Houston Things to Do

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  • 1. NASA Johnson Space Center

    Space Center Houston is the Official Visitors Center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It’s a place where people can experience space — from its dramatic past and exciting present to its compelling...

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  • 2. Downtown

    Houston has a number of historic districts with a very large number of buildings and location of historical and/or architectural interest. There are 21 historic districts and over 250 individual...

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  • 3. San Jacinto State Park

    The Texians had fought hard and had several setbacks on the road to independence: The slaughter at the Alamo, the loss at the Battle of Coleto Creek and the subsequent execution of Colonel Fannin and...

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  • 4. Museum of Natural Science

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science is another of the outstanding museums in the Museum District. It is located on the northern edge of Hermann Park and is like five museums in one. They offer the:...

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  • 5. 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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  • 6. Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A great but not overwhelming size zoo with a decent collection of animals. The zoo is in Herman park along with the natural History museum just east of Rice university. This is definitely worth seeing...

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  • 7. Museum of Fine Arts

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the Cullen Sculpture Garden which is associated with the MoFA. Inside are several interesting statues in a garden setting. The sculptures...

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  • 8. Galleria

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 9. Williams Water Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 10. Menil Collection

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 11. Kemah

    We went down to Kemah to see some boats that were the same manufacturer as ours. We have a CSY. The Clear Lake Recreational Area has the greatest concentration of boats of any region in Texas...

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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Ship Channel

    Although I was disappointed not to be able to go up the monument, I could still take the Lynchburg Ferry from the park across the ship channel of the San Jacinto River. Lynch’s Ferry was started by...

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  • 14. Astros Field - Sports

    Home of the Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park (originally Enron Field) was completed in 2000, replacing the Astrodome. Integrated into the stadium design was the entrance to historic Union Station,...

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  • 15. Sam Houston Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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. Aquarium

    Small and over priced, this is mostly a tourist trap. While there are some decent exhibits, the amount and size of the exhibits does not justify the steep entrance fee. Skip this one there are better...

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  • 17. San Jacinto Monument

    The Texians had fought hard and had several setbacks on the road to independence: The slaughter at the Alamo, the loss at the Battle of Coleto Creek and the subsequent execution of Colonel Fannin and...

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  • 18. Battleship Texas

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Also located by the San Jacinto Battleground is the Battleship Texas State Historic Site. The Battleship Texas is the last remaining Dreadnought-class ship and the only surviving battleship to have...

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  • 19. Galveston

    Galveston is a coastal city located on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in Texas. The community is 208 square miles with its population of almost 50,000 people. Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y...

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  • 20. Holocaust Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    "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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. Medical Center

    If you're interested in medicine or just want to marvel at something while you're in town, check out the country's largest medical center, which has been nicknamed Medical City by some. Tens of...

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  • 23. Art Car

    If you miss the Art Car Parade put on by the Orange Show Center for Visual Arts, you should at least stop by the Art Car Museum. The Orange Show Center was the first of its kind and generated the...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. Museum District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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