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Houston Museum District

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Address: Houston, TX
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
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Museums with Style

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
SaintVitas
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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235 reviews 235 reviews
70 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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houston, tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I loooooovvvvvvve the Museum District. You can literally spend all day visiting museums. There are several different museums in the area so do the research and decide where you'd like to go. Most of the museums are free on Thursdays from either 2p-5p or 6p-8p so check that out ahead of time as well and take advantage of it.

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Houston, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My favorite is the Health Museum; I was very surprised how good it was with lots of touchy-feely exhibits. My daughter liked the Fine Arts museum and Natural Science museum Note that "Free Museum Thursday" is also out there: - John C. Freeman Weather Museum — free Thursday 12 pm – 4 pm - Buffalo Soldiers National Museum-FREE Thursday 1-5... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I really enjoy how the Houston Museum District is divided into 4 sections, or walkable 'zones'; many with free parking and easy access from Houston's Metrorail. It is also enjoyable that many of the museums are either 'always free' or have specific 'free times' where no admission fee is required. Some of the 'always free' museums would include the Rice... More 

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