Things To Do In Bay City


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  • Matagorda County Museum
    It's easy to picture what life was like in centuries past at Matagorda County Museum. That's because the museum highlights the county's most memorable events with both detailed recreations and actual artifacts. Guests can absorb the county's nautical history by viewing a cannon and other artifacts recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of Matagorda Bay. They can also learn about indigenous family life or discover the charms and hardships of life in a covered wagon thanks to exhibits on those topics. For an even more immersive experience, families need only step in to the award-winning children's section of the museum. There, kids can discover what life was really like more than 100 years ago in a recreation of a late 19th-century town. Newly minted citizens can swing by the town's O.K. Corral to drop off their horses, stop into the barber shop for a shave and a haircut, or head to the one-room schoolhouse to look over education primers. Other places of interest include an opera house, a post office, and, in case anyone at the post office gets caught opening letters not addressed to them, a jail.
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    2100 Avenue F
    Bay City, TX US
  • The Fat Grass
    The premier destination for a delicious menu, The Fat Grass in Bay City is one of the area's top-rated restaurants. The great menu options allow guests to focus on what matters: the superb quality. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. If you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering (or a birthday meal), it's rated as a nice local option for big groups and families with children. If you don't feel like eating in, you can always grab your food to go, or just place an order for delivery. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty broad selection behind the bar. A highly-regarded option for both lunch and dinner, The Fat Grass definitely won't leave you disappointed. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a private lot nearby or can park on the street. Would you prefer to ride there? Bike parking is also provided.
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    1717 7th St
    Bay City, TX US
  • Knee Deep Fishing with Captain Ciruti
    An angler of redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and tripletail on the Matagorda Bay and Colorado River for more than a quarter century, Knee Deep Fishing's Captain Ciruti shares fishing wisdom during guided trips. The captain provides all gear on drifting trips, welcoming anglers aboard his 22-foot Torrent CAT 5 boat powered by a 200-HP Suzuki engine and hundreds of bubbles blown by harnessed trout. For fishermen with their own rods and wading boots, Ciruti leads walk-and-wade excursions into shallow flats and along coastlines. To accommodate nature admirers and history buffs, Ciruti also charters eco tours to illuminate the history, layout, and wildlife of the bay and its surrounding waterways. Skyward glances may yield views of pelicans, herons, and eagles, and below, land-bound creatures such as deer, hogs, and coyotes may make appearances along the banks.
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    189 County Rd. 255
    Bay City, TX US
  • Doublesteal Fishing Guide Service
    Captain Walt Wendtland can most often be found aboard their Torrent Boat 24 ft powered by 200 hp Mercury Pro XS fishing boat. The broad-bottomed watercraft easily cruise the long, shallow tracts of Matagorda Bay as the captains hunt the same prey they have for more than 25 years. They take guests on cruises, providing rods, reels, sunscreen, and cleaning for any catch that gets hauled in. Groups typically pursue trout, redfish, and flounder, though they sometimes seek out seasonal prey such as tripletail.
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    189 County Rd. 213
    Matagorda, TX US
  • River Bend Tavern & Restaurant
    If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out River Bend Tavern & Restaurant in Matagorda. River Bend Tavern & Restaurant is great for families with kids. Come order a flavorful feast at River Bend Tavern & Restaurant, and sit outside if it's nice! Can't stay at River Bend Tavern & Restaurant long? Pick up and go home. Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from River Bend Tavern & Restaurant.
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    1422 Fm 2031
    Matagorda, TX US
  • El Maton National Hall
    Spice up your week with a trip to El Maton National Hall in Elmaton, and enjoy grub at the top of its game. Your group can sit comfortably at El Maton National Hall, a local restaurant. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to El Maton National Hall in jeans and a hoodie. Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
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    565 Fm
    Elmaton, TX US

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