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Discovery Green

1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #7 of 115 Activities in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Playgrounds, Parks, Amusement
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...
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Type: Playgrounds, Parks, Amusement
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

What a wonderful space in Houston! Gracious philanthropists have donated to make an amazing meeting place in Hou for concerts, ice skating, yoga, etc. Calendar on line. Great place to visit in good weather!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great space with playground, spray pool, art works and lots of green grass. I wish the rest of downtown can be as well-developed.

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Houston, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I love this place as no matter when you go there is always something of interest to see. Dock Dogs, ice carving, ice skating and a whole host of musical concerts are available all free of charge. There are plenty of hood restaurants in this area.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It is nice to see facilities like this in big cities. A great place for children to play, and lots of different things to do. Something for everyone, skating, running playground, restaurants, etc. This was a well used facility, and was busy with families having fun.

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Houston, TX
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Discovery Green has really stepped up its game over the last few years. With the temporary addition of the field of LED flowers, the bronze statues, and the events; it holds its own as an attraction. While there are still too many families packed into the kids areas for my taste, the other parts that host art fears and have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Ther area lways events going on here but even when there isn't, it is a great place to pack up and take the little ones to play. Don't forget to dress them in water attirs, as every little kid wants to play in the water when they get their. *BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES* They will get wet running through... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This a beautiful designed park in the downtown area that is very family friendly, offering a variety of activities for the young and old. In the park there is an award winning restaurant, walking paths, art works, a public library, and you are within working distance of the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Base Ball Stadium. The Fours Seasons Hotel... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

this is a nice inner City venue across from the Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas. Nice Restaurants in the Green and a great place to have a private party.

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Conroe, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Discovery Green is the place to go if you want to experience a passive at leisure afternoon. Located in the middle of downtown Houston, it is like being in a lung with fresh air. Great place to "people-watch" and relax from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Discovery Green changes out their major displays (GO - run - and see the "Wings" sculptures). In addition there is a light display right now. It's always exciting and unexpected. Plus, one can kayak or hoolahoop!!

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