FULTON MANSION - The 1870's French Second Empire structure is the former home of cattleman George W. Fulton. Innovative for its time, the house features several modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing, central lighting and heating. , , TEXAS MARITIME MUSEUM - Experience the rich maritime heritage of Texas from Spanish exploration to the search for offshore oil and gas. You can experience how Texas has relied on the sea to become the great state that it is today. Fee. Located across from Rockport Harbor. , , ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Rooms filled with monthly changing exhibits. Members� gallery room displaying the many talents of local artists. No admission. , , ROCKPORT BEACH PARK � Visit Texas� first 1 mile long Blue Wave Beach with picnic cabanas, restroom facilities, wildlife sanctuary, boat ramps, fishing piers and a fantastic playground for the children. , , BAY FISHING TRIP - Charter a fishing trip in the bay. Call us and we can refer you to an excellent fishing guide. , , CONNIE HAGAR WILDLIFE REFUGE - Step on the platform at the Rockport Beach Park or across from McDonalds and look across at the tremendous number of bird species living on the small islands in the bay. , , TOUR THE MANY ART GALLERIES - Take a gallery walk. Call or stop by the Chamber Visitor Center for brochure listing locations and hours. , , HISTORICAL DRIVING TOUR - Stop by the Chamber Visitor Center and pick up an audio cassette tape., , WALK THE WALKING TRAIL - The fitness walking area at the Rockport Beach Park awaits you! Go through the gate and it is to your left. , , WINDMILL IN THE TREE - During the Hurricane of 1919 what is believed to be the blade of the Fulton's windmill is lodged in the tree behind the Fulton Mansion. Call the Chamber office for details. , , CITY PARKS - Visit our Community Aquatic Park at Stadium & Colorado for recreation and lap pools. Visit Memorial Park at FM 2165 near the Post Office for a fitness trail, playground equipment, tennis courts and picnic areas. , , SPIRIT COLUMNS - Located on Laurel Drive between the Festival Grounds and the Ski Basin, Rockport's first Public Art was created by world-class sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles in honor of the volunteers of Aransas County. , , CRABBING - Have you gone crabbing off the many piers in the area? Stop by the Chamber office for locations. , , SHOP TIL YOU DROP - Visit over 60 stores in the Austin Street downtown Rockport area, Harbor Oaks Shopping Village, Live Oak Plaza, SeaAire Shopping Center, Rockport Plaza, Market Street Center, Fulton Beach Road, downtown Fulton area and many others throughout the community. , , PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT ON BEACH - Kids have a blast on the beach. The safe and shallow water is a step away! Try the new ships Ahoy play set. , , BIRDER'S GUIDE TO THE ROCKPORT-FULTON AREA - A $2 16-page color checklist and driving guide is available at the Chamber office. , , BIG TREE - Visit a 2,000-year old tree measuring over 38 feet in circumference. Take Park Rd. 13 in Lamar and follow the signs. , , COPANO CAUSEWAY - Have you driven by or fished on what is believed to be the longest pier in the world? Take SH 35 north and travel approximately 8 miles. , , ZACHARY TAYLOR TREE - This historic landmark is the site of where Gen. Zachary Taylor and his troops camped during 1845. Ask the Chamber office for more details. Zachary Taylor Days Festival celebrated in November. , , ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Take Hwy. 35 North to FM 774 turn right and follow signs. (35-40 miles) Interpretive Center. Admission. , , SCHOENSTATT SHRINE - In Lamar off Park Rd. 13 lies a beautiful, authentic shrine of sisters of the Schoenstatt. Sunday service in facility area. Chapel open for daily prayer. , , STELLA MARIS CHAPEL - (Lamar) The first church built in Aransas County still stands. Over 100 years old. Original altar in place. , , LAMAR CEMETERY - (Lamar) For history lovers, see burials from Confederate Army and some from 1700's. , , WINDSWEPT OAK TREES - See these live oak trees that are permanently leaning due to the prevailing winds of the southeast. , , DUCK CROSSING - Traveling down Fulton Beach Road, just before you get to the Harbor Bridge you'll see a duck crossing. See the many other species of birds on all the piers along the way. , , SEAFOOD - Have you treated yourself to a delicious seafood dish at one of over 30 restaurants? Try the stuffed shrimp ... Yum! , , WHOOPING CRANE BOAT CRUISE - From November to March take a sightseeing boat to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and see the Whooping Crane and other species of bird and wildlife. , , ROCKPORT CEMETERY - Visit the graves of most of the family of George Ware Fulton. Also, self-taught ornithologist Connie Hagar. In the spring, the wildflowers are beautiful. , , BEACHCOMBING - Walk along the beach and find seashells. , , CANAL SUBDIVISIONS - Drive to see areas such as Key Allegro, Harbor Oaks, City By The Sea, Palm Harbor, Holiday Beach, Bahia Bay, Copano Ridge and others. , , GOLFING - Visit our two private courses, one public course, our public driving range or the local Miniature Gold facility. , , DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP - Contact the Chamber office for professional fishing guides who take charters to fish in the Gulf of Mexico. , , SALTWATER POOL - At the North end of Rockport Beach Park take a dip in a natural Saltwater Pool! Cabanas located nearby. , , PAINT-A-LONGS - Visit some of the art galleries in the downtown area and witness Paint-A-longs as artists get together and paint. , , WATCH THE SUNRISE - The sun rising over the bay is truly remarkable to see and photograph. (Oh, the sunset is great, too!) Take your pick... , , VOLLEYBALL - Play volleyball on the sand at Rockport Beach Park. Two courts available. , , INTERPRETIVE NATURE TRAIL - DEMONSTRATION GARDEN & WETLANDS POND - Experience the sights and sounds of nature in a wetland environment in the midst of our town. 19 interpretive stops lead .8 of a mile (one way). , , KITE FLYING - Winds over Aransas Bay are great not only good for windsurfing and sailing but kite flying, too! Great kite flying area at Rockport Beach Park. , , KAYAK RENTALS - Rent a kayak at the Beach Park and see nature up close and personal , , GOOSE ISLAND STATE PARK - Great for fishing, touring, camping and sightseeing. Huge lighted fishing pier. Seasonal Birding Tours. , , FAMILY PICNIC ON THE BEACH - Over 50 picnic cabanas are available for picnics. Don't forget to take food for the seagulls! , , BOAT RENTALS - From small to large, barge style to flat fishing, there is a rental for you. Contact the Chamber Visitor Lobby for details. , , ROCKPORT OR FULTON HARBOR - Walk along the harbors and maybe get a glimpse of shrimp boats arriving and unloading. , , AND CORPUS CHRISTI is just a 35 minute drive from us! You can visit the Aquarium, art center or tour the Lex! , , As you can see, there is always something to do or you can simply relax and do absolutely nothing!