Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, the city of Wharton is an hour’s drive from downtown Houston. The city is a paradise for birdwatchers and sportsmen. From fashion to antiques, the shops in Wharton have almost everything in store for you. The Dinosaur Park, with a life-size dinosaur sculpture is extremely popular among the locals. The 20th Century Technology Museum is also an interesting place to be in.