Dr, Harris County Precinct 2 Parks, La Porte, TX 77571-6400 +1 713-221-6000
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4 based on 151 reviews

Sylvan Beach Park

Reviewed By Randall S - La Porte, Texas

Today a decent little park. The 'beaches' are small compared to others in the area. There are now 2 brick enclosed bathroom areas. One near the entrance to this park area and the other near the bait stand near the fishing pier. This fishing pier stands high over the water since it was rebuilt after a hurricane tore the last one apart. On November 11, 2017 there is now more construction; one child's play area is cordoned off and another is being added on the southern area; there is some construction in the northern area. Where water meets land there were bulk heads and rocks there is now sand and gravel. In one area there were life guard stands? In this area of the Houston ship channel one would have to wade a distance to reach over 3 foot but when the bottom drops off it goes deep quickly. Passing ships can create drastic under tows; swimming is ill advised and especially dangerous. There are also a skate board ramps in an old area of the parking lot. Clearly marked no alcohol signs are prevalent.
This park could be referred to as a complex, since the area described above is on the south end. The north end has a boat ramp and a pavilion is in the middle. The pavilion is rarely used today though once was a venue for the Miss Sylvan Beach Beauty Pageant & Revue and in the 1970's rock concerts were held there.
For an all day event the park still has grill stands that can be used for outdoor BBQ or the fishing pier, bait available at the bait stand, now provides decent catches since the ship channel has been cleaned up by regulations.
For an afternoon or morning stroll though the park or playing in the water there are room and activities.
Hourly activities are numerous.
The city of La Porte provides fire work displays on the Fourth of July the ones from the Houston Yacht Club, near, and Baytown, far, are also visible

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