Introduction to Galena Park, Texas
Galena Park, Texas, in Harris county, is 3 miles NW of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 8 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Houston metropolitan area. Galena Park contains a population of approximately 10,592.
Galena Park History
Galena Park was first settled in 1835 and known as Clinton. It was originally a farming and ranching community. It became a railroad center in the 1880s. Petrochemical industry flourished in the area in the early 1900s. The city's name was changed to Galena Park in 1935 becasue another city in Texas was called Clinton. The city of Galena Park was named after the Galena Signal Oil Company of Texas.
Galena Park and nearby Attractions
- 1940 Air Terminal Museum
- Houston Zoo
- Children's Museum of Houston
- WaterWorld at Houston
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
- Armand Bayou Nature Center
Things To Do In Galena Park
During your stay in Galena Park, you can spend your leisure hours at Houston Zoo, 1940 Air Terminal Museum, and Children's Museum of Houston. The Galena Park City Park and Galena Manor Park are also ideal for day trips. In addition, the city offers easy access to Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Printing History, Battleship Texas State Historical Site, McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, and Sheldon Lake State Park.
Galena Park Transportation
The George Bush Intercontinental Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
Galena Park Higher Education
San Jacinto College-Central Campus, Texas Southern University, and University of Houston-University Park are some of the nearby colleges and universities.