Tours in La Porte

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What makes your business stand out?

The Battleship Texas is located next to the San Jacinto Battleground, so visitors get an opportunity to experience two great historical sites in one location. Have a picnic under wonderful trees. Bring your camera and capture some great photographs.

What inspired you (or the owner) to start or run this business?

The Battleship Texas is the last remaining U.S. ship to serve in both WWI and WWII. It is also the last of the Dreadnought-style ships. We work hard to maintain her, and nothing makes us happier than when people come to visit The Might T.

What is your most popular offering?

Our Hard Hat Tours are offered five times each year. They occur in January, March, May, October, and November. You can make a reservation on on our website. We also offer an Overnight Education Program and we have hosted 40,000 children at our overnight camp.

Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Visitors of all ages have visited The Texas since 1948 and continue to do so. Come walk the same decks where the heroes of yesterday answered our nation's call to protect America.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?

Visiting [The] Texas can be deeply moving for many people. It is also highly educational for visitors of all ages. In 1914, The Texas was considered the most powerful weapon on the planet. To walk her decks provides memories for years to come.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Meeting visitors and having the opportunity to see their reactions to the experience of being on The Might T.

Business Basics

Established: Before 1950

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 25–50

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary

Most popular offering: Tour the Last Dreadnought—100 years old

Pro Tip: Bring a camera. The Texas is located next to The San Jacinto Monument and Battleground.

3523 Independence Parkway
La Porte,
TX
US

The blades of Vertex Aviation Group?s Schweizer, Bell, and Robinson helicopters slice the sky as their team of pilots carries passengers to and fro throughout the South. The pilots provide a wealth of services via their aerial vantage point, from surveying land and power lines to eradicating agricultural pests. Meanwhile, the company?s FAA-certified trainers teach budding pilots to helm helicopters through ground instruction and hands-on flights, a curriculum more effective than the original helicopter training, running around in a propeller hat.

8703 Telephone Road
Houston,
TX
US

Whaz SUP's team gives clients an up-close view of the Clear Lake Area by renting standup paddleboards, leading guided tours, and holding waterborne yoga classes on paddleboards. Located about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Houston on Galveston Bay, the Clear Lake Area has one of the largest fleets of pleasure boats in the US. Each outing gives guests a steady, all-over workout that engages the core and helps paddlers fit into their high-school cummerbunds.

7500 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston,
TX
US

Whatever size room you receive, all guest rooms come outfitted with Marriott's signature "Revive" bed, which is (hopefully) the closest you'll ever experience to falling asleep inside a wedding cake. "Revive" mattresses are thicker than normal ones and have a plush topper for added comfort, along with a down comforter, extra pillows, and 300-thread-count sheets. It'll be a welcome respite after a day of sampling the many activities within convenient distance from the Marriott: shopping at Greenspoint Mall, loudly suggesting that racehorses run faster at the Sam Houston Race Park, or just swimming in the hotel's indoor pool. You'll also enjoy amenities such as an on-site fitness center, in-room coffee and tea, and gorgeous views of the Houston skyline in all its colors (Houston has more than half of the colors on the ROYGBIV spectrum).

255 North Sam Houston Parkway East
Houston,
TX
US

Discount Windshields of Houston dispatches trained and certified technicians throughout the metro area, their trucks packed with Dow adhesives and replacement windshields cut for cars of every kind. While onsite, staffers also repair rock chips, tint windows, and restore headlights so their beams shine their brightest. A lifetime guarantee bolsters the mobile shop's work, ensuring windshields stay free of air and water leaks, and tinted windows avoid eye contact with other, less cool vehicles.

723 Main Street
Houston,
TX
US