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“Enchanted Stroll in the Gardens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007 (Afton Oaks/ River Oaks)
+1 713-639-7750
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Ranked #9 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Cultural
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Enchanted Stroll in the Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The scenery and beautiful landscaping of these gardens makes you almost forget the hot and humid weather. The trees provide shade and so that definitely helped with your stroll. Each garden had it's own natural beauty to it. Admission was reasonable. When we went, the bridge was under repair, but we will come back to explore some more in the future.

Visited August 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“Lovely home and gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bayou Bend is quite a little gem for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. It is a beautiful house museum located within the city of Houston. They offer many activities during the year with the best being the holiday home tour at Christmas. We visit every year for the candlelight yule tide tour. So beautiful to see the home and garden decorated for the holidays. This is truly a great family activity that would be enjoyed by all members and a little something special to do for the holidays when visiting Houston.

Visited November 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Beautiful Gift to the Houston Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Gorgeous at every turn. A Wonderful asset to the Houston area. Grand living done right. A treat to visit anytime of year but most particularly for the Azalea's in spring or the Christmas tours in December. Lovely!

Visited April 2014
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“We love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Both the home and the grounds are so beautiful here! The gardens are so nicely kept that you could just sit there all day relaxing.

Visited April 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“beautiful Bayou Bend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wonderful place. Took the 1.5 hour in-depth tour. This is a uniquely beautiful home, in a very tropical type setting. They close for month of August. Make time to see this place-- WONDERFUL!!!

Visited July 2014
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