- The list below includes 141 free or cheap things to do in or near Pearland, Texas, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Walking Trails, Bowling and Playgrounds.
- From Centennial Park to Southdown Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Pearland and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Houston, Sugar Land, Pasadena and Friendswood.
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Harborside Drive & 20th St, Galveston, TX 77550 MoreLess Info
Visitors to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center climb onto a retired jackup drilling rig. Once onboard, visitors can see exhibits explain the offshore oil and gas industry.
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25th and Strand Street, Galveston, TX 77550 MoreLess Info
Presenting Galveston's history with a paranormal twist, Ghost Tours of Galveston offers a walking tour starting at the Railroad Museum and ending at the Tremont hotel. Guests learn about the sightings and stories of spirits at the locations they visit.
The Sterling Room is a live music venue providing visitors with nighttime entertainment. The venue is host to musical performances by musicians from a variety of musical genres. The Sterling Room also hosts comedy and burlesque shows.
Operated by the community parks department, Bear Branch Swimming Pool is an Olympic-sized pool and aquatic center. Open daily to the public in season, the pool is lifeguard-supervised, offers swim lessons, and home to local swim teams.
Located on Pelican Island, Seawolf Park offers a playground, picnic areas, and a fishing pier. Self-guided tours are available on the 2 historic sea vessels the USS Cavalla, a WWII submarine and the USS Stewart, a destroyer escort.
Hurricane Ike killed 40,000 trees on Galveston Island, and so Galveston Island Tree Conservancy was formed to help turn the dead trees into sculptures including 3 Pelicans and Fish, Alligators, Angel Cradling Bunny, Angel with Lambs, and Dalmatian. The 33 sculptures are visible all over Galveston.
There are three presentations shown at Pier 21 Theater. All of the films reflect some history of Galveston and include The Great Storm that covers the 1900 hurricane, The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite about the infamous pirate, and Galveston: Gateway to the Gulf about the city's role in immigration.
With Texas Seaport Museum, visitors can walk on the deck and explore the interior of a three-masted, 1877 tall ship. The museum also has exhibits with displays filled with artifacts and remnants from maritime history.
Rod rentals, bait, cold refreshments, food, snacks, and alcoholic beverages are available at 61st St. Fishing Pier which is a family friendly location. There is an observation deck to view the Gulf of Mexico in addition to the extensive pier space for general fishing.