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Dallas, Texas
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Nasa Museum

Is the NASA Museum a definite must-see in Houston? Or are there better places that I can visit there?

Spring/Houston, TX
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1. Re: Nasa Museum

I think it depends on how interested you are in the space program. You will need to take the tour though to really see a good program. The main part of NASA is geared towards childrens play activities vs learning, in my opinion.

What are your interests...there are lots of things to see here.

Dallas, Texas
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2. Re: Nasa Museum

I'm into nature, hiking and historical museums/monuments. Not really into space-y stuff.

Spring/Houston, TX
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3. Re: Nasa Museum

The San Jacinto Monument and Battlefield would be worth the visit. This is where Texas won its independence from Mexico.

George Ranch Historical Park is also worth travelling to. http://www.georgeranch.org/

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Kingwood, Texas
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4. Re: Nasa Museum

If you are not into space stuff skip NASA. It really is not a museum but the actual training centers, mission control (plus the museum side). I go to NASA on a somewhat regular baisis (when we have visitors) and I still like it.

For outdoor, in addition to the above check out Brazos Bend State Park and Armand Bayou.

Houston, Texas
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5. Re: Nasa Museum

Johnson Space Center/NASA has a cool tour for 14+ where you get to see the astronauts train and stuff. It's kind of pricey and you have to reserve it in advance. My family went with my brother's family and I think my brother and I (both in our 30's at the time) had more fun than the kids climbing around in the space capsules.

Near Nasa is the Kemah Boardwalk which has amusement rides and some good restaurants. I've taken some sailing trips from there at South Coast Sailing which were fun.

I haven't been to the San Jacinto Monument yet but I would like to go so that too is a good recomendation since you like history. I'd also recommend the Museum of Natural Science, they have the King Tut display going on right now, reserve that in advance, it's kind of pricey in my opinion but the local Costco has discounted tickets. You also might check in to a City Pass which gets you into 5 big Houston attractions at a discounted rate.

Houston, Texas
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6. Re: Nasa Museum

One of my favorite places that so few people know anything about is the Funeral history museum, absolutely amazing !!! Great stories, funky caskets and so much more. Definitely not your average museum .

Corpus Christi...
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7. Re: Nasa Museum

Here is a link to the Museum District website:

Our favorite is the Natural History Museum.

This link lists all the museums in the greater Houston area:

www.visithoustontexas.com/visitors/museums/

Austin, Texas
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As Gehrig mentioned in the last post the Museum District would be a wonderful place to do some "hiking". Very scenic as Houston is loaded with beautiful trees. Hope this helps.

HOUSTON MUSEUM DISTRICT AND HERMAN PARK

There is an area not far from downtown that is called the Museum District and across the way is the huge Hermann Park which has many attractions. The two main attractions are the Zoo and the Museum of Natural Science. Museum features the Wortham IMAX Theatre, Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, permanent exhibit halls and traveling exhibitions. It is wonderful. Here is a great link and if you click on the Map you can see all the other things in the Park.

http://www.hermannpark.org/visit.php

http://www.hmns.org/ Link to M. of Natural Science

http://www.houstonzoo.org/directions/ Houston Zoo Link

Here are a few links regarding the Museum District which has many art museums and currently the King Tut traveling show is at the M. of Fine Arts. This is a lovely tree filled area of Houston and makes for nice day of sightseeing. The light rail runs straight from downtown and ends at the Reliant Center with a stop at the M. District.

visithoustontexas.com/visitors/…

www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org/default.asp… This site also has a great map

http://mfah.org/tut/ Link to King Tut

http://www.camh.org/about/visit

audisseyguides.com/houston/museumdistrict.ht… Awesome website with audio tours of Houston sites.

Lastly, here is a link to Metro Light Rail:

ridemetro.org/SchedulesMaps/RailSched.aspx

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