What to do and see in Angleton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 5, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Angleton is a city in and the county seat of Brazoria County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Angleton lies at the intersection of State Highway 288, State Highway 35, and the Union Pacific Railroad. The population was 18,862 at the 2010 census. Angleton is in the 14th congressional district, and is represented by Republican Congressman Randy Weber.
Restaurants in Angleton

1. Crocodile Encounter

23231 County Road 48, Angleton, TX 77515-8725 +1 281-595-2232
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Crocodile Encounter

Reviewed By pnkgirl27 - San Antonio, Texas

I loved visiting this place! The tour guide lady was excellent and very informative with the animals personalities and habits. They seem to really care about the business. The grounds are spread out and you are given a map for self guided tours also. We enjoyed seeing the large tortoises, they were amazing! The best part of this place, in my opinion, is that the crocodiles are never harmed or bred for food. It is heartbreaking to visit some tourist places where that happens. Not here! All animals are cherished!

2. Sea Center Texas

300 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5678 +1 979-292-0100
Excellent
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. See saltwater aquariums showcasing the diversity of the Texas coast and tour the largest redfish hatchery in the world. Reservations required for hatchery tours. Hours for visitation are Tuesday through Saturday 9 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm, Closed Mondays. Aquarium feedings Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am. Free Admission and Tours.

Reviewed By Jerry G - Granite Shoals, Texas

We visted Sunday August 20. Four of us toured. A great educational venue for Saltwater habitats and fisheries. Definitely a place for children. They will enjoy the touch tank and the display of the different types if fish.

Best of all its free!

Plan to spend some time with tje family

3. Brazosport Museum of Natural Science

400 College Dr, Clute, TX 77531-4778 +1 979-265-7831
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Brazosport Museum of Natural Science

Reviewed By Kathy J - hawkins, United States

This museum has a very friendly atmosphere and is not intimidating at all. The girls loved looking at all the exhibits and then the interactive part for children was just great. We stayed for about 3 hours. I will definitely put it on our "Must Do" list for next year.

4. Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

2022 County Road 227, Freeport, TX 77541-9660 +1 979-922-1037
Excellent
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By Bob W

This refuge hosts thousands of overwintering waterfowl - ducks, geese and shorebirds. There's an autotour loop that passes ponds and marsh habitat for easy viewing from the comfort of your vehicle. If you plan to get out of your car, bring plenty of insect spray, as the mosquitoes can be pretty brutal at any time of the year.

For a fantastic birding experience, participate in the Freeport Christmas Bird Count, held on a Sunday each December. Check out Houston Audubon's website for the exact date.

5. Skydive Spaceland Houston

16111 Fm 521 Rd, Rosharon, TX 77583-6821
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5 based on 72 reviews

Skydive Spaceland Houston

Your heart's pounding, the wind is blasting by your face, and you're crouched at the open door of a flying airplane knowing you're about to have the time of your life! Whether you're looking for a thrill to spice up your day, an item to check off your bucket list, or a new hobby to throw yourself into, you're in the right place! Skydive Spaceland-Atlanta is one of the world's biggest, most progressive skydiving training centers, and we top it all off with our famous Texas hospitality-because that's how this third-generation family business has done things in Houston for more than 14 years!

Reviewed By Sidharth_sattiraju - Duliajan

Some things are meant to be experienced irrespective of what we are spending. The thrill of jumping of a plane itself is worth million bucks. Adding to that how good Skydive spaceland handled my jump is just the icing on the cake. Even though it was a tandem skydive, i would consider it a daredevil act on my part, because also the professionals who were along with me were very alert, inspite of their numerous jumps.
Coming to practicalities, a jump on weekdays would cost less than on weekends. If it is your first time do consider the option of a video, it will be a good souvenir in coming days. Even though jump duration was only 8 mins, my travel from Houston to Rosharon was 45 mins, been 30 mins early to informed time and had to wait for my slot for about 30 mins and then orientation for 30 mins, takeoff-20 mins (may be) and jump. Plan for atleast 4-5 hours (mine being the last slot on a saturday at 230PM). AND GOOD LUCK

6. Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

1702 N 13th St, West Columbia, TX 77486-2300 +1 979-345-4656
Excellent
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4 based on 25 reviews

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is situated on 66 acres along the Brazos River, 50 miles south of Houston in Brazoria County. The site was donated to the state in 1957 by Miss Ima Hogg, daughter of Texas Gov. James S. Hogg, and dedicated and opened on March 24, 1958. Today, the site tells the story of the plantation's 134-year history. Although the land was first settled by Austin colonist Martin Varner in 1824, the antebellum mansion was built by slaves of the property's second owner, Columbus Patton, using handmade bricks from the Brazos River mud. In 1901, James S. Hogg, the first native-born Texas Governor, purchased the land for oil speculation. The site includes the majestic plantation house, pecan orchards, numerous original outbuildings and outdoor features including the governor's bathtub, Patton's cemetery, and sugarcane mill ruins.

Reviewed By Andrew H - Duncan B.C.

We visited for two hours on damp day out from Houston. Wonderful oasis of extensive lawns and trees . There are symmetrical limes of pecans, magnolias and some gnarled and old oaks. The plantation is impressive. The history of the Varner ownership followed by the Patton and later the Hogg family's purchase is of great interest.Associations with slavery, sugar plantations and sugar refinery, as well as oil drilling are all discussed in helpful exhibits and a great tour of the plantation house by a knowledgeable guide were helpful to building the story of this place. This was enjoyed by us all but as part of a day trip and definitely not a full day!

7. Stephen F. Austin Statue

25655 S Hwy 288, Angleton, TX 77515
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4 based on 26 reviews

Stephen F. Austin Statue

Reviewed By JohnWard2013 - Lake Jackson, Texas

This is a locally-sponsored statue to welcome visitors to the birthplace of Texas area.
The statue stands out above the highway. It is particularly striking, illuminated after dark.
I swung by during the day. The gift shop was closed. The grounds were well-kept, but empty of visitors or workers.

8. Lake Jackson Historical Museum

249 Circle Way St, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5232 +1 979-297-1570
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Lake Jackson Historical Museum

Reviewed By Maahart3 - Johnson City, Tennessee

I drive to Lake Jackson while visiting Houston. The history museum was small, but very informative about the many chemical companies that support the community. There were wax museum figures with interactive activities for children. There were many nonfiction text features for quick reference The singer Selena grew up there and they have a nice exhibit/memorial for her.

9. Columbia Historical Museum

247 E Brazos Ave, West Columbia, TX 77486-2727 +1 979-345-6125
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Columbia Historical Museum

Reviewed By Kaiser_D - Texas

This museum has been steadily expanding its scope of interest and concurrently its collection over the past few years. Seemingly, this Museum has begun to look at more successful models of governance and development, and now has a Board and member meetings.

I’m sure that you could visit and avoid making a donation because they really want to increase the number of visitors. Since the town is ten minutes’ drive west of the major freeway (288), though Highway 36 is only a few hundred yards away, the Museum doesn’t benefit from much accidental traffic. There are gifts for purchase, including some attractive mugs and cards. You could take the whole family and probably enjoy the collection and grounds for less than $20 for as many hours as you and your children could stand.

Although the Museum will likely grow substantially in the next two years, a visit now would offer a great glimpse into Texas history and the unique stories of the West Columbia-Brazoria area. Given its proximity to many other historic sites, I think a weekend visit and overnight stay would allow a visitor to fully appreciate the collection.

10. MSR Houston

1 Performance Dr, Angleton, TX 77515-7878 +1 281-369-0677
Excellent
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5 based on 12 reviews

MSR Houston

Reviewed By Bob E - Ada, Michigan

This is one hot Go Kart experience. The track layout is really challenging and fun, the karts really rip (go for the ones with the higher numbers--16-20--for the fastest karts) and listen to the staff for some really good tips on how to find the line and really make time on this course. They were racing on the real race track next to it while we were running so the noises from that track added to the excitement and the experience. They've also got karts for younger teens to ride on which are a bit slower...but not much. Very fun!

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