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Houston Museum District

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Address: Houston, TX
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
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the museum district is probably the prettiest area of Houston... with beautiful old trees, a wonderful fountain (a landmark), a sculpture garden, and a beautiful historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

the museum district is probably the prettiest area of Houston... with beautiful old trees, a wonderful fountain (a landmark), a sculpture garden, and a beautiful historic boulevard. just recently (spring 2015) a fabulous McGovern Park has just opened--just next door to the also very pretty Hermann Park. and these folks, are just a few of the gems in this unique... More 

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Houston, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Traveling to Houston and desire museum experience? Visit Houston's well laid out museum district which has several large museums with diverse specializations all laid out within a walking distance of each other. The museums are generally upscale, including the Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Natural Science. There is also the Herman Memorial... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went to many museums in the district. I thought they would all be very close together, but they were not. And it rains A LOT in Houston. Not sure that I would want to be 1/2 mile away from my car when it started raining! That being said, we went to the Museum of Natural Science on Sun, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Love coming here on a Saturday and just roaming. Park at one and walk to the rest. spend the whole day and you will be glad you did. Lovely area of town in the early spring with azaleas in bloom.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The whole area is safe and beautiful to walk through and around. There are fountains and statues and places to explore. There are playgrounds. Everyone is friendly. Safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We loved the museum of Natural Science and the Museums of Fine Art. Both are top notch. There are a few other museum around

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Museum of Natural Science is my favorite and it has the most awesome gemstone exhibit! They are always having special events. My jewelry (Diana Diamonds Designs) was featured at their Jade Exhibit and in the Boutique Gift Shop by the Butterfly Gardens (not to miss). Downstairs is a fun area especially for the enjoyment of families. We love it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I agree with Detroit Institute of Arts director Graham Beal when he talked of encyclopedic museums, the Houston museum is large, but it does not have a collection like Cleveland, Boston, Detroit, or Chicago. The old industrialists who invested in art for people . You never know what is there as many galleries are closed for installations The MOMA exhibit... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is so nice to see beautiful oeuvres in attractive settings. Every time I go, I see a greater appreciation for art in Houston.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

With the Museum of Fine Arts and Contemporary Arts Museum across the street from each other, one can easily spend a full day of bliss without going anywhere else.

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