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Baytown is a city in Texas. When you are in Baytown, you can rest assured you are in one of the most industrialized places of the world. With Exxon's Baytown Refinery on the west, Chevron's Cedar Bayou Plant on the northeast, the Covestro Baytown Industrial Plant on the east, and a smattering of other industries in between, you're likely to see flare stacks and storage tanks or tanker cars wherever you go, and might think you need a gas mask. But, in spite of this, there are still natural and cultural attractions to behold. And Garey Busey and Renee Zellweger used to call this place home.

Get in[edit]

Fred Hartman Bridge

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Baytown Historical Museum, 220 W Defee St, +1 281 427-8768. Tu-Sa 10AM-2PM. Art and history exhibits, like Umbrella Alley (corridor with suspended umbrellas above type of scenario)


Goose Creek
  • Evergreen Point Golf Club, 1530 Evergreen Rd, +1 281-837-9000. 18-hole golf course.
  • 1 Baytown Nature Center, 6213 Bayway Dr, +1 281 424-9198. Daily 6:30AM-6:45PM. Uplands, marsh, and wetland habitat where some 300+ species of birds have been noted and where you can view a variety of grasses and hike 7 miles of trails. On site is a designated bird sanctuary and butterfly garden. $4 adults, $1 children.
  • 2 Pirates Bay Water Park, 5300 E Rd, +1 281 422-1150. $20 adults, $15 children (under 48 inches).
  • Houston Raceway Park, 2525 S FM 565 Rd, +1 281-383-RACE (7223). Major Motorsports venue, fast cars and family fun.



  • El Toro Mexican Restaurant, 1301 Decker Dr, +1 281 427-3831. The freshest Tex-Mex, Margaritas, Lunch Menu, etc. Catering available.



Stay safe[edit]

The Baytown police are a little paranoid about outsiders and have accosted visitors. If you are doing anything as suspicious as photographing in the direction of the refineries, you might be stopped, searched, and held for a long time.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Baytown
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