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Tranquility Park

Between Walker and Rusk Sts. east of Smith St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #139 of 170 attractions in Houston
Type: Parks, Fountains
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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155 helpful votes 155 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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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This park has a nice fountain which resembles the rocket boosters of the Apollo mission where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Nice area to walk around and also next door tot he visitors center where you can get more information on what to see and do in Houston.

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

It has a water display and nice grounds to stroll around. Takes all of 15 minutes. We were there around 9:30 AM on a Saturday and there were a few homeless folks there but they did not bother us. The visitors center is at the far end of it and worth a stop. Had to use metered parking for on... More

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