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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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Great location for my stepdaughter’s graduation dinner party!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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