within surrounding Harris and Galveston Coutnies encompassing the Johnson Space Center.
The area is a combination of bisiness, industry, technology, education and
waterfront living where residents and visitors enjoy the waters of Clear Lake and
Galveston Bay. Included are such communities as Clear Lake Shores, El Lago, Kemah,
League City, Nassau Bay, Seabrook, Taylor Lake Village, Webster, and the Clear Lake City
community, now a part of Houston. This area has 19 marinas with more than 7,000 boat
Be sure to visit Eagle Dancer which features museum quality
Native-American art, as well as sand paintings, rugs, drums, ceremonial headdresses, and
much more. At 159 S. Gulf Freeway, exit 23.
Armand Bayou Nature Center-
Clear Lake Queen-
2 1/2 hour narrated excursion ride on Clear Lake offered Sat., Sun.
and holidays at 3 p.m. No reservation required. Dinner cruises available
Thurs. & Fri. at 8 p.m.; Sat at 7:30 p.m. (Reservations required by 3 p.m. day of
cruise). Boarding starts one hour prior to cruises. Boat docked at Clear Lake
Park, just past NASA on NASA Rd 1. For reservations call 713/333-3334.
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center-
Visit headquarters of America's manned space program, the famous
"Misson Control" that guided pioneering astronauts, and driects the Space
Shuttle project. See Space Center Houston below.
Space Center Houston-
A state-of-the-art education and entertainment complex that serves
as the visitor center for NASA/Johnson Space Center. Billed as "The Closest
Thing to Space on Earth," the Center provides an adventure into the past, present,
and future of NASA's manned space flight program with interactive exhibits, a large-format
film, and behind the scenes tram tours of JSC, home of America's astronauts.
Original space hardware, such as a Mercury capsule, Gemini spacecraft, and Apollo 17
command module are displayed in simulated natural settings. Try on space helmets,
touch a moon rock, operate computer simulators to practice landing a shuttle or retrieving
a satellite, or participate in demonstrations of how astronauts eat, sleep, and handle
routine tasks while living in space. Open Mon - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (till 7pm
during the summer); Sat, Sun, and holidays, 10 a.m - 7 p.m. Located 20 miles
southeast of downtown Houston, 3 miles east of I-45 on NASA Road 1. For information,
713/244-2105, or 1-800-972-0369. Admission Fee.
Star Gazer Yacht-
Elegantly appointed 100-ft. yacht offers dinner/dance cruises on
Fri. & Sat. and Sun. while cruising leisurely along the shores of Clear Lake.
Reservations required. Call 713/334-4692. At South Shore Harbour Marina. From
I-45, exit at FM 518 and head east onto FM 2094; turn left on South Shore Boulevard to
marina. Berthed next to Pier #1.
Visitor Information Center-
Maps, Brochures, literature and schedule of events available at
visitor center. Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Christmas. 1201 NASA Rd. 1.
713/488-7676 or 1-800-844-5253.