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Discovery Green

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler...
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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Good food and service

The service was fast and quality good. The only negative thing I can say is that perhaps the service was too fast? Easy walk from the convention center or the HILTON

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The service was fast and quality good. The only negative thing I can say is that perhaps the service was too fast? Easy walk from the convention center or the HILTON

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a great green space in the downtown area. There's a children's splash park, play area, places to eat, kayaks to rent, places to sit and paths to walk. We enjoyed a quiet afternoon stroll through the park.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Nice green space complete with some art installations, bathrooms in the middle, a very cool water sprinkler for the kids, koi pond, dog park and a coffee cart!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed walking though the area. Wonderful dog park! Families were enjoying themselves. Just a great place to be on a good weather day.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Discovery Green is right near Toyota Center so if I'm going for an event there, I like to drop by before or after and visit. Discovery Green always has something going on, whether it be an open air concert or the ice skating rink. Great place for families, couples, or anyone in general to visit!

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California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I WISH every city had something this. Absolutely beautiful, clean, family and pet friendly, not overcrowded. Just awesome. A really pretty park right in the middle of downtown Houston, it adds something special to the city. A must-visit for tourists!

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Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love, love, love Discovery Green, a privately run green space in Downtown Houston! My apartment is just across the street from the park, so I have visited it many times. So impressed with the events and opportunities provided by the park, and most are FREE of charge. Art, music, festivals, movies, classes and more for young and old. A must... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Weekend awesomeness: - $5/person to kayak with no time limit (note closed in winter) - mini Houston Public library branch where you can read magazines, books, use wifi - gourmet coffee stand www.grizzafficoffee.com (I wish they were open on weekdays too!) Parking: beware parking meters with a red cover. This means you will be towed. The red cover is a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Beautifully landscaped with a restaurant and water play area for the kids. A small dog park and a great area to relax from the downtown rush

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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a nice little tucked away attraction in the city. Parking will run you about 6.50 to park all day. There is a water fall art piece that the kids will want to run through, extra clothes and a bathing suit will be nice. There is maybe an hour worth of play here. Bi wouldn't expect your children to... More 

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