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Tranquility Park

Between Walker and Rusk Sts. east of Smith St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #111 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Type: Fountains, Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Fountains, Parks, Outdoors

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We recently visited the park, while spending the weekend in Houston. I was looking forward to visiting the park because I find the Apollo missions very interesting. We arrived at the park on a hot October Sunday afternoon. But unfortunately the park seemed to have been abandoned by the city. The famous fountains were all switched off, empty and almost... More 

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Plano, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The place was run-down. The fountain was shut off. It appeared the city of Houston decided to abandon this park. There were a few skateboarders. The area felt unsafe.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

But I must be honest... Sorry if this sounds political but the truth is this simple. Houston has sooo many glorious sights that have just gone to ground. When voter;s vote against any taxes to keep these places of beauty up, they hurt the city and themselves. This area contains a lot of homeless, trash and the water doesn't even... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I went sight-seeing in Houston while visiting his sister. He is an Architecture major and it looked interesting so we decided to stop. The park was warn down with garbage everywhere and the whole water fountain design was WATERLESS and dirty like it had been waterless for a while. This was a large letdown from the picture... More 

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Humble, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I love just going here and sitting. This is a great place to go and think or get in touch with your inner voice.

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Klein, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Cool little haven of water and trees in downtown Houston. Walk around and enjoy it when you're in town on business, or walk by when you're touring historic district. No facilities I don't think but just a walk through is nice.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is overrated. It's not well maintained. There are a lot of homeless people here and a lot of kids who skateboard and smoke here. Don't bother wasting your time. You won't be tranquil watching your back the whole time.

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47 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Very peaceful during a quick lunch break. Just avert your eyes from the guy peeing around the corner. Certain parts are safer than others, obviously. Stick with the herd...or at least near it.

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USA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

When you are Downtown or in the Theater District check out the Tranquility Park area. Bring your family and your camera for great photo opportunities with the Houston skyscrapers as a backdrop.

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Hollywood, Florida
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487 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

good location, good walk for jogger or runner cyclist etc or if you just want to have a relax moment. Clean park close to downtown area.

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