View Full Version : Things to see, do and eat between Houston and Panama City?
03-28-2011, 01:07 PM
Hey all, I will be driving out in May to attend a wedding in the Florida Panhandle. I'd like to make the drive in one long day ( I may take longer on the way back, and I'd like to take time for at least a quick stop in New Orleans, considering that I haven't visited yet.) I'd also like to make a few quick stops along the way. Does anyone have any suggestions for sights, food or anything that is worth a stop but won't take more than an hour or two?
03-28-2011, 02:21 PM
Pretty good fried and cajun style seafood at The Schooner in Port Arthur, TX. A little pricey for the type of food it is, but also absolutely delicious.
Also, if you're into corny roadside attractions, world's largest fire hydrant in Beaumont:
03-28-2011, 07:24 PM
What route are you taking? There is a very cool Katrina memorial in Biloxi. Also, up and down the Miss. coast along Hwy 90, there are a lot of wood sculptures in the highway median. These are the stumps of oak trees which were killed by the salt water of the surge; local artists have carved them into the shapes of sea creatures.
03-29-2011, 08:16 AM
Right off I-10 at Grosse Tete is the Tiger Truck Stop. Get some gas, food, and check out a live Tiger. They also have video poker. Well worth the stop.
Tiger Truck Stop (http://www.tigertruckstop.com/)
03-29-2011, 03:51 PM
The truck stop isn't owned by a guy named Wingo, is it?
Thanks folks, and sorry for not getting back sooner. It would probably only add a couple of hours to cross into Louisiana at Sabine Pass, and drive along 82, then enter Biloxi on US-90. I was born on the Gulf and haven't been back in years. This should do me good.
03-29-2011, 05:24 PM
I've always wanted to check out the Abita Brewery (http://abita.com/learn/brewery-overview.php) in Abita Springs, LA. It looks like it would be about a 1.5-2 hour detour, all in all, though.
03-29-2011, 10:28 PM
Good idea. I was planning to stay on I-10 for both legs, but I may take I-12 on the return.
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