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Houston Museum District

Houston, TX
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Ranked #4 of 171 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
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- Jul 12, 2014
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Spring, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Love the new shopping area. D-Day wasn't my favorite Imax production but was still interesting. Will return depending on what is being displayed or shown.

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Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The museums are outstanding, the park with reflecting pool is delightful, the zoo isn't but a train ride over through the park. This provides great opportunities to the community and its' visitors. If you are a teacher from out of state, show your ID or driver's license and you get free admission to the museums!!!

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

No tour of Houston would be complete without a journey through the Museum District, preferably on foot for a good bit of it. Wander around the roundabouts, fountains, Miller Outdoor Theater's grassy knoll and Herman Park just beyond. There are tons of great photo opportunities and interesting sculptures along the way. There are also a few great churches to wander... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited a number of small museums and private collections. Street parking is available. Handicap accessibility varies. Some places tried to be compliant but the spaces were tight, especially if using a scooter. The area is nicely wooded with mostly older houses. A few modern structures were scattered in the area. Community gardens were a nice place to enjoy urban... More

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Multiple Cities, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been coming to the Houston Museum District for decades, and since 2002, have been bringing tour groups thru our company, Americana Heritage Tours by Snobby Tours, Inc. We regularly keep ourselves apprised of upcoming Special Exhibits, especially at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) -- and schedule Day Trips from... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nice area of Houston with so many museums, you're bound to find one that interests you. We visited the museum of natural science and museum of fine art. Both have terrific exhibits- engaging and fun. One word of warning, our hotel was three miles away so we took the public tram. Not safe, I recommend taking a taxi or drive.

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Hilton Head Island, SC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went to the planetarium, saw two shows with our grandsons, ages 7 and 10. We also toured the butterfly exhibit. We didn't allow enough time so we need to go back some day. The boys had a great time. This is a pay as you go attraction. No general admission charge but you pay for each section of the... More

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Bangor
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A nice place to visit, to walk around, to visit the various museums or just enjoy the landscaped area. Not much in the way of food around though, plan on eating in a museum or heading elsewhere for lunch. Make sure you check out the Sam Houston monument and the Science Museum. Parking was free and available right across from... More

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Houston, Tx.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

One of the most beautiful and well maintained garden settings in America with a plethora of world class museums dotting the landscape like rare jewels! (All within easy walking distance of one another) The fountains and outdoor theatre are awesome!

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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I live in the Houston area and there are still some places I have not seen in the Museum district. Many of the museums have special traveling exhibits and some have "free" days sponsored by local large corporations (usually Tuesdays, but check the museum websites). One of my favorites is the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. They are always adding... More

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