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texas disc golf   Sea Rim State Park
The Gambusia Nature Trail boardwalk through gator-dotted marshland and new West Dune Boardwalk are highlights of 5 miles of natural beach. Pack a kayak to explore new paddle trails through the marsh and reach out to nature.

buu mon Buddhist temple   Buu Mon Buddhist Temple
Visit this beautiful four-tier pagoda tower that symbolizes tenets in the Buddhist faith. Buu Mon Buddhist Temple is known nationally and internationally for the quality of the tropical and hardy lotuses and water lilies grown here. The gardens also feature towering bamboo varieties, bananas, and citrus trees. Garden tours are available.

texas ecotourism   Marsh and Swamp Tours
Texas Marshland tours covers the state's largest freshwater marsh on a guided boat excursion with native and migratory birds, alligators and other wildlife, history and more. Shangri-La in Orange offers pontoon boat tours through the cypress knees.

texas civil war battle   Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historic Site
Sabine Pass Battleground was the site of a significant Civil War battlefield in 1863. Learn the history of the small band of Confederate soldiers that defeated four Union gunboats, preventing Union forces from penetrating the Texas interior. The site features a stately bronze statue of Confederate Lt. Richard "Dick" Dowling, who led the 46 men to victory. Explore the uppermost point of the Texas coast at this 57.5-acre park with its walking trail and clear view across Sabine Pass to Louisiana.

tx gulf coast   Enjoy the Museum of the Gulf Coast
This fascinating museum tells the natural history, art and popular culture of the Texas Gulf Coast. Highlights include the largest indoor mural in the Southwest depicting the history of the region from prehistory to the discovery of oil at Spindletop, Music and Sports Halls of Fame. Learn about notable people from the Gulf Coast, including Port Arthur's own Janis Joplin and Babe Zaharias.

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