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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

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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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Wonderful calm spot

You can walk your troubles away, take a class, drop the kids for a special camp... and you can also drop off recycle items! Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You can walk your troubles away, take a class, drop the kids for a special camp... and you can also drop off recycle items! Enjoy!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This Arboretum was a different experience than other Arboretums I have been to. It is more of a nature preserve. I have been to the one in Dallas where there are a lot of flowers and the space is open with paved walkways, where this one is surrounded by trees and is more about the natural surroundings that lay in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Don't expect a landscaped garden experience. The trails a very natural and an easy walk. The discovery center has been recently updated and is terrific for kids. Check out Mondays if you have a toddler!

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My grandchildren and I love this place. You can walk either a short distance or long distance, and there are ponds with turtles, and if you are lucky you will see a water snake (not poisonous) in the first pond behind the main building. Peaceful hiking, and dogs are welcome.

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went there with one of my friend for a evening walk. Nature around you with bird chirps in your ears. Just make to feel relax away from all stress of work and day to day life. Must take a break once in a week to be there and be with nature.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Thanks to the great staff at HANC for helping my family and I host a graduation dinner party for my stepdaughter, Angel. The meeting room setup was perfect and we had more than enough room to laugh, dance and enjoy the festivities. I got so many compliments on the location, setup and décor. I will definitely recommend HANC to my... More 

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been going for walks at the Arboretum for the last 10 yrs and took my kids for classes there. We then used to walk around enjoying the flora and fauna. A must if you are a nature lover.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

For where the park is located you wouldn't think it would be as great as it is. Very well maintained location that is great for taking photos or just having a picnic. Avoid during prom season and during "golden hours" as it is a very popular photography locations.

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was a beautiful place. We loooove the trails, the visitor's center, and their activities. Above all it is pet friendly. Even though they have insect repellent available for free we missed it and we were bitten by mosquitoes, nothing serious but bothered a little when we were walking through the trails. When you go there do not forget to... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I "tried" to visit the nature center but found it impossible to do so with field trip kids going berserk and the adults and staff doing nothing to control the situation. It was very unpleasant for other visiting guests when the kids are stomping all over the benches, climbing walls and screaming at the wildlife. This isn't a playground, it... More 

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Additional Information about Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Address: Address: 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024
Phone Number: 713-681-8433
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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