Best Houston, TX Attractions

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    10. John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science

    Seeking to instill in young people an appreciation of the human body and a high regard for health, this museum (affiliated with Texas Medical Center) takes education to a new level. The facility's biggest attraction...

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    9. Houston Museum of Natural Science

    If it's found in nature, you can probably learn about it here. This fascinating museum, established in 1909, instructs visitors on energy, wildlife, astronomy, and much more. As you enter the main room, dinosaurs...

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    8. Space Center Houston

    For security reasons, visitors aren't allowed to see all of the Space Center operations, but regular tram tours let them visit most of the working facility, where they can ogle a Saturn rocket or observe shuttle...

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    7. San Jacinto Battleground

    This state historical park commemorates the place where Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836 when Gen. Sam Houston defeated Gen. Santa Ana. The memorial column that distinguishes the site stands 15 feet...

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    6. Menil Collection

    Dominique and John de Menil commissioned architect Renzo Piano to design this steel-and-cypress building to showcase their extensive art holdings � considered one of the country's finest private...

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    5. Children's Museum of Houston

    Incredibly well-attended, this colorful, popular museum is clearly designed for kids. Like most facilities of its type, it promotes experiential learning and offers lots of interactive exhibits. Science, culture,...

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    4. Hermann Park

    Centrally located, Hermann Park boasts lots of attractions, including the zoo, an outdoor theater, a Japanese garden and a golf course. Visitors can enjoy a picnic under the pines, ride the miniature train, rent...

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    2. Minute Maid Park

    Helping to revitalize the eastern part of downtown Houston, this engaging ballfield premiered in 2000 and has proven to be a fan favorite. The home of Astros baseball was constructed on parking lots near the old...

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    1. Museum of Fine Arts

    Founded in 1900, the MFAH is Texas's first art museum and one of the nation's largest. Its holdings represent the range of history, and its collections include Renaissance and Baroque items, Impressionist and...

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About Houston, TX Attractions

Discover the history, contemporary arts and renowned cultural museums in the city of Houston. Families will enjoy the historic San Jacinto Battleground, artsy-types will love the surplus of visual and performing art attractions around the city and kids will beg to visit the SplashTown Water Park for extreme aquatic activities. Houston is rich with educational attractions, beautiful landscapes and a direct route to the Gulf of Mexico. With the Johnson Space Center’s NASA Tram tour on your itinerary, you will surely get a real feel why Houston is known for its scientific contributions to our nation’s history. Take a ride downtown to visit Aquarium that features 400 specimen of marine life or head to The Museum of Fine Arts , which offers enthusiasts nearly 60,000 works of art from all over the world.


About Heather J. Taylor

Heather J. Taylor grew up an “Army Brat” with her family roots deeply grounded in Texas.  When she was twenty, she moved to London on scholarship to study performing arts at Regent's College and The Poor School of Acting.  She worked oversea in marketing and public relations while continuing to build her entertainment career.

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