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Alvin is in the Gulf Coast of Texas. Home of the Pitcher Nolan Ryan. It's about 20 miles southeast of Houston, at the intersections of SH-35 and SH-6.

Get in[edit]

Map of Alvin

SH-35 business cuts right through down town. From I-45, exit Telephone Rd. and go south until you see Alvin.

Get around[edit]

Car. Only car. This is near-rural Texas!

See[edit]

  • Nolan Ryan fans be sure to catch the statue of him. The McDonald's on Highway 35 at the south end of Alvin is replete with Nolan Ryan garb.
  • Alvin Museum Society, 302 W Sealy St. More depictions of Nolan Ryan and history of Alvin in general, that it was a sundown town and all that. Tel: +1 281-331-4469. Tu-Sa 10:45AM-3PM.

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Eat[edit]

Pecans fallen from the trees. They're addictive!

  • La Tapatia (at SH-35 business and E. House.). A small taqueria chain with affordable Mexican food with a nice environment! $5.
  • Joe's Barbeque Company, 1400 E Hwy 6, +1 281-331-9626. Daily 10:30AM-8PM. Chicken fried steak and peach cobbler and buffet on weekends. $.

Drink[edit]

Brazoria county is a "wet" county. It used to be "damp" which meant you could only buy beer with low alcohol content. The availability is still somewhat lacking, so consider going to Galveston County for a better selection.

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Go next[edit]

Routes through Alvin
HoustonSugar Land  N Texas 6.svg S  → merges into I-45.svgGalveston
Corpus ChristiBay City  S Texas 35.svg N  PearlandHouston


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