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“Never disappoints” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hermann Park

Hermann Park
6201-A Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
713-524-5876
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Ranked #16 of 174 Attractions in Houston
Type: Parks, Golf Courses
Activities: Running, Golfing
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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.
Houston, Texas
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“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I love to pack a picnic and come to Hermann Park on the weekends. We typically relax near the reflection pond and there are plenty of perfect spots under the huge trees to throw down a blanket and get comfortable. It's so nice to people watch and enjoy nature. We always bring a couple of things to do (Frisbee, football, dominoes, etc.) and spend a couple of hours out there. The Miller Outdoor Theater is extremely close and there is always something going on and it's typically a free event. Sometimes the parking lots fill up so try to get there a little early (we normally park by the gardens) and if that is full there is always the parking garage connected to the Museum of Natural Science. Whenever we are out there we always notice a few homeless people but never enough to feel uncomfortable and there are plenty of families nearby so I suppose everyone else feels comfortable as well. There are a bunch of things to do nearby (zoo, golf, museums, outdoor theater) and within walking distance. Bring a camera because there are lots of nice spots to snap photos. Great spot to visit for both locals and visitors!

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Favorite spot in Houston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Hermann Park has quickly become my favorite spot in Houston. Great place for picnics, workouts and free shows at the Miller Outdoor Theater!

Visited September 2013
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“Nice afternoon in the sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Hermann Park is very large and there is plenty activities to keep you entertained. The reflecting pool is very similar to the on in Washington DC. There is splash pad for kids to enjoy at one end of the reflecting pool which is great on a hot day. Nearby is the Japanese Gardens. They are very lovely gardens that are worth a walk through. It wasn’t too busy on the Sunday we were there but it was extremely hot so that could be why.

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Pretty Pretty Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hermann park is unexpected. Nestled in the center of a bustling oil city and surrounded by diverse neighborhoods, Hermann Park stands as a monument to the unabashed wealth of Houston's elite. To sound less pretentious, Hermann Park is very accessible and has plenty of excellent outdoor space and views, with a swan lake, Washington Monument, reflecting pool, outdoor amphitheater and zoo. 3 miles of running track surround the perimeter and the heart of Houston is within walking distance in all directs, or 1 Metro Rail ride. Parking is limited, but who drives anyways? Go run around this place.

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Houston's central park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Something to do for all ages - train, paddle boats, bike trail, gardens, golf, picnic area, wild life, fountains. Beautifully landscaped. Lots of shade. Decent parking.

Visited June 2013
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