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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 #10 of 165 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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 April 15, 2014

If you can visit when the azaleas are in bloom the gardens are wonderful. The house houses fine antique furniture and other stuff. More for older teens and adults.

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

I have been visiting this great house and grounds for over 20 years. We always bring out of town guest and they are amazed at the history and the beautiful house and gardens

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Pennington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I like what Ima Hog offered to the world and I got a chance to see her wonderful collection of furniture and art. This house and gardens are a must see when in Houston. The docent was fantastic and that made the journey through this house very special and interesting.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have lived in Houston for years and did not even know this existed until recently! The gardens here are gorgeous and it is a perfect place to spend a spring day!

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

the azaleas were in FULL bloom for our garden tour. For $5 per person, I would NOT miss this one. We just happened to catch the perfect weekend. One week earlier or later, we would have missed the spectacular color. We did not do the home tour on this visit, but enjoyed our 45 minute walk through the formal gardens... More

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

As usual the gardens are beautiful. BUT my sister from California lost her sticker as we went through the trails, so when we went for the house tour she was turned away because of her missing sticker. I showed the receipt for three adults which had been purchased within the hour, the young girl counted three adults, noted I had... More

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The gardens were lovely, as usual. A little disappointed that the flowers were not in bloom for the Azalea Trail but considering there was a freeze the previous weekend it was in beautiful shape.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited the grounds and house as part of the annual River Oaks Garden Club's Azalea Trail. Due to our long winter, the azaleas and other blooms were not in full regalia, but none the less, the grounds were a site to behold. Ima Hogg, daughter of a past Texas Governor donated her estate, which included her home and an... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have spent most of my life in Houston and somehow never been to the Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens. It's a hidden treasure and I will definitely be back with friends soon! I went for an event and loved the scenery and the historic gems in the house and on the grounds. It was a real treat - perfect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is the American decorative arts and paintings house for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It was Irma Hogg's home (daughter of Texas Governor Hogg). She left it to the MFAH and documented all purchases, including her clothes. The docents are very knowledgeable and friendly. Make time on your visit to spend time in the gardens; they are laid... More

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