Clute is just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico with its miles of beaches, barrier islands, and numerous wildlife refuges. The Mammoth Lake Scuba Park offers 55 acres of clear water for diving enthusiasts and Sea Center Texas displays Gulf sea life in several saltwater aquariums. Every year Clute hosts the Great Texas Mosquito Festival, which Trip Advisor named the wackiest summer event in the U.S. in 2012. The festival features attractions such as a carnival, barbecue cook-off, off-beat contests, and top music acts.