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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Neighborhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Address: 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024
Phone Number: 713-681-8433
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: A 155-acre nature sanctuary 4 miles west of downtown. Five miles of...
A 155-acre nature sanctuary 4 miles west of downtown. Five miles of walking trails through forest, meadow and pond habitats offer opportunities to see frogs, turtles and other wildlife. Building houses gift shop, library, restrooms, and Discovery Room which includes aquariums, microscopes, interactive exhibits including the 15 ft. model "Learning Tree". Grounds: Daily 7 a.m. to dusk; Building: daily 9 - 5, except major holidays. Discovery Room: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm. Admission free; donations appreciated.
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Nature Lovers This is For You

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city and also a hidden gem for nature lovers. There are multiple trails to choose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Houston, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city and also a hidden gem for nature lovers. There are multiple trails to choose from and various nooks for you to sit down and take in the nature. You can really get lost and become one with nature right in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nice little place nesteled inside the loop off memorial, fun place for kids and nice nature trails . It is free too!

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved this place. Easy to find with ample parking which is a plus. Great gem within the city for a walk. Really good trail markings all around so you knew which way to go. Very clean and didn't see any litter when I visited. Enjoyed all the tree stumps around the park as stools. Will definitely go back when the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I visited over Valentine's weekend for their Tapas on the Trails event. It was such a fun way to enjoy the evening on the lit pathway with stops for food and drink along the way. The food was mediocre however the atmosphere and wine made up for it. We really enjoyed our evening and will look to... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I enjoy going here to wander the trails. It is still a little sad looking after the drought a few years ago. It will be a while before it comes back to what it had been. Only downside to the place is that they charge a $25 fee to take photos there. If all you are using is a phone... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an excellent place to go on a nature trail hike of between 1/4 mile to about 5 miles in the city of Houston. It is very rustic. A small museum and gift shop has bathrooms and trail maps. The latter cost about $1.00. However, if you are expecting a botanical garden, you are in the wrong place. It... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When my husband came to visit me in Houston, I took him here and we had one of the best weekends ever - nature is so pacifying and we love everything in this garden. It's definitely a must if you are into nature, well who isn't anyway?

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Bring your dogs and enjoy the trails. We went on a free day , so not sure what the normal admission is.

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Hastings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A lot of well marked trails and a good visitor's center with helpful staff. Play ground for young children and if you check ahead of time there are good possibilities for fun, family oriented programs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An excellent place to visit if you want to be in contact with nature. I'm sorry I couldn't view in its entirity.

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