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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 173 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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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must see whether you live in Houston or are just visiting. Ima Hogg's mansion is something you cannot miss! The grounds are spectacular and just fabulous!

Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The scenery and beautiful landscaping of these gardens makes you almost forget the hot and humid weather. The trees provide shade and so that definitely helped with your stroll. Each garden had it's own natural beauty to it. Admission was reasonable. When we went, the bridge was under repair, but we will come back to explore some more in the... More

Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bayou Bend is quite a little gem for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. It is a beautiful house museum located within the city of Houston. They offer many activities during the year with the best being the holiday home tour at Christmas. We visit every year for the candlelight yule tide tour. So beautiful to see the home and... More

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Gorgeous at every turn. A Wonderful asset to the Houston area. Grand living done right. A treat to visit anytime of year but most particularly for the Azalea's in spring or the Christmas tours in December. Lovely!

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Both the home and the grounds are so beautiful here! The gardens are so nicely kept that you could just sit there all day relaxing.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wonderful place. Took the 1.5 hour in-depth tour. This is a uniquely beautiful home, in a very tropical type setting. They close for month of August. Make time to see this place-- WONDERFUL!!!

Pearland, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Bayou Bend Gardens (Ima Hogg House) is a beautiful way to step back in time. Unbelievable that this untouched treasure is hidden right in the middle of the bustling city. As soon as you cross the walking bridge high over the tree-lined bayou, you enter peaceful gardens. Take your camera and take the tour. My first trip there I was... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The gardens are the highlight to this place. You can your the home as well for $15 per person, the tour guides are very knowledgable so it was interesting and learned a lot about different periods in American art/history. But the gardens are just beautiful. 14 acres of lush garden. We went on a cooler rainy day and it was... More

Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited on 4th of July, so there were plenty of people and festivities. Music, reading of the Declaration of Independence, costumed characters with historical stories, and birthday cake(s). The entire home/museum was not open on this free-admission holiday, but each open room was staffed with knowledgeable & friendly docents. We'll definitely go back another time to see the rest... More

Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You can choose a study tour which is longer and more detailed, or the highlights tour which is only an hour. We signed up for the second, but because they were running behind, put us on the first, which was great. I like that they only have 6 people per tour so you can see everything and ask questions. The... More

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