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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
 
Tanger Outlets Shopping and Houston City Sightseeing Tour
"Make your own way to a convenient downtown location in the morning to board your double-decker bus for a Houston sightseeing tour with informative commentary on the city’s top attractions. Travel by open-top bus on a 90-minute tour that takes you City Hall and Minute Maid Park — home of the Houston Astros baseball team. Pass Houston’s Museum District and Hermann Park where the Houston Zoo the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are located. After touring central Houston transfer to a comfortable minivan for the 30-minute drive to Tanger Outlets in Texas City. The large outdoor mall features close to 200 outlet stores — with steep discounts on premium brand-name and designer clothing accessories shoes
From $80.00
 
Dallas' Uptown Food Tour
"The Uptown Food Tour begins with an insider’s view into Dallas’ trendy West Village a walk-able urban living dining and shopping district in the heart of affluent Uptown Dallas and then takes you off-the-beaten path with neighborhood cultural attractions best explored by foot. Specific attractions are subject to change depending upon schedule and availability. After the tour people often choose to ride the free McKinney Avenue Trolley to the new Klyde Warren Park in the Dallas Arts District or stay and explore West Village’s one of a kind shops and boutiques.Uptown Restaurant Tour Highlights: Stepping back in a restored antique rail car system that includes “Rosie” who at over 100 years old
From $74.00

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Perot Theater

This wonderful old historic building used to be the Saenger Theatre which first opened in November 1924. The building took 17 months to construct and because its location to the busy railway station, it attracted such performers as Annie Oakley, Maurice Barrymore, Will Rogers and Douglas Fairbanks. It was used for shows, reviews and silent movies. A large pipe organ with hundreds of pipes was housed in two organ lofts to play through the silent film era. The theatre was purchased by the Paramount-Publix Corporation in 1931 and began screening films and live productions.

In the 1960's the theater went into decline and played only 2nd and 3rd run movies until its closing in 1977. The theater was seen to be worth restoring for historical purposes and was purchased by the city in 1977 for $19,000 (with appraisal for $154,000). Early funding came from various sources and the money raised was matched by H. Ross Perot, himself a Texarkana native who made his fortune in electronics in Dallas. In 1979, Perot contributed $800,000 for the restoration in memory of his parents and in recognition for his contribution, the city named the theater the Perot Theater.

The theater reopened in 1981 and is a national and state historical landmark as well as being placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Union Station

Union Station is in the downtown area and sits diagonally across the Arkansas-Texas state line, with entrance and exit doors in either state. It was completed in 1929. The station served the two...
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Opulence and the Segregation

Around the private boxes and also the stage is $15,000 (1981 value) worth of 23K gold leaf giving a very opulent and grand look. The carpeting is the original design but has been reproduced by a...
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Box Office

The Box Office still displays the original black and white marble flooring although if you look closely to the areas just in front of the box office window you will see the indentations of many...
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Four States Fair

There is always the fair that rolls around every year in september. There's lots of turkey legs, funnel cakes, and cotton candy to eat up. Bring plenty of cash though. Things are getting more and more...
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