Clute, Texas, home of The Great Texas Mosquito Festival, is located just 45 minutes away from Houston. The annual celebration has gained national recognition and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country. Half-seriously referred to as “The Texas State Bird”, the Mosquito is an excuse for residents to join in on three days of fun and games. Port Freeport and the area beaches that line the Gulf of Mexico are within five minutes of Clute.
The Center for the Arts and Sciences is home to the Brazosport Art League, the Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, the Brazosport Planetarium, and Brazosport Center Stages. The Center, built for the cultural enrichment of Southern Brazoria County, offers a wealth of educational and artistic opportunities. The Museum includes the most extensive collection of shells in the South, a life-size dinosaur replica, exhibits of wildlife, rocks, minerals, archeology & fossils. The Gallery features changing exhibits of original art. Center Stages presents live plays and musicals, and the Planetarium, live astronomy shows under a 32″ domed ceiling.
Mammoth Lake Water Park, Texas’ newest and largest dive-specific lake, offers 55 acres of clear water for scuba enthusiasts. Divers will have an immense range of objects to dive around, including an F-5 jet, wrecked boats, submarine, antique fire truck, a Colombian mammoth replica and a cave system. New to the collection of artifacts is an F-150 Hercules airplane.
“Where Science, History, and Fun Come Together”
Clute residents know the value of quiet living near the largest city in Texas. Less than an hour south of Houston and even closer to Galveston, this community offers a lot of small-town safety and geographical convenience.
In 2003, the remains of two mammoths were discovered in Clute. This was the first major find of its kind in the Texas Gulf Coast region and has put Clute on the archaeological map. “Joe Mammoth” and “Asiel”, as the mammoths have been named, join “Willie Manchew”, as the mascot of the city’s ambassadors.
The City of Clute and the surrounding area offers deep-sea fishing, bay fishing, and crabbing. Dive at Mammoth Lake Dive Park. Visit the Center for the Arts & Sciences which houses the larges seashell collection in the south.
There are many historical museums, markers, historical cemetaries for the history buffs. Many miles of clean beaches for great family fun.
Clute is located within one hour of major colleges, major airports, and just minutes from international companies such as The Dow Chemical Company, ConocoPhillips and BASF Corporation.