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Bridgeport, Texas

Bridgeport's history began in 1860, when a toll bridge near the current townsite was built across the Trinity River to accommodate the Butterfield Stagecoach that ran from St. Louis to San Francisco. A post office was established in 1873, near the toll bridge that gave birth to the city. To celebrate the days of the stagecoach, Bridgeport hosts its largest event of the year, Butterfield Stage Days, the second weekend in May. The annual rodeo is held during the second weekend in July, and other events include Coal Miner's Day in September, Pumpkin Fest in October, and the Cavalcade of Lights Christmas parade.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

C.A.R.E. - Center for Animal Research and Education

The Center for Animal Research & Education, (CARE) was founded to provide for the rescue, rehabilitation, and holistic nurturing of sick, injured or abused big cats, thus ensuring a vital habitat and safe haven for them to live in comfort and with dignity. 

Bridgeport, TX Wildlife Refuges

Bridgeport Historical Museum

The Bridgeport Historical Museum houses artifacts and displays that showcase the city's history from the late 19th century. Exhibits include a display depicting a downtown store and the household of an early settler in Bridgeport. In addition, there are artifacts from the town'

Bridgeport, TX Museums

Bridgeport Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1

Bridgeport, TX Golf Courses

Runaway Bay Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Bridgeport, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Bridgeport, TX

Site of First Home in Cameron

An historical marker marks the boyhood home of L. S. "Sul" Ross (1838-1898) Texas Governor from 1887 to 1891. L. S. Ross who ...

Arts Unlimited

Arts Unlimited features a collection of artists' paintings, ceramics, and other crafts. There are six rooms of locally handma...

Gibbons Creek Lake Fishing

Use of juglines, throwlines and trotlines is prohibited in this lake. Their is a slot length limit for bass. Only one bass 2...