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Museum of the Coastal Bend

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Address: 2200 E Red River St, Victoria, TX 77901-4442
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+1 361-582-2511
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Victoria, Texas
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Victoria, Texas
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Diane1437
Dallas, Texas
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Catching up on my (Yankee) history of Texas. Replicas of the French ship that sank "the Belle' cannons from the excavation of the site. I wish there was seats to sit when you were listening to the history. Visitors can use an atalatal Not as easy as it looks to kill dnosaurz.

Thank metooboohoo
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116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 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
Liberty Hill, Texas
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 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
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Super interesting topics with very informative speakers. Great series! They are so creative in their offerings--always something new at this museum.

1 Thank Bridgette P
Mission, Texas
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

You can learn so much about the areas history by walking through sections of the different time frames. They also have a great exhibit of birds from the area.

1 Thank Laura C
Northwood, Iowa
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79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I very much enjoyed the museum from start to finish. The displays were all well-marked and explanations were written in a style that would educate school children but was not boring to adults. The museum is bring and airy; the displays are well presented. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there are volunteers helping with archaeological tasks such as sifting through gravel... More 

1 Thank Foodwriter50459
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is a great local museum with an emphasis on the native and colonial history of the area. The highlight of the museum are the cannon from LaSalle's fort as well as many items from both the French and Spanish colonial area. There are also many native American artifacts. There is a small giftshop with local books available. Admission is... More 

Thank Kevin F
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Small museum on the Victoria College campus (used to be the college library). Donation suggested. (We paid $5 each). Displays and artifacts showing the discovery and development of the area. Mentions the Belle, a shipwreck recently discovered nearby.

Thank Shirley L
Houston, TX
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Our fifth out of 7 stops on the La Salle Odyssey tour. Very knowledgeable docent and great artifacts. Minimal entrance fee.

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