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Matagorda County Museum

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Address: 2100 Avenue F, Bay City, TX 77414-5015
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+1 979-245-7502

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Small town museum with tons of history

The main floor has great history from Matagorda County throughout while the basement level is hours of fun for the little ones!

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Brittany V
Bay City, Texas
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Bay City, Texas
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The main floor has great history from Matagorda County throughout while the basement level is hours of fun for the little ones!

Thank Brittany V
Bay City, Texas
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Children's museum is AMAZING! The "big kid" museum is filled with such wonderful treasures from Matagorda County's past. We LOVE this place!

Thank atexasbeachbabe
Bay City, Texas
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Proud of our little museum and the history here! Unique artifacts to view that have been donated by local families! But the gem is in the basement. Walk down the steps of the what used to be the town Post Office and walk into a little town! I always get requests from my grandkids to take them to the Children's... More 

Thank CherylABentley
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Interesting to see all of the "artifacts" related to the development of this city over time. Very interesting . . . .

Thank Teresa S
Victoria, Texas
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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 

Thank Autmn M
Warren, Michigan
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3 reviews
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

Thank teenie5
Houston, Texas
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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 

Thank houstonnative47
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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.

Thank AquarenaJane
Dallas, TX
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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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Reviewed 18 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 

1 Thank Natster396

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