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Museum of the Coastal Bend

2200 E Red River St, Victoria, TX 77901-4442
+1 361-582-2511
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Love this museum!

This is a very informative museum about the area history. I really liked the information about the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marianne M
via mobile
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 2 November 2017
Livnanny
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2200 E Red River St, Victoria, TX 77901-4442
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very informative museum about the area history. I really liked the information about the French and Spanish explorers! Admission is free!

Thank Marianne M
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Reviewed 2 November 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!

Thank Livnanny
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Reviewed 7 September 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
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Reviewed 24 August 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

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Reviewed 11 July 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
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Reviewed 2 July 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
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Reviewed 12 May 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
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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
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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...More

Thank metooboohoo
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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
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Loperfan
16 September 2016|
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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.
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