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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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Great Place to Spend the Day Exploring!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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19 attraction reviews
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Must place to visit when you come to Houston. Many choices to visit and browse. .Best in the mornings or on a cool day.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

In about 2 square miles, there about 20 museums. Something, for sure, for everyone. There are several free parking areas, so find where you'd like to spend the majority of your time, and find the free lot near there.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

As the name says, you can find a lot of museums here in this district. All of them can be reached within walking distance. So, if you interested in arts you have to get here and and check in the museums one after another. If not, just like me, it's a nice place anyway, you can get a lot of... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is a great place to go in spring and the fall you can walk or take a pedi- cab and visit all the parks and museums in the down town area summer may be a bit too warm for the walking part

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Houston,Tx.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural Science, Menil Collection all within a few blocks of each other......

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Spencer, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a gem. More cities should have a walkable district where you can easily go to multiple excellent museums. I highly recommend this.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great place to exercise outside while also entertaining and educating your mind; a great place to find plenty to do with the family and bond.

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