There are a lot of fun and unique attractions and things to do near the Summer Breeze RV Resort in Kemah, TX. These 3 off-the-beaten-path attractions are sure to make lasting memories for your next trip to the Galveston Bay area.
Attractions Near Kemah, TX
- Betty Head Oleander Garden Park
Oleander is an ornamental shrub which often flowers in vibrant displays of single or double blossoms of red, pink, yellow, and/or white. Oleander came to the area in 1841 by way of Jamaica and has thrived ever since in the alkaline soil and subtropical climate. Galveston is known as The Oleander City and is home to the International Oleander Society, which maintains a small, but beautiful park dedicated to this unique and deadly plant. Oleander is poisonous, so look all you want, but don’t touch. You can see oleanders all over the city and by visiting the IOS park, located at 2624 Sealy Ave, Galveston, TX.
- S.S. Selma
This decaying ship made of concrete is the only permanent shipwreck site in the Houston Channel. A product of the WWI steel shortage, the S.S. Selma was one of only 12 of these experimental ships built to aid in the war effort. Construction of the ship was finished just as the war ended, so the Selma was re-commissioned as a civilian oil tanker. After taking a massive hit to the hull less than a year later, the ship was intentionally put to rest in its current location. During Prohibition, the retired ship was used as a site to smash nearly $1,000,000 worth of illegal booze. Today, the wreck can be seen from the Galveston/Bolivar ferry, or by private boat. This attraction near Kemah, TX is one you don’t want to miss.
- Texas City Museum
History buffs, model train lovers, and the whole family are sure to enjoy this 30,000-square-foot local gem packed with Civil War exhibits, pirate memorabilia, collections on famous Texas City residents, and more! This building is also home to the Galveston Country Model Railroad Club, which has on display the largest model train set is Southeast Texas. The museum is located at 409 6th Street N, Texas City and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm, with the Train exhibit only open on Saturdays. Children under 6 are free while adult admission is $7, with discounts for seniors and students.
Come see the sights and attractions in Kemah, TX and book your next stay in the Galveston Bay at Summer Breeze RV Resort.