Introduction to Victoria, Texas
Victoria, Texas, in Victoria county, is 73 miles N of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city has a population of 60,603.
Victoria, which was incorporated as a city in 1839, is the second-oldest incorporated city in Texas. It was named in honor of General Guadalupe Victoria, who was the first President of independent Mexico. For a short period in 1840, Victoria became the capital of the provisional government of the Republic of the Rio Grande. In 1958, it was also the location of the Foster Air Force Base prior to its decommissioning.
Victoria and Nearby Attractions
- Riverside Park
- Nave Museum
- Texas Zoo
- McNamara House Museum
- Indianola Remnants
Things To Do In Victoria
Popular museums in the area include Nave Museum, Children's Discovery Museum, and McNamara House Museum. Parks like Riverside Park and Goliad State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing, and hiking. Texas Zoo is a popular tourist attraction and a favorite site for young children. Local events include Czech Heritage Festival, Black History Festival and Parade, and the Jazz Festival.
Victoria Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.
Victoria Higher Education
The local college is Victoria College and University of Houston - Victoria campus. Other nearby colleges include Texas Lutheran University and Wharton County Junior College.