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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007 (Washington Ave./ Memorial Park)
+1 713-639-7750
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Ranked #7 of 174 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Art Museums
Owner description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston... more » Owner description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood. « less
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Spring, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

After forty years in Houston we decided to visit Bayou Bend. What took us so long? We were given a private tour by a very knowledgable docent. The interiors were furnished with priceless early American antiques and paintings. Just as interesting was the history of the benefactress, Miss Ima Hogg. A stroll though the lovely gardens completed a perfect Fall... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A friend and I went by taxi while husbands were attending a conference. We took the 90 minute house tour and we had a great guide who gave us a great tour. (Forgot her name) she had so much information she shared and any questions we had about anything in a particular room she could answer. We both enjoyed seeing... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Took my mother in law to visit during the Azalea Trail, what a beautiful place to visit in the Spring, the gardens are in full bloom and yet not too crowed. Became a member so I can enjoy the walking trails more often.

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dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Miss Iam created her own museum from her extensive American furniture collection. Very impressive, take the house tour it's long but worth it. Gardens are extensive, formal and a peek in to River Oaks society from the past.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Worth visiting to see beautiful gardens & and beautifully furnished home. Expect to walk a lot. The bayou bridge is closed, so expect to travel by car and then have to walk onto the property from the Lazy Lane entrance. I liked the gardens, my wife liked the old house. It's not the most beautiful or elaborate garden in the... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I Love this place. The Gardens are so beautiful and it is a great place to take pictures. I posted the pictures on my FB page and everyone was asking where we took them because of how pretty it is. This is a great place for couples and Families.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is one of those over the top experiences if you are into history, antiques or gardens. Bayou Bend has all three in pluses. The home of socialite and governor's daughter, Ima Hoog, the house features one of the finest collections of historic American furniture which is in the environment in which it was used. We had the one and... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My sister has been bugging me to go. I was not interested, until I got there. Amazing history of the Ima Hogg family and Bayou Bend. Loved it.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ima Hogg's home that is now a museum with beautiful lush grounds. The tour takes a couple of hours. The docents are very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, lots of construction has sprung up around her estate but that's Houston for you. I went there on a quiet day and had a great leisurely time. Ms. Hogg's collection is extensive and worth the... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful grounds with meandering paths. The mansion is very interesting with nice furnishing. If your looking for a short half day activity, this would be a great choice.

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