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Discovery Green

1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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As featured in Houston on a budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #25 of 165 attractions in Houston
Type: Playgrounds, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for... more » Owner description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for hot Houston days. Enjoy free WiFi and open air reading rooms, or borrow balls or games. « less
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

go online and check to see what's on at Discovery Green during your stay - there can be free music/outdoor performances - get yourself a picnic from Phoenecia's deli which is just a block away on McKinney & Austin and sit out on the grasss

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were there on a Wednesday afternoon. The kids play area was closed and there was no activity on the man made lake or any available rentals. We planned to spend the afternoon there but after the kids ran around for 15 minutes there was nothing else to do. This is not a tourist destination but more of an area... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was our first stop from the airport. It was a beautiful sunny day and it was a great chance to sit in the sun and let the kids run around and play. There was a kids bubble attraction, and 2 water features, a large playground, food vendors and the traveling imaginarium. Kept kids of all ages entertained. Just wish... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I went to the Flea Market at the Discovery Green and we were very disappointed. The flea market was super small and the vendors were over priced. We have heard a lot of hype about the discovery green but after walking around have come to the conclusion that its really not all that impressive.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great place for families and certain seasons they have ice skating and free movie night. There is a decent eatery onsite at the cafe as well as a fine dining spot as well. Walking distance from most downtown hotels and right across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center/Hilton Americas.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Love this area, whether for a nice stroll around the park or the events they host throughout the year.

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A nice place to spend the day with your family or solo when visiting the city on business. It is located downtown, near the convention center and it is an oasis between the high rise buildings. There are places to eat, nice gardens, musical and artistic presentations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I love the atmosphere of this park. It's do accommodating to have a park with restaurant. I meet my trainer here so we can workout in the Houston heat from time to time. I notice that there are always events going on from weddings to live concerts. Every winter that add an awesome additional which is a I've skating ring!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
22 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Downtown Houston is the worst place I have ever been to. We went on Black Friday for a look around, and the only people there were tramps. Block after block is empty. We took the bus (which was something I do not recommend, unless you are a homeless alcoholic) and didn't see anyone else. Nobody was there, and nobody was... More

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Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It was a treat to walk from the Convention Center to our nearby hotel through Discovery Green in the evening with the lit-up trees and hanging lit "balloons" with faces. We also found that a craft fair was being set up on our way in to the CC one day. What a treat to leave and be able to shop... More

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