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This all-American hometown, just south of Houston, is quietly nestled in the endless miles of prairie-like frontier in Brazoria County. The city has grown from a prairie town to a rice and oil center, to a petrochemical kingdom and into the city it is today.
Visitors enjoy fresh fruit and vegetable outdoor markets, 55,000-plus square feet of antique shopping, bass fishing, birding, nature trails, golf, camping, scuba diving, skydiving and more.
Come enjoy the history, attractions and simple way of life.
During the spring, Shimek Gardens is spectacular with more than 850 varieties of daylilies and roses on 4.3 acres. On C.R. 237 one mile west of the city. 281/331-4395. www.hal-pc.org/~neshimek.
Visit Froberg Farms for homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Visitors often pick their own items. Tours are available by request Mon.âÄìFri. in May and Nov. On C.R. 190.
Alvin is also part of The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, which winds through 43 counties along the Texas coast. The trail features 308 wildlife viewing sites.
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