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Houston City Sightseeing Tour with Round-Trip Transport to Kemah Boardwalk
"Make your way to the meeting point in downtown Houston where your day starts with a 90-minute sightseeing tour of Houston’s highlights aboard an open-top double-decker bus. Ride past City Hall Market Square the Houston Heritage Society the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Houston Zoo and more as you enjoy unobstructed views of the city and live commentary by your on-board guide. After your Houston city tour transfer to a deluxe coach that takes you to Kemah Boardwalk located on Galveston Bay less than an hour’s drive from downtown Houston. Considered one of the premier boardwalks in the United States
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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
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Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip
"In the morning make your own way downtown to meet your double-decker bus for a fully-narrated sightseeing tour of Houston’s most iconic sites. Your 90-minute tour by open-top bus passes by City Hall Chase Tower Minute Maid Park—home of the Houston Astros baseball team Houston’s Museum District Hermann Park and more.After touring central Houston with your knowledgeable guide transfer to a comfortable coach that takes you on a 50-minute drive to reach Galveston
From $99.00

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Sam Houston Race Park

I love the horse races. I've been betting on horses since I was little and just picked my favorite colors. Although that method probably worked better than my current method does, I have a blast doing so. I would suggest sitting in the Winner's Circle restaurant. Although pricey the buffet is amazing and the seats are great. You also get a small, private televsion at each table.

Go see those ponies!

$3-5 admission per person
$2 per betting program

minimum bet $2

Start times for the races are usually 7pm in the evening with matinees on designated weekends.

Make sure to remember Thoroughbred Races are only a seaonal sport! Check the website for more details.

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msbrandysue
Feb 22, 2008

Sam Houston Park - St. John Church

This church was built in 1891 by German farmers for their Evangelical Lutheran congregation. It has been moved to the park in 1968.

I really like the contrast between this old church and the huge skyscrappers in the background even if this time, it is quite artificial, this church doesn't really belong to this place!

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Djinn76
Dec 22, 2003

Sam Houston Park

Nestled among the towering skyscrapers of downtown Houston is a small, little-visited reminder of where this vast city began and who lived here. During the 19th century, this was just a small east Texas town. Here you get an idea what it was like then.

The Heritage Society preserved this old, historic place.

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Tom_Fields
Oct 03, 2005

The Heritage Society @ 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 structures dating from 1823 to 1905. Each historic structure is authentically restored to reflect its original magnificence. If you want to soak up on the history and culture of the city's original dwellers then this thing to do is for you.

While the tour of the houses can be done on your own, we decided to go on a docent-guided tour which was worth it as the docent was able to give a whole lot of information you wouldn't be able to acquire had you gone alone. Plus, having a guided tour entitles you to enter some of the structures on display. Among the structures we entered were the Old Place, the Kellum-Noble House and the Nichols-Rice-Cherry House. It was very interesting to see how the houses of bygone years looked like and to get a feel of the way they lived in the old days. Seeing their toilets/bathrooms I couldn't imagine living the way they did!

The museum gallery itself is free admission but if you're interested to take the tour you'll have to pay $10 for adults. Check their website for operating hours.

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Jun 22, 2010
 
 
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Sam Houston Park - San Felipe Cottage

This park can be considered as on open-air museum. Some buildings that are typical of a specific architecture have been moved here.
The intrance to the park is free but some tour are also organised.

This simple house was built in 1868 by German immigrants and added to the park in 1962.

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Dec 22, 2003

Sam Houston Park

This is a small park tucked into the downtown. It features several old buildings from the surrounding area that were hauled and rebuilt here.

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