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Houston from Above and Below: Chase Tower and Underground Tunnel Tour
"Kick off your Houston tour at Georgia’s Market where you’ll learn about the epic Downtown Houston Tunnel System which gives downtown workers an escape from the heat. Take a walk down Main Street to the Chase Bank Building where you’ll admire frescoes and a stained-glass window depicting Texas’ history amid the elegant Art-Deco interior. Then descend 20 feet (6 meters) below the streets into the underground tunnel system. Walk through the air-conditioned tunnel to the Chase Tower Texas’ tallest building. Head inside the massive tower and ride the elevator up to the 60th-floor sky lobby where you’ll take in sweeping views of the city skyline. Return to the lobby and pause for a photo in front of Spanish painter Joan Miro’s brightly colored ‘Personage and Birds’ sculpture.Following your guide
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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
From $50.00
 
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
From $50.00

Sam Houston's Kitchen Tips (3)

Solid and practical

The kitchen being a separate building altogether from the home had many practical reasons. First it reduced the chance of fire moving on to the main home. Second it reduced the heat in the...
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Segolily
Mar 06, 2010

Sam Houston's Kitchen

This log building is a replica of the original that once served the Houston family. In those days the kitchen was usually a detached building, so a fire in the kitchen would not burn down the entire...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Mar 01, 2005

Woodland Kitchen

This is the kitchen for the Woodland House. They used to put the kitchen in a separate building for fire safety and to keep the heat from making the home hotter than the Texas Summer already did.
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Basaic
Apr 09, 2013
 
 
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Sam Houston Memorial Museum

There are two additional cabins, with no direct connection to Sam Houston that I am aware of, located on the museum grounds. They are both "dogtrot" style cabins from the period between the Texas...
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Texas Prison Museum

Another display in the museum is "old sparky" the notorious electric chair used to execute 361 convicted murderers in Texas between 1924 and 1964. Executions were stopped in 1964 and in 1982, Texas...
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Statue of Sam Houston

Sam Houston was larger than life so his statue should be too. In 1994, local artist David Adickes completed a 70 foot statue of the Texan hero which was erected by Interstate 45. Take a minute to stop...
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