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TEXAS INDEPENDENCE, SAN JACINTO AND HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL TOUR

 

 

Drive over the Houston Ship Channel which is part of the Port of Houston.  The 25-mile-long complex is one of the United States busiest sea ports.  The proximity to Texas oilfields led to the establishment of a vast amount of petrochemical refineries along the waterway.  You will drive past the landscape of refineries and their intricate tangle of pipes, their forests of cooling towers and stacks, and their fields of tanks along the Texas Independence Highway.

 

 

 

 

San Jacinto Monument which commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto (1836) in which Texas won its independence from Mexico.  Experience the world's tallest stone monument, taller than the Washington Monument. Discover our nation's past among the museum's many exhibits and antiquities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Battleship Texas – commissioned in 1914  The operational career of the Texas spanned a period of over 30 years, played a major role in two world wars, and helped to establish a strong national defense posture during the peacetime period between the wars.

 

 

 

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