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The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

Address: 2402 Munger Street, East End, Houston, TX 77023
Phone Number: 713-926-6368
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Ranked #53 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Type: Museums
Activities: Hiking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A celebration of everyone's favorite citric fruit: art and memorabilia of and about the orange.

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Tucson
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145 reviews 145 reviews
38 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm not sure how to describe this but it was very interesting. It's basically and art installation that you can climb all over. Make sure you read through the history of the guy who built it (there is a "musuem" with the info).

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Stockholm
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After hearing about it for so long, our family had to check out "The Orange Show" while on vacation in Houston. It's really just a very interesting art exhibit from a man who was very interested in oranges and made many art sculptures from bicycle parts and other things. It's not really an entertainment place, it's a work of art... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Definitely not what i expexted. It was very small and the attendant juat sat around and gave no information. Its definitely not worth the $5 entry fee.

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South Pasadena, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

OK, the Orange Show Monument is interesting, eclectic, colorful and worth seeing. Five bucks to get in, and worth it. But the adjacent Smither Park (FREE!) is FREAKIN' AWSOME! It may be just me, but I absolutely LOVE eclectic, whimsical, wacky folk art - and this park is DA BOMB. It's still a work in progress - several artists were... More

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Houston, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Do you like quirky things? If so, you'll get it in spades here - but that's not a bad thing. Heck, pull up a chair and sit by me; I'm sure you'll have some interesting stories to tell me. And, another benefit of oddball places is that it makes your own oddities look more mainstream. Win for everyone! My old... More

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Orange Show is the grandaddy of alternative folk art spaces in Houston. The city is filled with various places like the Orange Show but only the Orange Show has a full calendar of events to keeep you busy, along with the site itself, and culminating in the annual blockbuster Art Car Parade every May near downtown Houston.

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Houston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Had been to the Orange Show twice this year. First was when I went to scout the place for our engagement shot. I am glad I picked the place. It is full of artistic details, every part of it is brilliantly designed or hand made. Our engagement shots were so beautiful. We spent over an hour at this place because... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I went to the orange show this weekend with my kids (6 and 7 yrs olds), wife and her parents. There were a few cool phrases in the art work but overall it was a bizarre place go. Obviously art is appreciated in different ways by different people, but we were all confused by the place. Potentially the place would... More

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Missouri City, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Everywhere you turn you see something different. Even though it is small, it lots of fun to explore. Definitely go if you like something a little offbeat and artsy. And It is just a $1 a person! They were extremely dog friendly and our dogs had a great time climbing all over everything. If your dogs are even remotely skittish... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

...to see the Orange Show, just off the Gulf Freeway. It's a magical place which can inspire anyone to see their world a little bit differently. I wish that we could all be as brave and fun and dedicated as Jeff McKissack, the man who converted his ordinary tract home into a shrine to a healthy fruit!

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