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Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown Aquarium
"This bus tour is a wonderful way to start your Houston vacation. This lightly narrated 90-minute tour showcases Houston's famous land marks historic Houston areas and breath taking views. Explore the great city of Houston and see what the largest city in Texas has to offer.This guided tour drives through Houston's beautiful market square and many more downtown locations including Buf Allen Parkway and Houston's upscale midtown residential area. You will enjoy the breath-taking billion dollar Downtown Houston Skyline and museum district.Once the city tour is complete you will be dropped off at the Houston Aquarium which you are welcome to explore and enjoy. This package includes one admission ticket for the Houston Aquarium and one ticket for the Houston City Tour.""""Take a 90-minute panoramic guided tour on board a double decker buss. The city tour includes Downtown Historic district Toyota Center
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Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour
"The tour will start with complimentary pickup from your centrally located Houston accommodation where all will receive a free gift before proceeding downtown for a 1-hour mobile view of Discovery Green Park GRB convention center The Toyota center Minute Maid Park Market square Buffalo Bayou Eleanor Tinsley park
From $142.00
 
Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour
"The tour will start with complimentary pickup from your centrally located Houston accommodation where all will receive a free gift before proceeding downtown for a 1-hour mobile view of Discovery Green Park GRB convention center The Toyota center Minute Maid Park Market square Buffalo Bayou Eleanor Tinsley park
From $142.00

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Johnson Space Center

The Johnson Space Center is about 27miles south of Houston just off of Interstate Highway 45. This is not a museum...this is the real thing. Currently, you can see testing done on Space Lab or Shuttle modules.

When you enter the center, expect to pay $4 for parking. You will then enter an area that is a bit of a theme park...adults $16.95. You can see a film presentation or play many games simulating space travel.

You can then take one of two tours on a trolley system which takes you to the astronaut testing area or to the space lab area.

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Ken_Weaver
Jun 15, 2003

Space Center Houston at NASA...

Space Center Houston at NASA is one of the nicest places to visit in Houston that is actually in Clear Lake (south of downtown Houston). The nickname 'Space City' comes to life at NASA. Space Center Houston's 183,000-square-foot building houses a full-size mock-up of the space shuttle and a Lunar Excursion Module trainer used by Apollo astronauts. Kids (and adults) can hop on the Lunar Rover, direct the space shuttle and build rockets. Spacesuits dating back to the first lunar trip are exhibited along with the largest collection of moon rocks on Earth. For more info go to www.spacecenter.org .

It is located at 1601 NASA road 1 in Houston, 77058-3145. Their phone#: 281-244-2100

Dmek69
Aug 26, 2002

Saturn Missile

One of the disapointments of the visit was that the stop at the Missile park at the end tour was canceled because a thunderstorm was moving into the area. I did get this distant shot of the rocket from the trolley that you ride on in the tour.

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Jul 25, 2003
 
 
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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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Rothko Chapel

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Museum District

Now for me, this is the number one attraction in Houston. Over 20 (I think the Houston Bicycle Museum makes 21) museums in a relatively small area. You can park your car and walk to many of the...
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Menil Collection

The Menil Collection refers to the collection itself and the museum (which is actually four buildings). The Menil Collection’s founders, John and Dominique de Menil acquired this vast collection...
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Holocaust Museum

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". The Holocaust Museum in Houston is the 4th largest in the country. This is NOT a museum to enjoy; it is a museum to pause and reflect,...
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Museum of Fine Arts

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