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Discovery Green

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Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Great for kids! Nice area. Lots of people but no commotion. Everyone was friendly. I wish I had known about it sooner during my stay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great for kids! Nice area. Lots of people but no commotion. Everyone was friendly. I wish I had known about it sooner during my stay.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been to several events. One was a concert by local musicians doing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band - something never performed in it's entirety. I missed the White Albulm. If you are coming to Houston, definitely see whats going on here for some free entertainment. they have all kinds of events and things to do. Kids will... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised on a business trip at this beautiful jewel of a city park. Designed by Hargreaves Associates landscape architects, it's modern design delights at each step. Water, a playground, a stage, art, restaurants, yoga, a large green, dog run, etc., it has the elements that make it a heart in this part of Houston. If you are... More 

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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Discovery Green is a nicely laid out public park in Downtown Houston, close to the convention center and hotels. It's a place to take a break and relax from the your conference or business meeting. There is a wonderful restaurant on the Green called The Grove (you can see my review of that restaurant as well) that serves lunch and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ive been visiting since it opened and the park has become a popular H-town destination. Always something going on and the kids love running in and out of the pulsing fountains. Food trucks line up around street side and some vendors are in the main drag. Offers a small and large doggie park too!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Discovery Green is a delightful, fun place in downtown Houston. activities abound for all age groups. it can be an easy stroll. a picnic. a restaurant stop. yoga. water fun. do check it out and look what is happening when you will be there!

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Frisco
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127 reviews 127 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is an amazing outdoor experience. Every outdoor activity you could want to do is here. There is a mist, plenty of green space for a picnic or you can even go for Kayak rides on Kinder Lake. If you don’t bring your own picnic lunch you can dine at The Grove & Lakehouse restaurant which provide an awesome array... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have just moved to Houston and have visited Discovery Green twice now. There are areas for everyone, splash areas for the kids, lots of green space to play, have a picnic, take photos, what ever you can imagine. The have a small area where you can rent kayak's.

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Houston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's a great place to take a break while attending a convention. Lovely green space, relaxing sitting areas, and great picture opportunities.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Learned a lot both husband and our children. Everyone must and should experience this place, at any age.

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