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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 #5 of 179 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Cultural
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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.

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Danville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a remarkable estate to visit. We loved walking the beautiful gardens and grounds. One of the nicest things to do in Houston.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This house is really worth a visit. Although only built in the 1920s it houses the collection of the Hogg family and in particular tells the wonderful story relating to Miss Hogg who, having died at the age of 93 collected throughout her life a wide selection of objects and in particular American furniture. She was an extremely discerning collector.... More

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Historic Houston home filled with an unusual collection of American antiques. The gardens are beautiful. The best time to see the gardens is in early spring when the azaleas are at their peak. This is also the time of the annual Azalea Trail, though, and there will be crowds on the weekends. Stop in the visitor center and watch the... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The late Miss Imasa Hogg gave this beautiful home and garden to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and is not to be misses. The Texas room being my favorite. The gardens in the spring when the azaleas are blooming look like a fairyland

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Spring, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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