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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 #6 of 175 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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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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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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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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth a visit if you like beautiful homes and gardens. Spend a few minutes driving around the River Oaks neighborhood afterwards to see more beautiful homes. I wish we could have spent longer in the gardens but it was too hot in August.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful home...some of which has recently been given a facelift. Gardens were very nice in May. Gift shop is cute.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Well worth the visit. Lovely home with interesting story and delightful docents. This wasn't our first visit and won't be our last

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

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Houston, Texas
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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

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Houston, Texas
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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!

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