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Houston Museum District

Houston, TX
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Ranked #3 of 171 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
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- Jul 28, 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This area of houston is Worth at LEAST one afternoon. Liked the various choices. No downsides that I experienced.

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Chester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My 2 younger sisters have been living in Houston 4 over 30 years due to their jobs. I visit them once a year-we're originally from Irvington, NJ. What they say is true-everything's bigger in Texas! As the Lone Star State they were thinking about succeeding from the Union, but haven't done so yet. Trucks often have huge bull horns attacked... More

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Boulder City, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you find yourself near the Museum District of Houston, be prepared to spend lots of time there. Within a short walk of one another you will fine the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Zoo and the Hermann Park.

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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
14 helpful votes 14 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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