The truth is that the City of Texas City has little to offer for vacationing travelers. Mainly an industrial working town, it is dominated by oil refineries and petrochemical plants. However, travelers can find ample entertainment and amusement in the area because the Port of Texas City is less than 19 kilometers from Galveston Island to the southeast and about 56 kilometers from Houston to the northwest.
Those who do visit the Port of Texas City will enjoy seeing Heritage Square, a museum of homes and a popular gathering place for community and private events. Among the homes at Heritage Square is the Davison House, home of the first postmaster and the first child born in the Port of Texas City. The William Moore Home was build in 1895 in the Victorian style with gingerbread trim.
The Port of Texas City is home to the Memorial Park and Cemetery, which was built in memory of the unidentified victims of the 1947 explosion. A monument in the park honors not only those dead but also the soldiers from Texas City who gave their lives during 20th Century wars.
The Mikesha-Sandberg Park in the Port of Texas City, also dedicated to the 1947 disaster, honors the general manager and assistant manager of the Texas City Terminal Railroad at the time of the explosion. It also contains the propeller from the SS High Flyer, the second ship that exploded on that fateful day. Mikesha, the general manager, died that day. Sandberg, the assistant manager, survived to help the rescue and to become manager of the Port of Texas City.