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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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Neighborhood: Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
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Address: 1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007
Phone Number: +1 713-639-7750
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Description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American...
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.
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Really beautiful estate

I’ve been here a few times. It’s a beautiful estate once owned by Ima Hogg (Yes, this was her real name) with extensive gardens. There are various free days; however, during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I’ve been here a few times. It’s a beautiful estate once owned by Ima Hogg (Yes, this was her real name) with extensive gardens. There are various free days; however, during these free days you only get an abbreviated tour of the house. If you want the whole tour, come on a non-free day. HOWEVER, make sure to check to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well Brothers, I'm not really into too much culture/museums/opera, etc, but this place is AMAZING!!!! The lovely Lady - Ima Hogg (Yes, a true name - and she wasn't) bequeathed all this land, buildings and hundreds of valuable art and antique item to the city of Houston. One piece of furniture there is worth a cool USD15 million. Her Daddy... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really didn't know what we were going to see here. But after a nice tour of the house and a walk around the gardens, we were both really pleased that we took a few hours to visit. The information about the Hogg family was very interesting and the house was fabulous. This is a good place to just relax and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My friend and I didn't have any plans for our day and decided to go to Bayou Bend. We started in the visitor center and really enjoyed the exhibits. We were enthralled with Ima Hogg's philanthropy. We decided to go into the gift shop before we went to the property and were so glad we did! The lady in the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took 2 visiting couples to Bayou Bend and were very glad we did. They all enjoyed and appreciated the architecture, furnishings and grounds of the Hogg home, and we were able to show them something they didn't know about before this visit. It wasn't the best weather, but there were no crowds and we were able to go through... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Come visit bayou bend. While it is beautiful all year round, and has a unique educational/historical component you simply must see it when the azaleas are in full bloom!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

My favorite place in Houston to take out of town guests. The history, gardens, home, docents are terrific. My family also loves the holidays here - it takes you back to another time in american history .

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I recently took my daughter in law to view the exquisite gardens and historical Hogg home. I have many great family memories here. The grounds are impeccable and the staff very helpful. You could spends hours in the spring just sitting in eats garden paradise.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Tucked away across a suspension bridge, beside the bayou, are European style gardens, and a lovely estate. There are numerous gardens so take your time and enjoy them all. There are lovely hiking trails and beautiful fountains.

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Saint John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a great place to visit, checking out the gardens and the house. Lots to see, take your time exploring.

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Additional Information about Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Address: Address: 1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007
Phone Number: +1 713-639-7750
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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