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Ranked #1 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums; Theaters
Owner description: This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models,... more » Owner description: This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models, a planetarium, IMAX theater and a six-story butterfly center in which these beautiful creatures land delicately on outstretched arms. « less
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Ranked #2 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat... more » Owner description: The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat and a World War II railcar used to transport victims to concentration camps. « less
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Ranked #3 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Symphonies
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Ranked #4 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Museums
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Ranked #5 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also... more » Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also includes Baroque and Renaissance art, African tribal art, a sculpture garden and a teaching wing, where the works of students and top Texas artists are displayed. « less
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Ranked #6 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Children's Museums
Owner description: Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and... more » Owner description: Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts. « less
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Ranked #7 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Art Museums
Owner description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the... more » Owner description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood. « less
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Ranked #8 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #9 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Miller Outdoor Theatre, in Hermann Park, offers an 8-month season of free outdoor performances. See concerts, theater, dance,... more » Owner description: Miller Outdoor Theatre, in Hermann Park, offers an 8-month season of free outdoor performances. See concerts, theater, dance, and children’s programming. « less
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Ranked #10 of 173 attractions in Houston
Owner description: One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such surrealist works as those by Salvador Dali and Max... more » Owner description: One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such surrealist works as those by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, and offers visitors a sign-free and simply-designed environment in which to experience the art in a more personal way. The main building is accompanied by four satellite buildings. « less
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Ranked #11 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #12 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Theaters
A local theatre offering plays and musicals.
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Ranked #13 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Parks; Golf Courses
Owner description: The first public park in Houston provides a wooded site with picnic areas, running trails, lots of on-leash dog walking... more » Owner description: The first public park in Houston provides a wooded site with picnic areas, running trails, lots of on-leash dog walking areas, the Houston Zoological Gardens, a public golf course and an outdoor theater featuring plays and live music. « less
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Ranked #14 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #15 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Operas
Opera house in Houston that features opera presentations throughout the year.
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Ranked #16 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S., traces the history... more » Owner description: This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S., traces the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley. « less
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Ranked #17 of 173 attractions in Houston
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the... more » Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, we have over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well being of our residents and guests. « less
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Ranked #18 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #19 of 173 attractions in Houston
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Ranked #20 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Theaters
This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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Ranked #21 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #22 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks

Nice trail for added resistance of running on sand and fine gravel (sort of midway between pavement and beach) but gets REALLY crowded at popular times (sunday evenings, Fridays... more »

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Ranked #23 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Waterfalls
Owner description: The Water Wall, near the Galleria, offers a respite from commerce. Sit under the spray on a hot day, or people watch and take... more » Owner description: The Water Wall, near the Galleria, offers a respite from commerce. Sit under the spray on a hot day, or people watch and take pictures. « less
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Ranked #24 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #25 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Playgrounds; Parks
Owner description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain... more » Owner description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for hot Houston days. Enjoy free WiFi and open air reading rooms, or borrow balls or games. « less
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Ranked #26 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Parks; Golf Courses

Memorial Park is a sprawling park nestled within a wooded majestic metropolis.  Enjoy miles of walking or jogging with friendly Houstonians.  You will find this park to be very... more »

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Ranked #27 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Science Museums; Government Buildings
Owner description: Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA, where simulations allow you to experience what it's like... more » Owner description: Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA, where simulations allow you to experience what it's like to walk in space or land on the moon. Visitors can also tour the NASA control center. « less
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Ranked #28 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Military Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: "The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum a proud member of the Houston Museum District is the only Museum dedicated primarily to... more » Owner description: "The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum a proud member of the Houston Museum District is the only Museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier, in the United States of America." « less
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Ranked #29 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Theaters; Parks
Outdoor Broadway shows put on in Hermann Park are very high quality with a big orchestra and lots of singers and dancers.
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Ranked #30 of 173 attractions in Houston
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The Music Box Theater provides audiences a unique mix of live popular music and original comedy in a relaxes club... more » Owner description: The Music Box Theater provides audiences a unique mix of live popular music and original comedy in a relaxes club environment. There are songs you know sung by people you should know and there is something for everyone. Appropriate for all ages. « less
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