Bay City Pop. 21,030 Alt. 55


Established 1894; seat of Matagorda County. Today commercial center for farming, ranching, oil, and nuclear energy. Port on Colorado River feeder channel connecting with Intracoastal Canal; recreation on river includes boating, skiing, and fishing.

Bay City Art Gallery -

Displays by local artists plus special showings. Open weekdays; 1921 5th St.

Matagorda County Museum -

Early clothing, books, Texas maps, furniture, paintings. Century old carpentry tool collection, late 17th Century music, archives. Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 1 - 4 p.m. 2100 Avenue F. (409)245-7502.

South Texas Project Visitors Center -

About 20 miles southwest of city on F.M. 521.



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