Houston Things to Do

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  • 1. NASA Johnson Space Center

    I concur - if you have a car, it is a much better option to drive to Space Center Houston instead of taking the bus there. After your tour of NASA, I recommend heading down NASA Rd 1 towards the bay...

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  • 2. Williams Water Wall

    Normally, we park at the Galleria, but on weekends the free parking lot is just so crowded that it takes 20-30 mins to spot a parking place....add wastage of gas to it! If you dont mind walking a few...

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  • 3. Herman Park

    Nice break from walking around. Jumping off at the children's park isn't recommended because even though the train passes close to the playground, the builders inexplicably chose a distant corner to...

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  • 4. Galleria

    The Galleria is a gargantuan mall, 3 levels and a few separate buildings. It's anchored by department stores and is full of lots of little shops of interest--there's an Apple Store and a Swarovski...

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  • 5. San Jacinto State Park

    The real highlight of this state park is the Battleship Texas. This ship was commissioned in 1914 and served through both World Wars. It fought at the Tampico Incident, fended off U-Boats in both...

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  • 6. Downtown

    The downtown has continued to grow and it has many great architecturally significant office complexes. It also has the main thoroughfares going right through the middle of the city, making it...

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  • 7. Rodeo

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the biggest events in Houston, spread throughout a month. Can you imagine a whole month of nightly cow ropin', bull ridin', and boot scootin' with some...

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  • 8. Museum of Natural Science

    The museum is Free on Tuesdays and stays open till 8pm on that day. And if you go any other day, they will let you in for free in the last 30 minutes before they close. I always feel like they charge...

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  • 9. Zoo

    My whole family went to the zoo in the fall (September). We took my nephews who were 1 and 3 at the time. Although it was still pretty hot, we had a great time. The animals here are healthy, and well...

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  • 10. Ship Channel

    The Houston Ship Channel is the 30+ mile long waterway that extends from Galveston Bay to the southeast side of town, and turns into Buffalo Bayou, which runs through the center of the city. The Ship...

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  • 11. Menil Collection

    I have lived in Houston for a total of seven years and never knew about this gallery until I read "1000 Places To See Before You Die." Now, I'm not a person that art speaks to. I appreciate the talent...

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  • 12. Kemah

    Kemah is a small, charming waterfront community at the entrance to Clear Lake from Galveston Bay. It's very non-Houston and looks more like something you might find in the Mid-Atlantic. The most...

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  • 13. Museum of Fine Arts

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is a part of a the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, but in a completely different area. It was the home of the famous governor's daughter Ima Hogg. (Yes, that joke we...

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  • 14. Old Town Spring

    I enjoyed going to this quaint little town filled with antique stores located near the original rail yards built in the early 1900's by the Great Northern Railroad. It is actually probably about 160...

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  • 15. Sam Houston Park

    The Heritage Society is the Houston's only outdoor, interactive historic museum and park. Nestled in 10 acres of green parkland in the heart of downtown Houston, The Heritage Society boasts 9 historic...

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  • 16. DEFUNCT - AstroWorld - Waterworld

    Astro World (YS$ 39.99 and waterworld free) - serial thriller, viper, greezed lightening..etc Waterworld (US$ 23/ adult) - a lazy river, a wave creator, pools, slides to name a few Plenty of fun to...

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  • 17. Holocaust Museum

    This is a good museum on the Holocaust. It is a far cry from the National Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, which of course with govt. funding has a larger facility and more exhibits. It is still...

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  • 18. Galveston

    Galveston Island is about 50 minutes from Houston and on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Island has a very different feel to Houston - it's relaxed and quite easy going. There are two main areas...

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  • 19. Heights

    The Houston Heights, known simply as The Heights to locals, is one of the oldest and most historic parts of the city. When it was founded as a suburb northwest of downtown in the 1890's, it was...

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  • 20. Theater District

    The Houston Theater District, located downtown, is Houston's home for the performing arts. Over 2 million people every year visit it's facilities and it ranks 2nd in the United States in total number...

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  • 21. Bayou City Art Festival

    The Bayou City Art Festival is a bi-annual event that has been named one of the 200 best events in the USA. It takes place in the fall and in the spring either in downtown Houston or in Memorial Park....

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  • 22. Woodlands Waterway

    The Woodlands Waterway is a recently developed marine thoroughfare through an entertainment, dining, & shopping area of The Woodlands. In future years with much developement planned for it, it is...

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  • 23. Moody Gardens

    The Moody Gardens located in Galveston is a great place for the entire family.. Made up of primarily three sections that are housed in pyramids, one an aquarium, one a tropical rainforest and one a...

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  • 24. Aquarium

    This is just a small aquarium, and so don't expect something like SeaWorld. But, I applaud the city for having such a facility right in the heart of downtown. The aquarium has a wonderful facade and...

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  • 25. San Jacinto Monument

    This monument commerates the battle that took place on the site that won the Republic of Texas it's independence from Mexico. There is a monument with museum inside and nice nature trail around the...

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