Man fishing off a pier on a sunny, partially cloudy day
Baytown Nature Center. Photo by Will van Overbeek


Steeped in rich history, Baytown shares its bay with the San Jacinto Monument and battlegrounds, which are just a ferry ride away. The town is home to the Trophy Barber Shop, with its polar bear and trophies on display, and to the Lee College Performing Arts Center. Baytown is 26 miles east of Houston.

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